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Childrenite - Eosphorite

#BN49597

Childrenite - Eosphorite

#BN49597
Availability
Available
Price
$20.00
Size
2.4 x 2 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Fe2+AlPO4(OH)2·H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Linopolis, Divino das Larajeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

Well this is probably not end member Childrenite, but they really don't have the morphology of Eosphorite. The crystals are very nice and measure up to about 1mm with a really nice sherry wine color.

Childrenite

Formula
Fe2+AlPO4(OH)2·H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Tabular, Platy 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
white, yellowish brown, brownish black 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal - Uneven 
Hardness
4.5-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection

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