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Bostwickite

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Locality: 
Franklin Mine, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.8 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with extremely rare, radial blades of bostwickite on the typical grey fluorite matrix from the original find at the Taylor Mine. In the open cavities on the fracture are some unusual, curly hairs of bostwickite with micaceous spheres that may be the extremely rare mineral kittatinnyite, although these have not been analyzed. Extremely rare and hard to find species!! 

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Bostwickite

Formula: 
CaMn6Si3O16·7H2O
Strunz: 
9.HC.10
Hardness: 
1.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Taylor Mine, Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA

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