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Spencerite

#BN52126

Spencerite

#BN52126
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Zn4(PO4)2(OH)2·3H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Hudson Bay mine, Salmo, British Columbia, Canada
Tagged
phosphate

Spencerite is an interesting platy mineral with perfect pearly cleavages as is this mass. It is a rare zinc phosphate found at only three localities worldwide.

Type Locality

Spencerite

Formula
Zn4(PO4)2(OH)2·3H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Radial 
Cleavage
Perfect, Imperfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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