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Turquoise Group

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System:
Triclinic
Triclinic phosphates.

Classification of Turquoise Group

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Crystallography of Turquoise Group

Crystal System:
Triclinic

Relationship of Turquoise Group to other Species

Group Members:
Aheylite (Fe2+,Zn)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Chalcosiderite Cu(Fe3+,Al)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Faustite (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Planerite Al6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
Turquoise Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Turquoise Group

Reference List:
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.: 946.

Foord, E.E. & Taggart, J.E. (1998): A reexamination of the turquoise group; the mineral aheylite, planerite (redefined), turquoise and coeruleolactite. Mineralogical Magazine, 62, 93-111.

Internet Links for Turquoise Group

Localities for Turquoise Group

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