Moving mountains for you
Switch currency

Current Live Auctions

Current Live Fixed Price Sales

Tiptopite Englishite & Roscherite

Views:
Watches:
BCK120568

Tiptopite Englishite & Roscherite

Description Tabs

Description
Locality: 
Tip Top Mine, Fourmile, Custer County, South Dakota, United States of America
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.1 × 0.7 cm
Description

A thin matrix specimen with several beautiful sprays of clearly hexagonal tiptopite crystals with a large ball of englishite on red roscherite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tiptopite

Formula: 
K2(Na,Ca)2Li3Be6(PO4)6(OH)2·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DA.25
Hardness: 
3.5
Type Locality: 
Tip Top Mine (Tip Top pegmatite), Fourmile, Custer District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA

Englishite

Formula: 
K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7·26H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.55
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Oquirrh Mts, Utah Co., Utah, USA

Roscherite

Formula: 
Ca2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O
Strunz: 
8.DA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic Tabular crystals or platy aggregates
Hardness: 
4.5 - 0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Greifenstein Rocks, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Seller Information

Payment options: offline, paypal_wpp, paypal_wps