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Wavellite from
Lake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australia

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:Wavellite
Formula:Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Comments:"Colourless to white, prismatic wavellite crystals up to 1 mm long occur rarely, forming fibrous radiating aggregates in cavities with pale blue turquoise. The mineral has also been found as flattened radiating aggregates of pale blue crystals on joint planes in the granite."
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:W.D. Birch & D.A.Henry 1993. Phosphate Minerals of Victoria, The Mineralogical Society of Victoria special publication No. 3, pp. 14-27; D.A.Henry & W.D.Birch 1998. Sampleite and associated minerals from Lake Boga granite quarry, Victoria, Australia. Australian Mineralogist Vol. 3 Oct.-Dec. 1988, pp. 135-148
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Variscite5 photos of Wavellite associated with Variscite at this locality.
Turquoise5 photos of Wavellite associated with Turquoise at this locality.
Smoky Quartz1 photo of Wavellite associated with Smoky Quartz at this locality.
Quartz1 photo of Wavellite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Wavellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Lake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australia
Nearest other occurrences of Wavellite
215.3km (133.8 miles) A Lancefield, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia
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