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A variety of Aphthitalite

An ammonium-bearing variety of Aphthitalite. Occurs as fibrous crusts.

Originally reported from Guañape Island, La Libertad Department, Peru.

Classification of Ammonium-Aphthitalite

Physical Properties of Ammonium-Aphthitalite


Chemical Properties of Ammonium-Aphthitalite

Elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Ammonium-Aphthitalite

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Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for Ammonium-Aphthitalite

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • La Libertad Department
    • Virù Province
Frondel, C. (1950) American Mineralogist: 35: 596. Palache et al (1951) Dana's Sys. Mineralogy, 7th. ed.: 402.
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