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Kastningite

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Description
Locality: 
Foote Mine, Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.20cm
Description

A small micromount with a beautiful 2mm cluster of bladed kastningite on a bit of quartz/albite. A very rare mineral here! The foote mine was the second known locality for this rare phosphate. Very few specimens exist!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kastningite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DC.30
Crystal System: 
Triclinic
Hardness: 
1.0 - 2.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Silbergrube, Waidhaus, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

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