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|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
|IMA status:||Discredited 1964|
|Explanation of status:||Discredited in Am. Mineral 49 (1964) 1154.|
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Physical Properties of Weibyeite
|Colour:||Colourless (internal); ochre-yellow (surfaces)|
Crystallography of Weibyeite
|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 Weibyeite
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
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(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.
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