Beautiful minty green Variscite nodule – large rough specimen in matrix from Lucin, Utah. Spectacular!
Variscite is a hydrated aluminum phosphate mineral. It is a relatively rare phosphate mineral that is formed by phosphate rich water deposits that react with aluminum rich rocks in a near-surface environment. It occurs as fine-grained masses in nodules, cavity fillings, and crusts. Variscite often may contain white veins of the mineral Crandallite (a calcium aluminum phosphate mineral).
Lucin Lucin Variscite (normally called Utah Variscite) is probably the most recognized Variscite in the world. It comes from a hill near Lucin (also known as Umbria Junction) which is an abandoned railroad community in Box Elder County, Utah, United States, along the western side of the Great Salt Lake, 162 miles (261 km)
northwest of Salt Lake City. The mine is currently NOT being mined.
This is a great display specimen in any collection.
Weight: 2 lbs 5.5 oz or 1,066g
Size: 6.5 in x 4.25 in x 2.75 in