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Richelle, Visé, Liège Province, Belgium
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|Colour:||Yellowish white, blue||Hardness:||3 - 4|
|Name:||Named after its discovery locality, Visé near Liège, Belgium.|
Originally described from Visé, Liège Province, Belgium.
Classification of Viséite
|IMA status:||Discredited 1997|
|Explanation of status:||discredited by the IMA Zeolite subcommittee (1997)|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/0.0-|
8 : Silicates
|Dana 8th edition ID:||22.214.171.124|
43 : COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
5 : Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||17.6.3|
17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
6 : Silicates with phosphate
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Physical Properties of Viséite
|Colour:||Yellowish white, blue|
|Hardness (Mohs):||3 - 4|
Relationship of Viséite to other Species
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Other Names for Viséite
|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 Viséite
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.
Internet Links for Viséite
Localities for Viséite
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(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: Cabin Butte (Osborn Mesa), Leucite Hills District, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USAFrom James Cheshire, 1st Oct 2014 18:04:39