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Paravauxite

Paravauxite

Named after the Greek word para, meaning “near”, and for it’s chemically similarity to vauxite. Paravauxite is a rare mineral found in hydrothermal tin veins and granite pegmatites in localities including in Bolivia, the United States, Mexico, Germany, Portugal, and Sweden among just a couple others. Paravauzite can be found in association with vauxite, metavauxite, wavellite, sigloite, crandallite, childrenite, and quartz.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/paravauxite.pdf

Formula
Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·8H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
colorless, greenish white, light greenish white 
Streak
white 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
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Paravauxite from Siglo Viente mine, Llallagua, Bolivia

Paravauxite
            from Siglo Viente mine, Llallagua, Bolivia

Free standing aqua-green, lustrous, bladed crystals to 1.5cm.

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Paravauxite from Llallagua, Bolivia

Paravauxite
            from Llallagua, Bolivia

White blades to 2mm.

Glassy, faint green prismatic crystals to 4mm with blue Vauxite. 

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