dehrnite

dehrnite

[′der‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
(Ca,Na,K)5(PO4)3(OH) A colorless to pale green, greenish-white, or gray, hexagonal mineral consisting of a basic phosphate of calcium, sodium, and potassium; occurs as botryoidal crusts and minute hexagonal prisms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Larsen and Shannon (1930) described the two new species "dehrnite" and "lewistonite" (after the town of Lewiston, later known as Camp Floyd and Mercur), as colorless, transparent microcrystals of stout hexagonal prismatic to acicular habit in cavities in variscite nodules.