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Dittmarite from
Skipton Caves (Skipton lava caves; Mt Widderin Caves), Mt. Widderin (Anderson's Hill), Skipton, Corangamite Shire, Victoria, Australia

Locality type:Cave
Classification
Species:Dittmarite
Formula:(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
Comments:Occurs in bat guano.
Was originally found "in the form of small rhombic transparent crystals". The original material is lost and no other specimens appear to have been collected.
Confirmation
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References
References: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: 699; Birch, W.D. & D.A. Henry, eds. (1993): Phosphate Minerals of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria - Special publication No.3 (192p): 123-144.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Hannayite
Newberyite
Schertelite
Struvite
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Dittmarite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Skipton Caves (Skipton lava caves; Mt Widderin Caves), Mt. Widderin (Anderson's Hill), Skipton, Corangamite Shire, Victoria, Australia
 
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