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Spencerite

#BAC62632

Spencerite

#BAC62632
Availability
Available
Price
$225.00
Size
2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Zn4(PO4)2(OH)2·3H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Hudson Bay mine, Salmo, British Columbia, Canada
Tagged
phosphate

Spencerite is an extremely rare zinc phosphate found in only two deposits worldwide. Both deposits are carbonate hosted replacement deposits. It has not been found in a pegmatite deposit to-date, eventhough there are plenty of zinc phophates found in pegmatites. This specimen has very nice cleavable pearly plates in a large crystal aggregate. In-hand you can see the beautiful pearly flashes.

Type Locality

Spencerite

Formula
Zn4(PO4)2(OH)2·3H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Radial 
Cleavage
Perfect, Imperfect, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
William & Anne Cook Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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