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Clinobehoite

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

Classification of Clinobehoite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/F.01-30
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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
Dana 8th edition ID:6.2.3.1

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
2 : X(OH)2
Hey's CIM Ref.:7.4.3

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

Type Locality:Malyshevskoe deposit (Mariinskoe), Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
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°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.009

Chart 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
Simplified for copy/paste:Be(OH)2
Essential elements:Be, H, O
All elements listed in formula:Be, H, O

Relationship of Clinobehoite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.FA.05aBehoite
Be(OH)
 
2
4.FA.10Ashoverite
Zn(OH)
 
2
4.FA.10Sweetite
Zn(OH)
 
2
4.FA.10Wülfingite
Zn(OH)
 
2
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
7.4.1Bromellite
BeO
7.4.2Behoite
Be(OH)
 
2
7.4.4Chrysoberyl
BeAl
 
2
O
 
4
7.4.5Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S
Mg
 
3
Al
 
8
BeO
 
16
7.4.6Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3S
Mg
 
2
BeAl
 
6
O
 
12
7.4.7Periclase
MgO
7.4.8Brucite
Mg(OH)
 
2
7.4.9Spinel
MgAl
 
2
O
 
4
7.4.10Meixnerite
Mg
 
6
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
16
(OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
7.4.11Lime
CaO
7.4.12Portlandite
Ca(OH)
 
2
7.4.13Mayenite
Ca
 
12
Al
 
14
O
 
33
7.4.14Hydrocalumite
Ca
 
4
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
12
(Cl,CO
 
3
,OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
7.4.15Marokite
CaMn
 
2
O
 
4
7.4.16Ranciéite
(Ca,Mn)Mn
 
4
O
 
9
· 3H
 
2
O
7.4.17Hollandite
Ba(Mn
4+
6
Mn
3+
2
)O
 
16
7.4.18Romanèchite
(Ba,H
 
2
O)
 
2
Mn
 
5
O
 
10
7.4.19Todorokite
(Ca,K,Na,Mg,Ba,Mn)(Mn,Mg,Al)
 
6
O
 
12
· 3H
 
2
O

Other Names for Clinobehoite

Synonyms:
IMA1988-024
Other Languages:
German:Clinobehoit
Klinobehoit
Russian:Клинобехоит
Spanish:Clinobehoita

Other Information

Health Warning: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:

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American Mineralogist: 76: 666-667.

Soviet Physics – Doklady: 34: 187-189.

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  • Localities for Clinobehoite

    The 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. ? 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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