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Zavaritskite

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Formula:
(BiO)F
System:TetragonalColour:Grey
Lustre:Greasy, Sub-MetallicHardness:2 - 2½
Member of:Matlockite Group
Name:Named after Aleksandr Nikolaevich Zavaritskii (1884-1952), academician, Academy of Sciences (Russia), a specialist in the petrology of ore deposits.

Classification of Zavaritskite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:3/D.10-70
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:3.DC.25

3 : HALIDES
D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
C : With Pb (As,Sb,Bi), without Cu
Dana 8th edition ID:10.2.1.1

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
2 : A(O,OH)Xq
Hey's CIM Ref.:8.9.4

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
9 : Halides of Sb and Bi
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Type Occurrence of Zavaritskite

Type Locality:Sherlova Gora (Sherlovaya Gora), Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem mines, Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk), Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Year of Discovery:1962

Physical Properties of Zavaritskite

Lustre:Greasy, Sub-Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Grey
Hardness (Mohs):2 - 2½

Crystallography of Zavaritskite

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:a = 3.74Å, c = 6.22Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 1.663
Unit Cell Volume:V 87.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Zavaritskite

Type:Uniaxial (+/-)
RI values: nα = 2.210 nβ = 2.213
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 2.210

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Very High

Chemical Properties of Zavaritskite

Formula:
(BiO)F
Essential elements:Bi, F, O
All elements listed in formula:Bi, F, O

Relationship of Zavaritskite to other Species

Member of:Matlockite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Bismoclite
(BiO)Cl
Daubréeite
(BiO)(OH,Cl)
Laurionite
PbCl(OH)
Matlockite
PbFCl
Paralaurionite
PbCl(OH)
Rorisite
CaFCl
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
3.DC.05Laurionite
PbCl(OH)
3.DC.05Paralaurionite
PbCl(OH)
3.DC.10Fiedlerite
Pb
 
3
FCl
 
4
(OH) · H
 
2
O
3.DC.15Penfieldite
Pb
 
2
Cl
 
3
(OH)
3.DC.20Laurelite
Pb
 
7
F
 
12
Cl
 
2
3.DC.25Bismoclite
(BiO)Cl
3.DC.25Daubréeite
(BiO)(OH,Cl)
3.DC.25Matlockite
PbFCl
3.DC.25Rorisite
CaFCl
3.DC.25Zhangpeishanite
BaFCl
3.DC.30Nadorite
PbSbClO
 
2
3.DC.30Perite
PbBiClO
 
2
3.DC.35Aravaipaite
Pb
 
3
F
 
3
[AlF
 
6
] · H
 
2
O
3.DC.37Calcioaravaipaite
PbCa
 
2
AlF
 
9
3.DC.40Thorikosite
Pb
 
3
Cl
 
2
(OH)(SbO
 
3
,AsO
 
3
)
3.DC.45Mereheadite
Pb
 
47
Cl
 
25
(OH)
 
13
O
 
24
(CO
 
3
)(BO
 
3
)
 
2
3.DC.50Blixite
Pb
 
2
(O,OH)
 
2
Cl
3.DC.55Pinalite
Pb
 
3
WO
 
5
Cl
 
2
3.DC.60Symesite
Pb
 
10
(SO
 
4
)O
 
7
Cl
 
4
· H
 
2
O
3.DC.65Ecdemite
Pb
 
6
Cl
 
4
(As
 
2
O
 
7
)
3.DC.65Heliophyllite
Pb
 
6
Cl
 
4
(As
 
2
O
 
7
)
3.DC.70Mendipite
Pb
 
3
Cl
 
2
O
 
2
3.DC.75Damaraite
Pb
 
3
Cl(OH)O
 
2
3.DC.80Onoratoite
Sb
 
8
Cl
 
2
O
 
11
3.DC.85Cotunnite
PbCl
 
2
3.DC.90Pseudocotunnite
K
 
2
PbCl
 
4
3.DC.95Barstowite
Pb
 
4
Cl
 
6
(CO
 
3
) · H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
8.9.1Onoratoite
Sb
 
8
Cl
 
2
O
 
11
8.9.2Kelyanite
(Hg
+
2
)
 
6
Sb
3+
 
BrCl
 
2
O
 
6
8.9.3Gananite
BiF
 
3
8.9.5Bismoclite
(BiO)Cl
8.9.6Daubréeite
(BiO)(OH,Cl)
8.9.7Perite
PbBiClO
 
2

Other Names for Zavaritskite

Synonyms:
Zawaryskite
Other Languages:
German:Zavaritskit
Zawaryskit
Russian:Заварицкит
Spanish:Zavaritskita
Zawaryskita

Other Information

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References for Zavaritskite

Reference List:

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Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR (1962): 146: 680.

American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 210.

Acta Chemica Scandinavica: 18: 1823-1830.

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  • Localities for Zavaritskite

    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
     
    • New South Wales
      • Clive Co.
        • Torrington
    Tony Nikischer specimen (from Forrest Cureton, 1985-86)
      • Gough Co.
        • Elsmore
    Rankin, J., Lawrence, L. J., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2002): Rare secondary bismuth, tungsten and molybdenum minerals from Elsmore, New England district of New South Wales. Austral. J. Mineral. 8, 55-60.
    Canada
     
    • Québec
      • Outaouais
        • Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM
          • Val-des-Monts
            • Lac Saint-Pierre (Wakefield Lake)
    Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41.; Miles, N. M., Hogarth, D.D. & Russell, D.S. (1971): Wakefieldite, yttrium vanadate, a new mineral from Quebec. American Mineralogist. 56, 395-410
    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)
    Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society 48, 19-147
        • Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad)
          • Slavkovský Les Mtn
    M.E. Ciriotti, 2006, probed EDX+XRD by S. Möckel
      • Ústí Region
        • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
          • Dubí (Eichwald)
    Sejkora, J.: Minerály ložiska Moldava v Krušných horách. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1994, roč. 2, s. 110-116.
          • Krupka (Graupen)
            • Knöttel area (Knötel; Knödel; Knödlberg)
    J.Sejkora, M.Kotrly - Sekundární minerály Bismutu z povrvhového výchozu křemenného pně. 1998
            • Steinknochen area (Lux vein)
    Lapis 23(4), 18-34 (1998)
    France
     
    • Auvergne
      • Allier
        • Ébreuil
          • Échassières
    Queneau Patrice collection
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chubu Region
        • Gifu Prefecture
          • Nakatsugawa City
            • Hirukawa
    Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
      • Kanto region
        • Tochigi Prefecture
          • Nikko City
            • Ashio-machi
    Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
        • Chitinskaya Oblast'
          • Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk)
            • Nerchinsk Gem mines
              • Adun-Cholon Range
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Magadanskaya Oblast'
        • Kolyma River Basin
          • Ducat District
            • Omsukchan
    Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
    • Northern Region
      • Karelia Republic
        • Ladoga Region
    Ivashchenko, V. I., Valkama, M., Sundblad, K., Golubev, A. I., & Alekseev, V. Y. (2011, September). New data on mineralogy and metallogeny of scarns in the Pitkyaranta ore region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 440, No. 1, pp. 1307-1311). SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Keivy Mountains
            • Western Keivy Massif
    A.V. Voloshin, Ya.A. Pakhomovskii Minerals and mineralformation evolution in amazonite pegmatites of Kola peninsula, - Leningrad, Nauka, 1986, pp.168.
    Slovakia
     
    • Košice Region
      • Rožňava Co.
        • Gemerská Poloma (Poloma; Veszverés)
          • Dlhá Valley
    Martin Števko, unpublished-EMPA-WDS confirmed
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