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Althausite

Phosphate mineral

Althausite is a relatively simple magnesium phosphate mineral with formula Mg2(PO4)(OH,F). It is very rare. Original occurrences are magnesite deposits among serpentinites (born 1933), a mineralogist at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Identification

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic