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Babefphite

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Formula:
BaBePO4(F,OH)
System:
Tetragonal
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Name:
In allusion to its composition, containing BArium, BEryllium, Fluorine, and PHosphorus.
This page provides mineralogical data about Babefphite.

Classification of Babefphite

Approved 1966
8.BA.15

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
A : With small and medium-sized cations
41.5.3.1

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
5 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq
22.1.13

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
1 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with fluoride
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Type Occurrence of Babefphite

Year of Discovery:
1966

Physical Properties of Babefphite

Vitreous
Colour:
White
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Babefphite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal

Optical Data of Babefphite

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.629 nε = 1.632
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.003
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of Babefphite

Formula:
BaBePO4(F,OH)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Babefphite to other Species

8.BA.05VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
8.BA.10BergslagiteCaBeAsO4(OH)
8.BA.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)
8.BA.10HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2O
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)F
22.1.6ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3F
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4F
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa2Ca3(PO4)3F
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)
22.1.11IsokiteCaMg(PO4)F
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
22.1.16MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
22.1.17BøggilditeNa2Sr2Al2PO4F9
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3F
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
22.1.20VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)F
22.1.22Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4F
22.1.25Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)F
22.1.26McauslaniteFe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2O
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3F
22.1.29TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)F
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OH
22.1.31DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)F

Other Names for Babefphite

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 Babefphite

Reference List:
Nazarova et al (1966) Babefphite, a barium-beryllium fluoride phosphate. Dokl. Akad. Nauk,USSR, Earth Sci. Sect.: 167: 93-96.

American Mineralogist (1966): 51: 1547.

Nazarova et al. (1975) On babefphite. New data on minerals (in Russian): 24: 191-195.

Chemical Abstracts, Easton, PA (1977): 86, 31918k.

Simonov et al (1980) Soviet Physics – Crystallography: 25: 28-31 (in English).

Internet Links for Babefphite

Localities for Babefphite

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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
      • Žďár nad Sázavou
Cempírek, J.: Hydroxylherderit z Rožné. Minerál, 2001, roč. 9, č. 5, s. 328-329
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
        • Vitim Plateau
Nazarova et al (1966) Babefphite, a barium-beryllium fluoride phosphate. Dokl. Akad. Nauk,USSR, Earth Sci. Sect.: 167: 93-96.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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