variscite

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Variscite
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Etymology[edit]

Named after the locality of Variscia, the dated name of Vogtland, Germany.

Noun[edit]

variscite (plural variscites)

  1. A relatively rare hydrated aluminum phosphate mineral (AlPO4·2H2O), sometimes confused with turquoise.

Further reading[edit]

  • Variscite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • variscite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016