Laueite is another rare phosphate mineral from the famous Palermo Mine in New Hampshire. The minerals of the Palermo Mine are the results of a phosphate rich pegmatitic intrusion that has undergone extensive alteration. Dozens of unusual, rare and attractive primary and secondary (those formed from the alteration of the primary ones) phosphates have been discovered at this amazing and mineralogically wonderful site. Laueite is just one of these. Although crystals are usually small, they can be well formed. Being composed of manganese, it is little wonder that the mineral is colorful. It has an attractive honey-brown coloration as its typical and most noteworthy color.
Laueite is dimorphous with the mineral
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