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Name:For the relation to spurrite.
Synonym of:Spurrite

Discredited in 2009 (IMA 09-B) after it was recognised as a polysynthetically microtwinned spurrite.

References for Paraspurrite

Reference List:

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Colville, A.A. & P.A. Colville (1977): Paraspurrite, a new polymorph of spurrite from Inyo County, California. American Mineralogist 62, 1003-1005.

Grice, J., Adams, P.M., Rowe, R. (2010): Discreditation of paraspurrite. American Mineralogist, 95, 876-879 (discreditation).

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  • Localities for Paraspurrite

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    • California
      • Inyo Co.
        • Darwin Hills
    Colville, A.A. & P.A. Colville (1977), Paraspurrite, a new polymorph of spurrite from Inyo County, California: American Mineralogist: 62: 1003-1005; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 478; www.mineralsocal.org.
            • Darwin
    [Nickel & Nichols, 1991, p160 - "Mineral Reference Manual"]; Am Min (1962) 47:1003-1005
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