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Cacoxenite

#37776

Cacoxenite

#37776
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Fe3+)24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12·75H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Union Carbide mine, Wilson Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas, United States

Beautiful golden sprays and brown beads of Cacoxenite from this interesting locality hosting three type locality minerals. Art Smith once wrote about this locality in R&M. See tag.

Cacoxenite

Formula
(Fe3+)24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12·75H2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Acicular, Stellate 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Silky 
Color
brownish yellow, green, yellow, golden yellow, red yellow 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3-3.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Art Smith Collection

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