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Fairfieldite on Mitridatite with Jahnsite

#DH34768

Fairfieldite on Mitridatite with Jahnsite

#DH34768
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2·2H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Tip Top mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States
Tagged
phosphate

White bladed crystals of Fairfieldite-Messelite associated with a carpet of deep green to dark red Mitridatite and some nut brown Jahnsite -(CaMnMg). Quartz matrix.

Fairfieldite

Formula
Ca2Mn2+(PO4)2·2H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Foliated, Fibrous, Euhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
greenish white, white, light yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Hess Collection

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