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Fraipontite

#50062

Fraipontite

#50062
Availability
Available
Price
$85.00
Size
0.4 x 0.3 x .02 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
(Zn,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia

Tiny yellow, pearly, hexagonal plates of nickel rich Fraipontite. The specimen originated from Dr. Georg Gebhard, with the label stating (Ni) and 3rd oxidation zone. Warning - it is a small 4mm piece. The matrix looks like Cerussite.

Fraipontite

Formula
(Zn,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Fibrous, Encrustations, Porcelainous 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Silky 
Color
bluish, yellowish white, light green 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Domatic 
Fracture
Unknown 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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