Fairfieldite with Fluorapatite
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Fairfieldite from the Foote takes many forms, and one could aspire to have a collection of just Fairfieldite. The texture can be opaque, and chalky or supremely lustrous, clear, yellow or pink. This piece has a superb cluster of fine acicular crystals forming a light pink rosette. A series of fluorapatites bisect the specimen and have micro-pyrites amongst and on them. A perfectly centered and balanced specimen.
Locality: Foote Lithium Company Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina
Composition: hydrous calcium manganese phosphate and calcium fluorophosphate with iron sulfide