Name:

variscite

A photo of the mineral variscite

Class:

Phosphates/Arsenates/Vanadates

Chemistry:

Al PO4 2(H2O)

Color(s):

light green streak: white

Hardness:

3.5

SpecGrav:

2.54

Fracture:

brittle

Cleavage:

good

Crystal:

Monoclinic - Prismatic

Envronment:

in hydrotermal replacement deposits

Association:

apatite, chalcedony, limonite

Locals:

|Utah, Nv., USA |

Misc:

Thee name is derived from Variscia and ncient district in Germany.

Photos
& Locals:

1.) Lucin District, Box Elder Co., Utah
2.) Lucin District, Box Elder Co., Utah

3.) Lucin District, Box Elder Co., Utah
4.) Lucin District, Box Elder Co., Utah

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