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Wavellite from
Lavers Hill, Fish Creek, Hoddle Range, South Gippsland Shire, Victoria, Australia

Locality type:Hill
Formula:Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Comments:"At the Lavers Hill quarry, Wavellite occurs as white to pale green fibrous crusts, and as radiating aggregates of white to cream fibrous crystals up to 4mm across and as clusters of colourless prismatic crystals. It also forms translucent, pale green to olive green spherical aggregates up to 8 mm across in cavities in dark cherts. White to pale brown wavellite forms fibrous patches and veinlets in the phosphate e breccia band."
Validity:Believed Valid
References:Museum Victoria Mineralogy Collection;
Birch, W. D. & Henry, D. A. (1993) Phosphate minerals of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria special publication No. 3, pp. 79-81
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz1 photo of Wavellite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Wavellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Lavers Hill, Fish Creek, Hoddle Range, South Gippsland Shire, Victoria, Australia
Nearest other occurrences of Wavellite
169.4km (105.2 miles) A Fry's Hut, Merrijig, Mansfield Shire, Victoria, Australia
177.9km (110.6 miles) B Howe's Creek Phosphate Belt, Mansfield, Mansfield Shire, Victoria, Australia
183.5km (114.0 miles) C Phosphate Hill, Mansfield, Mansfield Shire, Victoria, Australia
202.7km (125.9 miles) D Lancefield, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia
214.6km (133.4 miles) E Edi-Cheshunt turquoise field, Whitfield, Rural City of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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