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Karibibite

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Formula:
Fe2As4O9
System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Karibibite.

Classification of Karibibite

Approved
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
7.10.2.1

7 : MULTIPLE OXIDES
10 : AB4X9
23.18

23 : Arsenites
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Type Occurrence of Karibibite

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
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.140
Image 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:
Fe2As4O9
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Karibibite to other Species

4.JA.05LeiteiteZn(As2O4)
4.JA.10ReineriteZn3(AsO3)2
4.JA.20KusachiiteCuBi2O4
4.JA.20SchafarzikiteFe2+Sb23+O4
4.JA.20TrippkeiteCu[As2O4]
4.JA.25ApuaniteFe2+Fe43+Sb43+O12S
4.JA.30VersiliaiteFe2Fe4Sb6O16S
4.JA.35SchneiderhöhniteFe2+Fe33+[As5O13]
4.JA.40Zimbabweite(Na,K)2PbAs4(Ta,Nb,Ti)4O18
4.JA.45LudlockitePbFe43+As103+O22
4.JA.50PaulmooreitePb2[As2O5]
4.JA.55StibivaniteSb2VO5
4.JA.60Chadwickite(UO2)[HAsO3]
23.2NanlingiteNa(Ca5Li)Mg12(AsO3)2[Fe(AsO3)6]F14
23.3LeiteiteZn(As2O4)
23.5Kuznetsovite(Hg2+)Hg2+(AsO4)Cl
23.6PaulmooreitePb2[As2O5]
23.7EcdemitePb6Cl4(As2O7)
23.8HeliophyllitePb6Cl4(As2O7)
23.9FinnemanitePb5(AsO3)3Cl
23.10GebharditePb8(As2O5)2OCl6
23.11Zimbabweite(Na,K)2PbAs4(Ta,Nb,Ti)4O18
23.13RouseitePb2Mn2+[AsO3]2 · 2H2O
23.14FreediteCu+Pb8(AsO3)2O3Cl5
23.15ManganarsiteMn3(As2O4)(OH)4
23.17ArmangiteMn262+(AsO3)14(HAsO3)4(CO3)
23.19SchneiderhöhniteFe2+Fe33+[As5O13]
23.20Lazarenkoite(Ca,Fe2+)Fe3+As33+O7 · 3H2O
23.21StenhuggariteCaFeSb(AsO3)2O
23.22Tomichite(V,Fe)4Ti3AsO13(OH)

Other Names for Karibibite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Karibibit
Spanish:Karibibita

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 Karibibite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1974): 59: 382.

Internet Links for Karibibite

Specimens:
The following Karibibite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Karibibite

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.
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
          • Vaulry Mines
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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