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Zavaritskite

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

Classification of Zavaritskite

Approved
3.DC.25

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

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
2 : A(O,OH)Xq
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

Year of Discovery:
1962

Physical Properties of Zavaritskite

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
Max Birefringence:
δ = 2.210
Image 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:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Zavaritskite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Bismoclite(BiO)Cl
Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)
LaurionitePbCl(OH)
MatlockitePbFCl
ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
RorisiteCaFCl
3.DC.05LaurionitePbCl(OH)
3.DC.05ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
3.DC.10FiedleritePb3FCl4(OH) · H2O
3.DC.15PenfielditePb2Cl3(OH)
3.DC.20LaurelitePb7F12Cl2
3.DC.25Bismoclite(BiO)Cl
3.DC.25Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)
3.DC.25MatlockitePbFCl
3.DC.25RorisiteCaFCl
3.DC.25ZhangpeishaniteBaFCl
3.DC.30NadoritePbSbClO2
3.DC.30PeritePbBiClO2
3.DC.35AravaipaitePb3AlF9 · H2O
3.DC.37CalcioaravaipaitePbCa2AlF9
3.DC.40ThorikositePb3Cl2(OH)(SbO3,AsO3)
3.DC.45MereheaditePb47Cl25(OH)13O24(CO3)(BO3)2
3.DC.50BlixitePb2(O,OH)2Cl
3.DC.55PinalitePb3WO5Cl2
3.DC.60SymesitePb10(SO4)O7Cl4 · H2O
3.DC.65EcdemitePb6Cl4(As2O7)
3.DC.65HeliophyllitePb6Cl4(As2O7)
3.DC.70MendipitePb3Cl2O2
3.DC.75DamaraitePb3Cl(OH)O2
3.DC.80OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11
3.DC.85CotunnitePbCl2
3.DC.90PseudocotunniteK2PbCl4
3.DC.95BarstowitePb4Cl6(CO3) · H2O
8.9.1OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11
8.9.2Kelyanite(Hg2+)6Sb3+BrCl2O6
8.9.3GananiteBiF3
8.9.5Bismoclite(BiO)Cl
8.9.6Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)
8.9.7PeritePbBiClO2

Other Names for Zavaritskite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Zavaritskite

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

American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 210.

Acta Chemica Scandinavica: 18: 1823-1830.

Internet Links for Zavaritskite

Localities for Zavaritskite

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Clive Co.
      • Torrington
Tony Nikischer specimen (from Forrest Cureton, 1985-86); Natural History Museum Vienna collection (formerly F. Cureton, ex-Museum Victoria)
    • 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 (TL)
 
  • 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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