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Whitlockite

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Whitlockite

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Description
Locality: 
Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.9 × 2 × 1.9 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with a vug hosting very large groups of rhombohedral whitlockite crystals with hydroxylherderite and fluorapatite. A very fine sample of this mineral from a little known locality for the species. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Whitlockite

Formula: 
Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Group Parent: 
Whitlockite Group
Strunz: 
8.AC.45
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 -
Colour: 
Colourless, grey-white, light pink, light yellow; colourless in transmitted light
Type Locality: 
Palermo No. 1 Mine Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA

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