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Aphrizite

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Formula:
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
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The name was first introduced by d`Andrada (1800). From the greek αφριξειν (foam) reflecting its behaviour in a blowpipe flame.
Synonym:
A synonym of Tourmaline
A black variety (iron-rich) of tourmaline from Langøy, Kragerø, Norway.


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d' Andrada (1800): Exposé succint des caractères et des propriétés de plusieurs nouveaux minéraux de Suède et de Norwège, avec quelques observations chimiques faites sur ces substances. Journal de Physique, de Chimie, d' Histoire Naturelle et des Arts. 51: 239-246
Raade, G. (1996) Minerals originally described from Norway. Including notes on type material. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 11, 104 pp. + plates 1-7.

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