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Wavellite from
Quatre Heures vein, Orpierre mines, Orpierre, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Locality type:Vein
Classification
Species:Wavellite
Formula:Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Comments:This mineral was extracted by my wife on the bank of the mine,in 2012. There are very beautiful crystals. A few monthes ago, I showed the piece to a friend. He told me that the rock could not be of this mine, but probably from the Beauvoir Quarry, Echassières in France. Is is probably a pollution by someone who has left this piece on this place.
Confirmation
Validity:Unconfirmed/Questioned
References
References:Ref: Boisson J.M., Leconte J., Analyses 2014 - MNHN-Micromonteurs. La revue des Micromonteurs n°23 - 2015
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Wavellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Quatre Heures vein, Orpierre mines, Orpierre, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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