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Cyrilovite

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Formula:
NaFe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
System:TetragonalColour:Bright yellow, ...
Hardness:4
Member of:Wardite Group
Name:For the type location
Isostructural with:Wardite


Wardite Group.
The Fe analogue of wardite.

Classification of Cyrilovite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/D.51-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.DL.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
L : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 2:1
Dana 8th edition ID:42.7.8.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
7 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Hey's CIM Ref.:19.14.1

19 : Phosphates
14 : Phosphates of Fe and other metals
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Type Occurrence of Cyrilovite

Type Locality:Cyrilov phosphate pegmatite (Cyrillhof), Velké Meziříčí, Vysočina Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic
Year of Discovery:1953

Occurrences of Cyrilovite

Geological Setting:Accessory mineral in granitic pegmatites

Physical Properties of Cyrilovite

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Translucent
Colour:Bright yellow, honey-yellow, orange to brownish yellow, brown
Streak:Yellow
Hardness (Mohs):4
Fracture:Conchoidal
Density (measured):3.081 - 3.096 g/cm3
Density (calculated):3.114 g/cm3

Crystallography of Cyrilovite

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Class (H-M):4 2 2 - Trapezohedral
Space Group:P41 21 2
Cell Parameters:a = 7.313(2) Å, c = 19.315(3) Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 2.641
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,032.97 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:4
Morphology:Thick tabular crystals, also pyramidal, pseudo-octahedral, radiating botryoidal aggregates or crusts.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
4.77 (50)
4.74 (100)
3.12 (60)
3.09 (80)
3.00 (80)
2.83 (40)
2.59 (80)
2.11 (40)

Optical Data of Cyrilovite

Type:Uniaxial (-)
RI values: nω = 1.802 - 1.805 nε = 1.769 - 1.775
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.033

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Very High
Pleochroism:Weak
Comments:O= deep yellow to yellow
E= colorless to yellow

Chemical Properties of Cyrilovite

Formula:
NaFe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2O
Essential elements:Fe, H, Na, O, P
All elements listed in formula:Fe, H, Na, O, P

Relationship of Cyrilovite to other Species

Member of:Wardite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Millisite
(Na,K)CaAl
 
6
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
9
· 3H
 
2
O
Wardite
NaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.DL.05Foggite
CaAl(PO
 
4
)(OH)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
8.DL.10Millisite
(Na,K)CaAl
 
6
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
9
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.10Wardite
NaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Agardite-(Nd)
NdCu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Agardite-(Y)
(Y,Ca)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(AsO
 
4
,HAsO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Agardite-(Ce)
CeCu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Agardite-(La)
(La,Ce)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Goudeyite
(Al,Y)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Mixite
BiCu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Petersite-(Y)
(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu
 
6
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Zálesíite
(Ca,Y)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
,AsO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Plumboagardite
(Pb,REE,Ca)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
,AsO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Calciopetersite
CaCu
 
6
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(HPO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.20Cheremnykhite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(VO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
8.DL.20Dugganite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
8.DL.20Kuksite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
8.DL.20Wallkilldellite-(Mn)
Ca
 
2
Mn
2+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 9H
 
2
O
8.DL.20Wallkilldellite-(Fe)
(Ca,Cu)
 
4
Fe
2+
6
(AsO
 
4
,SiO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH,O)
 
8
· 18H
 
2
O
8.DL.25Angastonite
CaMgAl
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
19.14.2Kidwellite
NaFe
3+
9
(PO
 
4
)
 
6
(OH)
 
11
· 3H
 
2
O
19.14.3Rosemaryite
(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe
2+
 
)(Fe
3+
 
,Mg)Al(PO
 
4
)
 
3
19.14.4Wyllieite
(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Fe,Mg)Al(PO
 
4
)
 
3
19.14.5Ferrowyllieite
(Na,Ca,Mn)(Fe,Mn)(Fe,Fe,Mg)Al(PO
 
4
)
 
3
19.14.6Natrodufrénite
NaFe
2+
 
Fe
3+
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.7Leucophosphite
KFe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
19.14.8Spheniscidite
(NH
 
4
,K)(Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
19.14.9Burangaite
NaFe
2+
 
Al
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.10Satterlyite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)(OH,O)
19.14.11Ushkovite
MgFe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
19.14.12Garyansellite
(Mg,Fe)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,O) · 1.5H
 
2
O
19.14.13Thadeuite
Ca(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,F)
 
2
19.14.14Anapaite
Ca
 
2
Fe
2+
 
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
19.14.15Xanthoxenite
Ca
 
4
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
19.14.16Calcioferrite
Ca
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH) · 7H
 
2
O
19.14.17Mitridatite
Ca
 
2
Fe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
O
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
19.14.18Mélonjosephite
CaFe
2+
 
Fe
3+
 
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
19.14.19Delvauxite
CaFe
 
4
(PO
 
4
,SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
8
· 4-6H
 
2
O not confirmed ·
19.14.20Collinsite
Ca
 
2
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.21Segelerite
Ca
 
2
Mg
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
19.14.22Kingsmountite
Ca
 
4
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)Al
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
6
(OH)
 
