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Fairfieldite

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Description
Locality: 
Bendada Mines, Bendada, Sabugal, Guarda District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm
Description

specimen with a very nice radiating tuft of white lamellar crystals of fairfieldite on matrix

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Fairfieldite

Formula: 
Ca2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(PO4)2·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.CG.05
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Fillow Quarry (Branchville Quarry; Branchville Mica Mine; Smith Mine), Branchville, Redding (Reading), Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA

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