Hydrated phosphate with hydroxyl, overite group
Specific gravity: 2.53
Hardness: 3½ to 4
Colour: Light apple-green to colourless; colourless in transmitted light
Solubility: Readily soluble in hot nitric acid
Overite is a secondary phosphate mineral found in altered
phosphate nodules in sediments and in granitic
At the Tanco Mine, Bernic Lake, Lac-du-Bonnet area, Manitoba, Canada, overite occurs in a complex granite pegmatite (HOM).
The assemblages of minerals in the pegmatite were deposited in succession from petalite + quartz to spodumene + quartz to eucryptite + quartz (R&M 92.2.153).
At the type locality, Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Oquirrh Mountains, Utah county, Utah, USA, overite is associated with crandallite, variscite and apatite (Dana, HOM).
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