Newberyite



Newberyite, a magnesium phosphate hydrate mineral, was verified by [Dunn] from Sterling Hill, where it occurs associated with niahite, sussexite, and severely altered pyrochroite. It is whitish and occurs as small casts after an unknown precursor mineral and as white crystals. It was identified using only X-ray methods; no other data were obtained. Newberyite is derived from bat guano at some localities, but nothing is known of the genesis of local newberyite. It has not been reported from Franklin. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Ogdensburg
     
 
 Year Discovered: 1879
     
 Formula: Mg(HPO4) · 3H2O
 Essential Elements: Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Phosphorus
 All Elements in Formula: Hydrogen, Magnesium, Oxygen, Phosphorus
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
Fluorescent Mineral Properties

 Shortwave UV light: Cream
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.674


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
V. 58, No. 1 - Spring 2017, pg. 14Fluorescent Minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, N.J., Part 2, Richard C. Bostwick - Newberyite
View IssueV. 33, No. 2 - Fall 1992, pg. 11The Check List of Franklin-Sterling Hill Fluorescent Minerals - Newberyite (Fluorescent Info)
     
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