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Petersite-(Y)

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Petersite-(Y)

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Description
Locality: 
Laurel Hill, Secaucus, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.4 × 0.6 × 0.6 cm
Description

Outstanding olive green acicular crystals of the very rare and sought after mineral petersite-(Y) from the type locality.  The species is a rare earth phosphate. Associated darker green mineral is probabaly chrysocolla.

Outstanding under the microscope !

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Petersite-(Y)

Formula: 
(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.15
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Laurel Hill (Snake Hill; Penitentiary Quarry), Secaucus, Hudson Co., New Jersey, USA

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