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Glucine

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Formula:
CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4 · 0.5H2O
Colour:
White, light yellow
This page provides mineralogical data about Glucine.

Classification of Glucine

Approved
8.DA.45

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
A : With small (and occasionally larger) cations
42.4.10.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
4 : (AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
19.3.5

19 : Phosphates
3 : Phosphates of Be and Mg
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First Recorded Occurrence of Glucine

Year of Discovery:
1963

Physical Properties of Glucine

Colour:
White, light yellow

Optical Data of Glucine

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.547 nβ = 1.555 nγ = 1.571
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.024
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of Glucine

Formula:
CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4 · 0.5H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Glucine to other Species

8.DA.05BearsiteBe2(AsO4)(OH) · 4H2O
8.DA.05MoraesiteBe2(PO4)(OH) · 4H2O
8.DA.10RoscheriteCa2Mn52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
8.DA.10ZanazziiteCa2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
8.DA.10GreifensteiniteCa2Fe52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
8.DA.10AtencioiteCa2Fe32+Mg2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
8.DA.10RuifrancoiteCa22(Fe3+,Mn2+,Mg)4Be4(PO4)6(OH)4(OH,H2O)2 · 4H2O
8.DA.10GuimarãesiteCa2(Zn,Mg,Fe2+)5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
8.DA.10FootemineiteCa2Mn2+Mn22+Mn22+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
8.DA.15UraloliteCa2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 5H2O
8.DA.20WeinebeneiteCaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
8.DA.25TiptopiteK2(Na,Ca)2Li3Be6(PO4)6(OH)2 · H2O
8.DA.30Veszelyite(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
8.DA.35Kipushite(Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6 · H2O
8.DA.35Philipsburgite(Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6 · H2O
8.DA.40SpenceriteZn4(PO4)2(OH)2 · 3H2O
8.DA.50Ianbruceite[Zn2(OH)(H2O)(AsO4)](H2O)2
19.3.1MoraesiteBe2(PO4)(OH) · 4H2O
19.3.2BerylloniteNaBePO4
19.3.3HurlbutiteCaBe2(PO4)2
19.3.4HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
19.3.6FransoletiteCa3Be2(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2O
19.3.7UraloliteCa2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 5H2O
19.3.9PahasapaiteLi8(Ca,Li,K)10.5Be24(PO4)24 · 38H2O
19.3.10TiptopiteK2(Na,Ca)2Li3Be6(PO4)6(OH)2 · H2O
19.3.11GainesiteNa(Na,K)(Be,Li)Zr2(PO4)4 · 1.5-2H2O
19.3.12RoscheriteCa2Mn52+Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
19.3.13Faheyite(Mn,Mg,Na)Be2Fe2(PO4)4 · 6H2O
19.3.14FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2
19.3.15HoltedahliteMg2(PO4)(OH)
19.3.16AlthausiteMg4(PO4)2(OH,O)(F,☐)
19.3.17NewberyiteMg(HPO4) · 3H2O
19.3.18PhosphorrössleriteMg(HPO4) · 7H2O
19.3.19BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
19.3.20Barićite(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
19.3.21Panethite(Na,Ca)2(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)2
19.3.22Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2O
19.3.23Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
19.3.24Hannayite(NH4)2Mg3H4(PO4)4 · 8H2O

Other Names for Glucine

Name in Other Languages:
German:Glucin

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Glucine

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1964): 49: 1152.

Internet Links for Glucine

Localities for Glucine

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Kamensk-Ural'skii
N.A. Grigoriev, Zap. Vses. Mineral. Ob. , 1964, 92 (6), 691.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
USA
 
  • Maine
    • Oxford Co.
      • Paris
King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, Descriptive Mineralogy, volume 1, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, USA, pp. 418 + 88 plates. Mineralogical Record 22:382
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