Occurs in the New Idria serpentinite body in albite-lined fractures cutting blueschist.
Steep pseudotetragonal, bipyramidal.
Green, yellow-green, yellow-brown (uncommon)
Quality of samples:
not specified / average specimens
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 470; www.mineralsocal.org; William S. Wise (1982) Strontiojoaquinite and bario-orthojoaquinite: two new members of the joaquinite group . American Mineralogist 67:809-816.