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Lewistonite

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About LewistoniteHide

Formula:
Ca5(PO4)3F
Hardness:
5
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
After the locality at Lewiston, Utah, USA, which is located near the Fairfield, Utah phosphate deposit.
Synonym:
Discredited in 1978.

Originally reported from Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Oquirrh Mts, Utah Co., Utah, USA.


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Larsen, E.S. and Shannon, E.V. (1930) The minerals of the phosphate nodules from near Fairfield, Utah. American Mineralogist, 15, 307-337.
McConnell (1938) A structural investigation of the isomorphism of the apatite group. American Mineralogist, 23, 1-19.
Palache, C., Berman, H., and 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.: 903-904.
Dunn, P.J. (1978) Dehrnite and lewistonite: discredited. Mineralogical Magazine, 42, 282-284.

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