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|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:||18.104.22.168|
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
Crystallography of Babefphite
Optical Data of Babefphite
|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.
Chemical Properties of Babefphite
|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
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Other Names for Babefphite
|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
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
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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.
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Locality Updated: Pixley ka Seme District, Northern Cape Province, South AfricaFrom Debbie Woolf, 18th Apr 2014 13:07:50