FAIRFIELDITE    Gallery                       Return to Fairfieldite page.                  Click on image for larger view

Highslide JS
FAIRFIELDITE   Palermo #2 Mine, N. Groton, NH
0.4 mm crystal cluster

Species:           FAIRFIELDITE
Locality:          Palermo #2 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 0.4 mm crystal cluster
Field Collected: Jim Nizamoff
Catalog No.: u1034
Notes: This is on the same specimen as my New Hampshire mineral display whiteite.
Collected by and gift from Jim Nizamoff. Palermo #2. Fairfieldite from Palermo #2 was analyzed as part of Jim's Palermo #2 UNO thesis.
Jim has stated that fairfieldite is a frequent associate of whiteite at the Palermo #2 Mine.
Highslide JS
FAIRFIELDITE   Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
3 mm field of view

Species:           FAIRFIELDITE
Locality:          Palermo #1 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 3 mm field of view
Field Collected: Ex. Marcelle Webber.
Catalog No.: A Bob Wilken specimen & photo
Notes: Identification method: EDS BC PL_O. Chemistry from analysis gives (normalized for 2 Ca):
Ca2(Mn0.46,Fe0.26)P2O6.8
Highslide JS
FAIRFIELDITE   Palermo #2 Mine, N. Groton, NH
2 mm field of view

Species:           FAIRFIELDITE
Locality:          Palermo #2 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 2 mm field of view
Field Collected: Jim Nizamoff
Catalog No.: u2127 - cataloged for whiteite
Notes: There is a nice whiteite cluster on this specimen. Photo is a stack of 87 images with T3i & B&L objective lens.
Highslide JS
FAIRFIELDITE   Palermo #2 Mine, N. Groton, NH
1 mm field of view

Species:           FAIRFIELDITE
Locality:          Palermo #2 Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 1 mm field of view
Field Collected: Jim Nizamoff
Catalog No.: u2127 - cataloged for whiteite
Notes: There is a nice whiteite cluster on this specimen. Photo is a stack of 20 images with T3i & Nikon Plan 10 objective lens.
This has replaced the fairfieldite front page photo.
Highslide JS
FAIRFIELDITE-MESSELITE   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
3.2 cm high specimen. Cream-colored fairfieldite-messelite with bronze childrenite and deep blue vivianite.

Species:           FAIRFIELDITE-MESSELITE
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 3.2 cm high specimen. Cream-colored fairfieldite-messelite with bronze childrenite and deep blue vivianite.
Field Collected: R. Whitmore - 1965-1975
Catalog No.: u2246
Notes: Oct. 2019 EDS analyses, normalized for 2 Ca (BC256, BC256A) gave
BC256A - Ca2(Mn0.36,Fe0.29)P2.2O5.2
BC256    - Ca2(Fe0.38,Mn0.26,Na0.02,Mg0.01,Sr0.01)P2.2O9
One analysis is Mn dominant (= fairfieldite) the second is Fe dominant (= messelite). These two analyses were on the same polished grain, about one mm apart. The BC256 analysis had tiny trace amounts of Mg, Na, and Sr.
Highslide JS
FAIRFIELDITE   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
3.5 mm field of view


Highslide JS
FAIRFIELDITE   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
zoom view


Highslide JS
FAIRFIELDITE   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
zoom view

Species:           FAIRFIELDITE
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 3.5 mm field of view. Other views from same specimen included.
Field Collected: From the Mike Swanson collection.
Catalog No.: u2299
Notes: The habit and association are very similar to that shown for fairfieldite in Whitmore & Lawrence's book The Pegmatite Mines Known as Palermo.
The host matrix is rockbridgeite. The rockbridgeite has a lot of inter-mixed pyrite, causing slow disintegration of the specimen.
The small tan crystals a jahnsite.
Highslide JS
FAIRFIELDITE with Jahnsite   Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
1.4 mm field of view.

Species:           FAIRFIELDITE with Jahnsite
Locality:          Palermo Mine, N. Groton, NH
Specimen Size: 1.4 mm field of view.
Field Collected: From the Mike Swanson collection. Acquired at the MMNE February 2020 Silent Auction.
Catalog No.: u2299
Notes: