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Arrojadite Whitlockite & Whiteite

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Arrojadite Whitlockite & Whiteite

Protonminerals
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 2 × 0.7 cm
Description

Arrojadeite, whitlockite and whiteite on matrix. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Whitlockite

Formula: 
Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Group Parent: 
Whitlockite Group
Strunz: 
8.AC.45
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
5.0 -
Colour: 
Colourless, grey-white, light pink, light yellow; colourless in transmitted light
Type Locality: 
Palermo No. 1 Mine Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA

Whiteite

Synonym Of: 

Whiteite-(CaFeMg)

Formula: 
{Ca}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.15
Hardness: 
4.0

Whiteite-(CaMnMg)

Formula: 
{Ca}{Mn2+}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.15
Hardness: 
3.5

Whiteite-(MnFeMg)

Formula: 
{(Mn2+,Ca)}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.DH.15
Hardness: 
4.0