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Spodiosite

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From the Greek σποδιος, "spodios", ash-gray, referring to its color.
Originally proposed formula: Ca2(PO4)F. Discredited since a reinvestigation of the type material showed it to be a mixture.
Goryainovite, Ca2(PO4)Cl, is the Cl analogue, also known as a synthetic compound.

Originally reported from Krangruvan, Nyttsta ore field, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden.


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Classification of SpodiositeHide

Discredited
41.6.11.1

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
6 : A2(XO4)Zq

Synonyms of SpodiositeHide

Other Language Names for SpodiositeHide

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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 SpodiositeHide

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Tiberg (1872) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 1: 84.
Sjögren, A. (1885): Om spodiositens plats i mineralsystemet. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 7, 666-669
Nordenskiöld (1893) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 15: 460.
Cameron and McCaughey (1911) Journal of Physical Chemistry: 15: 463.
Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 136.
Strunz (1939) Naturwiss.: 27: 423.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume II: 848.
Mineralogical Magazine (1953): 30: 166.
Holtstam, D. (2004): Spodiosite discredited. GFF 126, 253-254.

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Localities for SpodiositeHide

ⓘ - 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.
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
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: 848.
GFF 15, 73
      • Nyttsta ore field
Sjögren, A. (1885): Om spodiositens plats i mineralsystemet. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 7, 666-669
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