Pseudolaueite

minerals

laueite

stewartite

strunzite

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Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2.8H2O
Hydrated phosphate containing hydroxyl, paramorph of stewartite
Specific gravity: 2.463
Hardness: 3
Streak: White
Colour: Orange-yellow to amber-yellow
Environments:

Pegmatites

Pseudolaueite is a late stage mineral in granite pegmatites, occurring as incrustations and replacements of stewartite crystals (Webmin, Mindat). It is often an alteration product of triphylite and associated with rockbridgeite, stewartite, strunzite and laueite (AM 54.1312-1323).

Localities

At the type locality, the Hagendorf South Pegmatite, Waidhaus, Neustadt an der Waldnaab District, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, pseudolaueite occurs as incrustations and replacements of stewartite crystals in a complex zoned granite pegmatite, associated with stewartite, mitridatite, laueite, jahnsite, strunzite and triphylite (HOM, Mindat). Pseudolaueite crystals may show a core of stewartite (AM 41.815).

At the Emmons pegmatite, Greenwood, Oxford county, Maine, USA, pseudolauite is associated with fairfieldite. The Emmons pegmatite is an example of a highly evolved boron-lithium-cesium-tantalum enriched pegmatite (R&M 94.6.513).

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