Articles | Volume 34, issue 2
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 223–238, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-34-223-2022
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 223–238, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-34-223-2022
Research article
12 Apr 2022
Research article | 12 Apr 2022

Redefinition of beraunite, Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4  ⋅  6H2O, and discreditation of the name eleonorite: a re-investigation of type material from the Hrbek Mine (Czech Republic)

Luboš Vrtiška et al.

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The study of the original material of beraunite from the type locality Hrbek, Czech Rep., from collections of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) and National Museum Prague (Czech Republic) proved the identity of the minerals beraunite and eleonorite. Because the name beraunite has priority, we consider the name eleonorite to be redundant and proposed to abolish it. The proposal 21-D approved by the IMA discredited eleonorite and accepted the formula of beraunite Fe3+6(PO4)4O(OH)4·6H2O.