Fillowite Na2Ca(Mn,Fe)7(PO4)6 Monoclinic

Description: Fillowite is generally found as yellowish to reddish brown granular masses in complex granitic pegmatites.

FLORENCE COUNTY: Fillowite is a component of light brown to tan nodules in the complex pegmatites in sec. 22 T.39N. R.17E., near Fern. The fillowite forms rims on apatite. Microprobe study shows it to be compositionally very close to the pure manganese-rich end member. (Falster, Simmons and Moore, 1988).

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