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Photos recently added to NH species galleries, set #76.
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APATITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
3.5 mm chalk-white apatite crystal.
Species:           APATITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 3.5 mm chalk-white apatite crystal.
Field Collected: From a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: TBC
Notes: Many whitlockite crystals are present on the matrix hosting this apatite crystal. The grayish, oxide-coated, mass to the left of the apatite is whitlockite. These chalk-white apatite crystals are frequently Apatite-(CaOH), however no testing has been done on this specimen.
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CHILDRENITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
2 mm childrenite crystal in siderite vug
Species:           CHILDRENITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 2 mm childrenite crystal in siderite vug
Field Collected: From a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: u1888
Notes:
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GOEDKENITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
3 mm field of view. A comb of goedkenite crystals at right angle to horizontal palermoite crystal.
Species:           GOEDKENITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 3 mm field of view. A comb of goedkenite crystals at right angle to horizontal palermoite crystal.
Field Collected: From buckets of Palermo Mine Walter Lane material acquired by the Micromounters of New England mineral club.
Catalog No.: u1196
Notes: Specimen was catalogged for promanent Childrenite crystals, (not in this view).
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ARAGONITE   Tara Heights development, S. Nashua, NH
3.3 cm specimen - white aragonite crust on matrix
Species:           ARAGONITE  
Locality:          Tara Heights development, S. Nashua, NH
Specimen Size: 3.3 cm specimen - white aragonite crust on matrix
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 4/04
Catalog No.: u1488
Notes: Gives strong muriatic acid fizz.
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CACOXENITE ?    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.2 mm cacoxenite ? balls


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CACOXENITE ?    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.2 mm cacoxenite ? balls
Species:           CACOXENITE ?  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 0.2 mm cacoxenite ? balls
Field Collected: From a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: u1887
Notes: From a rock chunk with an intimate combination of beryl and graftonite. In some zones of the specimen, the graftonite has pretty much dissolved out, leaving behind beryl stringers and cavities for some secondary phosphates, including rockbridgeite, strunzite, minor laueite, and what may be cacoxenite. Cacoxenite is really rare stuff at Palermo... the 16 page Palermo article in the 1981 R&M issue states "only verified in one specimen" ... and (at the time) "only second occurrence in a pegmatite". Also interesting... the formula for cacoxenite in the R&M article does not include aluminum, but the mindat formula now does... as one part Al to 24 parts Fe .... VERY miniscule! Anyway, one small vug in the subject specimen has several yellow tufty balls that could pass for cacoxenite, (shown here). What tilts the ID in favor of cacoxenite is the association with beryl, an aluminum containing silicate ... that may have contributed to the secondary chemistry.
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COLUMBITE   Ham-Weeks Quarry, Wakefield, NH
7 cm specimen of nearly solid columbite.
Species:           COLUMBITE  
Locality:          Ham-Weeks Quarry, Wakefield, NH
Specimen Size: 7 cm specimen of nearly solid columbite.
Field Collected: Gene Bearss
Catalog No.: Feb., 2016 MMNE auction specimen
Notes: Right end of specimen appears to have some dark-brown, waxy, samarskite. Specimen weighs about a pound and is a single, irregular shaped, crystal.
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WARDITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Cluster of wardite crystals. Largest crystal is 1.7 mm
Species:           WARDITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: Cluster of wardite crystals. Largest crystal is 1.7 mm
Field Collected: From a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: TBC
Notes: Blue scorzalite at base of photo.
Stack of 22 images processed with Helicon Focus
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WARDITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Pair of wardite crystals. 2.3 mm field of view
Species:           WARDITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: Pair of wardite crystals. 2.3 mm field of view
Field Collected: From a tub of Palermo phosphate rocks gifted by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: TBC
Notes: A note in the tub that contained this specimen said: "From loc of best whtlockite '67."
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HELVITE    Iron Mtn. Mine, Bartlett, NH
Helvite crystal tetrahedrons on matrix. Largest is 1.0 mm
Species:           HELVITE  
Locality:          Iron Mtn. Mine, Bartlett, NH
Specimen Size: Helvite crystal tetrahedrons on matrix. Largest is 1.0 mm
Field Collected: Ex. Inga Burggraf
Catalog No.: u1198
Notes:
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LOLLINGITE - var. Glaucopyrite    Gingras Farm Locale, NH
3 cm specimen
Species:           LOLLINGITE - var. Glaucopyrite  
Locality:          Gingras Farm Locale, NH
Specimen Size: 3 cm specimen
Field Collected: Tom Mortimer - 5/21/00
Catalog No.: 1998
Notes: Lollingite confirmed by EDS analysis. (A low count, noisy, analysis that needs to be repeated.) Small amounts of cobalt are frequently present with iron arsenic-sulfide minerals. Mindat has a page for "Glaucopyrite", "A cobaltian Löllingite with up to 6.44% Co." The Gingras specimen analysis indicates about 2.5% cobalt, that would appear to fit the definition of glaucopyrite.
This is a voucher specimen for lollingite at the Gingras Farm locale. Lollingite has not previously been reported from here.
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CRANDALLITE    Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
3 mm field of view. 0.2 to 0.3 mm crandallite balls on surface of quartz crystal.


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CRANDALLITE    Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Full specimen, 1.7 cm.
Species:           CRANDALLITE  
Locality:          Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 3 mm field of view. 0.2 to 0.3 mm crandallite balls on surface of quartz crystal. Full specimen, 1.7 cm.
Field Collected: Steve Cares - 1976. Acquired by Gene Bearss 2005. Given to Tom Mortimer 2014
Catalog No.: u1884
Notes: Crandallite confirmed by EDS analysis, (a polished grain analysis). The silicon peak is believed to be a contaminant. The Br, Re, and Rn notations are likely due to miss-assignments by the EDS peak-matching software. Most of these balls are quite yellow. Exposed interiors are milky.
Whitmore & Lawrence's book The Pegmatite Mines Known as Palermo does not have an illustration of a crandallite, but it does list it for the Palermo #1 Mine. The Sept/Oct 1981 Rocks and Minerals article on Palermo does not list crandallite.