Mineral Information and Data:

Babefphite
BaBePO4F [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for BArium, BEryllium, Fluorine, and PHosphorous in the composition.

IMA status : Approved Species 1966 (IMA1966-003)
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
41.05.03.01  
  (41) Anhydrous Phosphates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (41.05) where (A B)2 (XO4) Zq
  (41.05.03)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.BA.15
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.B) Phosphates, etc. with Additional Anions, without H2O
  (08.BA) With small and medium-sized cations
  
Crystal system: Tetragonal System
Point group (H-M): 4/mmm (or 4/m 2/m 2/m) — ditetragonal-dipyramidal
Unit cell: a = 4.89 Å, c = 16.74 Å; Z = 4
Crystal Habit: As anhedral, equant to flattened grains, to 1.5 mm; may be in aggregates.
  
Color: White
Diaphaneity: Transparent
Luster: Vitreous to greasy
Hardness (Mohs): 3.5
Measured Density: 4.31 g/cm3
Tenacity: Very brittle.
  
Geologic Setting: In eluvium directly above rare-metal skarn deposits associated with alkaline intrusions.
Mineral Association: Zircon, ilmenorutile, fluorite, phenakite, scheelite, bertrandite, albite, microcline, quartz
  

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