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Vayrynenite

Vayrynenite

Generally, and correctly, spelled Väyrynenite, Vayrynenite is named for Heikki Allen Väyrynen, a Professor of Mineralogy at Technical Institute in Helsinki, Finland. Vayrynenite is found as “an alteration product of beryl and triphylite in complex zoned granite pegmatites” in a few localitites including Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/vayrynenite.pdf

Formula
Mn2+Be(PO4)OH 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
pink, rose red 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Vayrynenite from Viitaniemi pegmatite, Eräjärvi area, Orivesi, Etelä-Suomen Lääni, Finland

Vayrynenite
            from Viitaniemi pegmatite, Eräjärvi area, Orivesi, Etelä-Suomen Lääni, Finland
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Type Locality

Rose-pink crystalline Vayrynenite throughout pegmatite matrix.

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Vayrynenite from Saichis, Rhondu dist., Gilgit-Skardu Road, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Vayrynenite
            from Saichis, Rhondu dist., Gilgit-Skardu Road, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

A single terminated pink crystal - small! This is a very rare beryllium phosphate which rarely crystallizes.

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Vayrynenite from Maltar Bruk, Foljo, Braldu Valley, Balistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Vayrynenite
            from Maltar Bruk, Foljo, Braldu Valley, Balistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Gemmy terminated crystal of this rare beryllium phosphate. Vayrynenite is exclusively found in pegmatites.

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