nEosphorite(Min) A hydrous phosphate of alumina and manganese. It is generally of a rose-pink color, -- whence the name.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
neosphoriteA hydrous phosphate of aluminium and manganese, with a small amount of iron. It occurs in prismatic crystals and cleavable masses, usually of a delicate rose-pink color. It is closely related to childrenite, which, however, contains chiefly iron with but little manganese.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Gr. Bringer of morn
Eosphorite occurs as crystals of prismatic habit with angles very nearly the same as those of childrenite.
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