Mineralpedia Details for Paratooite-(La)
Named for the type and only locality at the Paratoo copper mine near Yunta in South Australia, Australia. It occurs there as pale blue sheaves and radiating sprays of bladed to tabular crystals, found in thin fissures in the country rock. Associated minerals include donnayite-Y, kamphaugite-Y, and bastnasite-La. It is a supergene mineral that precipitated from mildly basic carbonated groundwater.
Ref. Pring, A., et al. and Mineralogical Magazine February 2006 v. 70 no. 1 p. 131-138
Paratooite-(La) from Paratoo Cu mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Pale blue very micro bladed Paratooite crystals as singular crystals and rosette-like aggregates.