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Holdenite Chlorophoenicite & Rhodochrosite

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Holdenite Chlorophoenicite & Rhodochrosite

Steven Phillips collection
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Locality: 
Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.2 × 1.5 × 1.1 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with very nice coverage of rough pink holdenite crystals on a bed of rhodochrosite rhombs and needles of tan chlorophoenicite. 

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.

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Holdenite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Mg)6Zn3(AsO4)2(SiO4)(OH)8
Strunz: 
8.BE.55
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
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

Rhodochrosite

Formula: 
MnCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikbánya), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramureș Co., Romania

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