4
· 12H
 
2
O
19.14.23Vauxite
Fe
2+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
19.14.24Metavauxite
Fe
2+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
19.14.25Paravauxite
Fe
2+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
19.14.26Sigloite
Fe
3+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
3
· 7H
 
2
O
19.14.27Cacoxenite
Fe
3+
24
Al(PO
 
4
)
 
17
O
 
6
(OH)
 
12
· 17H
 
2
O
19.14.28Koninckite
Fe
3+
 
PO
 
4
· 3H
 
2
O
19.14.29Lazulite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
19.14.30Scorzalite
Fe
2+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
19.14.31Souzalite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
(Al,Fe
3+
 
)
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.32Gormanite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg)
 
3
(Al,Fe
3+
 
)
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.33Zaïrite
Bi(Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6

Other Names for Cyrilovite

Synonyms:
Avelinoite
Other Languages:
German:Avelinoit
Cyrilovit
Russian:Цириловит
Spanish:Avelinoita
Cyrilovita

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 Cyrilovite

Reference List:

- +
Lindberg, M.L. (1957) Relationship of the minerals avelinoite, cyrilovite, and wardite. American Mineralogist: 42: 204–213.

American Mineralogist (1957): 42: 586. (avelinoite = cyrilovite).

Cozzupoli, D., O. Grubessi, A. Mottana, and P.F. Zanazzi (1987): Cyrilovite from Italy; structure and crystal chemistry. Mineral. Petrol., 37, 1–14.

Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W., and Nichols, M.C. (2000) Handbook of Mineralogy, Volume IV. Arsenates, Phosphates, Vanadates. Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson, AZ, 680pp.: 134.

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  • Localities for Cyrilovite

    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
    Colombo, F. & Lira, Y.F. (2006): Cyrilovita y eosforita en la pegmatitita granítica “Gigante”, Córdoba, Argentina. Congreso; VIII Congreso de Mineralogía y Metalogenia 2006
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Kennedy Co.
        • Northparkes Mine (Goonumbla Mine; Endeavour Mine)
    A.L. McLean, J.Chapman, J.L. Sharpe and P.A. Williams (2004): The mineralogy of the oxidised zone of the E26 orebody at Northparkes, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 10, 53-57.
      • Yancowinna Co.
        • Broken Hill
    Australian Mineralogist (1997): 3: 1.
    • South Australia
      • Eyre peninsula
        • Middleback Range
          • Iron Duke Complex
    Francis, G.L., 2010. Minerals from the South Middleback Range deposits 2003-2008. (self published) 44pp.
    Francis, G.L., 2010. Minerals from the South Middleback Range deposits 2003-2008. (self published) 44pp.
          • Iron Knob
    No reference listed
      • Mt Lofty Ranges
        • North Mt Lofty Ranges
          • Barossa Valley
            • Angaston
    Segnit, E. R., Watts, J. A. & Peisley, V. (1981): Mineralogy of the rock phosphate deposit at Moculta, South Australia. Austral. Mineral. 1 (35), 179-186.
          • Kapunda
    Frost, R.L., S.J. Mills, and K.L. Erickson, (2004), Thermal decomposition of peisleyite: a thermogravimetry and hot stage Raman spectroscopic study. Thermochimica Acta, 419(1-2): p. 109-114.
          • Robertstown
          • Truro
    Francis, G.L., Peisley, V., 2012. Minerals from Penrice quarry and the phosphate deposits Klemms and St Kitts, Angaston, South Australia. (self published).
      • Olary Province
        • Boolcoomatta Reserve (Boolcoomata Station; Boolcoomatta)
    Lottermoser, B.G., and Lu, J. (1997): Mineralogy and Petrology 59, 1-19.
    • Victoria
      • Buloke Shire
        • Wycheproof
      • Castlemaine
        • Campbells Creek
    P. Sutton (2007): Cyrilovite and natrodufrenite from near Campbells Creek, Victoria. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 13(2), 65-71.
      • City of Greater Shepparton
        • Dookie
          • Ascot Hills
    Jo Price Collection
      • Swan Hill Rural City
    No reference listed
    • Western Australia
      • Meekatharra Shire
        • Milgun Station
    Peter Downes, WA Museum
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Millstatt lake ridge
        • Spittal
          • Wolfsberg
    Walter F. & Ettinger, K. (2004): 1359) Cyrilovit vom Pegmatit-Steinbruch am Wolfsberg bei Spittal a.d. Drau. Kärnten. Pp. 227-228 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2004): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIII. Carinthia II, 194./114.: 217-257.
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Doce valley
        • Conselheiro Pena
    Canadian Mlneralogist Vol. 20, pp. 87-89 (1982)
    sergio varvello
    was listed for Jocão Mine
    luigi chiappino specimen
        • Divino das Laranjeiras
          • Linópolis
    EJM 22,459(2010)
        • Galiléia
          • Laranjeiras
    [MinRec 12:69]
          • Sapucaia do Norte
    AmMin 89:1087
    Cassedanne, J.P. & Baptista, A. (1999): Famous Mineral Localities: The Sapucaia Pegmatite Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mineralogical Record, 30: 347-360 + 365
    • Paraíba
      • Borborema mineral province
        • Frei Martinho
    [MinRec 22:183]
    Czech Republic
     
