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Babefphite

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Formula:
BaBePO
 
4
(F,OH)
System:TetragonalColour:White
Lustre:VitreousHardness:
Name:In allusion to its composition, containing BArium, BEryllium, Fluorine, and PHosphorus.
This page provides mineralogical data about Babefphite.

Classification of Babefphite

IMA status:Approved 1966
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/B.01-60
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.BA.15

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

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
5 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq
Hey's CIM Ref.: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

Type Locality:Aunik F-Be deposit, Vitim Plateau, Buriatia Republic (Buryatia), Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Year of Discovery:1966

Physical Properties of Babefphite

Lustre: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
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.003

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

Chemical Properties of Babefphite

Formula:
BaBePO
 
4
(F,OH)
Simplified for copy/paste:BaBePO4(F,OH)
Essential elements:Ba, Be, F, O, P
All elements listed in formula:Ba, Be, F, H, O, P

Relationship of Babefphite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.BA.05Väyrynenite
Mn
2+
 
Be(PO
 
4
)(OH,F)
8.BA.10Bergslagite
CaBeAsO
 
4
(OH)
8.BA.10Herderite
CaBePO
 
4
(F,OH)
8.BA.10Hydroxylherderite
CaBe(PO
 
4
)(OH,F)
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
22.1.1Amblygonite
LiAl(PO
 
4
)F
22.1.2Lacroixite
NaAl(PO
 
4
)F
22.1.3Natrophosphate
Na
 
7
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
F · 19H
 
2
O
22.1.5Nacaphite
Na
 
2
Ca(PO
 
4
)F
22.1.6Arctite
Na
 
2
Ca
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
22.1.7Nefedovite
Na
 
5
Ca
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
F
22.1.9Fluorapatite
Ca
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
22.1.10Herderite
CaBePO
 
4
(F,OH)
22.1.11Isokite
CaMg(PO
 
4
)F
22.1.12Panasqueiraite
CaMg(PO
 
4
)(OH,F)
22.1.14Fluellite
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)F
 
2
(OH) · 7H
 
2
O
22.1.15Minyulite
KAl
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,F) · 4H
 
2
O
22.1.16Morinite
NaCa
 
2
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)F
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
22.1.17Bøggildite
Na
 
2
Sr
 
2
Al
 
2
PO
 
4
F
 
9
22.1.18Fluorstrophite
SrCaSr
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
22.1.19Viitaniemiite
Na(Ca,Mn
2+
 
)Al(PO
 
4
)(F,OH)
 
3
22.1.20Väyrynenite
Mn
2+
 
Be(PO
 
4
)(OH,F)
22.1.21Maxwellite
NaFe
3+
 
(AsO
 
4
)F
22.1.22Wagnerite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)F
22.1.23Triplite
(Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)(F,OH)
22.1.24Magniotriplite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
PO
 
4
F
22.1.25Zwieselite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)F
22.1.26Mcauslanite
HFe
2+
3
Al
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
F · 18H
 
2
O
22.1.27Richellite
CaFe
3+
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,F)
 
2
22.1.28Svabite
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
F
22.1.29Tilasite
CaMg(AsO
 
4
)F
22.1.30Johnbaumite-M
Ca
 
5
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
OH
22.1.31Durangite
NaAl(AsO
 
4
)F

Other Names for Babefphite

Synonyms:
BabepfiteIMA1966-003
Other Languages:
German:Babefphit
Babeit
Babepfit
Russian:Бабеффит
Spanish:Babefphita
Babepfita

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 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).

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  • Localities for Babefphite

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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.
    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
     
    • 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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