|Minerals of the Chickering Mine Walpole, NH UK_TM3 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
Photographer ID's (lower case).
Identification: Unknown. Tom Mortimer catalog # u1407
Discussion: Most, but not all crystals are flattened prismatic. Very high luster does not make me think of apatite. Wardite and perhaps goyazite are also present on this specimen.
[bw] Your UK3 is a very interesting one. Until reading that it was flattened I thought palermoite because of its elongation and striations. I have found some embedded material that looks similarly highly striated, colorless and flattened too. (photo UK_BW2) I initially dismissed it as colorless childrenite. In all the embedded stuff I have, nowhere can I descern terminations. It seems to be intimately associated with embedded wardite too. I'm just wondering if it may be the same stuff.