Mineral Information and Data:

Berlinite
AlPO4 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named Honoring Professor Nils Johan Berlin (1812-1891), pharmacologist, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.

IMA status : Valid species (Pre-IMA 1868) Grandfathered
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
38.04.02.01  
  (38) Anhydrous Phosphates, etc
  (38.04) A+ XO4
  (38.04.02) Berlinite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.AA.05
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.A) Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
  (08.AA) With small cations (some also with larger ones)
  
Crystal system: Trigonal System
Point group (H-M): 32 — trapezoidal
  
  
  
Other Properties: Gemstone Extremely Rare.

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