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Hedyphane with asbestos

#PD38585

Hedyphane with asbestos

#PD38585
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl (RRUFF)
Locality
Långban, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
Tagged
arsenate

A most interesting specimen having a large crystalline mass of light purple or lilac Hedyphane which seems to phase into what is called 'asbeshedyfan' or asbestos hedyphane as Bollmark et al describes in the Langban book on page 125. The description in the book seems to correlate well with this and the other specimen like it in this Special Edition. Ex. Krantz with tag. The tag mentions Mimetite, which is doubtful.

Type Locality

Hedyphane

Formula
Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Crystalline - Coarse 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
blue, gray white, yellowish white, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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