Mineral Information and Data:

Benyacarite
KTiMn2+2Fe3+2(PO4)4OF • 15H2O [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for Maria Angelica R. de Benyacar (1928-), Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Ares, Argentina, for her contribution to mineralogical studies.

IMA status : Approved Species 1993 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
42.11.21.0  
  (42) Hydrated Phosphates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (42.11) where (AB)4 (XO4)3 Zq · x(H2O)
  (42.11.21) Paulkerrite Group
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
08.DH.35
  (08) Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
  (08.D) Phosphates, etc
  (08.DH) With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 < 1:1
  
Crystal system: Orthorhombic System
Point group (H-M): mmm (or 2/m 2/m 2/m) — dipyramidal
  
  
  

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