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Phosphorite

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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.
(A.G....

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.

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