Väyrynenite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

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Väyrynenite

The only reported gems are of Pakistani material, reddish-pink in color, and tiny.

Väyrynenite Information

Data Value
Name Väyrynenite
Colors Pale pink, rose-red.
Crystallography Monoclinic; crystals prismatic or in druses.
Refractive Index 1.638-1.667
Luster Vitreous.
Hardness 5
Fracture Irregular, uneven
Specific Gravity 3.183-3.215 (Pakistan = 3.23).
Birefringence 0.026
Cleavage Distinct 1 direction
Stone Sizes Faceted gems are extremely small (approximately 0.5 carat) and exceedingly rare.
Luminescence None reported.
Luminescence Present No
Transparency Transparent to translucent.
Absorption Spectrum Not reported.
Formula

BeMnPO4(OH,F)

Pleochroism

(Pakistan) yellow-pink/light pink/dark pink.

Optics

= 1.638-1.669; β = 1.658-1.661; γ = 1.664-1.667. Biaxial (-), 2V=54°. (Pakistan material R.l. = 1.639-1.667).

Optic Sign Biaxial -

Optics: a=1.638-1.669; β= 1.658-1.661; γ:1.664-1.667.

Biaxial (-), 2V=54°.

(Pakistan material R.l. = 1.639-1.667).

Occurrence: In lithium pegmatites.

Viitaniemi, Finland.

Pakistan: pink, cuttable material.

Comments: The only reported gems are of Pakistani material, reddish-pink in color, and tiny.

Name: For Heikki Allan Väyrynen, a Finnish geologist