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Jeremejevite

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Formula:
Al
 
6
(BO
 
3
)
 
5
(F,OH)
 
3
System:HexagonalColour:Colourless, light yellow ...
Hardness:7
Name:After Pavel Vladimirovitch Jeremejev (1830-1899), Russian mineralogist and engineer.


A synthetic OH-analogue is known (Stachiowak & Schreyer, 1998).

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Classification of Jeremejevite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:5/G.05-30
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:6.AB.15

6 : BORATES
A : Monoborates
B : BO3, with additional anions; 1(D) + OH, etc.
Dana 8th edition ID:25.8.1.1

25 : ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
8 : Miscellaneous
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Type Occurrence of Jeremejevite

Type Locality:Soktuj Gora (Mount Soktuj), Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem mines, Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk), Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Year of Discovery:1883
Geological Setting of type material:Granitic debris.
Associated Minerals at type locality:
QuartzOrthoclase

Physical Properties of Jeremejevite

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent
Colour:Colourless, light yellow brown, aquamarine blue; colourless in transmitted light
Hardness (Mohs):7
Cleavage:None Observed
Fracture:Conchoidal
Density (measured):3.28 g/cm3
Density (calculated):3.27 g/cm3

Crystallography of Jeremejevite

Crystal System:Hexagonal
Class (H-M):6/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:P63/m
Cell Parameters:a = 8.5591(3) Å, c = 8.1814(6) Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.956
Unit Cell Volume:V 519.06 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:2
Morphology:Crystals long prismatic, elongated [0001]. Terminations rounded, irregular, or indented at times and the prism faces modified by vicinal planes.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
4.282 (100)
3.791 (57)
2.650 (33)
2.470 (30)
2.196 (35)
2.055 (44)
1.391 (30)

Optical Data of Jeremejevite

Type:Uniaxial (-)
RI values: nω = 1.653 nε = 1.640
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.013

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate

Chemical Properties of Jeremejevite

Formula:
Al
 
6
(BO
 
3
)
 
5
(F,OH)
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:Al6(BO3)5(F,OH)3
Essential elements:Al, B, F, O
All elements listed in formula:Al, B, F, H, O

Relationship of Jeremejevite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
6.AB.05Hambergite
Be
 
2
(BO
 
3
)(OH)
6.AB.10Berborite
Be
 
2
(BO
 
3
)(OH,F) · H
 
2
O
6.AB.20Warwickite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
Ti(BO
 
3
)
 
2
O
 
2
6.AB.20Yuanfuliite
Mg(Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Al,Ti,Mg)(BO
 
3
)O
6.AB.25Karlite
Mg
 
7
(BO
 
3
)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
5
6.AB.30Azoproite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Ti,Mg)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.30Bonaccordite
Ni
 
2
Fe
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.30Fredrikssonite
Mg
 
2
(Mn
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.30Ludwigite
Mg
 
2
Fe
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.30Vonsenite
Fe
2+
2
Fe
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.35Pinakiolite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
Mn
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.40Blatterite
(Mn
2+
 
,Mg)
 
2
(Mn
3+
 
,Sb
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.40Chestermanite
Mg
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Mn
3+
 
,Al,Sb
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.40Orthopinakiolite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
Mn
3+
 
(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.40Takéuchiite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
(Mn
3+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.45Hulsite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg)
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Sn)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.45Magnesiohulsite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Sn,Mg)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.45Aluminomagnesiohulsite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
(Al,Mg,Sn)(BO
 
3
)O
 
2
6.AB.50Fluoborite
Mg
 
3
(BO
 
3
)(F,OH)
 
3
6.AB.50Hydroxylborite
Mg
 
3
(BO
 
3
)(OH)
 
3
6.AB.55Shabynite
Mg
 
5
(BO
 
3
)(OH)
 
5
(Cl,OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
6.AB.55Wightmanite
Mg
 
5
(BO
 
3
)O(OH)
 
5
· 2H
 
2
O
6.AB.60Gaudefroyite
Ca
 
4
Mn
3+
2-3
(BO
 
3
)
 
3
(CO
 
3
)(O,OH)
 
3
6.AB.65Sakhaite
Ca
 
12
Mg
 
4
(BO
 
3
)
 
7
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
Cl
6.AB.70Harkerite
Ca
 
12
Mg
 
4
Al(BO
 
3
)
 
3
(SiO
 
4
)
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
6.AB.75Pertsevite-(F)
Mg
 
2
(BO
 
3
)(F,OH)
6.AB.75Pertsevite-(OH)
Mg
 
2
(BO
 
3
)(OH)
6.AB.80Jacquesdietrichite
Cu
 
2
(H
 
2
BO
 
3
)(OH)
 
