Phosphate of Lime, Moroxite Enlarge
July 1 1813 published by Jas Sowerby London.
Exotic Mineralogy
Calx phosphata

Phosphate of Lime, Moroxite

  • Syn.
    • Chaux phosphatée. Haüy, Tabl. 7. Cristaux de Norwége, bleu-verdatres ou gris bleu-âtres.
    • Phosphate of Lime. British Mineralogy, &c.
    • Variété de l’apatit. Karsten.
    • Moroxite. R.

This variety of Phosphate of Lime is so different in general appearance from the British, that I trust it merits a figure in this work. The name Moroxite was given to it by Reuss, who obtained it from Arendal in Norway, from whence also our specimens come.

The upper figure is from one presented by Sir Joseph Banks to the British Museum. The lower figure is also taken from one in the collection of that Museum, and is of a remarkably fine colour.

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