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Xanthoxenite

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Formula:
Ca
 
4
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
System:TriclinicColour:Pale yellow, ...
Lustre:Waxy, DullHardness:
Name:From Greek "xanthos", yellow, plus "oxenite", alluding to its resemblance to cacoxenite.


Whiteite Group.

A secondary mineral resulting from the alteration of triphylite in complex, zoned, granitic pegmatites.

Classification of Xanthoxenite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/D.30-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.DH.40

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
H : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 < 1:1
Dana 8th edition ID:42.11.15.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
11 : (AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Hey's CIM Ref.:19.14.15

19 : Phosphates
14 : Phosphates of Fe and other metals
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Type Occurrence of Xanthoxenite

Co-type Localities:Hühnerkobel Mine (Hennenkobel Mine), Rabenstein, Zwiesel, Lower Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Palermo No. 1 Mine (Palermo No. 1 pegmatite; Hartford Mine; GE Mine), Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA
Year of Discovery:1949

Physical Properties of Xanthoxenite

Lustre:Waxy, Dull
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Translucent
Colour:Pale yellow, brownish-yellow; pale yellow to pale lemon-yellow in transmitted light.
Hardness (Mohs):
Cleavage:Perfect
On {010}, perfect.
Density (measured):2.97 g/cm3
Density (calculated):3.38 g/cm3

Crystallography of Xanthoxenite

Crystal System:Triclinic
Class (H-M):1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:P1
Cell Parameters:a = 6.7Å, b = 8.85Å, c = 6.54Å
α = 92.1°, β = 110.1°, γ = 93.2°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.757 : 1 : 0.739
Unit Cell Volume:V 362.96 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:1
Comment:Point group may be 1.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Horizontal Axis: ° to ° Vertical Axis: % Source Data: Filtered Data:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
6.24 (5)
4.94 (4)
3.48 (7)
3.22 (8)
3.05 (10)
2.73 (9)
2.23 (6)

Optical Data of Xanthoxenite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.704 nβ = 1.715 nγ = 1.724
2V:Measured: 80° to 90°, Calculated: 82°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.020

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:High
Dispersion:r > v weak
Pleochroism:Weak
Comments:In thick grains in shades of yellow.

Chemical Properties of Xanthoxenite

Formula:
Ca
 
4
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Ca4Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)2·3H2O
Essential elements:Ca, Fe, H, O, P
All elements listed in formula:Ca, Fe, H, O, P

Relationship of Xanthoxenite to other Species

Common Associates:
WhitlockiteTriphyliteStrunziteStewartiteSiderite
MitridatiteLaueiteChildrenite-Eosphorite SeriesApatiteAmblygonite
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.DH.05Minyulite
KAl
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,F) · 4H
 
2
O
8.DH.10Leucophosphite
KFe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
8.DH.10Spheniscidite
(NH
 
4
,K)(Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
8.DH.10Tinsleyite
KAl
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMnFe)
{Ca}{Mn
2+
 
}{Fe
2+
2
}{Fe
3+
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMnMg)
{Ca}{Mn
2+
 
}{(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
}{Fe
3+
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMnMn)
{Ca}{Mn
2+
 
}{Mn
2+
2
}{Fe
3+
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Keckite
CaMn
2+
 
Fe
3+
2
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
3
(H
 
2
O)
 
7
8.DH.15Rittmannite
{(Mn
2+
 
,Ca)}{Mn
2+
 
}{(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
,Mg)
 
2
}{(Al,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Whiteite-(CaFeMg)
{Ca}{(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)}{Mg
 
2
}{Al
 
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Whiteite-(CaMnMg)
{Ca}{Mn
2+
 
}{Mg
 
2
}{Al
 
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Whiteite-(MnFeMg)
{(Mn
2+
 
,Ca)}{(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)}{Mg
 
2
}{Al
 
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(MnMnMn)
{Mn
2+
 
}{Mn
2+
 
}{Mn
2+
2
}{Fe
3+
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Kaluginite
(Mn
2+
 
,Ca)MgFe
3+
 
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 4H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaFeFe)
{Ca}{Fe
2+
 
}{Fe
2+
2
}{Fe
3+
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(NaFeMg)
NaFe
3+
 
Mg
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(NaMnMg)
{Na}{Mn
3+
 
}{Mg
 
2
}{Fe
3+
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMgMg)
{Ca}{Mg}{Mg
 
2
}{Fe
3+
2
}(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.20Manganosegelerite
(Mn
2+
 
,Ca)(Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Mg)Fe
3+
 
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 4H
 
2
O
8.DH.20Overite
CaMgAl(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 4H
 
2
O
8.DH.20Segelerite
Ca
 
2
Mg
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
8.DH.20Wilhelmvierlingite
CaMnFe
3+
 
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
8.DH.20Juonniite
CaMgSc(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 4H
 