3
6.AB.85Painite
CaZrAl
 
9
(BO
 
3
)O
 
15

Other Names for Jeremejevite

Synonyms:
EremeeviteEremeyeviteJeremeieviteJéréméiéwiteJeremejeffite
JeremejewiteYeremeyevite
Other Languages:
German:Eichwaldit
Eremeevit
Jeremeievit
Jéréméiéwit
Jeremeiewit
Jeremejeffit
Jeremejevit
Jeremejewit
Russian:Еремеевит
Spanish:Eremeevita
Jeremeievita
Jéréméiéwita
Jeremejeffita
Jeremejevita

Other Information

Electrical:Piezoelectric.
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 Jeremejevite

Reference List:

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Damour (1883) Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie: 6: 20 (as Jeremeiewit).

Websky (1883) Sitzungsberichte der Deutchen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin (Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse): 671 (as Eichwaldit).

Websky (1884) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Heidelberg, Stuttgart: I: 1.

Klein (1891) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Heidelberg, Stuttgart: I: 84.

Gossner and Kraus (1934) Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Stuttgart: 348.

Strunz (1938) Inaugural Dissertation, University of Berlin.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 330-332.

American Mineralogist (1982): 67: 1081.

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1983): 165: 255-260.

Scalisi, P., D. Cook, (1983) Classic Mineral Localities of the World: Asia and Australia, Van Nostrand: 150-160.

Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).

Stachowiak, A., Schreyer, W. (1998): Synthesis, stability and breakdown products of the hydroxyl end member of jeremejevite in the system Al2O3–B2O3–H2O. Eur. J. Mineral. 10, 875–888.

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    Localities for Jeremejevite

    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.
    Burma (Myanmar)
     
    • Mandalay Division
      • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
        • Mogok Township
          • Kyatpyin North
    Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
    Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
          • Mogok Valley
    Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
          • Pein-Pyit (Painpyit; Pyan Pyit)
    Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
    • Shan State
      • Kyaukme District
        • Momeik Township
    Niedermayr, G. & Jahn, S. (2010): Mineralientage München 2010. Mineralien Welt, 21: 19
    Germany
     
    • Rhineland-Palatinate
      • Eifel
        • Andernach
          • Eich
    Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors
        • Daun
          • Üdersdorf
    Beyer, H., Schnorrer-Köhler, G., Jeremejewit-Neufund in der Eifel und die Beteiligung von Bor bei der Mineralbildung in Schlackenauswürflingen der Eifeler Vulkane, Der Aufschluss 32, 125-129, 1981
        • Kelberg
          • Drees
    Schüller, W., Die Mineralien des Niveligsberges bei Drees in der Eifel, Der Aufschluß SB 33, 1990
        • Mendig
          • Bell
    Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors; Blaß, G. & Kruijen, F. (2013): Die Mineralogischen Neuigkeiten aus der Vulkaneifel. Mineralien-Welt 24 (3), 33-41.
        • Niederzissen
          • Burgbrohl
    Blass, G., Graf, H.W., Kolitsch, U., Neue Funde aus der Vulkaneifel - ein Rückblick auf die Sammelsaison 2002, Mineralien-Welt 13/5, 2003
        • Polch
          • Ochtendung
    Lapis 1988(7+8), 70-72
    Madagascar
    Min Rec (2006) 37:361-470
    Namibia
     
    • Erongo Region
    www.prodg.cc/johnston/erongo.htm
      • Karibib District
        • Usakos
    Mineralogical Record (2006): 37: 361-470; Jahn, S. (2010): Blue Beauties - Jeremejewit-Neufund auf der Farm Ameib, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (4), 31-33.
      • Swakopmund District
    No reference listed
        • Cape Cross area
    Herting, S. & Strunz, H. (1978): Jeremejewit von Mile 72 in SW-Afrika. Aufschluss, 29, 45-53. (in German); Wilson, W.E. et al. (2002): Jeremejevite from Namibia. Mineralogical Record. 33, 289-301.
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
        • Chitinskaya Oblast'
          • Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk)
            • Nerchinsk Gem mines
              • Adun-Cholon Range
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 332; P. Scalisi, D. Cook, (1983), Classic Mineral Localities of the World: Asia and Australia, Van Nostrand, pp150-160
    Tajikistan
     
    • Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni)
      • Pamir Mts
        • Khorog Region
          • Shakhdara Range
    P.M. Kartashov data
        • Rangkul' Highlands
    Zagorsky, V. Y., Makagon, V. M., & Shmakin, B. M. (1999). Systematics of granitic pegmatites. Can. Mineral, 37(3), 800-802.
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