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Paraspurrite

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Formula:
Ca5(SiO4)2(CO3)
Colour:
colourless
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For the relation to spurrite.
Synonym:
A synonym of Spurrite
Discredited in 2009 (IMA 09-B) after it was recognised as a polysynthetically microtwinned spurrite.


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Colville, A.A. & P.A. Colville (1977): Paraspurrite, a new polymorph of spurrite from Inyo County, California. American Mineralogist 62, 1003-1005.
Grice, J., Adams, P.M., Rowe, R. (2010): Discreditation of paraspurrite. American Mineralogist, 95, 876-879 (discreditation).

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