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|System:||Monoclinic||Colour:||light blue, greenish blue|
This page provides mineralogical data about Whelanite.
Classification of Whelanite
|IMA status:||Approved 1977|
|Explanation of status:||Approved by the IMA in 1977, but never published by the authors|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/D.07-20|
8 : Silicates
D : Unclassified silicates, mostly cations of small size Mg, Fe, Mn, Cu
07 : Ajoite series
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Type Occurrence of Whelanite
|Type Locality:||Bawana Mine (Old Hickory mine), Rocky District, Rocky Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA|
Physical Properties of Whelanite
|Colour:||light blue, greenish blue|
Crystallography of Whelanite
Chemical Properties of Whelanite
|Essential elements:||C, Ca, Cu, H, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||C, Ca, Cu, H, O, Si|
Relationship of Whelanite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Whelanite
|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 Whelanite
Murdoch, J. (1961): Crestmore, past and present. American Mineralogist 46, 245-257. [as Mineral Y; cf. http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-55440.html]
Hindman, J.R. (1985): PhD dissertation University of Utah
Elements October 2007, p. 360 [mention of approval]
Anthony R. Kampf, Stuart J. Mills, Stefano Merlino, Marco Pasero, Andrew M. McDonald, William B. Wray, and James R. Hindman: "Whelanite, Cu2+2Ca6[Si6O17(OH)](CO3)(OH)3(H2O)2, an (old) new mineral from the Bawana mine, Milford, Utah". Am. Mineral. (in press) [http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/Ammin/AM_Preprints.html]
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Localities for Whelanite
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.
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