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Svabite with Rhodonite

#BC52647

Svabite with Rhodonite

#BC52647
Availability
Available
Price
$3,500.00
Size
8.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca5(AsO4)3F (RRUFF)
Locality
Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, United States
Tagged
arsenate

The two large, hexagonal, prismatic crystals at the center are Svabite and has been microprobed (Bart Cannon, 1999) by Forrest Cureton. The longest is 6cm and the shorter crystal is 3cm. There are also a few 2.5cm crystals. The color is consistent with the description.  There are also eight pink Rhodonite crystals of which the longest is 2.5cm. Fluorescent photos shown are Calcite (orange glow) and Willemite (green). On the side is a stuck on label. Granular garnet is rich and most associated with the Rhodonite.

Ex. Earl Calvert collection, Rock Currier. Several previous labels accompany the specimen, please see provenance tab.

Incredible specimen, one of which should be in the collection of any serious Franklin collector.

Svabite

Formula
Ca5(AsO4)3
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Poor, Hexagonal 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
colorless, gray, gray green, yellowish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Barbara Cureton Collection
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