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Fairfieldite with Fluorapatite

#DP54038

Fairfieldite with Fluorapatite

#DP54038
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States
Tagged
phosphate

These are some of the largest Fairfieldite crystals I have come across - they measure up to 7mm. The Fluorapatite is a bonus, which is up to 7mm but mostly concealed. Excellent specimen. 

Fairfieldite

Formula
Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2·2H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Foliated, Fibrous, Euhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
greenish white, white, light yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Phillips Collection

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