Chlorophoenicite

chlorophoenicite

franklinite

willemite

tephroite

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Formula: (Mn,Mg,Zn)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6
Anhydrous arsenate containing hydroxyl
Specific gravity: 3.46
Hardness: 3½
Streak: Colourless
Colour: Usually colourless to white or light gray-green in natural light; pink to light purplish red in strong artificial light
Solubility: Soluble in acids
Environments:

Metamorphic environments
Hydrothermal environments

Chlorophoenicite is found in massive franklinite-willemite ore at Franklin, New Jersey, USA, with calcite, leucophoenicite, tephroite, gageite and pyrochroite.
At the type locality, Buckwheat pit, Franklin Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA chlorophoenicite occurs in secondary veinlets in massive ore in a metamorphosed sedimentary zinc-iron-manganese deposit, associated with leucophoenicite, hodgkinsonite, hetaerolite, tephroite, gageite, sclarite, pyrochroite, willemite, zincite, calcite, baryte and franklinite (HOM, AM53.1110-1119).

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