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HURLBUTITE    Chandlers Mill, Newport, NH
4 mm crystal pair on matrix. Front (reference) view


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HURLBUTITE    Chandlers Mill, Newport, NH
4 mm crystal pair on matrix. Right side view (relative to front view)


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HURLBUTITE    Chandlers Mill, Newport, NH
4 mm crystal pair on matrix. Top view (relative to front view)


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HURLBUTITE Morphology   American Mineralogist V37


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HURLBUTITE Morphology   American Mineralogist V37
Side view annotated with crystal face forms. There are two parallel crystals here, 1 and 2. All prism faces have the m form.


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HURLBUTITE   
Full view, 2.2 cm specimen, parallel pair of hurlbutite crystals top, right.
Species:           HURLBUTITE  
Locality:          Chandlers Mill, Newport, NH (Type Locality)
Specimen Size: 4 mm crystal pair on matrix, three views, front, side, top, crystal drawing, annotated side view, and over-all specimen.
Field Collected: Phillip Foster ?
Catalog No.: Phillip Foster collection
Notes: The crystal form of this specimen is an excellent match for the one illustrated in the American Mineralogist V37 (1952) article "Hurlbutite CaBe2(PO4)2 A New Mineral" by M. Mrose.
The color and luster of small hurlbutite crystals like this one are very difficult to distinguish from feldspar in mine dump material. Note, particularly, last photo, hurlbutite crystals at top, right.
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HURLBUTITE    Chandlers Mill Mine, Newport, NH
3 cm crystal in pegmatite matrix
Species:           HURLBUTITE  
Locality:          Chandlers Mill Mine, Newport, NH
Specimen Size: 3 cm crystal in pegmatite matrix
Field Collected: Ex. Ron Januzzi
Catalog No.: A Jim Nizamoff specimen
Notes: Jim Nizamoff acquired from Ted Johnson - Yankee Minerals. Photo provided by Ted Johnson. This is an excellent specimen for this very rare species.
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HURLBUTITE   Chandlers Mill Mine, Newport, NH
3 cm specimen of massive hurlbutite

Species: HURLBUTITE
Locality:          Chandlers Mill Mine, Newport, NH
Specimen Size: 3 cm specimen of massive hurlbutite
Field Collected: Harvard University Mineral Museum catalog number: 106243
Notes: A grain of this specimen was removed and sent for EDS analysis. The result is consistant for the hurlbutite species. The EDS detector used for this analysis did not respond to elements lighter than sodium. Hurlbutite formula is CaBe2(PO4)2