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Variscite Mineral Data

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General Variscite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AlPO4•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 157.98 gm
   Aluminum    17.08 %  Al   32.27 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  19.61 %  P    44.92 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.55 %  H    22.81 % H2O
   Oxygen      60.76 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al(PO4)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: High-phosphate, meteoric waters acting on aluminous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1837
Help on Locality: Locality: Messbach, Plauen, Vogtland (Variscia), Thuringen, Germany Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Variscia, the historical name of Vogtland, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Variscite + Pronunciation Say VARISCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Barrandite
  Coeruleolactite - mixture of planerite + variscite + wavellite