Metavariscite

minerals

phosphate

variscite

hydrothermal

Formula: Al(PO4).2H2O
Hydrated normal phosphate, metavariscite group, the monoclinic paramorph of variscite, which is orthorhombic
Specific gravity: 2.54
Hardness: 3½
Streak: White
Colour: Light green; colourless in transmitted light

Environments:

Hydrothermal environments

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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