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Parabariomicrolite

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Formula:
BaTa
 
4
O
 
10
(OH)
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
System:TrigonalHardness:4
This page provides mineralogical data about Parabariomicrolite.

Classification of Parabariomicrolite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/C.21-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.FJ.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
J : Hydroxides with H2O +- (OH); corner-sharing octahedra
Dana 8th edition ID:8.2.8.1

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
2 : A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Hey's CIM Ref.:18.1.16

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
1 : Niobates and tantalates containing neither rare earths nor U
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Type Occurrence of Parabariomicrolite

Type Locality:Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Borborema mineral province, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Year of Discovery:1986

Physical Properties of Parabariomicrolite

Hardness (Mohs):4

Crystallography of Parabariomicrolite

Crystal System:Trigonal
Cell Parameters:a = 7.42Å, c = 18.5Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 2.493
Unit Cell Volume:V 882.08 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Parabariomicrolite

Formula:
BaTa
 
4
O
 
10
(OH)
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:BaTa4O10(OH)2·2H2O
Essential elements:Ba, H, O, Ta
All elements listed in formula:Ba, H, O, Ta

Relationship of Parabariomicrolite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.FJ.05Meymacite
WO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
4.FJ.05Sidwillite
MoO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
4.FJ.10Tungstite
WO
 
3
· H
 
2
O
4.FJ.15Hydrotungstite
WO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
4.FJ.15Ilsemannite
Mo
 
3
O
 
8
· nH
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
18.1.1Lithiotantite
Li(Ta,Nb)
 
3
O
 
8
18.1.2Lueshite
NaNbO
 
3
18.1.3Natroniobite
NaNbO
 
3
18.1.4Franconite
Na
 
2
Nb
 
4
O
 
11
· 9H
 
2
O
18.1.5Natrotantite
Na
 
2
Ta
 
4
O
 
11
18.1.6Irtyshite
Na
 
2
(Ta,Nb)
 
4
O
 
11
18.1.7Rankamaite
(Na,K)
 
3
(Ta,Nb,Al)
 
11
(O,OH)
 
31
18.1.8Hydropyrochlore
(H
 
2
O,□)
 
2
Nb
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
(H
 
2
O)
18.1.9Calciotantite
CaTa
 
4
O
 
11
18.1.10Rynersonite
Ca(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.11Microlite Group
18.1.12Belyankinite
Ca
 
1-2
(Ti,Nb)
 
5
O
 
12
· 9H
 
2
O (?)
18.1.13Latrappite
(Ca,Na)(Nb,Ti,Fe)O
 
3
18.1.14Hochelagaite
(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)
 
4
O
 
11
· 8H
 
2
O
18.1.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.17Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.18Alumotantite
AlTaO
 
4
18.1.19Simpsonite
Al
 
4
(Ta,Nb)
 
3
O
 
13
(OH,F)
18.1.20Sosedkoite
(K,Na)
 
5
Al
 
2
(Ta,Nb)
 
22
O
 
60
18.1.21Thoreaulite
(Sn
2+
 
,Pb)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.22Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.23Foordite
(Sn,Pb)(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.24Changbaiite
PbNb
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.25Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)
18.1.26Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.27Stibiocolumbite
Sb(Nb,Ta)O
 
4
18.1.28Stibiotantalite
Sb(Ta,Nb)O
 
4
18.1.29Natrobistantite
18.1.30Cesplumtantite
(Cs,Na)
 
2
(Pb,Sb
3+
 
)
 
3
Ta
 
8
O
 
24
18.1.31Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
18.1.32Cesstibtantite
18.1.34Bismutotantalite
Bi(Ta,Nb)O
 
4
18.1.35Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.36Tantalite-(Mn)
MnTa
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.37Gerasimovskite
(Mn,Ca)(Nb,Ti)
 
5
O
 
12
· 9H
 
2
O
18.1.38Tapiolite-(Mn)
(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.39Columbite-(Mn)
(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.40Wodginite
Mn(Sn,Ta)Ta
 
2
O
 
8
18.1.41Ixiolite
(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)
 
4
O
 
8
18.1.42Columbite-(Fe)
FeNb
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.43Tantalite-(Fe)
FeTa
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.44Columbite
(Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.45Tantalite
(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.46Tapiolite
(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.47Tapiolite-(Fe)
(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.48Columbite-(Mg)
(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
18.1.50Strüverite
(Ti,Ta,Fe)O
 
2
18.1.51 Staringite
(Fe,Mn)
 
x
(Ta,Nb)
 
2x
Sn
 
6-3x
O
 
12

Other Names for Parabariomicrolite

Synonyms:
IMA1984-003
Other Languages:
German:Parabariomicrolith
Parabariomikrolith
Russian:Парабариомикролит
Spanish:Parabariomicrolita

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 Parabariomicrolite

Reference List:

- +
Canadian Mineralogist (1986): 24: 655-663.

American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 194.

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    • Rio Grande do Norte
      • Borborema mineral province
        • Equador
    Canadian Mineralogist (1986): 24: 655-663.
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