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Xenotime-(Y) in Fluorite

#PD33087

Xenotime-(Y) in Fluorite

#PD33087
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 3 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
YPO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Big Bertha Mine, Jefferson Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
phosphate

A single brown tetragonal Xenotime crystal to 1cm embedded in purple crystalline Fluorite. There is also some red-brown crystalline mineral on the backside that appears similar to the Xenotime, but may be Synchysite-(Y).

Xenotime-(Y)

Formula
YPO4 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Prismatic, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
yellowish brown, greenish brown, gray, reddish brown, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Splintery 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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