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Improving Mindat.orgHirvikallio

13th Jul 2013 18:37 UTCIlkka Mikkola Expert

Pollucite is erroneously reported from Hirvikallio, Finland. There are only three pollucite pegmatites in Finland.


14th Jul 2013 15:50 UTCUwe Kolitsch Manager

It's listed with a question mark which is ok.

The ref. is Wilke, H.-J. (1976): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 4: Skandinavien. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, p.294-295.

14th Jul 2013 19:36 UTCIlkka Mikkola Expert

Thank you Uwe.

Of course the list is correct with a question mark. However, Hirvikallio was found in 1957 and there is no mention of pollucite in the numerous scientific articles and reports since 1957.

14th Jul 2013 20:52 UTCUwe Kolitsch Manager

You could add a comment to the locality file saying that the supposed occurrence is highly questionable and that it was not mentioned in any scientific article.
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