Formula: Al(PO4).2H2O hydrated normal phosphate,
variscite group, dimorph of
Specific gravity: 2.54
Colour: Light green; colourless in transmitted light
Metavariscite occurs in cavities in variscite nodules at
the type locality, Edison-Bird Mine, Utah, USA, and in phosphatised
andesite at the Pacific Ocean island of Malpelo (Colombia).
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