Variscite Photos               
Cochise College               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
massive variscite-3
Utah
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