This sample of birnessite is displayed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Birnessite is an oxide of manganese and magnesium along with sodium, calcium, and potassium with the composition (Na,Ca,K)(Mg,Mn)Mn6O14.5H2O . This sample is about 3x13 cm and is from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. The sample is described as birnessite after serandite.

Mindat: Birnessite

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