Hydroxylherderite : CaBe(PO4)(OH,F), Quartz : SiO2

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Hydroxylherderite : CaBe(PO4)(OH,F), Quartz : SiO2

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Dimensions: 5.3 cm x 3.5 cm x 3.4 cm

5.3 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm. A sharp, lustrous, doubly terminated, 2.3 cm, off-white hydroxylherderite crystal is perched on the side of two, intergrown, glassy and translucent, smoky quartz crystals. Ex Chuck Houser Collection and 1960s/1970s era Dawson’s Minerals label. Norm Dawson was the owner and operator of the White Queen Mine from 1948-1992.

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PhotosHydroxylherderite - Pack Rat Mine, Tule Mountain, Jacumba, Jacumba District, San Diego Co., California, USA

17th Aug 2012 04:41 UTCNicholas J. Rose

It is not likely that the specimen Rob Lavinsky posted with the mineral photos for the Pack Rat Mine is actually from the Pack Rat Mine. He even clearly states that it had a Norm Dawson mineral label that show the locality to be Chihuahua Valley, CA. Norm was dealing minerals before the workings began at the Pack Rat. Even the Beebe Hole was mid 1970's which pre-dated the Pack Rat. The habit of the crystal is also not typical of hydroxylherderites that were later found at the Pack Rat, but is typical of hydroxylherderite crystals found at the Blue Chihuahua Mine. Whomever cleaned the specimen "overcooked" the hydroxylherderite (even cooked away a shard of k-spar midway along the side of the crystal),but it still remains a good sample of material found at the Blue Chihuahua Mine.

18th Aug 2012 18:57 UTCUwe Kolitsch Manager

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