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Below are some preliminary notes I have made about Arupite. This entry and thread has been made as a place holder for information that you will hopefully contribute about Arupite. It should be in no way be thought of as a claim I have staked out to write about this mineral, and in fact is an invitation for someone to step forward and create the article about this mineral. If you are so inclined and have questions about the format that such an article should have, go the The welcome topic at the top of the Best Minerals forum and read what has been posted there. Also take a look at some of the more mature articles that have already been written like Rhodochrosite, Adamite, Millerite etc. You will need also to pick out other images of Arupite that will go into the article.
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*!Arupite Rare species collections. Ni3(PO4)2·8H2O Brazil Santa Catarina State? This mineral was found in the Santa Catherina meteorite. “Earthy aggregates up to 2 mm in diameter, grains are short prisms up to 5 μm long. Sky blue to turquoise-blue, earthy luster, translucent.”1 “The mineral occurs in the Santa Catherina Ni-rich Fe meteorite, which was severely weathered when found in 1875 on the coast of southern Brazil. Associated secondary Ni minerals are honessite and reevesite.”2 1. Dana's New Mineralogy, 8th edition, Gaines et. al.,1997, p. 796; 2 American Mineralogist, Vol. 75, p. 1209, 1990.