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Photos recently added to NH species galleries, set #75.
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CUPRITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
0.25 mm cuprite crystal
Species:           CUPRITE  
Locality:         Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Specimen Size: 0.25 mm cuprite crystal
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
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CUPRITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Octahedral cuprite crystals, largest 0.2 mm
Species:           CUPRITE  
Locality:         Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Specimen Size: Octahedral cuprite crystals, largest 0.2 mm
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
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CUPRITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Octahedral cuprite crystal, ~ 0.3 mm ?
Species:           CUPRITE  
Locality:         Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Specimen Size: Octahedral cuprite crystal, ~ 0.3 mm ?
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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CUPRITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Octahedral cuprite crystals, ~ 3 mm FOV ?
Species:           CUPRITE  
Locality:         Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Specimen Size: Octahedral cuprite crystals, ~ 3 mm FOV ?
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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ACANTHITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
~ 2 mm FOV ?
Species:           ACANTHITE  
Locality:         Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Specimen Size: ~ 2 mm FOV ?
Field Collected: Bob Wilken
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen
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AURICHALCITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
1.7 mm vug in limonite filled with acicular aurichalcite crystals


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AURICHALCITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Zoom view, 1mm
Species:           AURICHALCITE  
Locality:         Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Specimen Size: 1.7 mm vug in limonite filled with acicular aurichalcite crystals
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: A Bob Janules specimen
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APATITE-(CaF)    Lincoln Mine (Molybdenium mine), Westmoreland, NH
3 cm specimen with 1.5 cm pale apatite crystal
Species:           APATITE-(CaF)  
Locality:         Lincoln Mine (Molybdenium mine), Westmoreland, NH
Specimen Size: 3 cm specimen with 1.5 cm pale apatite crystal in quartz-feldspar matrix
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer 6/2006
Catalog No.: 1531
Notes: Apatite from the Lincoln Mine is fluorescent yellow. The Lincoln "mine" is about a cellar-hole-sized pit.
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CHALCOPYRITE    Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
1.3 mm chalcopyrite crystal in vug with rhombic siderite
Species:           CHALCOPYRITE  
Locality:         Mascot Mine, Gorham, NH
Specimen Size: 1.3 mm chalcopyrite crystal in vug with rhombic siderite
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer
Catalog No.: u1861
Notes: This crystal is quite fresh and untarnished.
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GOYAZITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
6 mm field of view. Goyazite type 4: "Potato Chip" goyazite, oxide coated.


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GOYAZITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Zoom view, individual "chips." 0.5 mm field of view.
Species:           GOYAZITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 6 mm field of view. Goyazite type 4: "Potato Chip" goyazite, oxide coated.
Field Collected: From a crate of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: u1876
Notes: Three-inch hosting rock had many vugs with acicular palermoite. Zoom view is an attempt to show individual chips. The chips have irregular edges.
This "potato chip" form is illustrated in Whitmore & Lawrence's book, The Pegmatite Mines Known as Palermo.
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GALENA    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
4.5 cm specimen with interior mass of galena
Species:           GALENA  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 4.5 cm specimen with interior mass of galena
Field Collected: From a crate of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: TBC
Notes: Some micro cerussite crystals appear to be present on the margins of this galena mass.
Galena is listed for the Palermo Mine in Whitmore & Lawrence's book, The Pegmatite Mines Known as Palermo.
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LEPIDOLITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
5 cm specimen with pearly white lepidolite mica


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LEPIDOLITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
2.3 cm zoom view of pearly white lepidolite mica


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LEPIDOLITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Small grain fuse tested -> fused/melted mineral on left. Low effort photo.
Species:           LEPIDOLITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 5 cm specimen with pearly white lepidolite mica
Field Collected: From a crate of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: TBC
Notes: This brittle mica is fusible (third photo), a distinguishing characteristic of lepidolite.
Lepidolite is not listed for the Palermo Mine in Whitmore & Lawrence's book, The Pegmatite Mines Known as Palermo.
Other typical Palermo species are present on this specimen including triphylite, ferrisicklerite, siderite, strunzite and quartz.
Palermo is a lithium pegmatite, so lepidolite is not unreasonable.... and this piece is somewhat un-remarkable.... so perhaps this species has been overlooked.
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CHILDRENITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
2.5 mm field of view
Species:           CHILDRENITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 2.5 mm field of view
Field Collected: From a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: TBC
Notes: Substrate matrix is vivianite. Structure of these sprays resembles Bob Whitmore's gatumbaite specimen, but radial sprays on reverse side are clearly childrenite. Phosphoferrite or reddingite is also present on this specimen.
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PHOSPHOFERRITE-KRYZHANOVSKITE-REDDINGITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
7 mm mass of reddish-brown phosphoferrite-reddingite
Species:           PHOSPHOFERRITE-KRYZHANOVSKITE-REDDINGITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 7 mm mass of reddish-brown phosphoferrite-reddingite
Field Collected: From a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: u1877
Notes: Phosphoferrite is the Fe dominant member of the phosphoferrite-reddingite series. Reddingite is the Mn dominant member. Kryzhanovskite is the oxidized equivalent of phosphoferrite. All are reported from the Palermo Mine. Illustrations in Whitmore & Lawrence's book The Pegmatite Mines known as Palermo , include phosphoferrite (as pale brown pseudo octahedrons) and kryzhanovskite (as dark-brown pseudo-octahedrons). Then we also have landesite, a Fe deficient version of reddingite, that mindat.org reports from Palermo, citing Morrill as a reference... and who knows how that determination was made!
Phosphoferrite: (Fe2+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Kryzhanovskite: (Fe3+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)3
Reddingite: (Mn2+,Fe2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Landesite: Mn2+3-xFe3+x(PO4)2(OH)x · (3-x)H2O
Semi-quantitative EDS can likely differentiate phosphoferrite from reddingite, but differentiating kryzhanskovite and landesite from phosphoferrite and reddingite would require a very skilled mineralogist/chemist.
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PHOSPHOFERRITE-KRYZHANOVSKITE-REDDINGITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
pair of tiny, 0.2 mm, phosphoferrite-kryzhanovskite crystals
Species:           PHOSPHOFERRITE-KRYZHANOVSKITE-REDDINGITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: pair of tiny, 0.2 mm, phosphoferrite-kryzhanovskite crystals
Field Collected: From a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: u1878
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PHOSPHOFERRITE-KRYZHANOVSKITE-REDDINGITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
pair of tiny, 0.3 mm, phosphoferrite-kryzhanovskite crystals
Species:           PHOSPHOFERRITE-KRYZHANOVSKITE-REDDINGITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: pair of tiny, 0.3 mm, phosphoferrite-kryzhanovskite crystals
Field Collected: From a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: u1878
Notes: A small cubic form face is at the top.