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Xanthoxenite

Phosphate mineral

Xanthoxenite is a rare calcium phosphate mineral with formula: Ca4Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)2·3H2O. It occurs as earthy pale to brownish yellow incrustations and lath shaped crystals. It crystallizes in the triclinic crystal system. It occurs as an alteration product of triphylite in pegmatites It occurs associated with apatite , childrenite, strunzite, amblygonite

It has been found in Australia , Portugal, and the United States. It was first described in 1920 for an occurrence in North Groton , Grafton County, New Hampshire

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown
Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.704
1.715
1.724

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic