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Krasnovite - Sold

Krasnovite is nominally a barium aluminum phosphate; type material shows magnesium and carbonate substitution. Britvin et al. (1996) named the species in honor of Natalia Ivanovana Krasnova (1941- ), geologist at St. Petersburg University.

Krasnovite forms pale blue grains to 2 mm in a matrix of crystalline ankerite. An edge of the specimen bears a saw cut. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona