A phosphate mineral typically found as pale or yellowish brown prismatic crystals.
Childrenite is a hydrated basic phosphate of manganese, iron, and aluminium, (Mn, Fe)Al(PO₄)(OH)₂·H₂O. Crystal system: orthorhombic.
Early 19th century. From the name of John George Children, English chemist and mineralogist, keeper of minerals at the British Museum of Natural History + -ite.