Whiteite-(MnFeMg)

minerals

eosphorite

zanazziite

wardite

Formula: Mn2+Fe2+Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2.8H2O
Hydrated phosphate containing hydroxyl, jahnsite group, whiteite subgroup
Specific gravity: 2.63 to 2.67
Hardness: 4
Streak: Brownish white
Colour: Brown
Environments

Pegmatites

Whiteite-(MnFeMg) occurs in complex zoned granite pegmatites (HOM ).

Localities

At the type locality, the Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil, whiteite-(MnFeMg) is associated with eosphorite, zanazziite, wardite, albite and quartz (HOM ).

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