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Vantasselite

Vantasselite is a rare aluminium phosphate mineral with formula: Al4(PO4)3(OH)3 •9H2O. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and has a white color, a hardness of 2 to 2.5, a white streak and a pearly luster.[1]

It occurs in a quartzite quarry north of Bihain, Belgium It was first described in 1987 and named after Belgian mineralogist René Van Tassel.[1][2]

References

1. ^ a b http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/vantasselite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
2. ^ http://www.mindat.org/min-4150.html mindat.org


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