Anapaite

Anapaite
Calcium Iron Phosphate, Ca2Fe(PO4)2.4(H2O)

Anapaite is triclinic and exhibits distinct transparent, vitreous, greenish to greenish white tabular crystals which form in crusts and rosette-like aggregates. It has a hardness of 3.5 and a density of 2.8. Occurrences of anapaite are reported from Anapa, Taman Peninsula, Russia; Lerida, Spain; Hesse, Germany; Grafton County, New Hampshire and a drill hole in Kings County, California.

David Michaels provided the following:
"The Anapaite is from Anapa, Russia. This specimen is one of several brought to Tucson by Michel Jouty of France."


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