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Ferrian Variscite

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Formula:
AlPO4 · 2H2O
A variety of Variscite

An iron-bearing variety of variscite.

Formed by the action of phosphatic solutions derived from guano on aluminous igneous rocks.


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Chemical Properties of Ferrian VarisciteHide

Formula:
AlPO4 · 2H2O

Synonyms of Ferrian VarisciteHide

Other Language Names for Ferrian VarisciteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Apatite"Apatite" is a field term for unidentified calcium phosphate members of the apatite group.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Strengite1 photo of Ferrian Variscite associated with Strengite on mindat.org.
Eosphorite1 photo of Ferrian Variscite associated with Eosphorite on mindat.org.
Robertsite1 photo of Ferrian Variscite associated with Robertsite on mindat.org.
Laueite1 photo of Ferrian Variscite associated with Laueite on mindat.org.
Beraunite1 photo of Ferrian Variscite associated with Beraunite on mindat.org.
Meurigite-K1 photo of Ferrian Variscite associated with Meurigite-K on mindat.org.
Goethite1 photo of Ferrian Variscite associated with Goethite on mindat.org.
Wavellite1 photo of Ferrian Variscite associated with Wavellite on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

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

References for Ferrian VarisciteHide

Reference List:
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Shepard (1869) American Journal of Science: 47: 428 (as Redondite).
Lacroix, A. (1910) Minéralogie de la France et des ses colonies, Paris. 5 volumes: vol. 4: 481.
Simpson (1932) Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia: 18: 61.
McConnell (1943) Geological Society of America Bulletin: 54: 707.
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. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 756, 759, 760.
Sinkankas, J. (1964), Mineralogy for Amateurs. D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 412.

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Localities for Ferrian VarisciteHide

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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Antigua and Barbuda
 
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: 760.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Perenjori Shire
      • Weelhamby Lake
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. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp. 760.
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Conselheiro Pena
various photographs
    • Galiléia
      • Sapucaia do Norte
Rob Lavinsky specimen
Colombia
 
  • San Andrés y Providencia Department
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: 760.
French West Indies
 
  • Martinique
    • Le Prêcheur
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: 760.
Pacific Ocean
 
  • Clarion-Clipperton zone
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: 760.
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Plast
          • Kochkar' District
            • Svetlyi
Timophei Zefirov data
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
          • Bisbee
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 412; Sinkankas, J. (1964), Mineralogy for Amateurs. D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ.
  • Tennessee
    • Cocke Co.
      • Del Rio District
        • Del Rio
Travis A. Paris (2011) Tennessee mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 86, #4, 300-328.
Venezuela
 
  • Dependencias Federales
Shepard (1877); Jambor, J. L. (1963): Elroquite and phosphochromite discredited. Can. Mineral. 7, 676-677.
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: 760.
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