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Whiteite-(Camnmg) with Roscherite & Tiptopite

#BN50009

Whiteite-(Camnmg) with Roscherite & Tiptopite

#BN50009
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CaMn2+Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

A colorful specimen of rich deep red Roscherite with yellow pseudo-octahedral crystals of Whiteite to a little over 1mm. There are numerous Whiteite crystals, some very well-defined with pink cores. There is also a tiny spray of Tiptopite. Ex. Kim Cathart.

Type Locality

Whiteite-(CaMnMg)

Formula
CaMn2+Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Pseudo Hexagonal, Aggregates 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
greenish yellow, yellow, light lilac, pink 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
Special Info
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