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Cacoxenite with Strengite

#BN51880

Cacoxenite with Strengite

#BN51880
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
(Fe3+)24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12·75H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Indian Mountain, Cherokee Co., Alabama, United States
Tagged
phosphate

A great specimen, one to marvel over with a microscope, with two large pockets. Each pocket is 1.5cm and filled with hundreds of golden fibrous crystals of Cacoxenite. There is also 1-3mm Strengite purple balls. 

Cacoxenite

Formula
(Fe3+)24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12·75H2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Acicular, Stellate 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Silky 
Color
brownish yellow, green, yellow, golden yellow, red yellow 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3-3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection

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