Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery


This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Hide all sections | Show all sections

About PhosphoriteHide

Lithified phosphate-rich sediments.

Classification of PhosphoriteHide

Sub-divisions of PhosphoriteHide

Mineralogy of PhosphoriteHide

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Apatite"Apatite" is a field term for unidentified calcium phosphate members of the apatite group.

Synonyms of PhosphoriteHide

Other Language Names for PhosphoriteHide

Simplified Chinese:胶磷矿

Varieties of PhosphoriteHide

Coprolitea. The fossil excrement of fishes, reptiles, and mammals. Coprolites are composed largely of calcium phosphate.
(Holmes, 1928.)

b. The fossilized and undigested residue that has been eaten and passed through the alimentary canal of some animal.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite6 photos of Phosphorite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Blue Chalcedony1 photo of Phosphorite associated with Blue Chalcedony on mindat.org.

Internet Links for PhosphoriteHide

mindat.org URL:
Please feel free to link to this page.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: March 22, 2019 05:08:33 Page generated: March 20, 2019 00:29:02
Go to top of page