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 MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsMember 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

Weibyeite

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Colourless (internal); ...
Name:
After P.C. Weibye, Norwegian mineralogist.
An inadequately defined material from Lille Arøya (Midtre Arøy; Øvre Arøy; Övre-Arö), Langesundsfjorden, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway.
A sample labbeled Weibeyite and collected by W.C.Brøgger in 1902 was found by Sverdrup et al. (1959) to be bastnäsite.
Some material may also be ancylite.

Classification of Weibyeite

Discredited 1964
Explanation of status:
Discredited in Am. Mineral 49 (1964) 1154.
mindat.org URL:
http://www.mindat.org/min-30667.html
Please feel free to link to this page.

Physical Properties of Weibyeite

Colour:
Colourless (internal); ochre-yellow (surfaces)

Crystallography of Weibyeite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Morphology:
Crystals tiny.

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 Weibyeite

Reference List:
Brögger (1890) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 16: 650.

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: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 293.

Internet Links for Weibyeite

Localities for Weibyeite

(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.
Norway
 
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Langesundsfjorden
        • Lille Arøya (Midtre Arøy; Øvre Arøy; Övre-Arö)
Brøgger, W.C. (1890): Die Mineralien der Syenitpegmatitgänge der südnorwegischen Augit-und Nephelinsyenite. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie und Mineralogie 16. 663 pp (p. 650-658); Sverdrup, T. L.,Bryn, K. Ø. & Sæbø, P.Chr.(1959): Contributions to the mineralogy of Norway. No. 2. Bastnäsite, a new mineral for Norway. Geologisk Tidsskrift 39, 237-247; Sæbø, P.C.(1963): Contributions to the mineralogy of Norway. No. 20. The identity of Weibyeite. Geologisk Tidsskrift 439, 441-447
Mineral and/or Locality  
Copyright © mindat.org 1993-2015, 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: January 28, 2015 01:33:19 Page generated: January 11, 2015 05:43:21