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Aravaite

Verified October 2018   

Ba2Ca18(SiO4)6(PO4)3(CO3)F3O

Aravaite was found near the Arava Valley, after which it is named. Arava, or Arabah, is a desert south of the Dead Sea basin, which forms part of the border between Israel and Jordan. Type material is deposited in the collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskiy Prospekt 18-2, Moscow 119071, Russia, registration number 4960/1.

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