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Petitjeanite

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Formula:
Bi
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
O(OH)
System:TriclinicColour:White to pale pink or ...
Hardness:
Name:For German mineral collector, Klaus Petitjean.

Classification of Petitjeanite

IMA status:Approved 1992
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/B.30-05
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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
Dana 8th edition ID: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

Type Locality:Bergweg, Gadernheim, Lautertal (Odenwald), Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
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
Unit Cell Volume:V 407.66 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Petitjeanite

Type:Biaxial (+)
RI values: nα = 2.060 nγ = 2.130
2V:Measured: 75°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.070

Chart 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:
Bi
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
O(OH)
Simplified for copy/paste:Bi3(PO4)2O(OH)
Essential elements:Bi, H, O, P
All elements listed in formula:Bi, H, O, P
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):
Preisingerite Group
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.BO.05Nacaphite
Na
 
2
Ca(PO
 
4
)F
8.BO.10Preisingerite
Bi
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
O(OH)
8.BO.10Schumacherite
Bi
 
3
(VO
 
4
)
 
2
O(OH)
8.BO.15Atelestite
Bi
 
2
(AsO
 
4
)O(OH)
8.BO.15Hechtsbergite
Bi
 
2
(VO
 
4
)O(OH)
8.BO.15Smrkovecite
Bi
 
2
(PO
 
4
)O(OH)
8.BO.20Kombatite
Pb
 
14
(VO
 
4
)
 
2
O
 
9
Cl
 
4
8.BO.20Sahlinite
Pb
 
14
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
O
 
9
Cl
 
4
8.BO.25Heneuite
CaMg
 
5
(CO
 
3
)(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
8.BO.30Nefedovite
Na
 
5
Ca
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
F
8.BO.35Kuznetsovite
(Hg
+
2
)Hg
2+
 
(AsO
 
4
)Cl
8.BO.40Artsmithite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
2
Al(PO
 
4
)
 
1.74
(OH)
 
1.78
8.BO.45Schlegelite
Bi
 
7
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(MoO
 
4
)
 
2
O
 
4

Other Names for Petitjeanite

Synonyms:
IMA1992-013Petitjohnite
Other Languages:
German:Petitjeanit
Spanish:Petitjeanita

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 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.

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  • Localities for Petitjeanite

    The 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. ? 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
        • North and Western Region (Cumberland)
          • Caldbeck Fells
            • Carrock Fell
    Rumsey, M.S., et al., (2007): UK Journal of Mines & Minerals (28), 47-50
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