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Triplite from
Sítio do Castelo Mine (Folgosinho quarry), Folgosinho, Gouveia, Guarda District, Portugal

Mineral Species
Species:Triplite
Formula:(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Description
Comments:Quantitative microprobe analysa of 3 different grains of triplite: P 13.74/13.58/13.29, Mg 1.81/1.89/2.26, Ca 0.86/0.74/0.89, Mn 25.30/24.46/26.06, Fe 19.49/18.82/19.18, F 7.56/9.24/7.71, O 27.66/27.58/29.03, Sum 96.42/96.31/98.42
Habit:4-5 cm compact masses
Colour:honey-brown to honey-yellow
Quality of samples:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Rarity at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:SEM-EDS
References
References:Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data, material Jose Gonsales del Tanago; Pedro Alves collection
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Rockbridgeite5 photos of Triplite associated with Rockbridgeite at this locality.
Phosphosiderite4 photos of Triplite associated with Phosphosiderite at this locality.
Robertsite3 photos of Triplite associated with Robertsite at this locality.
Columbite2 photos of Triplite associated with Columbite at this locality.
Vivianite1 photo of Triplite associated with Vivianite at this locality.
Laueite1 photo of Triplite associated with Laueite at this locality.
Stewartite1 photo of Triplite associated with Stewartite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Triplite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Sítio do Castelo Mine (Folgosinho quarry), Folgosinho, Gouveia, Guarda District, Portugal
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Nearest other occurrences of Triplite
26.2km (16.3 miles) A Bendada Mines, Bendada, Sabugal, Guarda District, Portugal
36.1km (22.4 miles) B Assunção Mine, Aldeia Nova, Ferreira de Aves, Sátão, Viseu District, Portugal
36.2km (22.5 miles) C Rebentão Mine, Lagares do Estanho Mines, Queiriga, Vila Nova de Paiva, Viseu District, Portugal
39.4km (24.5 miles) D Abravezes, Viseu, Viseu District, Portugal
45.1km (28.0 miles) E Panasqueira Mine - Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
110.9km (68.9 miles) F Arreigada, Paços de Ferreira, Porto District, Portugal
158.6km (98.5 miles) G Pedra da Moura Mine, São Lourenço de Touvedo, Ponte da Barca, Viana do Castelo District, Portugal
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