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Metaswitzerite

Dan Behnke collection
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Locality: 
Foote Mine, Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.1 × 1.1 × 0.7 cm
Description

You are bidding on a very nice sample of this species with large, bladed metaswitzerite crystals on albite matrix from the type locality. Comes with 2 original slides taken by Dan and the original collection index card. 

This sample is from the collection of Dan Behnke, long-time friend, micromounter and prodigious photographer. I am pleased to be able to offer selections from his large collection, many of which are illustrated specimens in Rocks & Minerals, The Mineralogiocal Record, Photo Atlas of Minerals and many other publications. All samples from his meticulously catalogued collection will come with his original index card with all notes, photography annotations and other pertinent information, as well as any slides Dan may have taken of the sample with publication notes and date the photo was made.

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Metaswitzerite

Formula: 
Mn3(PO4)2·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.CE.25
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA

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