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Baricite

#BW57370

Baricite

#BW57370
Availability
Sold
Size
9 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Mg3(PO4)2·8H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Big Fish River, Dawson dist., Yukon Territory, Canada
Tagged
phosphate

The specimen represents a good example of mineralized Quartz veining with open spaces. The Quartz crystals have grown inward, perpendicular to the walls of the vein. The vein is mineralized with phosphate, in this case Baricite, a Mn-Fe phosphate. Baricite was first found at this locality and has since been found in only another four localities worldwide. It is the magnesium analog of Vivianite. The Baricite in this specimen is a metallic blue with lamellar crystals to 2.5cm. 

Baricite

Formula
Mg3(PO4)2·8H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Color
colorless, light blue 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
1.5-2 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Bill Wilson Collection
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