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Fairfieldite

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Locality: 
Pedra da Moura Mine, São Lourenço de Touvedo, Ponte da Barca, Viana do Castelo District, Portugal
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.4 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm
Description

specimen with a very good aggregate of white lamellar crystals of farfieldite on matrix.

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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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