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Cacoxenite

Cacoxenite (Fe243+Al[(OH)12|OH6|(PO4)17] 17H2O) is a mineral commonly found in in magnetic and limonite iron ores. The name comes from the Greek κăκός for "bad" and ξένος for "guest" because the phosphorus content of Cacoxenite lessens the quality of iron smelted from ore containing it.

References

1. ^ Cacoxenite Mineral Data
2. ^ Cacoxenite: Cacoxenite mineral information and data


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