Anhydrous normal phosphate, paramorph of karenwebberite
Specific gravity: 3.66
Colour: Dark grey, brown, nearly colourless
Marićite occurs in phosphatic nodules in sideritic
ironstone, sometimes alone, and sometimes associated with
satterlyite and vivianite. The
marićite may have inclusions of ludlamite,
quartz and vivianite
(HOM, Mindat, Dana).
At the type locality, Big Fish River, Dawson mining district, Yukon, Canada, marićite occurs as grains in nodules from shale, associated with quartz, ludlamite, vivianite, pyrite, wolfeite, an apatite-group mineral, a varulite-group mineral and satterlyite (CM 15.396-398). Also in veined phosphatic ironstone (Mindat) associated with lazulite, childrenite and siderite (Dana).
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