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Wavellite



    Wavellite is a phosphate mineral, normally translucent green. It is found in fractures in aluminous metamorphic rock, in hydrothermal regions and in phosphate rock deposits. Named after William Wavell (?-1829) of England who discovered the mineral.

Additional recommended knowledge

Hydrated aluminum phosphate has the chemical formula;

Al3(PO4)2(OH)3×5H2O

See also

References

  • Webmineral data
 
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