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About BastiniteHide

(Mn,Fe)5(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2O
Light pink to colorless
Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
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

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of BastiniteHide

Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Light pink to colorless

Chemical Properties of BastiniteHide

(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


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

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

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Localities for BastiniteHide

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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.
  • Minas Gerais
    • Conselheiro Pena
Van King
  • 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
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