Varulite R060740



Name: Varulite
RRUFF ID: R060740
Ideal Chemistry: Na2Mn(MnFe3+)(PO4)3
Locality: Kaatiala, Finland
Source: Michael Scott S101256 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Brown massive. Can't find good single crystals for identification (too fine).
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Mineral Group: [ Alluaudite (18) ]
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060740
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Varulite

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Foshag W F (1937) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 22, 875-876   [view file]

Quensel P (1937) Minerals of the Varuträsk Pegmatite. I. The lithium - manganese phosphates, Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, 59, 77-96   [view file]

Moore P B, Ito J (1979) Alluaudites, wyllieites, arrojadites: crystal chemistry and nomenclature, Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 227-235   [view file]

Dyar M D, Jawin E R, Breves E, Marchand G, Nelms M, Lane M D, Mertzman S A, Bish D L and Bishop J L (2014) Mössbauer parameters of iron in phosphate minerals: Implications for interpretation of martian data, American Mineralogist, 99, 914-942   [view file]

Hatert F (2019) A new nomenclature scheme for the alluaudite supergroup, European Journal of Mineralogy, 31, 807-822