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Fairfieldite

#50972

Fairfieldite

#50972
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 5 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

Plate of feldspar with abundant murky white and rice-shaped crystals of Fairfieldite to 2mm. This is an excellent specimen, not only for this locality but for any pegmatite locality.

Fairfieldite

Formula
Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2·2H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Foliated, Fibrous, Euhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
greenish white, white, light yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Albert Kidwell collection

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