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Whiteite-(Cafemg)

#AH52077

Whiteite-(Cafemg)

#AH52077
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 4.5 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Formula
CaMn2+Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada

It is kind of a homely looking piece and if it came from anywhere else, like a pegmatite, the piece would be worth hundreds. Having said that, it is still a huge 3cm cluster of curled, pointed crystals of this rare mineral.

Whiteite-(CaFeMg)

Formula
CaFe2+Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Aggregates, Tabular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Dull 
Color
yellow, yellow brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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