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Väyrynenite

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Väyrynenite

Rare Mineral

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Locality: 
Chutran, Basha Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.3 × 1 cm
Description

Vayrynenite is a very rare manganese-beryllium phosphate that occurs as pinkish-orange crystals like this one. The specimen has some translucid areas (first photo). It is an alteration product of beryl and triphylite in complex granitic pegmatites.

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Väyrynenite

Formula: 
Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Strunz: 
8.BA.05
Hardness: 
5.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Viitaniemi pegmatite, Eräjärvi area, Orivesi, Western and Inner Finland Region, Finland

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