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Sample n° 6183

Minerals found in the sample
Mineral Formula Category Subcategory Importance
GOYAZITE SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6 phosphates, arsenates and vanadates phosphates major
GOETHITE FeO(OH) oxides and hydroxides - minor
Description
Description: 1 mg
Information: holotype of lusungite (discredited, shown to be goyazite) (RMCA records) // original publication - Van Wambeke, L., 1958. Une nouvelle espèce minérale : la lusungite en provenance de la pegmatite de Kobokobo (Kivu - Congo Belge). Bulletin de la Société Belge de Géologie 67, 162-169. // discredited - Pring, A., Birch, W.D., Dawe, J., Taylor, M., Deliens, M. & Walenta, K., 1995. Kintoreite, PbFe3(PO4)2(OH,H20)6, a new mineral of the jarosite-alunite family, and lusungite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine 95, 143-148.
Origin
  • Country: Congo (RDC)
  • Region: Kivu
  • Locality: Mwenga, Kobokobo
Specification
  • Donors: van Wambeke
    Donation year:
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    Registration date:
  • Quantity: 1
    Size: 3
  • Dimension code 1>2>3: 3
    Quality code 1>2>3: 1
  • Holotype: yes
    Paratype: no
    Radioactive: no
  • Thin section: no
    Chemical analysis: no
    X-Ray spectra: no