Mineralpedia Details for Allanpringite
Named to honor Australian mineralogist Dr. Allan Pring. Allanpringite is a ferric iron phosphate that is found only at the type locality at Grube Mark near Essershausen in Hesse, Germany. It is closely related to wavellite and is associated with beraunite, cacoxenite, strengite, and cryptomelane. It appears as pale yellow-brown acicular crystals that are intergrown into bundles.
Ref. Kolitsch, U. et al. and the European Journal of Mineralogy 18 (2006), 793
Allanpringite from Mark Mine, Esserhausen, Wielburg, Hesse, Germany
Dr. Allan Pring is a solid state chemist at the South Australian Museum. He also curator of the mineralogy collection. The museum has been in existence since the mid 1800's and boast a systematic collection of over 30,000 specimens much of this thanks to Dr. Pring. Allan has published several papers on mineral chemistry and discovered the mineral Mawbyite. The specimen contains a small 1mm crystal section attached to matrix with associated Cacoxenite.