Variscite is an phosphate mineral of aluminum with the composition AlPO4.2H2O . This sample is from the Fairfield, Utah. It is on display in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The sample measures about 20x20 cm.

Variscite's apple green color comes from traces of chromium. It is popular for carvings and ornamental stones. The yellow veins contain crandallite, wardite, and other phosphate minerals.

These variscite samples are from Fairfield, Utah. The largest has a diameter of about 20cm. The sample is described as variscite with crandallite and wardite.

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