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Triplite from
Sítio do Castelo Mine (Folgosinho quarry), Folgosinho, Gouveia, Guarda, Portugal

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Triplite
Formula:Mn22+(PO4)F
Comments:Quantitative microprobe analysa of 3 different grains of triplite: P 13.74/13.58/13.29, Mg 1.81/1.89/2.26, Ca 0.86/0.74/0.89, Mn 25.30/24.46/26.06, Fe 19.49/18.82/19.18, F 7.56/9.24/7.71, O 27.66/27.58/29.03, Sum 96.42/96.31/98.42
Habit:4-5 cm compact masses
Colour:honey-brown to honey-yellow
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:SEM-EDS
References
References:Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data, material Jose Gonsales del Tanago; Pedro Alves collection
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Rockbridgeite5 photos of Triplite associated with Rockbridgeite at this locality.
Phosphosiderite4 photos of Triplite associated with Phosphosiderite at this locality.
Robertsite3 photos of Triplite associated with Robertsite at this locality.
Columbite2 photos of Triplite associated with Columbite at this locality.
Vivianite1 photo of Triplite associated with Vivianite at this locality.
Laueite1 photo of Triplite associated with Laueite at this locality.
Stewartite1 photo of Triplite associated with Stewartite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Triplite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Sítio do Castelo Mine (Folgosinho quarry), Folgosinho, Gouveia, Guarda, Portugal
Photo GalleryView Gallery (5 photos)
Nearest other occurrences of Triplite
20.3km (12.6 miles) Real quarry, Real, Penalva do Castelo, Viseu, Portugal
22.2km (13.8 miles) Chão do Castanheiro, Mesquitela, Mangualde, Viseu, Portugal
25.4km (15.8 miles) Companheiro No. 1 quarry, Sezures, Penalva do Castelo, Viseu, Portugal
26.2km (16.3 miles) Bendada Mines, Bendada, Sabugal, Guarda, Portugal
36.1km (22.4 miles) Assunção Mine, Aldeia Nova, Ferreira de Aves, Sátão, Viseu, Portugal
36.2km (22.5 miles) Lagares Mining Field, Viseu, Portugal
36.2km (22.5 miles) Rebentão Mine, Lagares do Estanho Mines, Queiriga, Vila Nova de Paiva, Viseu, Portugal
39.4km (24.5 miles) Abravezes, Viseu, Viseu, Portugal
44.6km (27.7 miles) Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
65.6km (40.7 miles) Castillejo de Dos Casas, Salamanca, Castile and Leon, Spain
 
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