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Ehrleite

#50002

Ehrleite

#50002
Availability
Sold
Size
Capsule 
Formula
Ca2ZnBe(PO4)2(PO3OH)·4H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States
Tagged
phosphate , beryl , pegmatite mineral

There are four colorless, glassy crystals of Ehrleite in a capsule. Each is less than 0.5mm. Two show good crystal forms, which is tabular. One of the crystals is actually a cluster of three. XRD and Raman confirmed. Ehrleite is an extremely rare beryllophosphate found only at the Tip Top mine. These crystals were used for a postive identification and unit cell calculations from a specimen in a private collection. 

XRD Confirmed, Type & Only Locality, Raman

Ehrleite

Formula
Ca2ZnBe(PO4)2(PO3OH)·4H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Conchoidal - Uneven 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
Type & Only Locality
Special Info
Raman
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