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Kovdorskite is a hydrous magnesium phosphate. Kapustin et al. (1980) named the mineral for the Kovdor Massif, which includes the type locality. Morrison et al. (2012) showed the X-ray powder pattern calculated from the structure model of Ovchinnikov et al. (1980) did not match empirical X-ray data. This discrepancy stems from an incorrect space group setting in the 1980 paper.

This is a druse of kovdorskite crystals to 1.1 cm. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona.

Price: $400

Item code: MS1940

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