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Leucophoenicite

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: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.2 × 1.1 × 0.8 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with some nice bladed and striated crystals of leucophoencite (could possibly be sonolite but not analyzed). This is a Neal Yedlin sample originally and still mounted in his box with label! 

This specimen is from the Steven Phillips collection of Franklin District micromounts and rarities curated by Vandall King, and features specimens from a multitude of well-known collectors of the locality including Alice Kraissl, Russ DeRoo, Dave Cook, Van King and others. Many of these samples may be featured in photos in the upcoming three volume series of books being compiled by Vandall King.

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

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