Childrenite

Childrenit, Childrenita, Чилдренит, 磷鋁鉄礦


Commonly known      rarer (so called collectors stones)      very rare (rarities)      relatively rare organic material


Formula: Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2·H2O
Mineral class: phosphates
Crystal system: orthorhombic
Mohs scale: 5
Density (g/cm3): 3.11 - 3.19
Refractive index: 1.649 - 1.691
Cleavage: poor
Colors: yellowish, rose, reddish, brown
Transparency: transparent - translucent
Luster: vitreous - resinous
Fluorescence: -
Pleochroism: X: yellow, Y: pink, Z: colorless - light pink
Largest crystal: 2 cm?
Deposits: worldwide
Discovery: 1823
1st Description: 1823?
Name: in honor of the English mineralogist John George Children (17771852)

Childrenite Mineral

Size: 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm

Origin: Linópolis / Governador Valadares / Vale do Rio Doce / Minas Gerais / Brazil

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Childrenite Mineral

Childrenite Mineral

Size: 1.1 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm

Origin: Linópolis / Governador Valadares / Vale do Rio Doce / Minas Gerais / Brazil

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Childrenite Mineral

Childrenite Mineral

Size: 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm

Origin: Afghanistan

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Childrenite Mineral
Childrenite

Weight: 0.70 ct

Origin: Linópolis / Governador Valadares / Vale do Rio Doce / Minas Gerais / Brazil

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Childrenite Mineral

Size: 3.0 x 2.1 x 0.9 cm

Origin: Linópolis / Governador Valadares / Vale do Rio Doce / Minas Gerais / Brazil

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Childrenite Mineral

Childrenite Mineral

Size: 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm

Origin: Shengus / Haramosh Mts. / Skardu Distr. / Gilgit-Baltistan / Pakistan

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Childrenite Mineral


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