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Leucophoenicite & Chlorophoenicite

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Leucophoenicite & Chlorophoenicite

Steven Phillips collection
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Description
Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.8 × 0.8 × 0.3 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with some very nice sharp, single prisms of transparent chlorophoenicite on matrix with nice pink leucophoenicite crystals from Franklin. A specimen from the Alice Kraissl collection and in the Steve Phillips collection of Franklin District micromounts and rarities. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Leucophoenicite

Formula: 
Mn2+7(SiO4)3(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.AF.60
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

Chlorophoenicite

Formula: 
(Mn,Mg)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6
Strunz: 
8.BE.35
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
colorless
Type Locality: 
Buckwheat pit (Southwest opening; Buckwheat Mine), Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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