Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Zoltaiite

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Formula:
BaV4+2V3+12(SiO4)2O19
Colour:
Steel-grey to black
Lustre:
Sub-Metallic, Dull
Hardness:
6 - 7
Specific Gravity:
4.83 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named after Tibor Zoltai (1926 - 13 July 2003), Professor of Geology at the University of Minnesota, USA.
This page provides mineralogical data about Zoltaiite.


Hide all sections | Show all sections

Classification of ZoltaiiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
9.AG.85

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
A : Nesosilicates
G : Nesosilicates with additional anions; cations in > [6] +- [6] coordination

Physical Properties of ZoltaiiteHide

Sub-Metallic, Dull
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Steel-grey to black
Hardness:
6 - 7 on Mohs scale
Hardness Data:
Estimated
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
4.83 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ZoltaiiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Weak
Bireflectance:
weak
Reflectivity:
470nmR1=15.9%R2=16.8%
546nmR1=16.0%R2=17.3%
589nmR1=15.9%R2=17.4%
650nmR1=16.1%R2=17.7%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 17.7%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red
Colour in reflected light:
grey with weak brownish tint
Internal Reflections:
none
Pleochroism:
Visible

Chemical Properties of ZoltaiiteHide

Formula:
BaV4+2V3+12(SiO4)2O19
IMA Formula:
BaV4+2V3+12Si2O27

Crystallography of ZoltaiiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:
P3
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.6014 Å, c = 9.2195 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.213
Unit Cell V:
461.34 ų

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
9.22(53)
3.100(70)
2.785(100)
2.679(62)
2.402(48)
2.190(97)
1.934(75)
Comments:
From type description.

Type Occurrence of ZoltaiiteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Greenschist facies metamorphic rock.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of ZoltaiiteHide

Other Language Names for ZoltaiiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.AG.05AbswurmbachiteCuMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05BrauniteMn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05NeltneriteCaMn3+6(SiO4)O8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.05Braunite-IICaMn3+14(SiO4)O20Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
9.AG.10LångbaniteMn2+4Mn3+9Sb5+O16(SiO4)2Trig. 3m : P3m1
9.AG.15MalayaiteCaSn(SiO4)OMon.
9.AG.15TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AG.15VanadomalayaiteCaV4+(SiO4)OMon.
9.AG.15Natrotitanite(Na0.5Y0.5)Ti(SiO4)OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.AG.15ŻabińskiiteCa[Al0.5(Ta,Nb)0.5)](SiO4)OTric. 1
9.AG.20Cerite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)9(Mg,Fe)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.20Cerite-(La)(La,Ce,Ca)9(Fe,Ca,Mg)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.20Aluminocerite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Ca)9(Al,Fe3+)(SiO4)3(HSiO4)4(OH)3Trig. 3m : R3c
9.AG.25Trimounsite-(Y)Y2Ti2(SiO4)O5Mon.
9.AG.25Yftisite-(Y)(Y,Dy,Er)4(Ti,Sn)(SiO4)2O(F,OH)6
9.AG.25Mieite-(Y)Y4Ti(SiO4)2O[F,(OH)]6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
9.AG.30SitinakiteKNa2Ti4(SiO4)2O5(OH) · 4H2OTet.
9.AG.35KittatinnyiteCa2Mn2Mn(SiO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2OHex.
9.AG.40aNatisiteNa2Ti(SiO4)OTet.
9.AG.40bParanatisiteNa2Ti(SiO4)OOrth.
9.AG.45Törnebohmite-(Ce)(Ce,La)2Al(SiO4)2(OH)
9.AG.45Törnebohmite-(La)(La,Ce)2Al(SiO4)2(OH)
9.AG.50Kuliokite-(Y)Y4Al(SiO4)2(OH)2F5
9.AG.55ChantaliteCaAl2(SiO4)(OH)4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
9.AG.60MozartiteCaMn3+(SiO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
9.AG.60VuagnatiteCaAl(SiO4)(OH)Orth.
9.AG.65HatruriteCa3(SiO4)OTrig.
9.AG.70JasmunditeCa11(SiO4)4O2STet. 4 2m : I4m2
9.AG.75AfwilliteCa3(HSiO4)2 · 2H2OMon. m : Bb
9.AG.80BultfonteiniteCa2(HSiO4)F · H2OTric.
9.AG.90Tranquillityite(Fe2+,Ca)8(Zr,Y)2Ti3(SiO4)3O12Hex.

Other InformationHide

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 ZoltaiiteHide

Reference List:
Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
BARTHOLOMEW, P.R., MANCINI, F., CAHILL, C., HARLOW, G.E. & BERNHARDT, H.-J. (2005): Zoltaiite, a new barium-vanadium nesosubsilicate mineral from British Columbia: Description and crystal structure. American Mineralogist 90, 1655-1660.

Internet Links for ZoltaiiteHide

Localities for ZoltaiiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Canada (TL)
 
  • British Columbia
    • Revelstoke Mining Division
BARTHOLOMEW, P.R., MANCINI, F., CAHILL, C., HARLOW, G.E. & BERNHARDT, H.-J. (2005): Zoltaiite, a new barium-vanadium nesosubsilicate mineral from British Columbia: Description and crystal structure. American Mineralogist 90, 1655-1660.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2017, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: October 18, 2017 01:22:12 Page generated: October 6, 2017 01:24:01
Go to top of page