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Clinobehoite

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Formula:
Be(OH)2
System:
Monoclinic
Hardness:
2 - 3
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Clinobehoite.

Classification of Clinobehoite

Approved
4.FA.05b

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
A : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing tetrahedra
6.2.3.1

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
2 : X(OH)2
7.4.3

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
4 : Oxides of Be, Mg and the alkaline earths
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Type Occurrence of Clinobehoite

Year of Discovery:
1989

Physical Properties of Clinobehoite

Hardness (Mohs):
2 - 3

Crystallography of Clinobehoite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.02Å, b = 4.74Å, c = 8.64Å
β = 98.94°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 2.325 : 1 : 1.823
Unit Cell Volume:
V 445.83 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Clinobehoite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.539 nβ = 1.544 nγ = 1.548
2V:
Measured: 80° to 83°, Calculated: 82°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.009
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
r < v

Chemical Properties of Clinobehoite

Formula:
Be(OH)2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Clinobehoite to other Species

4.FA.05aBehoiteBe(OH)2
4.FA.10AshoveriteZn(OH)2
4.FA.10SweetiteZn(OH)2
4.FA.10WülfingiteZn(OH)2
7.4.1BromelliteBeO
7.4.2BehoiteBe(OH)2
7.4.4ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
7.4.5Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2SMg3Al8BeO16
7.4.6Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3SMg2BeAl6O12
7.4.7PericlaseMgO
7.4.8BruciteMg(OH)2
7.4.9SpinelMgAl2O4
7.4.10MeixneriteMg6Al2(OH)16(OH)2 · 4H2O
7.4.11LimeCaO
7.4.12PortlanditeCa(OH)2
7.4.13ChlormayeniteCa12Al14O32Cl2
7.4.14HydrocalumiteCa4Al2(OH)12(Cl,CO3,OH)2 · 4H2O
7.4.15MarokiteCaMn23+O4
7.4.16Ranciéite(Ca,Mn)Mn4O9 · 3H2O
7.4.17HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
7.4.18Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2Mn5O10
7.4.19Todorokite(Ca,K,Na,Mg,Ba,Mn)(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3H2O

Other Names for Clinobehoite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Clinobehoite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 76: 666-667.

Soviet Physics – Doklady: 34: 187-189.

Internet Links for Clinobehoite

Localities for Clinobehoite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Ladoga Region
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk)
          • Malyshevo
            • Izumrudnye Kopi area
Avdonin V.N., Polenov Yu.A. (2004) Essays on Uralian minerals, - UGGA press, p. 419 (in Rus.); Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
        • Sarapulka District (Murzinka)
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