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Named after Dr. Luka Maric, a former professor of Mineralogy and Petrology at the University of Zagrep in Croatia. Maricite is a rare mineral that occurs in phosphatic nodules in siderite-rich ironstones. It can be found in localities in Canada, Antarctica, Germany, Greenland, and India. Associated minerals include ludlamite, vivianite, quartz, pyrite, wolfeite, apatite, wicksite, nahpoite, and satterlyite.

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


Named for its type locality in the Moon Anchor mine in Maricopa County in Arizona, USA. Maricopaite occurs only at its type locality and is found in hydrothermal lead-copper ore veins as coating and filling fractures within quartz. Associated minerals include cerussite, mimetite, fornaceite, phoenicochroite, duftite, chrysocolla, wickenburgite, calcite, fluorite, and quartz.

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

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