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Cyrilovite with Libethenite and 'Andrewsite'

#PD34251

Cyrilovite with Libethenite and 'Andrewsite'

#PD34251
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Gunheath China Clay Pit, St. Austell, Cornwall, England
Tagged
phosphate

A micro wonderland with tiny yellow crystals of Cyrilovite, translucent green curved Libethenite, and dark green spheres of 'Andrewsite', a defunct name for a mixture of Hentschelite and Rockbridgeite, with radial cross sections similar to Rockbridgeite.

Cyrilovite

Formula
NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Pseudo Cubic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
yellow, orange yellow, brown 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Tetragonal - Trapezohedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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