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Koninckite from
Richelle, Visé, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium

Locality type:Section
Formula:Fe3+PO4 · 3H2O
Comments:associated with richellite
Habit:globules or hemispheres up to 0.5mm composed of radially grown virtually colourless acicular crystals
Colour:pale brown surface (probably due to a thin film of richellite); pale pinkish-white internally
Validity:Valid - Type Locality
References:Cesàro, G. (1884) Mémoire traitant de la koninckite, de la formule de la richellite et de l'oxyfluorure de fer. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique, 11, 247.;
Cesàro, G. (1897) Description des minéraux phosphatés, carbonatés et sulfatés du sol belge. Mémoires de l'Académie royale de Belgique, in 4°, 53, 136 pages.;
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: 763.;
Van Tassel, R. (1968) Données cristallographiques sur la koninckite. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, 91, 487.;
Van Tassel, R., Fransolet, A.-M., Abraham, K. (1979) Drugmanite, Pb2(Fe3+,Al)(PO4)2(OH) · H2O, a New Mineral from Richelle, Belgium. Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 463-467.;
Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Associated Minerals:
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cacoxenite3 photos of Koninckite associated with Cacoxenite at this locality.
Richellite1 photo of Koninckite associated with Richellite at this locality.
Mineral Data:Click here to view Koninckite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Richelle, Visé, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium
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