Roger Weller, geology instructor
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Variscite is hydrous aluminum phosphate. It is similar to turquoise, but lacks the
element copper. Its color is green and is usually found in a fine-grained massive
state. In this specimen the variscite is the cementing material within a breccia.
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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.
Specimen courtesy of Dave Dechant