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Vysočina Region
        • Velké Meziříčí
    Acta Acad.Sci.Nat. Moravo-Silesiae (1953) 25, 325-336
    France
     
    • Auvergne
      • Allier
        • Ébreuil
          • Échassières
    Uwe Kolitsch (SXRD-analysis of Gert Schöneborn and Heinz Förch samples)
    Le Règne Minéral, (33), 5-25.
      • Puy-de-Dôme
        • Puy-Guillaume
          • Lachaux
    Patrice Queneau Collection
    • Midi-Pyrénées
      • Aveyron
        • La Capelle-Bleys
    Gayraud, L., Gineste, C., Bernadi, G. & Johannet, J.-M. (2011) - Bleys et Puech de Compolibat: deux localités minéralogiques remarquables du massif de leucogranite de La Capelle-Bleys (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 111(1), 7-23
    • Poitou-Charentes
      • Deux-Sèvres
        • Le Temple
    Le Cahier des micromonteurs, 2002, N°75, pp 8-25
    Germany
     
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Fichtelgebirge
          • Tröstau
            • Leupoldsdorf
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
          • Weißenstadt
            • Großer Waldstein
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
      • Upper Palatinate
        • Oberpfälzer Wald
          • Vohenstrauß
            • Waidhaus
              • Hagendorf
    http://www.berthold-weber.de/h_miner.htm
    • Hesse
      • Taunus
        • Bad Camberg
          • Eisenbach
    Lapis 33 (7-8) 77 (2008) [in German abs. of original description of pattersonite]
    • Saxony
      • Oberlausitz
        • Görlitz
          • Rengersdorf
    T. Witzke & T. Giesler (1997): Neufunde aus Sachsen (VI): Churchit-(Y), Cyrilovit, Faustit, Kidwellit, Meurigit und Nickelhexahydrit aus der Lausitz.- Lapis 22, 9, 36-38
    Italy
     
    • Sardinia
      • Oristano Province
        • Bosa
    Conti-Vecchi G. & Stara P. (1991) Minerali della Sardegna, Edition Della Torre, Cagliari, 276 p
    Madagascar
     
    • Fianarantsoa Province
      • Amoron'i Mania Region
        • Ampandramaika-Malakialina Pegmatite Field
          • Ambatofinandrahana District
    Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la Minéralogie de Madagascar. Annales Géologiques de Madagascar XXIX, Tananarive, p.32
    Namibia
     
    • Erongo Region
      • Karibib District
        • Tsaobismund Farm 85
    Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 513 pp (in English).
        • Usakos
    Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 409 (in English).
    Keller, P. (1974): Phosphatmineralien aus Pegmatiten Sudwestafrikas, Der Aufschluss 25,577-591(1974)
    • Karas Region
      • Karasburg District
    Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 384 pp. (in English)
    Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 384 pp. (in English)
    Portugal
     
    • Guarda District
      • Sabugal
        • Bendada
    Schnorrer-Köhler (1991), Mineral Occurrences.
    Pedro Alves collection
    • Viseu District
      • Mangualde
      • Vouzela
        • Carvalhal de Vermilhas
    Rwanda
     
    • Southern Province
      • Gitarama – Kibuye Road
    CanMin 42:697-704 (2004)
    Spain
     
    • Extremadura
      • Cáceres
        • Zarza la Mayor
    Viñals, J. and Calvo, M. (2011). Secondary phosphates of La Paloma mine, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Spain. Mineral Up 2 (5), 8-31.
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • St Austell District
          • Treverbyn
            • Stenalees
    Mineralogical Magazine 1996 60 : 517-518.
    USA
     
    • Florida
      • Polk Co.
        • Central Florida Phosphate District (Bone Valley)
          • Homeland
    Denicourt, R., Micromounters of New England program, NE meeting program, May 1984; Marc V. Hurst (2012) Central Florida Phosphate District. Southeastern Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook No. 57
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt Co.
        • Buffalo Mountain District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
        • Iron Point District
          • Valmy
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • North Carolina
      • Cleveland Co.
        • Kings Mountain District
    Rocks and Minerals, (1985) 60:76-82
    • South Dakota
      • Custer Co.
        • Custer District
          • Fourmile
    Rocks & Minerals: 75(3): 156-169.
    Uzbekistan
     
    • Kyzylkum Desert
      • Kokpatas village
    Mineraly Uzbekistana(Minerals of the Uzbekistan) - izd."FAN" UzbSSR-vol.1-4 - 1976-1977
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