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Ferrian Variscite

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A variety of Variscite

An iron-bearing variety of variscite.

Formed by the action of phosphatic solutions derived from guano on aluminous igneous rocks.

Classification of Ferrian Variscite

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Occurrences of Ferrian Variscite

Geological Setting:Insular rock-phosphate deposits.

Relationship of Ferrian Variscite to other Species

Common Associates:
Apatite

Other Names for Ferrian Variscite

Synonyms:
Phosphochromite (of Shepard)
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Other Information

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 Ferrian Variscite

Reference List:

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Shepard (1869) American Journal of Science: 47: 428 (as Redondite).

Lacroix, A. (1910) Minéralogie de la France et des ses colonies, Paris. 5 volumes: vol. 4: 481.

Simpson (1932) Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia: 18: 61.

McConnell (1943) Geological Society of America Bulletin: 54: 707.

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.: 756, 759, 760.

Sinkankas, J. (1964), Mineralogy for Amateurs. D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 412.

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  • Localities for Ferrian Variscite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (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.
    Antigua and Barbuda
     
    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: 760.
    Australia
     
    • Western Australia
      • Perenjori Shire
        • Weelhamby Lake
    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. 760.
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Doce valley
        • Conselheiro Pena
    various photographs
        • Galiléia
          • Sapucaia do Norte
    Rob Lavinsky specimen
    Colombia
     
    • San Andrés y Providencia Department
    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: 760.
    French West Indies
     
    • Martinique
    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: 760.
    Pacific Ocean
     
    • Clarion-Clipperton zone
    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: 760.
    Russia
     
    • Urals Region
      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
          • Plast
            • Kochkar' District
              • Svetlyi
    Timophei Zefirov data
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
        • Mule Mts
          • Warren District
            • Bisbee
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 412; Sinkankas, J. (1964), Mineralogy for Amateurs. D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ.
    • Tennessee
      • Cocke Co.
    Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
    Venezuela
     
    • Dependencias Federales
    Shepard (1877); Jambor, J. L. (1963): Elroquite and phosphochromite discredited. Can. Mineral. 7, 676-677.
    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: 760.
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