VIVIANITE Fe3(PO4)2.8H2O Monoclinic


Description: Vivivanite is an iron phosphate mineral found in bladed crystals and clusters of an intense blue to green color. It can form in a variety of environments such as a sedimentary precipitate or in hydrothermal veins.

RUSK COUNTY: Bladed clusters of tiny crystals of a deep green color were found in the oxidized zone of the Flambeau Copper Mine, near Ladysmith. (Buchholz, pers. com.)




Vivianite, with metavivianite coating, Flambeau Mine, Rusk County, WI. Crystals about 1 mm. across. Dan Behnke photograph and specimen.

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