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Ferberite is the iron endmember of the manganese - iron wolframite solid solution series. The manganese endmember is hübnerite. Ferberite is a black monoclinic mineral composed of iron(II) and tungstate, FeWO4.
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Ferberite occurs as granular masses and as slender prismatic crystals. It has a Mohs hardness of 4.5 and a specific gravity of 7.4 to 7.5. Ferberite typically occurs in pegmatites, granitic greisens and high temperature hydrothermal deposits. It is a minor ore of tungsten.
It was discovered in 1863 in Sierra Almagrera, Spain. It was named after Moritz Rudolph Ferber (1805-1875).
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