Name:

collinsite

A photo of the mineral collinsite

Class:

Phosphates/Arsenates/Vanadates

Chemistry:

Ca2(Mg,Fe)(PO4)22H2O Hydrous Calcium Magnesium Iron Phosphate

Color(s):

Colorless, white, light brown

Hardness:

3.5

SpecGrav:

2.93

Fracture:

brittle

Cleavage:

2 perfect

Crystal:

Triclinic - often prismatic to tabular, sometimes a radial structure

Envronment:

Association:

Locals:

| Canada | USSR | Austria | Australia | N.C., S.D., USA |

Misc:

Named after William H. Collins.

Photos
& Locals:

1.) Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
2.) Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada

3.) Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada

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