2
O
8.DH.25Calcioferrite
Ca
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH) · 7H
 
2
O
8.DH.25Kingsmountite
Ca
 
4
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)Al
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
6
(OH)
 
4
· 12H
 
2
O
8.DH.25Montgomeryite
Ca
 
4
MgAl
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
6
(OH)
 
4
· 12H
 
2
O
8.DH.25Zodacite
Ca
 
4
Mn
2+
 
Fe
3+
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
6
(OH)
 
4
· 12H
 
2
O
8.DH.30Arseniosiderite
Ca
 
2
Fe
3+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
O
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DH.30Kolfanite
Ca
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
O
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
8.DH.30Mitridatite
Ca
 
2
Fe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
O
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DH.30Pararobertsite
Ca
 
2
Mn
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
O
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DH.30Robertsite
Ca
 
3
Mn
3+
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
O
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DH.30Sailaufite
(Ca,Na,☐)
 
2
Mn
3+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)O
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DH.35Mantienneite
KMg
 
2
Al
 
2
Ti(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
3
· 15H
 
2
O
8.DH.35Paulkerrite
K(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Al,Ti,Mg)
 
2
Ti(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
3
· 15H
 
2
O
8.DH.35Benyacarite
(H
 
2
O,K)
 
2
(Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
(Fe
3+
 
,Ti)
 
2
Ti(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(O,F)
 
2
· 14H
 
2
O
8.DH.45Mahnertite
NaCu
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
Cl · 5H
 
2
O
8.DH.50Andyrobertsite
KCdCu
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
4
(H
 
2
AsO
 
4
) · 2H
 
2
O
8.DH.50Calcioandyrobertsite
KCaCu
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
4
(H
 
2
AsO
 
4
) · 2H
 
2
O
8.DH.55Englishite
K
 
3
Na
 
2
Ca
 
10
Al
 
15
(PO
 
4
)
 
21
(OH)
 
7
· 26H
 
2
O
8.DH.60Bouazzerite
Bi
 
6
(Mg,Co)
 
11
Fe
3+
14
(AsO
 
4
)
 
18
(OH)
 
4
O
 
12
· 86H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
19.14.1Cyrilovite
NaFe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.2Kidwellite
NaFe
3+
9
(PO
 
4
)
 
6
(OH)
 
11
· 3H
 
2
O
19.14.3Rosemaryite
(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe
2+
 
)(Fe
3+
 
,Mg)Al(PO
 
4
)
 
3
19.14.4Wyllieite
(Na,Ca,Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Fe,Mg)Al(PO
 
4
)
 
3
19.14.5Ferrowyllieite
(Na,Ca,Mn)(Fe,Mn)(Fe,Fe,Mg)Al(PO
 
4
)
 
3
19.14.6Natrodufrénite
NaFe
2+
 
Fe
3+
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.7Leucophosphite
KFe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
19.14.8Spheniscidite
(NH
 
4
,K)(Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
19.14.9Burangaite
NaFe
2+
 
Al
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.10Satterlyite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)(OH,O)
19.14.11Ushkovite
MgFe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
19.14.12Garyansellite
(Mg,Fe)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,O) · 1.5H
 
2
O
19.14.13Thadeuite
Ca(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,F)
 
2
19.14.14Anapaite
Ca
 
2
Fe
2+
 
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
19.14.16Calcioferrite
Ca
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH) · 7H
 
2
O
19.14.17Mitridatite
Ca
 
2
Fe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
O
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
19.14.18Mélonjosephite
CaFe
2+
 
Fe
3+
 
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
19.14.19Delvauxite
CaFe
 
4
(PO
 
4
,SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
8
· 4-6H
 
2
O not confirmed ·
19.14.20Collinsite
Ca
 
2
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.21Segelerite
Ca
 
2
Mg
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
19.14.22Kingsmountite
Ca
 
4
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)Al
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
6
(OH)
 
4
· 12H
 
2
O
19.14.23Vauxite
Fe
2+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
19.14.24Metavauxite
Fe
2+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
19.14.25Paravauxite
Fe
2+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
19.14.26Sigloite
Fe
3+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
3
· 7H
 
2
O
19.14.27Cacoxenite
Fe
3+
24
Al(PO
 
4
)
 
17
O
 
6
(OH)
 
12
· 17H
 
2
O
19.14.28Koninckite
Fe
3+
 
PO
 
4
· 3H
 
2
O
19.14.29Lazulite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
19.14.30Scorzalite
Fe
2+
 
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
19.14.31Souzalite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
(Al,Fe
3+
 
)
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.32Gormanite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg)
 
3
(Al,Fe
3+
 
)
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
19.14.33Zaïrite
Bi(Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6

Other Names for Xanthoxenite

Synonyms:
Xanthoxenite (of Frondel)
Other Languages:
German:Xanthoxen
Xanthoxenit
Spanish:Xanthoxenita

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 Xanthoxenite

Reference List:

- +
Laubmann, H. and Steinmetz, H. (1920): Phosphatführende Pegmatite des Oberpfälzer und Bayerischen Waldes. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, 55: 523-583 (p. 579). (may have described material that equated to stewartite, type material destroyed).

