a secondary mineral, hydrated phosphate of aluminum, Al(PO4)⋅2H2O, occurring mainly as massive, bluish-green nodules: sometimes used as a gem.
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How to use variscite in a sentence
variscite, var′i-sīt, n. a mineral very like a greenish turquoise found in Brittany.
variscite is also a phosphate (a hydrated aluminum phosphate).A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public | Frank Bertram Wade
British Dictionary definitions for variscite
a green secondary mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium phosphate
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