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Viséite

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Colour:
Yellowish white, blue
Hardness:
3 - 4
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, Visé near Liège, Belgium.
Si-bearing crandallite.

Originally described from Visé, Liège Province, Belgium.

Classification of Viséite

Discredited 1997
Explanation of status:
discredited by the IMA Zeolite subcommittee (1997)
8/0.0-

8 : Silicates
0 :
0 :
43.5.9.1

43 : COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
5 : Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
17.6.3

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
6 : Silicates with phosphate
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Physical Properties of Viséite

Waxy, Earthy
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Translucent
Colour:
Yellowish white, blue
Hardness (Mohs):
3 - 4

Relationship of Viséite to other Species

8/0.0-Caryochroite(Na,Sr)3(Fe3+,Mg)10[(O,OH)9|Ti2Si12O37] · (H2O,O,OH)17
8/0.0-Yakovenchukite-(Y)K3NaCaY2[Si12O30] · 4H2O
8/0.0-20Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
8/0.0-20McgoverniteMn19Zn3(AsO4)3(AsO3)(SiO4)3(OH)21
8/0.0-25Rinkite(Na,Ca)3(Ca,Ce)4Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
17.6.1NagelschmidtiteCa7(SiO4)2(PO4)2
17.6.2PerhamiteCa3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)14.1 · 8H2O
17.6.4Phosinaite
17.6.5ClinophosinaiteNa12(Ca,Sr)4(Si4O12)(PO4)4
17.6.6Karnasurtite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Th)(Ti,Nb)(Al,Fe)(Si2O7)(OH)4 · 3H2O
17.6.7LomonosoviteNa5Ti2(Si2O7)(PO4)O2
17.6.8BornemaniteNa6BaTi2Nb(Si2O7)2(PO4)O2(OH)F
17.6.9SoboleviteNa13Ca2Mn2Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4)4O3F3
17.6.10Laplandite-(Ce)Na4CeTiPO4Si7O18 · 5H2O
17.6.11 VunonnemiteNa5TiNb3Si6O25F2 · 2Na3PO4
17.6.12Saryarkite-(Y)Ca(Y,Th)Al5(SiO4)2(PO4,SO4)2(OH)7 · 6H2O
17.6.13Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
17.6.14WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
17.6.15Britholite-(Ce)Ca2(Ce,Ca)3(SiO4,PO4)3(OH,F)
17.6.16Britholite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ca)3(SiO4,PO4)3(OH,F)
17.6.17EylettersiteTh0.75Al3(PO4)2(OH)6

Other Names for Viséite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Viseit
Spanish:Viseita

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 Viséite

Reference List:
Mélon, J. (1942) La viséite, nouvelle espèce minérale. Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique 66, B53-B56. (in French) [Abs. in American Mineralogist 30 (1945): 548].

American Mineralogist (1952): 37: 609-617.

American Mineralogist (1978): 63: 796.

Di Renzo, F. and Gabelica, Z. (1995): New data on the structure and composition of the silicoaluminophosphate viséite and a discreditation of its status as a zeolite. In D. W. Ming and F. A. Mumpton, Eds., International Committee on Natural Zeolites, Brockport, New York, 173-185.

Kim, Y. and Kirkpatrick, R.J. (1996) Application of MAS NMR spectroscopy to poorly crystalline minerals: viséite. Mineralogical Magazine: 60: 957-962.

Coombs, D. S. et al. (1997): "Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: Report of the subcommittee on Zeolites of the IMA, CNMMN", Can. Min. 35,1571-1606 (1997), specifically p.1592.

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Localities for Viséite

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.
Belgium
 
  • Liège Province
Ann.Soc.Geol.Belg.(1943) 66, 53-56
China
 
  • Hubei Province
    • Shiyan Prefecture
      • Zhushan Co.
Zhenrong Shi, Keqin Cai, and Mingquan Gong (2008): Northwestern Geology 45(2), 56-62
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
Arkhipchuk, R. Z. (1971): Gearksutite from the Manzhinsk deposit. Mineralogicheskii Sbornik (Lvov), 25, 181-184.
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Kečovo
Cílek V., 1999: Mineralogické výskumy v jeskyni Domica. Aragonit, 4, 9 – 11
USA
 
  • California
    • Mono Co.
      • White Mts
        • White Mountain Peak
Wise, W. S. (1977): Mineralogy of the Champion mine White Mountains, California. Mineralogical Record: 8: 482, 484-485; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 310.
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