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Wardite Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite Millisite

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Wardite Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite Millisite

Arthur Montgomery, Ralph Merrill
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Description
Locality: 
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah, United States of America
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4.8 × 2.7 cm
Description

An excellent specimen of phosphates from Clay Canyon, with old labels from Arthur Montgomery and Ralph Merrill.   This specimen features rich blue-grey wardite, with yellow crandallite and colorless to white millisite and "lewistonite", a carbonate rich fluorapatite.   

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Wardite

Formula: 
NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.10
Hardness: 
5.0
Type Locality: 
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Oquirrh Mts, Utah Co., Utah, USA

Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Variety Of: 

Fluorapatite

Formula: 
Ca2Ca3(PO4)3F
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Hardness: 
5.0
Formula: 
Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
5.0

Millisite

Formula: 
(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9·3H2O
Strunz: 
8.DL.10
Hardness: 
5.5
Type Locality: 
Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Oquirrh Mts, Utah Co., Utah, USA
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