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Petitjeanite

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Formula:
Bi3(PO4)2O(OH)
System:
Triclinic
Colour:
White to pale pink or ...
Hardness:
Name:
For German mineral collector, Klaus Petitjean.

Classification of Petitjeanite

Approved 1992
8.BO.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
O : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 about 1:1
41.10.10.1

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
10 : (AB)3(XO4)2Zq
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Type Occurrence of Petitjeanite

Year of Discovery:
1992

Physical Properties of Petitjeanite

Colour:
White to pale pink or yellow.
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Petitjeanite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.79Å, b = 7.25Å, c = 6.86Å
α = 88.28°, β = 115.27°, γ = 110.7°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.35 : 1 : 0.946

Optical Data of Petitjeanite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.060 nγ = 2.130
2V:
Measured: 75°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.070
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of Petitjeanite

Formula:
Bi3(PO4)2O(OH)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Pb,V,As

Relationship of Petitjeanite to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Preisingerite (see here)
Forms a series with Schumacherite (see here)
Structurally related to group(s):
8.BO.05NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)F
8.BO.10PreisingeriteBi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
8.BO.10SchumacheriteBi3(VO4)2O(OH)
8.BO.15AtelestiteBi2(AsO4)O(OH)
8.BO.15HechtsbergiteBi2(VO4)O(OH)
8.BO.15SmrkoveciteBi2(PO4)O(OH)
8.BO.20KombatitePb14(VO4)2O9Cl4
8.BO.20SahlinitePb14(AsO4)2O9Cl4
8.BO.25HeneuiteCaMg5(CO3)(PO4)3(OH)
8.BO.30NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4F
8.BO.35Kuznetsovite(Hg2+)Hg2+(AsO4)Cl
8.BO.40Artsmithite(Hg2+)2Al(PO4)1.74(OH)1.78
8.BO.45SchlegeliteBi7(AsO4)3(MoO4)2O4

Other Names for Petitjeanite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Petitjeanite

Reference List:
Krause, W., Belendorff, K. & Bernhardt, H.-J. (1993): Petitjeanite, Bi3O(OH)(PO4)2, a new mineral, and additional data for the corresponding arsenate and vanadate, preisingerite and schumacherite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1993, 487-503.

Internet Links for Petitjeanite

Localities for Petitjeanite

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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
        • Krásno (Schönfeld)
Sejkora, J., Ondruš, P., Fikar, M., Veselovský, F., Mach, Z., Gabašová, A., Skoda, R. & Beran, P. (2006): Supergene minerals at the Huber stock and Schnöd stock deposits, Krásno ore District, the Slavkovský les area, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 57-101.
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
      • Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad)
        • Slavkovský Les Mtn
Sejkora J. (1992): Mineralogy of oxygen-containing bismuth mineral phases. M.Sc.Thesis, Faculty of Science, Charles Univ., Praha
France
 
  • Alsace
    • Bas-Rhin
      • Sélestat (Schlettstadt)
confirmed by Nicolas Meisser (Lausanne, Switzerland)
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Thur valley (Thann valley)
        • Urbès
Thierry Brunsperger 2011 ;
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Röhrnbach
Habel, M. (2009): Der Granodioritbruch der Fa. Josef Uhrmann OHG, Steinerleinbach bei Röhrnbach. Mineralien-Welt 20 (2), 66-86.
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Pleystein
Dill, H.G., Weber, B. (2009), Pleystein-City on Pegmatite, 4th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Recife, Brazil.
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Lautertal (Odenwald)
        • Gadernheim
Krause, W., Belendorff, K. & Bernhardt, H.-J. (1993): Petitjeanite, Bi3O(OH)(PO4)2, a new mineral, and additional data for the corresponding arsenate and vanadate, preisingerite and schumacherite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1993, 487-503.
        • Reichenbach
          • Hohenstein
Lapis 25(2), 13-30 (2000)
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schneeberg District
        • Neustädtel
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
        • Wolfgang Maaßen Mine field
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
UK
 
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Caldbeck Fells
        • Carrock Fell
Rumsey, M.S., et al., (2007): UK Journal of Mines & Minerals (28), 47-50
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