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Jixianite

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Formula:
Pb(W,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
7
System:IsometricColour:red to brownish red
Hardness:3
Name:For the type locality at Ji Xian (= Ji County), China.
A variety of Elsmoreite Group

Jixianite (Liu 1979) is 'plumboelsmoreite'. In the absence of a crystal-structure study, it is not possible to know the dominant anion of the dominant valence at the Y site of jixianite.

Compare also hydrokenoelsmoreite (formerly ferritungstite, alumotungstite and elsmoreite).

Classification of Jixianite

IMA status:Discredited 2010
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/C.13-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.DH.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
H : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
Dana 8th edition ID:48.4.2.1

48 : ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
4 : Miscellaneous
Hey's CIM Ref.:7.15.9

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
15 : Oxides of Mo and W
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Type Occurrence of Jixianite

Type Locality:Yanhe Mine, Ji Co., Tianjin Municipality, China
Place of Conservation of Type Material:The Geological Museum, State Bureau of Geology, Beihing, China

Occurrences of Jixianite

Geological Setting:oxidized zone of hypothermal to mesothermal tungsten-bearing quartz veins peripheral to a quartz monzonite stock

Physical Properties of Jixianite

Lustre:Resinous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent
Colour:red to brownish red
Streak:yellow
Hardness (Mohs):3
Density (measured):6.04 g/cm3
Density (calculated):7.89 g/cm3

Crystallography of Jixianite

Crystal System:Isometric
Class (H-M):m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:Fd3m {F41/d 3 2/m}
Cell Parameters:a = 10.3594Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,111.74 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:8

Optical Data of Jixianite

Type:Isotropic
Type:Isotropic
Colour in reflected light:yellowidh brown or greenish yellow

Chemical Properties of Jixianite

Formula:
Pb(W,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
7
Simplified for copy/paste:Pb(W,Fe3+)2(O,OH)7
Essential elements:O, Pb, W
All elements listed in formula:Fe, H, O, Pb, W

Relationship of Jixianite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.DH.05Brannerite
(U
4+
 
,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe
3+
 
,Nb)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
4.DH.05Orthobrannerite
U
4+
 
U
6+
 
Ti
 
4
O
 
12
(OH)
 
2
4.DH.05Thorutite
(Th,U,Ca)Ti
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
4.DH.10Kassite
CaTi
 
2
O
 
4
(OH)
 
2
4.DH.10Lucasite-(Ce)
CeTi
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
4.DH.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Calciobetafite (of Mazzi & Munno)
4.DH.15Ceriopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Cesstibtantite
4.DH.15Hydropyrochlore
(H
 
2
O,□)
 
2
Nb
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
(H
 
2
O)
4.DH.15Natrobistantite
4.DH.15Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)
4.DH.15Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Plumbobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
4.DH.15Strontiopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Stibiobetafite (of Černý et al.)
4.DH.15Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
(U,Ca,Ce)
 
2
(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
(OH,F)
4.DH.15Yttrobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Yttropyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Fluornatromicrolite
(Na,Ca,Bi)
 
2
Ta
 
2
O
 
6
F
4.DH.15Bismutopyrochlore (of Chukanov et al.)
4.DH.15Hydrokenoelsmoreite
 
2
W
 
2
O
 
6
(H
 
2
O)
4.DH.20Bismutostibiconite
Bi(Sb
5+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
O
 
7
4.DH.20Bindheimite
Pb
 
2
Sb
 
2
O
 
6
O
4.DH.20Monimolite
4.DH.20Cuproroméite
Cu
 
2
Sb
 
2
(O,OH)
 
7
4.DH.20Stetefeldtite
Ag
 
2
Sb
 
2
(O,OH)
 
7
4.DH.20Stibiconite
4.DH.25Rosiaite
PbSb
5+
2
O
 
6
4.DH.30Zirconolite
CaZrTi
 
2
O
 
7
4.DH.35Liandratite
U(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DH.35Petscheckite
UFe(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DH.40Ingersonite
Ca
 
3
MnSb
 
4
O
 
14
4.DH.45Pittongite
Na
 
0.22
(W,Fe
3+
 
)(O,OH)
 
3
· 0.44H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
7.15.1Tugarinovite
MoO
 
2
7.15.2Molybdite
MoO
 
3
7.15.3Sidwillite
MoO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
7.15.4Ilsemannite
Mo
 
3
O
 
8
· nH
 
2
O
7.15.5Tungstite
WO
 
3
· H
 
2
O
7.15.6Hydrotungstite
WO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
7.15.7Meymacite
WO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
7.15.8Alumotungstite

Other Names for Jixianite

Synonyms:
IMA1984-062
Other Languages:
German:Jixianit
Spanish:Jixianita

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 Jixianite

Reference List:

- +
Liu Jianchang (1979): Jixianite, Pb(W, Fe3+)2(O,OH)7 - A new tungsten mineral. Acta Geologica Sinica 53(1), 45-49 (in Chinese with English abstract). - American Mineralogist (1979), 64, 1330 (abstract).

Mineralogical Abstracts No. 30-2880.

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  • Localities for Jixianite

    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.
    China
     
    • Tianjin Municipality
      • Ji Co.
    Liu Jianchang (1979): Acta Geologica Sinica 53(1), 45-49.
    France
     
    • Auvergne
      • Allier
        • Ébreuil
          • Échassières
    Kolitsch, U., Gröbner, J. & Brandstätter, F. (2009): Neufunde von Les Montmins, Allier, Frankreich. Lapis 34 (11), 24-32; 54 (in German). [unpublished analyses by N. Meisser and S. Ansermet]; Lapis 2009 - 11
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
            • Rankach valley
    KOLITSCH, U. (1997): Uranosphärit und weitere neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara im Schwarzwald. - Mineralien-Welt 8 (3), 18-26; WALENTA, K. (1995): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara. 6. Folge, 1. Teil. - Lapis 20 (5), 33-38.
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
        • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
    A. Kasatkin and I. Pekov analytical data
    USA
     
    • New Mexico
      • Hidalgo Co.
    DeMark, R.S. (2004): News from the Apache mine, New Mexico. Mineral News, 20, 8.
    Min News 20:10 p 8
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