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Väyrynenite

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Formula:
Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Colour:
Light pink to rose-red, salmon pink, pale gray, brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
3.22
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after Heikki Allen Väyrynen (1888-1956), professor of mineralogy, Technical High School, Helsinki (Finland).
The manganese-beryllium-phosphate väyrynenite was first recognized in 1939 as a possible new mineral by Oleg von Knorring (1915-1994).



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Classification of VäyryneniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1954
8.BA.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
A : With small and medium-sized cations
41.5.4.3

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
5 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq
22.1.20

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
1 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with fluoride

Physical Properties of VäyryneniteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Light pink to rose-red, salmon pink, pale gray, brown
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect {010}, good {100}, fair {001}.
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
3.22 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.23 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of VäyryneniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.638 - 1.640 nβ = 1.658 - 1.662 nγ = 1.664 - 1.667
2V:
Measured: 46° to 55°, Calculated: 51° to 57°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.026 - 0.027
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v moderate
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
X= orangish
Y= red
Z= dark red

Chemical Properties of VäyryneniteHide

Formula:
Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
IMA Formula:
Mn2+Be(PO4)OH

Crystallography of VäyryneniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.411(5) Å, b = 14.49(2) Å, c = 4.73 Å
β = 102.75°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.373 : 1 : 0.326
Unit Cell V:
361.71 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Often as fine grained aggregates. Euhedral crystals are rare. Short to long prismatic crystals parallel to [001]. Forms observed: {001}, prisms {010} and {110}. Prism faces are generally striated vertically

Occurrences of VäyryneniteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of VäyryneniteHide

Synonyms of VäyryneniteHide

Other Language Names for VäyryneniteHide

Simplified Chinese:红磷锰铍石
Spanish:Väyrynenita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Eosphorite10 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Eosphorite on mindat.org.
Cleavelandite8 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Cleavelandite on mindat.org.
Tourmaline8 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Tourmaline on mindat.org.
Topaz8 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Topaz on mindat.org.
Tantalite-(Mn)8 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Tantalite-(Mn) on mindat.org.
Hurlbutite5 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Hurlbutite on mindat.org.
Laueite3 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Laueite on mindat.org.
Phosphosiderite3 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Phosphosiderite on mindat.org.
Quartz3 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Albite2 photos of Väyrynenite associated with Albite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BA.10BergslagiteCaBeAsO4(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BA.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
8.BA.10HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BA.15BabefphiteBaBePO4(F,OH)Tet.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

41.5.4.1HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
41.5.4.2HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
41.5.4.4BergslagiteCaBeAsO4(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)FTric. 1 : P1
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.6ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4FTric.
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.11IsokiteCaMg(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)Mon.
22.1.13BabefphiteBaBePO4(F,OH)Tet.
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2OOrth. mm2 : Pba2
22.1.16MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
22.1.17BøggilditeNa2Sr2Al2PO4F9Mon.
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3Mon.
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)FMon.
22.1.22Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4FMon.
22.1.25Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.26McauslaniteFe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2OTric.
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2Amor.
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
22.1.29TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)FMon. m : Bb
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
22.1.31DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for VäyryneniteHide

Reference List:
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Volborth, A. (1954): Väyryneniiti [BeMn[PO4](OH,F)]. Geologi(Finland):6:7 [Preliminary
announcement)
Fleischer M (1954) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 39: 848-852 [Abstract]
Volborth, A., Stradner, E. (1954) Väyrynenit BeMn[PO4](OH), ein neues Mineral. Anzeiger der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-Natur Wissenschaftliche Klasse: 92: 21-23
Fleischer M (1956) New mineral names. American Mineralogist 41, 370-372 [Abstract]
Mrose, M. E., Von Knorring, O. (1959) The mineralogy of väyrynenite, (Mn,Fe)Be(PO4)(OH). Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 112: 275-288
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1976): 143: 309.
Canadian Mineralogist (2000): 38: 1425-1432.
Ray L. Frost, Andrés López, Yunfei Xi, Željka Žigovečki Gobac, Ricardo Scholz (2014): The molecular structure of the phosphate mineral väyrynenite: a vibrational spectroscopic study. Spectroscopy Letters 47, 253-260.

Internet Links for VäyryneniteHide

Localities for VäyryneniteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Afghanistan
 
  • Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan)
    • Kamdesh District
Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
China
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Nanping Prefecture
      • Yanping District
        • Nanping pegmatite field (Xikeng pegmatite field)
Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Nianming Qiu, Chenghu Chen, Chaofa Cai, Yaping Zhang, Jiabing Liu, and Yuexian Chen (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(3), 10-21; Yunxiang Ni and Yueqing Yang (1992): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 11(3), 252-257; Yueqing Yang, Wenying Wang, Yunxiang Ni, Chenghu Chen, and Jinghuang Zhu (1998): Geology of Fujian 17(2), 68-78
Finland
 
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Orivesi
      • Eräjärvi area
Lahti, Seppo I. (1981): On the granitic pegmatites of the Eräjärvi area in Orivesi, Southern Finland. Geological Survey of Finland. Bulletin 314
Mrose, M. E., Von Knorring, O. (1959) The mineralogy of väyrynenite, (Mn,Fe)Be(PO4)(OH). Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 112: 275-288
Kazakhstan
 
  • Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    • Kalba Range
Gordiyenko et al. (1973): ZVMO 102, 422-435.; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Pakistan
 
  • Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)
    • Baltistan
      • Skardu District
        • Braldu Valley
          • Dassu (Dasso; Dusso)
Blauwet, D. (2006): Famous mineral localities: Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Mineralogical Record 37, 513-540.
H. Obodda
        • Haramosh Mts.
Min Rec 36:3 p295
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North-West Frontier Province)
    • Chitral District (Chitral valley)
Meixner & Paar (1976): Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 143, 309-318.
Portugal
 
  • Guarda District
    • Sabugal
      • Bendada
Schnorrer-Köhler (1991), Mineral Occurrences.
Spain
 
  • Castile and Leon
    • Salamanca
Roda Robles et al. (1999): Mineralogical Magazine 63, 535-558.
Sweden
 
  • Södermanland
    • Nynäshamn
      • Norrö
Nysten,P. & Gustafsson, L.(2006): I jakt på sällsynta mineral. Geologiskt forum nr 49, 22-25
  • Uppland
    • Sigtuna
      • Arlanda
Langhof, J. , Jonsson, E. & Gustafsson, L. (2016): Sekundära Be-mineral i svenska granitpegmatiter-en översikt. Norsk Mineralsymposium 2016: 43-52
USA
 
  • Maine
    • Cumberland Co.
      • Baldwin
        • West Baldwin
A.U. Falster, J.W. Nizamoff, G. Bearss, and W.B. Simmons (2011) The 38th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 14-17, 2011, lecture abstracts, page 18-20..
    • Oxford Co.
King & Foord, 1994. Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1.; King and Foord, 2000, Addenda to Volume 1, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 2.
  • Wisconsin
    • Florence Co.
      • Fern
        • Pine River pegmatites
Falster, A. , W.B. Simmons & P.B. Moore (1996) The mineralogy and geochemistry of the Animikie Red Ace pegmatite in Florence County, Wisconsin: Recent Research Developments in Mineralogy: 1: 7-67.
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