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Messelite with Anapaite - Sold

Messelite and anapaite are both calcium iron phosphate named for their type localities. Messelite takes its name from its type locality near Messel, Germany (Muthmann, 1890). Anapaite takes its name from Anapa on the Taman Peninsula, Russia (Sachs, 1902). Messelite here forms tan sprays to 5 mm associated with a 3 mm sprays of green anapaite. Both minerals crystallized in cavity left by a mussel shell; the matrix i ironstone.

From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona. Laskowski acquired this specimen in 2006.