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TitleAmblygonite from near Darwin, Australia
DescriptionAmblygonite, (Li,Na)AlPO4(F,OH), is a relatively common phosphate mineral. It is found in lithium- and phosphate-rich pegmatites as a primary mineral. It may be a major rock former but is often overlooked because it is hard to distinguish from other minerals such as quartz and albite.
LocationAustralia. Near Darwin.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-06-11.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1020.
Key wordsamblygonite, Australia
Tech details395 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number677