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Tavorite with Hureaulite, Leucophosphite, Ushkovite & Bermanite

#BN49295

Tavorite with Hureaulite, Leucophosphite, Ushkovite & Bermanite

#BN49295
Availability
Sold
Size
9.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
LiFe3+PO4(OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral , lithium

Larger specimen of pinkish red Hureaulite in masses and crystals to 3mm with cavities filled with sugary lime green Tavorite and clusters of well-defined, excellent crystals in groups to 2mm. These are fabulous crystals of Tavorite, some of the best around. At the Tip Top mine, Tavorite is uncommon and crystals are very rare. I'm not sure if there is a better locality. Scattered around the cavaties to a lessor degree are tiny less than 1mm opaque yellow-orange Ushkovite crystals, deep red Bermanite and purple Leucophosphate crystals.

Tavorite

Formula
LiFe3+PO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
Distinct, Distinct, Distinct 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
grass green, greenish yellow, yellow green, yellow 
Streak
light green 
Class
Triclinic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
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