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|Name:||After Professor Jakob Grubbe Cock Schetelig [December 18, 1875 Asker, Norway - October 17, 1935 Oslo, Norway], mineralogist, petrologist, meteoriticist, cartographer, and editor. He was professor of mineralogy at the University of Oslo and Director of the Mineralogical Museum in Oslo. He specialized in granite pegmatite minerals and named thortveitite.|
Possibly a member of the Betafite group, but more data is required before the species is recognised.
Originally described by Bjørlykke (1937) from Torvelona, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway.
Classification of Scheteligite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/C.14-20|
4 : Oxides & Hydroxides
C : Oxides with metal : oxygen = 2:3 (M2O3 and related compounds)
14 : Stibiconite group, Murataite-Y - Scheteligite series
|Dana 8th edition ID:||22.214.171.124|
8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
2 : A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
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Physical Properties of Scheteligite
|Streak:||Light yellow, greyish|
|Density (measured):||474 g/cm3|
Crystallography of Scheteligite
|Morphology:||Metamict. Rough orthorhombic (?) crystals.|
Optical Data of Scheteligite
|Dispersion:||r < v strong|
Chemical Properties of Scheteligite
|Essential elements:||Ca, O, Ti|
|All elements listed in formula:||Bi, Ca, Fe, H, Mn, Nb, O, Sb, Ta, Ti, W, Y|
Other Names for Scheteligite
|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 Scheteligite
- Bjørlykke, H. (1937): Scheteligite, a new mineral. Preliminary note. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift.17: 47-49
- Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 757.
Internet Links for Scheteligite
Localities for Scheteligite
(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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Locality Updated: Longwood Range peridotite outcrops, Southland, South Island, New ZealandFrom Judy Rowe, 5th Dec 2013 00:19:36