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|Colour:||Light yellow||Hardness:||5 - 6|
An unconfimed species. [Dana, 1868, 579 - "Syst.Min. 5th Ed"]
Classification of Cirrolite
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||8.BH.20|
8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
H : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH,etc.):RO4 = 1:1
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Physical Properties of Cirrolite
|Hardness (Mohs):||5 - 6|
Chemical Properties of Cirrolite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Ca3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)|
|Essential elements:||Al, Ca, H, O, P|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, Ca, H, O, P|
Relationship of Cirrolite to other Species
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Other Names for Cirrolite
|Other Information:||Slowly decomposed by HCl.|
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Cirrolite
Blomstrand (1868) A Stockholm, Öfv.: 25: 202 (as Kirrolith).
Dana, J.D. (1868) System of Mineralogy, 5th. Edition, New York: 579.
Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: 799.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 845.
Internet Links for Cirrolite
Localities for Cirrolite
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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