Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Wavellite ~

Wavellite is a phosphate mineral and is known to occur in a number of different environments, one of them being hydrothermal areas.  This little specimen is about and inch and a half wide and is typical of its kind.


The radial clusters on the second specimen below are smaller but clearly of the same sort:


I don't know where these two little piece came from but they are reminiscent of my sulphur flower which almost certainly came from a hydrothermal are in the central North Island of New Zealand.

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