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Cacoxenite

#DO53047

Cacoxenite

#DO53047
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
6 x 5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
(Fe3+)24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12·75H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Union Carbide mine, Wilson Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, United States
Tagged
phosphate

It's a mind-blower under the scope. These golden sprays are less than 1mm in size but their color and perfection make them seem life size under the scope. 

Collected by Don Owens. The material is simply not available any longer. The pits are closed, flooded, and highly guarded.

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
Don Owens Collection

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