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Bigcreekite

#59668

Bigcreekite

#59668
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
BaSi2O5·4H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Esquire #7 claim, Big Creek, Fresno Co., California, United States

Colorless to white plates of Bigcreekite in a 5x5mm area with deep striations. Bigcreekite is a very rare barium silicate occuring at three localities in California but no where else. The specimen is from the Robert Walstrom collection recently obtained. 

Type Locality

Bigcreekite

Formula
BaSi2O5·4H2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Subhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert E. Walstrom collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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