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Clinobisvanite

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Formula:
Bi(VO
 
4
)
System:MonoclinicColour:yellow; orange
Name:In allusion to the crystallographic symmetry (monoCLINic) and composition, containing BISmuth and VANadium.
Polymorph of:Dreyerite, Pucherite


The monoclinic polymorph of Pucherite and Dreyerite.

A rare bismuth vanadate, often forming pseudo-tetragonal crystals.

Classification of Clinobisvanite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/A.19-30
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.AD.65

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
Dana 8th edition ID:38.4.7.1

38 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
4 : AXO4
Hey's CIM Ref.:21.3.11

21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
3 : Vanadates of Al, rare earths, Pb, V or Bi
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Type Occurrence of Clinobisvanite

Type Locality:Kempton Brothers Beryl Mine (Arthur River South pegmatite; Tobin Well pegmatite; Marloo No2 pegmatite; Marloo Well No2 pegmatite), Yinnietharra (Yinnietharra Station; Yinnetharra), Upper Gascoyne Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Government Chemical Labratories, Western Australia
Year of Discovery:1974

Physical Properties of Clinobisvanite

Lustre:Sub-Vitreous, Earthy
Colour:yellow; orange
Comment:very soft
Cleavage:Perfect
{010}
Density (calculated):6.95 g/cm3

Crystallography of Clinobisvanite

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:a = 5.19Å, b = 11.7Å, c = 5.09Å
β = 89.62°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.444 : 1 : 0.435
Unit Cell Volume:V 309.07 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Twinning:shows multiple twinning with cross hatching

Chemical Properties of Clinobisvanite

Formula:
Bi(VO
 
4
)
Simplified for copy/paste:Bi(VO4)
Essential elements:Bi, O, V
All elements listed in formula:Bi, O, V

Relationship of Clinobisvanite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.AD.05Nahpoite
Na
 
2
HPO
 
4
8.AD.10Monetite
Ca(HPO
 
4
)
8.AD.10Weilite
Ca(HAsO
 
4
)
8.AD.10Švenekite
Ca(H
 
2
AsO
 
4
)
 
2
8.AD.15Archerite
(K,NH
 
4
)(H
 
2
PO
 
4
)
8.AD.15Biphosphammite
(NH
 
4
,K)(H
 
2
PO
 
4
)
8.AD.20Phosphammite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
(HPO
 
4
)
8.AD.25Buchwaldite
NaCa(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.30Schultenite
Pb(HAsO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Chernovite-(Y)
Y(AsO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Dreyerite
Bi(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Ce)
Ce(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Y)
Y(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Y)
Y(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Pretulite
Sc(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Yb)
(Yb,Y,HREE)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(La)
La(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.40Pucherite
Bi(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.45Ximengite
Bi(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Gasparite-(Ce)
(Ce,REE)(AsO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Ce)
(Ce,La,Nd,Th)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Monazite-(La)
(La,Ce,Nd)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Nd)
(Nd,La,Ce)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Rooseveltite
Bi(AsO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Cheralite
(Ca,Ce)(Th,Ce)(PO
 
4
)
 
2
8.AD.50Monazite-(Sm)
(Sm,Gd,Ce,Th)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50UM2005-35-VO:CaFePSiTh
(Th,Ca)(VO
 
4
,SiO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
8.AD.55Tetrarooseveltite
Bi(AsO
 
4
)
8.AD.60Chursinite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
0.5
Hg
2+
 
