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Karibibite

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Formula:
Fe
 
2
As
 
4
O
 
9
System:Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Karibibite.

Classification of Karibibite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/J.08-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.JA.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
A : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites; without additional anions, without H2O
Dana 8th edition ID:7.10.2.1

7 : MULTIPLE OXIDES
10 : AB4X9
Hey's CIM Ref.:23.18

23 : Arsenites
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Type Occurrence of Karibibite

Type Locality:Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Year of Discovery:1973

Crystallography of Karibibite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 27.91Å, b = 6.53Å, c = 7.2Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 4.274 : 1 : 1.103
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,312.22 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Karibibite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.960 nβ = 2.100 nγ = 2.100
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.140

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

Chemical Properties of Karibibite

Formula:
Fe
 
2
As
 
4
O
 
9
Simplified for copy/paste:Fe2As4O9
Essential elements:As, Fe, O
All elements listed in formula:As, Fe, O

Relationship of Karibibite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.JA.05Leiteite
Zn(As
 
2
O
 
4
)
4.JA.10Reinerite
Zn
 
3
(AsO
 
3
)
 
2
4.JA.20Kusachiite
CuBi
 
2
O
 
4
4.JA.20Schafarzikite
Fe
2+
 
Sb
3+
2
O
 
4
4.JA.20Trippkeite
Cu[As
 
2
O
 
4
]
4.JA.25Apuanite
Fe
2+
 
Fe
3+
4
Sb
3+
4
O
 
12
S
4.JA.30Versiliaite
Fe
 
2
Fe
 
4
Sb
 
6
O
 
16
S
4.JA.35Schneiderhöhnite
Fe
2+
 
Fe
3+
3
[As
 
5
O
 
13
]
4.JA.40Zimbabweite
(Na,K)
 
2
PbAs
 
4
(Ta,Nb,Ti)
 
4
O
 
18
4.JA.45Ludlockite
PbFe
3+
4
As
3+
10
O
 
22
4.JA.50Paulmooreite
Pb
 
2
[As
 
2
O
 
5
]
4.JA.55Stibivanite
Sb
 
2
VO
 
5
4.JA.60Chadwickite
(UO
 
2
)[HAsO
 
3
]
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
23.2Nanlingite
NaMg
 
4
(AsO
 
3
)
 
2
F
 
4
23.3Leiteite
Zn(As
 
2
O
 
4
)
23.5Kuznetsovite
(Hg
+
2
)Hg
2+
 
(AsO
 
4
)Cl
23.6Paulmooreite
Pb
 
2
[As
 
2
O
 
5
]
23.7Ecdemite
Pb
 
6
Cl
 
4
(As
 
2
O
 
7
)
23.8Heliophyllite
Pb
 
6
Cl
 
4
(As
 
2
O
 
7
)
23.9Finnemanite
Pb
 
5
(AsO
 
3
)
 
3
Cl
23.10Gebhardite
Pb
 
8
(As
 
2
O
 
5
)
 
2
OCl
 
6
23.11Zimbabweite
(Na,K)
 
2
PbAs
 
4
(Ta,Nb,Ti)
 
4
O
 
18
23.13Rouseite
Pb
 
2
Mn
2+
 
[AsO
 
3
]
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
23.14Freedite
Cu
+
 
Pb
 
8
(AsO
 
3
)
 
2
O
 
3
Cl
 
5
23.15Manganarsite
Mn
 
3
(As
 
2
O
 
4
)(OH)
 
4
23.17Armangite
Mn
2+
26
(AsO
 
3
)
 
14
(HAsO
 
3
)
 
4
(CO
 
3
)
23.19Schneiderhöhnite
Fe
2+
 
Fe
3+
3
[As
 
5
O
 
13
]
23.20Lazarenkoite
(Ca,Fe
2+
 
)Fe
3+
 
As
3+
3
O
 
7
· 3H
 
2
O
23.21Stenhuggarite
CaFeSb(AsO
 
3
)
 
2
O
23.22Tomichite
(V,Fe)
 
4
Ti
 
3
AsO
 
13
(OH)

Other Names for Karibibite

Synonyms:
IMA1973-007
Other Languages:
German:Karibibit
Spanish:Karibibita

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 Karibibite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist (1974): 59: 382.

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    Localities for Karibibite

    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.
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Doce valley
        • Divino das Laranjeiras
    Physics Dep. - UFMG - Brazil
    Sergio Varvello collection
        • Galiléia
          • Sapucaia do Norte
    Luis Menezes
    Atencio D, Carvalho F M S, Matioli P A (2004) Coutinhoite, a new thorium uranyl silicate hydrate, from Urucum Mine, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. American Mineralogist 89, 721-724
    Chile
     
    • Atacama Region
      • Copiapó Province
        • Tierra Amarilla
          • Pampa Larga district
    Arturo Molina collection (Jochen Schlüter ID)
    France
     
    • Limousin
      • Haute-Vienne
        • Nantiat
          • Vaulry
    Queneau Patrice collection
    Japan
     
    • Kyushu Region
      • Oita prefecture
        • Saiki City
    Minato et al (1973) Koubutsu-Gakkai-Kou'en-Youshi, 6.
    Uehara, S., et al. (2014) Minerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages)
    Masayuki Ohnishi, Norimasa Shimobayashi, Shigetomo Kishi, Mitsuo Tanabe, Shoichi Kobayashi (2013) Talmessite from the Uriya deposit at the Kiura mining area, Oita Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, No. 2 (April), 116-120.
    Kazakhstan
     
    • Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    Voloshin A.V., Pakhomovsky Ya.A., Bakhchisaraitsev A.Yu. (1989) On karibibite and schneiderhohnite from pegmatites of Eastern Kazakhstan, - Novye Dannye o Mineralakh, Moscow, Nauka, 36, pp.129-135 (in Rus.)
    Morocco
     
    • Souss-Massa-Draâ Region
      • Ouarzazate Province
        • Tazenakht
          • Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District)
            • Aït Ahmane
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
            • Khder
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
            • Méchoui
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
            • Oumlil
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
            • Tamdrost
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
    Namibia
     
    • Erongo Region
    Lithos (1973) 6, 265-272
    Norway
     
    • Vestfold
      • Larvik
        • Tvedalen
          • Tuften (Tuften 1 Quarry; Tuften 2 Quarry)
    Larsen, A. O. (2013): Contributions to the mineralogy of the syenite pegmatites in the Larvik Plutonic Complex. Norsk Bergverksmuseet Skrift 50, 101-109.
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