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Wavellite from
Peechelba wavellite occurrence (Killawarra; Boweya), Warby Ranges, Rural City of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

Locality type:Occurrence
Classification
Species:Wavellite
Formula:Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Comments:The wavellite occurs in veins up to 15 mm thick and forms radiating yellowish green to bright green acicular crystals, often in rosettes up to 10mm in diameter, and as green botryoidal aggregates. Near the surface the wavellite is a pale yellow green and may be coated with brown limonite. Rosette specimens from deeper levels often show yellow centres with bright green terminations free of limonite.
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. 82-83.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
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 Peechelba wavellite occurrence (Killawarra; Boweya), Warby Ranges, Rural City of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Nearest other occurrences of Wavellite
48.8km (30.4 miles) A Greta South turquoise field, Greta South, Rural City of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
70.8km (44.0 miles) B Edi-Cheshunt turquoise field, Whitfield, Rural City of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
95.1km (59.1 miles) C Phosphate Hill, Mansfield, Mansfield Shire, Victoria, Australia
100.7km (62.6 miles) D Howe's Creek Phosphate Belt, Mansfield, Mansfield Shire, Victoria, Australia
110.2km (68.5 miles) E Fry's Hut, Merrijig, Mansfield Shire, Victoria, Australia
174.3km (108.3 miles) F Lancefield, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia
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