Fairfieldite

Fairfieldite Locality: Ryerson Hill Quarries, Paris, Oxford Co., Maine, USA Field of View: 1.25 mm Copyright © Dick Dionne

Chemical Formula: Ca2(Mn,Fe2+)(PO4)2·2(H2O)
Locality: Branchville, Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA.
Name Origin: Named for the locality.

Physical Properties

Color: Greenish white, White, Light yellow.
Density: 3.1
Diaphaneity: Transparent
Fracture: Brittle – Uneven – Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Hardness: 3.5 – Copper Penny
Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Luster: Vitreous – Pearly
Streak: white

Photo :

Fairfieldite Cigana claim , Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil Specimen weight:66 gr. Crystal size:up to 1 mm Overall size: 62mm x 42 mm x 40 mm © minservice
Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA © 2005 JBS
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