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Gordonite with Variscite, Wardite & Crandallite

#BN47969

Gordonite with Variscite, Wardite & Crandallite

#BN47969
Availability
Sold
Size
11 x 6 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Little Green Monster mine, Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah Co., Utah, United States
Tagged
phosphate

Tiny 1mm colorless to faint blue prismatic Gordenite crystals. There is one good crystal maybe more. Montgomeryite may also be present along the same zone. The two minerals probably phased into each other. There is not much chemical difference. The core is of course green Variscite with a thick out zone of Crandallite. Type Locality.

Type Locality, EDS Confirmed

Gordonite

Formula
MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, gray white, white, light green, light pink 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality
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