Mineralogical Magazine, (1949): 34, 692.

Frondel, C. (1949) Wolfeite, xanthoxenite, and whitlockite from the Palermo mine, New Hampshire. American Mineralogist: 34: 692–705.

Staněk, J. (1970): Kakoxen und Xanthoxen von Dolní Bory. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. nat., 55, 5-12. (in German)

Moore, P.B. & Ito, J. (1978): I. Whiteite, a new species, and a proposed nomenclature for the jahnsite-whiteite complex series. II. New data on xanthoxenite. III. Salmonsite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine: 42: 309-323.

American Mineralogist (1979): 466.

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  • Localities for Xanthoxenite

    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.
    Australia
     
    • South Australia
      • Mt Lofty Ranges
        • North Mt Lofty Ranges
          • Kapunda
    V. Peisley & P. Elliott in prep
      • Olary Province
        • Boolcoomatta Reserve (Boolcoomata Station; Boolcoomatta)
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Doce valley
        • Galiléia
          • Sapucaia do Norte
    Baijot, M., Hatert, F. & Philippo, S. (2012): Mineralogy and geochemistry of phosphates and silicates in the Sapucaia pegmatite, Minas Gerais, Brazil: Genetic implications. Canadian Mineralogist. 50, 1531-1554
    [MinRec 19:335]
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Central Bohemia Region
        • Kutná Hora (Kuttenberg)
    Povondra, P., Pivec, E. (eds.) et al.: Přibyslavice peraluminuous granite. Acta universitatis carolinae, Geologica, 1987, no. 3, s . 183 – 283.
    France
     
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
      • Pyrénées-Orientales
    Berbain,C., Riley, T., Favreau, G., (2012): Phosphates des pegmatites du massif des Albères (Pyrénées-Orientales). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs. 117, 121-172
          • Collioure (Cotlliure)
    BERBAIN. C, RILEY. T, FAVREAU. G, (2012) Phosphates des pegmatites du massif des Albères. Ed Association Française de Microminéralogie
    Germany
     
    • Bavaria
      • Lower Bavaria
        • Zwiesel
          • Rabenstein
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 977.
      • Upper Palatinate
        • Pleystein
    Dill, H.G., Weber, B. (2009), Pleystein-City on Pegmatite, 4th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Recife, Brazil.
        • Waidhaus
          • Hagendorf
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    http://www.berthold-weber.de/h_miner.htm
    Italy
     
    • Lombardy
      • Lecco Province
        • Colico
    Gramaccioli C.M. (1975) - Minerali alpini e prealpini. Vpl. I, pagg. 214-215. Ist. Ital. Ed. Atlas, Bergamo
    Portugal
     
    • Viseu District
      • Sátão
        • Ferreira de Aves
          • Aldeia Nova
    Spain
     
    • Castile and Leon
      • Zamora
        • Villar del Buey
          • Pinilla de Fermoselle
    UK
     
    • Wales
      • Denbighshire (Clwyd)
        • Glyn Ceiriog
    [MinRec 20:395]
    USA
     
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield Co.
        • Ridgefield
          • Branchville
    Januzzi, 1976. Mineral Localities of CT and Southeastern NY State, p.275; Januzzi (1994) Mineral Data Book
      • Middlesex Co.
        • East Hampton (Chatham)
    Schooner, R. (1958). The Mineralogy of the Portland- East Hampton-Middletown-Haddam Area in Connecticut (East Hampton CT: priv. pub.) p. 32
          • Cobalt
    Schooner (1958)
    • Maine
      • Oxford Co.
        • Newry
    King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2, with updates by Van King
    King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
    Van King
        • Paris
    SEM-EDS
        • Peru
    No reference listed
        • Rumford
    Tim Blake and Scott Soucey specimens
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire Co.
        • Alstead
    Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
      • Grafton Co.
        • Groton
    Rocks & Minerals: 80: 252.
    American Mineralogist (1949): 34: 692-705; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 686, 977; American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 466.; Am. Min. 50 (1965), 713-717
    • North Carolina
      • Cleveland Co.
        • Kings Mountain District
    Mineral Collecting Sites in North Carolina-W.F.Wilson and B.J. McKenzie-1980; Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook 1981, 39-48
    • South Dakota
      • Custer Co.
        • Custer District
          • Custer
    Seaman, 1976. Pegmatite Minerals of the World
          • Fourmile
    Mineralogical Record: 17: 237-254; Rocks & Minerals: 60: 117.
          • Pringle
            • Cicero Peak
    Rocks & Minerals: 75(3): 156-169.
      • Pennington Co.
        • Keystone District
    R&M 75:3 pp 156-169
          • Keystone
    Rocks & Minerals: 67(6): 380-388.
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