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Bastinite

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About BastiniteHide

Formula:
(Mn,Fe)5(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2O
Colour:
Light pink to colorless
Lustre:
Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named in 1945 by D. Jerome Fisher in honor of Edson Sunderland Bastin [December 10, 1878 Chicago, Illinois, USA - October 9, 1953], geologist specializing in granite pegmatites and ore textures in sulfide ore deposits, with the U. S,. Geological Survey and later professor at University of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
A variety of Hureaulite

A lithian variety of Hureaulite which has a characteristic platy morphology.


Pronounciation of BastiniteHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of BastiniteHide

Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Light pink to colorless
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle

Chemical Properties of BastiniteHide

Formula:
(Mn,Fe)5(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2O

First Recorded Occurrence of BastiniteHide

General Appearance of First Recorded Material:
platy light pink crystals, 1 mm or less
Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
Late stage phosphate alteration in granite pegmatites.
Associated Minerals at First Recorded Locality:

Other Language Names for BastiniteHide

German:Bastinit
Spanish:Bastinita

Fluorescence of BastiniteHide

Not fluorescent

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 BastiniteHide

Reference List:
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Fisher, D. Jerome, 1946, Bastinite, a New Pegmatite Phosphate, American Mineralogist, 31:192.

Internet Links for BastiniteHide

Localities for BastiniteHide

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.

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.
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Conselheiro Pena
Van King
USA (FRL)
 
  • South Dakota
    • Custer Co.
      • Custer Mining District
        • Custer
Am Min (1946), 31:192
        • Pringle
          • Cicero Peak
Van King
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone Mining District
        • Glendale
Karl Volkman specimen
 
Mineral and/or Locality  
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