Name:

wardite

A photo of the mineral wardite

Class:

Phosphates/Arsenates/Vanadates

Chemistry:

NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)42H2O Hydrous Sodium Aluminum Phosphate

Color(s):

blue-green, white, colorless

Hardness:

5

SpecGrav:

2.76

Fracture:

Cleavage:

1 perfect

Crystal:

Tetragonal - crystals often pyramidal, sometimes striated, sometimes fibrous or aggregates.

Envronment:

found in pegmatites, and phosphate-rich sedimentary rocks

Association:

variscite, vivianite, lazulite, apatite, amblygonite

Locals:

| France |UT., S.D., CA., N.H., USA | Brazil |

Misc:

Named for Henry Ward.

Photos
& Locals:

1.) Cross Cut Creek, Yukon, Canada
2.) Cross Cut Creek, Yukon, Canada

3.) Cross Cut Creek, Yukon, Canada
4.) Cross Cut Creek, Yukon, Canada (lazulite on wardite)

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