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Fairfieldite with Holmquistite

#PD33028

Fairfieldite with Holmquistite

#PD33028
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 8 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Foote mine, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, United States
Tagged
phosphate

Frosted white spherical aggregates of Fairfieldite to 3mm on a piece of Holmquistite matrix. For the species, this is an outstanding specimen.

This piece was on an update a couple weeks ago, but the buyer changed their mind and it is such and excellent piece from Foote I thought it deserved another chance on a New Addition.

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
Phillips Collection

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