Hydrates phosphate containing hydroxyl, overite group
Specific gravity: 2.67
Colour: Pale yellow-green to colourless
Segelerite is a rare alteration product of triphylite in zoned
At the Mount Deverell variscite deposit, Milgun Station, Western Australia, segelerite has been found encrusting a cavity in oxidised siltstone that contains quartz and goethite-hematite and is overgrown by hydroxylapatite. The variscite deposits are hosted by marine sedimentary rocks (AJM 20.2.29).
At the type locality, the Tip Top Mine, Fourmile, Custer Mining District, Custer county, South Dakota, USA, segelerite occurs in moderate abundance as a late stage product in corroded triphylite-heterosite-ferrisicklerite-rockbridgeite masses; it occurs along joint fractures in dense ferrisicklerite-rockbridgeite, usually in close association with collinsite, minor hydroxylapatite and globules of robertsite (AM 59.48-59)
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