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Santabarbaraite

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Formula:
Fe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
3
· 5H
 
2
O
System:AmorphousColour:brown, yellowish-brown
Name:Named for the type locality in the Santa Barbara mining district and for St. Barbara (4th century)
This page provides mineralogical data about Santabarbaraite.

Classification of Santabarbaraite

IMA status:Approved 2000
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/D.11-105
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.CE.80

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O about 1:2.5
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Type Occurrence of Santabarbaraite

Type Locality:Santa Barbara lignite District, Cavriglia, Valdarno (Val d'Arno), Arezzo Province, Tuscany, Italy
Geological Setting of type material:pseudomorphous after vivianite

Physical Properties of Santabarbaraite

Lustre:Vitreous, Greasy
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Translucent
Colour:brown, yellowish-brown
Streak:yellow to yellowish-brown
Tenacity:Brittle
Cleavage:None Observed
Parting:parting according to the vivianite cleavage
Fracture:Conchoidal

Crystallography of Santabarbaraite

Crystal System:Amorphous

Optical Data of Santabarbaraite

Type:Isotropic
RI values: n = 1.695
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.000 - Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:High

Chemical Properties of Santabarbaraite

Formula:
Fe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
3
· 5H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Fe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3·5H2O
Essential elements:Fe, H, O, P
All elements listed in formula:Fe, H, O, P

Relationship of Santabarbaraite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.CE.05Chudobaite
(Mg,Zn)
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 10H
 
2
O
8.CE.05Geigerite
Mn
2+
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 10H
 
2
O
8.CE.10Newberyite
Mg(HPO
 
4
) · 3H
 
2
O
8.CE.15Brassite
Mg(HAsO
 
4
) · 4H
 
2
O
8.CE.20Phosphorrösslerite
Mg(HPO
 
4
) · 7H
 
2
O
8.CE.20Rösslerite
Mg(HAsO
 
4
) · 7H
 
2
O
8.CE.25Metaswitzerite
Mn
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
8.CE.25Switzerite
(Mn,Fe)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 7H
 
2
O
8.CE.30Lindackerite
CuCu
 
4
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8-9H
 
2
O
8.CE.30Ondrušite
CaCu
 
4
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 10H
 
2
O
8.CE.30Veselovskýite
ZnCu
 
4
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 9H
 
2
O
8.CE.30Pradetite
CoCu
 
4
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 9H
 
2
O
8.CE.30Klajite
MnCu
 
4
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 9-10H
 
2
O
8.CE.35Bobierrite
Mg
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Annabergite
Ni
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Arupite
Ni
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Barićite
(Mg,Fe)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Erythrite
Co
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Ferrisymplesite
Fe
3+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
3
· 5H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Hörnesite
Mg
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Köttigite
Zn
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Manganohörnesite
(Mn,Mg)
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Parasymplesite
Fe
2+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Vivianite
Fe
2+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.40Pakhomovskyite
Co
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.45Symplesite
Fe
2+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.50Cattiite
Mg
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 22H
 
2
O
8.CE.55Koninckite
Fe
3+
 
PO
 
4
· 3H
 
2
O
8.CE.60Kaňkite
FeAsO
 
4
· 3.5H
 
2
O
8.CE.65Steigerite
Al(VO
 
4
) · 3H
 
2
O
8.CE.70Metaschoderite
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)(VO
 
4
) · 6H
 
2
O
8.CE.70Schoderite
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)(VO
 
4
) · 8H
 
2
O
8.CE.75Malhmoodite
FeZr(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
8.CE.75Zigrasite
MgZr(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
8.CE.75Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Zigrasite)
CaZr[PO
 
4
]
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
8.CE.85Metaköttigite
(Zn,Fe,Fe)
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 8(H
 
2
O,OH)

Other Names for Santabarbaraite

Synonyms:
BosphoriteIMA2000-052Oxykerchenite
Other Languages:
German:Santabarbarait
Simplified Chinese:羟水磷铁石
Spanish:Santabarbaraita
Traditional Chinese:羥水磷鐵石

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 Santabarbaraite

Reference List:

- +
Pratesi, G., C. Cipriani, G. Giuli. & W. Birch (2003): "Santabarbaraite: a new amorphous phosphate mineral", European Journal of Mineralogy: 15: 185-192.

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  • Localities for Santabarbaraite

    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.
    Australia
     
    • Victoria
      • Wannon
        • Wannon River
    G. Pratesi, C. Cipriani, G. Giuli. & W. Birch (2003): Santabarbaraite: a new amorphous phosphate mineral.- Eur. J. Mineral. 15, 185-192
    Cameroon
     
    • Adamaoua Region
      • Adamaoua Plateau (Adamawa Plateau)
    FRANSOLET, A.-M., OUSTRIERE, P., FONTAN, F. & PILLARD, F. (1984) La mantiennéite, une nouvelle espèce minérale du gisement de vivianite d'Anloua, Cameroun. Bulletin de Minéralogie 107, 737-744.
    Germany
     
    • Bavaria
      • Upper Palatinate
        • Oberpfälzer Wald
          • Vohenstrauß
            • Waidhaus
    M.E. Ciriotti - 05.06.2008 - Probed
    • Hesse
      • Wetzlar
        • Weilburg
          • Essershausen
    Blaß, G. & Möhn, G. (2010): Neue Mineralien von der Grube Mark bei Essershausen im Taunus. Mineralien-Welt 21 (2), 26-29.
    Italy
     
    • Tuscany
      • Arezzo Province
        • Valdarno (Val d'Arno)
          • Cavriglia
    G. Pratesi, C. Cipriani, G. Giuli. & W. Birch (2003): Santabarbaraite: a new amorphous phosphate mineral.- Eur. J. Mineral. 15, 185-192
    Roberto Bosi
    Ukraine
     
    • Crimea Oblast'
      • Crimea peninsula
    Geologiya SSSR (The geology of USSR) (1969) - Nedra (Moscou), 1969, vol. VIII, 575 p.
          • Kerchenskyi (Fe)-ore basin
    Chukanov, Nikita, "Minerals of the Kersh iron-ore basin in Eastern Crimea", Mineralogical Almanac (2005), 8, p.70-72; P Haas collection
    not refered listen
    Arbuzov V.A. et al. (1967) Kerch Iron-Ore Basin (Kerchenskii Zhelezorydny Bassein)/ - Moscow:Nedra. - 576 h/ (Rus.)
    Chukanov Nikita V. (2005) Minerals of the Kerch iron0ore basin in Eastern Crimea. - Mineralogical Almanac, vol.8, 109 p.; Popov S.P. (1938) Mineralogy of the Crimea (Mineralogiya Kryma). Moscow-Leningrad:izd-vo AN SSSR, 352 p. (Rus.) Chukanov Nikita V. (2005). Minerals of the Kerch iron-ore basin in Eastern Crimea. Mineralogical Almanac, vol.8, 109 p. (Eng.)
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