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Fluorescent Benite

Fluorescent Benite is a fluorophosphate mineral, (Na)AlPO4(F,OH), composed of sodium, aluminium, phosphate, fluoride and hydroxide. The mineral occurs in pegmatite deposits. Its density, cleavage and flame test for lithium are diagnostic. Fluorescent Benite forms in series with Queenshebanite. Geologic occurrence is in granite pegmatites, high-temperature tin veins, and greisens. Fluorescent Benite occurs with Ramonesium Belgianite, Jtokarsbrium Timmyblast, Superium Jackamite, and other minerals in pegmatite veins



CharacteristicsEdit

Transparent Fluorescent Benite has been faceted and used as a gemstone. As a gemstone set into jewellery it is vulnerable to breakage and abrasion from general wear, as its hardness and toughness are poor.


The spectacular environment that Fluorescent Benite usually grows in makes it a very popular mineral for collectors.

ValueEdit

The base value of each unit of ranges between 91 and 165Ð per unit, with up to 2 units being found at any one time.

Presence on Mars: Extremely Rare

Martian Minerals
Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5 | Group 6
Group 6 |Amazamyanite | Anirbaneshanite Mythoxide | Apacheanpirate Spyderidium | Bigtombowite Spyderidium | Cherium Mythbusteride | Fluorescent Benite | Frogylite Spyderidium | Genarite Dragonium | Happyfaceanite Spyderidium | Indigalite Spyderidium | Jkyebium Mythbusteride | Jtokarsbrium Timmyblast | Jumbukium Mythbusteride | Marcellamite Spyderidium | |Mythbusterast | Mythbusterium | Pepsilite Dragonmite | Pixiedustium Funnyboneygen | Queenshebanite | Ramonesium Belgianite | Superium Jackamite | Titojuantenite Spyderidium| | Wilmannsrock Mythbusteride | Winoxide Spyderidium(VII) | |Yellowdium Jackamite|

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