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Agaphite

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Formula:
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Lustre:
Vitreous
A variety of Turquoise

A vitreous variety of Iranian turquoise.


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Physical Properties of AgaphiteHide

Vitreous

Chemical Properties of AgaphiteHide

Formula:
Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O

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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 AgaphiteHide

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Essai sur la Turquoise, Moscou (1816) (abstract: Annals of Philosophy, London: 14: 406).
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. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 947.
Read, P.G. (1988), Dictionary of Gemmology, 2nd. ed., Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, UK: 5.

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