Minerals of the Chickering Mine Walpole, NH        MESSELITE     Ca2(Fe2+,Mn2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O            Back to Chickering front page.
Specimen owner ID's (capitals): TM = Tom Mortimer, BW = Bob Wilken, BJ = Bob Janules, PC = Peter Cristofono, AW = Anna Wilken
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Identification: WDS analysis performed on two Chickering specimen samples. One analysis was close to the messelite-fairfieldite group midpoint. These analyses are from the relatively common, cream-colored, embedded, blade form of messelite found at Chickering.
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MESSELITE      2 mm cluster of messelite crystals      BW     Photo: MES_4   [bw]