Kovdorskite

minerals

collinsite

magnesite

hydrotalcite

Formula: Mg2(PO4)(OH).3H2O
Hydrated phosphate containing hydroxyl
Specific gravity: 2.6
Hardness: 4
Streak: White
Colour: Pale rose, pale blue
Environments

Metamorphic environments

Localities

At the type locality, the Kovdor Zheleznyi mine, Kovdor Massif, Murmansk Oblast, Russia, kovdorskite is a very rare mineral occurring in magnetite-forsterite rocks in nests of dolomite. Associated minerals include collinsite, magnesite, hydrotalcite and apatite, as well as magnetite, forsterite and dolomite (AM 66.437, HOM).

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