(AsO
 
4
)
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
21.3.1Steigerite
Al(VO
 
4
) · 3H
 
2
O
21.3.2Alvanite
(Zn,Ni)Al
 
4
(V
5+
 
O
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
12
· 2H
 
2
O
21.3.3Metaschoderite
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)(VO
 
4
) · 6H
 
2
O
21.3.4Schoderite
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)(VO
 
4
) · 8H
 
2
O
21.3.5Satpaevite
Al
 
12
V
4+
2
V
5+
6
O
 
37
· 30H
 
2
O
21.3.6Vanalite
NaAl
 
8
V
 
10
O
 
38
· 30H
 
2
O
21.3.7Wakefieldite-(Ce)
Ce(VO
 
4
)
21.3.7Wakefieldite-(Y)
Y(VO
 
4
)
21.3.8Chervetite
Pb
 
2
(V
 
2
O
 
7
)
21.3.9Mottramite
PbCu(VO
 
4
)(OH)
21.3.10Descloizite
Pb(Zn,Cu)(VO
 
4
)(OH)
21.3.11Dreyerite
Bi(VO
 
4
)
21.3.11Pucherite
Bi(VO
 
4
)
21.3.12Schumacherite
Bi
 
3
(VO
 
4
)
 
2
O(OH)
21.3.13Namibite
Cu(BiO)
 
2
(VO
 
4
)(OH)
21.3.14Pottsite
HPbBi(VO
 
4
)
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
21.3.15Duhamelite
(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO
 
4
)(OH,O)

Other Names for Clinobisvanite

Synonyms:
IMA1973-040
Other Languages:
German:Clinobisvanit
Klinobisvanit
Spanish:Clinobisvanita

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 Clinobisvanite

Reference List:

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Bridge, P. J.; Pryce, M. W. (1974): Clinobisvanite, monoclinic bismuth vanadate (BiVO4), a new mineral from Yinnietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 39, 847-849.

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    Localities for Clinobisvanite

    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.
    Argentina
     
    • Córdoba
      • Punilla Department
        • Tanti
    Colombo, F. y Lira, R. (2006) Geología y mineralogía de algunas pegmatitas del borde oriental del distrito Punilla, Córdoba. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina 61:
      • San Javier Department
        • Las Tapias
          • Cerro Achala
    Australia
     
    • South Australia
      • Eyre Peninsula
        • Middleback Range
          • Iron Knob
    Australian Jour.Min. v.6, no. 1
      • Flinders Ranges
        • North Flinders Ranges
          • Arkaroola Region (Arkaroola Station)
    Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte und Abhandlungen (2002): 9, 401-411. ; Frost, R. L., Henry, D. A., Weier, M. L., & Martens, W. (2006). Raman spectroscopy of three polymorphs of BiVO4: clinobisvanite, dreyerite and pucherite, with comparisons to (VO4) 3‐bearing minerals: namibite, pottsite and schumacherite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 37(7), 722-732.
    • Western Australia
      • Coolgardie Shire
        • Nepean
    Eugene Carmichael collection ; Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974): Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVO4, a new mineral from Yinnietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39: 847-9
      • East Pilbara Shire
        • Shaw River District
    Pegmatites of Western Australia; Mark I Jacobson, Mark A Calderwood, Benjamin A Grguric; Hesperian Press, Perth, 2007
      • Menzies Shire
        • Menzies
    Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974): Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVO4, a new mineral from Yinnietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39: 847-9
      • Port Hedland Shire
    Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974): Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVO4, a new mineral from Yiennietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39: 847-9
      • Upper Gascoyne Shire
        • Yinnietharra (Yinnietharra Station; Yinnetharra)
    Pegmatites of Western Australia; M Jacobson, M Calderwood, B Grguric; Hesperian Press, 2007 Perth
    Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974): Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVO4, a new mineral from Yiennietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39: 847-9
      • Westonia Shire
        • Westonia
    Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974): Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVO4, a new mineral from Yiennietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39: 847-9
      • Yilgarn Shire
        • Southern Cross
    Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974): Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVO4, a new mineral from Yiennietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39: 847-9
    China
     
    • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
      • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
        • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
          • Fuyun Co. (Koktokay Co.)
    Mineralog. Zhurnal (1983) 5, 82-86
    France
     
