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From the Greek σποδιος, "spodios", ash-gray, referring to its color.
Originally proposed formula: Ca2(PO4)F. Discredited since a reinvestigation of the type material showed it to be a mixture.
Goryainovite, Ca2(PO4)Cl, is the Cl analogue, also known as a synthetic compound.

Originally reported from Krangruvan, Nyttsta ore field, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden.

Classification of Spodiosite


6 : A2(XO4)Zq

Other Names for Spodiosite

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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 Spodiosite

Reference List:
Tiberg (1872) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 1: 84.

Sjögren, A. (1885): Om spodiositens plats i mineralsystemet. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 7, 666-669

Nordenskiöld (1893) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 15: 460.

Cameron and McCaughey (1911) Journal of Physical Chemistry: 15: 463.

Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 136.

Strunz (1939) Naturwiss.: 27: 423.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume II: 848.

Mineralogical Magazine (1953): 30: 166.

Holtstam, D. (2004): Spodiosite discredited. GFF 126, 253-254.

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Localities for Spodiosite

This 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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
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: 848.
GFF 15, 73
      • Nyttsta ore field
Sjögren, A. (1885): Om spodiositens plats i mineralsystemet. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 7, 666-669
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