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Wavellite from
Montebras Mines, Montebras, Soumans, Creuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Wavellite
Formula:Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Comments:acicular crusts alternating with clay minerals, probably due to groundwater level fluctuations.
Habit:crusts of acicular crystals
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Pirard, C., Hatert, F., and Fransolet, A.-M. (2007) Alteration sequences of aluminium phosphates from Montebras Pegmatite, Massif Central, France. Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal.;
Patureau, J., Chiaperro, P.-J., and Lebocey, J. (2011) Mines et minéraux de Montebras, Soumans (Creuse). Le Règne Minéral, 99, 5-33.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Turquoise
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Amblygonite3 photos of Wavellite associated with Amblygonite at this locality.
Turquoise2 photos of Wavellite associated with Turquoise at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Wavellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Montebras Mines, Montebras, Soumans, Creuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Nearest other occurrences of Wavellite
52.2km (32.5 miles) A Le Mazet vein, Échassières, Ébreuil, Allier, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
52.5km (32.6 miles) B Beauvoir quarry, Échassières, Ébreuil, Allier, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
52.6km (32.7 miles) C Les Montmins Mine (Ste Barbe vein), Échassières, Ébreuil, Allier, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
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