    • Midi-Pyrénées
      • Tarn
        • Castelnau-de-Brassac
          • Fumade
    Lheur, C. & Meisser, N. (2013): Nouveautés à Fumade (Tarn): clinobisvanite, meurigite-K, sigloite et sudoite. Le Règne Minéral, 110, 52-53.
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
            • Rankach valley
    U. Kolitsch, J. Gröbner, G. Blaß, H.-W. Graf und A. Pring (2005): Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald (II): Dreyerit, Gasparit-(Ce), Klinobisvanit, Kobaltkoritnigit, Metatyuyamunit, Roscoelith, Sengierit, Vésigniéit und Wakefieldit. Lapis 30 (9), 35-39; 58. (in German)
    • Hesse
      • Odenwald
        • Lautertal (Odenwald)
          • Reichenbach
            • Borstein
    Petitjean, K. & Belendorff, K. (2000): Reichenbach im Odenwald: Die Minerale vom Fundpunkt 14.0. Lapis 25 (2): 13-30
            • Hohenstein
    Collection of Steffen Michalski, ex-collection and collected by Klaus PETITJEAN
    Petitjean, K. & Belendorff, K. (2000): Reichenbach im Odenwald: Die Minerale vom Fundpunkt 14.0. Lapis 25 (2): 13-30
    Lapis, 12 (10), 23-32+58.
    • Thuringia
      • Vogtland
        • Hirschberg
          • Ullersreuth
    T. Witzke et al.: Lapis 2001(12), 13-27
    Japan
     
    • Kyushu Region
      • Fukuoka Prefecture
    Matsubara, S. and Miyawaki, R. (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals. (National Science Museum, Tokyo); Uehara, S., et al. (2014) Minerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages)
    Madagascar
     
    • Antananarivo Province
      • Vakinankaratra Region
        • Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area)
          • Manandona Valley
    Extra Lapis nr 17. Madagascar p 4 (german edition)]
    Mozambique
     
    • Zambezia Province
      • Alto Ligonha District
        • Mutala pegmatite area
    Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974): Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVo4, a new mineral from Yiennietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39: 847-9
    Namibia
     
    • Erongo Region
      • Karibib District
        • Okongava Ost Farm 72
    Bideaux, R, 2000, Handbook of Mineralogy, v. 4, p. 116.
    • Kunene Region
      • Khorixas District
        • Mesopotamia Copper Valley
    Gerhard Niedermayr: Mesopotamia 504 - die Typlokalität des Namibit; Niedermayr, G.(2001): Mesopotamia 504 - die Typlokalität des Namibit. In: S. Jahn, O. Medenbach, G. Niedermayr, G. Schneider: Namibia - Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle (1 Edition, in German), 97-99
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
        • Dos Cabezas Mts
          • Dos Cabezas (Two Heads) District
            • Comstock Mine area
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 176.
    • California
      • Plumas Co.
        • Diamond Mts
          • Last Chance District
            • Adams Peak
    Dunning, G.E., Cooper, J.F. (2005) Mineralogy of the Spring Creek area, Last Chance mining district, Plumas County, California. Axis: 1: 1-30.
    Dunning, G.E., Cooper, J.F. (2005) Mineralogy of the Spring Creek area, Last Chance mining district, Plumas County, California. Axis: 1: 1-30.
      • Riverside Co.
        • Jurupa Mts
          • Jurupa
    MinRec 15:273-290
      • San Diego Co.
    Foord, E. E. (1996), Clinobisvanite, eulytite, and namibite from the Pala pegmatite district, San Diego Co., California, USA. Miner. Mag. 60, 387.
          • Pala
            • Chief Mountain
    Mineralogical Record (2002): 33(5): 388.; Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 387-388
    Mark Mauthner; not yet published
            • Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill)
    [MinRecord 29:164]
    • Nevada
      • Churchill Co.
        • Chalk Mountain District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Lander Co.
        • Spencer Hot Springs District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Mineralogical Magazine 1988 52 : 389-390; Frost, R. L., Henry, D. A., Weier, M. L., & Martens, W. (2006). Raman spectroscopy of three polymorphs of BiVO4: clinobisvanite, dreyerite and pucherite, with comparisons to (VO4) 3‐bearing minerals: namibite, pottsite and schumacherite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 37(7), 722-732.
    • South Dakota
      • Custer Co.
        • Custer District
          • Custer
    R&M 75:3 pp 156-169
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