Väyrynenite Value, Price, and Jewelry Information


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

Väyrynenite Value

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Väyrynenite Information

DataValue
NameVäyrynenite
Crystallography Monoclinic; crystals prismatic or in druses.
Refractive Index 1.638-1.667
Colors Pale pink, rose-red.
Luster Vitreous.
Fracture Irregular, uneven
Hardness 5
Specific Gravity 3.183-3.215 (Pakistan = 3.23).
Birefringence 0.026
Cleavage Distinct 1 direction
Stone SizesFaceted gems are extremely small (approximately 0.5 carat) and exceedingly rare.
Luminescence None reported.
Transparency Transparent to translucent.
Absorption Spectrum Not reported.
FormulaBeMnPO4(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).

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