Mineral description : Eosphorite

Mineral class Phosphates
Chemical formula (Mn,Fe)AlPO4(OH)2*H2O
Crystal system Monoclinic
Habitus Prismatc crystals, ....
Cleavage Bad cleavage, uneven fracture.
Hardness 5
Density 3.1-3.2
Color Pink to brownish pink, pale pink, pale yellow, light brown, black.
Streak White
Luster vitreous to resinous.
Occurance In pegmatites.
Associates Apatite, manganese-phosphates, rosy quartz.
Notes Soluble in most acids
Easy to melt.
Gives off water when heated.
Locations A rare phosphate mineral

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Last changed : 1998-03-07