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Väyrynenite

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Formula:
Mn2+Be(PO4)OH
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Light pink to rose-red, ...
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Name:
Named after Heikki Allen Väyrynen (1888-1956), professor of mineralogy, Technical High School, Helsinki (Finland).
This page provides mineralogical data about Väyrynenite.


Classification of Väyrynenite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
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 Väyrynenite

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Light pink to rose-red, salmon pink, pale gray, brown
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
5
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 Väyrynenite

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 Väyrynenite

IMA Formula:
Mn2+Be(PO4)OH
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Väyrynenite

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 Volume:
V 361.71 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Rare prismatic crystals. Fine grained aggregates.

Occurrences of Väyrynenite

Type Occurrence of Väyrynenite

Relationship of Väyrynenite to other Species

8.BA.10BergslagiteCaBe(AsO4)(OH)
8.BA.10HerderiteCaBePO4F
8.BA.10HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH)
8.BA.15BabefphiteBaBePO4F
22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAlPO4F
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2O
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)F
22.1.6ArctiteNa5Ca7Ba(PO4)6F3
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4F
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4F
22.1.11IsokiteCaMgPO4F
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMgPO4(OH)
22.1.13BabefphiteBaBePO4F
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2F · 4H2O
22.1.16MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
22.1.17BøggilditeNa2Sr2Al2(PO4)F9
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3F
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNaCaAlPO4F3
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+AsO4F
22.1.22WagneriteMg2PO4F
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2PO4(F,OH)
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4F
22.1.25ZwieseliteFe2+Mn2+PO4F
22.1.26McauslaniteFe32+Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2O
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3F
22.1.29TilasiteCaMgAsO4F
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OH
22.1.31DurangiteNaAlAsO4F

Other Names for Väyrynenite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:红磷锰铍石
Spanish:Väyrynenita

Other Information

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 Väyrynenite

Reference List:
Anzeiger Österreichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Wien (1954): 92: 21.

American Mineralogist (1954): 39: 848.

American Mineralogist (1956): 41: 371.

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 117: 16-36.

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 Väyrynenite

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Specimens:
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Localities for Väyrynenite

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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
Lahti (1981): Geol. Surv. Bull. 314 (and references therein); 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.
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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