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Strontiowhitlockite

#BN52120

Strontiowhitlockite

#BN52120
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Sr9Mg(PO4)6(PO3OH) (RRUFF)
Locality
Iron mine, Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

The Strontiowhitlockite is not  the clear rhombic crystals, but is the crustry, fibrous looking crusts all about the matrix. Very rare.

Strontiowhitlockite

Formula
Sr9Mg(PO4)6(PO3OH) 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Fibrous, Rosette 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Earthy (Dull) 
Color
white 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection

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