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Betty Jo Claim, Nevada District, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
© 2005 M. Kampf
Identical with calderonite (U. Kolitsch, unpublished data; discreditation proposal to be submitted to IMA).
Classification of Heyite
|IMA status:||Approved 1971|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||7/B.34-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||8.BK.20|
8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
K : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 2:1, 2.5:1
|Dana 8th edition ID:||22.214.171.124|
41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : (AB)7(XO4)2Zq
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||21.4.20|
21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
4 : Vanadates of U, Mn, Fe or Ni
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Type Occurrence of Heyite
|Type Locality:||Betty Jo Claim, Nevada District, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA|
|Year of Discovery:||1971|
Physical Properties of Heyite
Crystallography of Heyite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 8.91Å, b = 6.01Å, c = 7.73Å|
β = 111.88°
|Ratio:||a:b:c = 1.483 : 1 : 1.286|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 384.12 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Heyite
|RI values:||nα = 2.185 nβ = 2.219 nγ = 2.266|
|2V:||Measured: 89° , Calculated: 84°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.081|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Surface Relief:||Very High|
Chemical Properties of Heyite
|Essential elements:||Fe, O, Pb, V|
|All elements listed in formula:||Fe, O, Pb, V|
Relationship of Heyite to other Species
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Other Names for Heyite
|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 Heyite
Williams, S.A. (1973): Heyite, Pb5Fe2(VO4)2O4, a new mineral from Nevada. Mineralogical Magazine: 39, 65-68.
American Mineralogist: 59: 382.
Internet Links for Heyite
Localities for Heyite
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(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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