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While a modest number of whitlockite specimens have been found by collectors at the Palermo mine, it is a very rare phosphate in other New England pegmatites.
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WHITLOCKITE    Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
1 mm clear whitlockite crystal with yellow laueite.

Locality:          Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 1 mm clear whitlockite crystal with yellow laueite.
Field Collected: From crate of Palermo rocks given by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: u1008
Notes: The host matrix is rhombic siderite crystals.
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WHITLOCKITE    Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
1.2 mm clear whitlockite crystal.

Locality:          Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 1.2 mm clear whitlockite crystal.
Field Collected: From crate of Palermo rocks given by Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: u1009
Notes: In this orientation, this whitlockite crystal might be mistaken for apatite. Note similar hexagonal face on previous photo. This crystal was only 9 mm from the one above.
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WHITLOCKITE    Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Translucent rhombic whitlockite crystals to 1.5 mm.

Locality:          Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: Translucent rhombic whitlockite crystals to 1.5 mm.
Field Collected: Bob Janules
Catalog No.: u122
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WHITLOCKITE with Palermoite  Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.4 mm rhombic milky whitlockite at top of column group of palermoites.

Species:           WHITLOCKITE with Palermoite
Locality:         Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 0.4 mm rhombic milky whitlockite at top of column group of palermoites.
Field Collected: Walter Lane
Catalog No.: u1269
Notes: Stack of 10, spanning 0.30 mm (about 0.03 mm per increment...about the limit of what may patience will allow!)
A visual identification.
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WHITLOCKITE   Palermo #1 Mine, Pod 3, N. Groton, NH
1.8 mm clear tabular whitlockite crystal on siderite with coated palermoite crystals in foreground.

Species:           WHITLOCKITE
Locality:          Palermo #1 Mine, Pod 3, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 1.8 mm clear tabular whitlockite crystal on siderite with coated palermoite crystals in foreground.
Field Collected: From small box of unsorted micros, gift of Bob Whitmore
Catalog No.: u1344
Notes: The intimate association of palermoite with whitlockite in siderite vugs is common in pod 3 material as noted in The Pegmatite Mines Known as Palermo. Micro goedkenite crystals are also present on this specimen.
The gunky, resinous, couating is very difficult to remove.
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WHITLOCKITE    Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Pair of 2 mm clear whitlockite crystals
Species:           WHITLOCKITE  
Locality:          Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: Pair of 2 mm clear whitlockite crystals
Field Collected: Walter Lane 1995-96, Cat. #3123
Catalog No.: A Gene Bearss collection specimen
Notes: Stack of 22 images processed with Helicon Focus.
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WHITLOCKITE    Palermo #1 Mine, Pod 3, N. Groton, NH
0.8 mm whitlockite crystal on whitlockite
Species:           WHITLOCKITE  
Locality:          Palermo #1 Mine, Pod 3, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 0.8 mm whitlockite crystal on whitlockite
Field Collected: Forrest Fogg
Catalog No.: u1443
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WHITLOCKITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Pair of 11 mm clear-milky whitlockite crystals in vug with siderite crystals


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WHITLOCKITE    Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.7 mm clear-milky whitlockite crystal on siderite crystal
Species:           WHITLOCKITE  
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: Pair of 11 mm clear-milky whitlockite crystals in vug with siderite crystals. Second photo is of 0.7 mm whitlockite crystal on siderite spear.
Field Collected: Dana Jewel
Catalog No.: A Dana Jewel specimen
Notes: These are very large whitlockite crystals. Their position in the vug makes it difficult to show their crystal form. The smaller crystals in the vug are more photogenic.