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Pyrophysalite

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Formula:
Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Name:
Name first given by Hisinger & Berzelius (1806) for a mineral from Finnbo (Finbo), Falun, Dalarna, Sweden. It was named pyrophysalite (pyrofysalit in swedish) due to its great number of vesicles which appears in it when treated before the blow-pipe.

Later showed to be identical with topaz.
Synonym:
A synonym of Topaz
This page provides mineralogical data about Pyrophysalite.


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(1806) [Title] Anteckningar i fysik, kemi och mineralogi. Del 1, 211-
Berzelius, J. (1815): Undersökning af hittils kända fluosilikater, eller af de till Topaz-slägtet räknade fossilierna. Anteckningar i fysik, kemi och mineralogi. Del 4 ,236-252
Wallerius, I. D. (1932): Omvandlad pyrofysalit. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 54, 279-280

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