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About LefontiteHide

Crystal System:
Related to childrenite and eosphorite.

Classification of LefontiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of LefontiteHide


Crystallography of LefontiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.0087(3) Å, b = 10.5082(4) Å, c = 13.1179(5) Å
a:b:c = 0.667 : 1 : 1.248
Unit Cell V:
966.12 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of LefontiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Cotype material is deposited in the collections of the Mineral Museum of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA, catalogue number 19802, and the RRUFF Project, deposition number R140428

Synonyms of LefontiteHide

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 LefontiteHide

Reference List:
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Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., Morrison, S.M. and Schumer, B.N. (2015) Lefontite, IMA 2014-075. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 55; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51-58.

Internet Links for LefontiteHide

Localities for LefontiteHide

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.
Brazil (TL)
  • Minas Gerais
    • Divino das Laranjeiras
      • Linópolis
Yang, H., Downs, R.T., Evans, S.H., Morrison, S.M. and Schumer, B.N. (2015) Lefontite, IMA 2014-075. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 55; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51-58.
  • New Hampshire
    • Grafton Co.
      • Groton
RRUFF specimen with natropalermoite and childrenite
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