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Barićite

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Formula:
(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Colour:
Pale blue, Medium blue, Colorless
Lustre:
Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Pearly
Hardness:
1½ - 2
Specific Gravity:
2.35 - 2.42
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Member of:
Name:
Named by Bozidar Darko Sturman and Joseph A. Mandarino in 1976 in honor of Professor Ljudevit Barić [October 20, 1902 Zagreb - September 19, 1984 Hrvatski], Croatian Mineralogist, University of Zagreb.
Dimorph of:
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Classification of BarićiteHide

Approved
8.CE.40

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O about 1:2.5
40.3.6.2

40 : HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
3 : A3(XO4)2·xH2O
19.3.20

19 : Phosphates
3 : Phosphates of Be and Mg

Physical Properties of BarićiteHide

Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Pearly
Transparency:
Transparent
Comment:
Pearly on {010}
Colour:
Pale blue, Medium blue, Colorless
Comment:
Darkens on exposure to sunlight
Streak:
White to pale blue
Hardness:
1½ - 2 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Flexible
Cleavage:
Perfect
{010}
Density:
2.35 - 2.42 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.448 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BarićiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.547 - 1.554 nβ = 1.553 - 1.564 nγ = 1.582 - 1.595
2V:
Measured: 55° to 60°, Calculated: 60° to 62°
Birefringence:
0.038
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.035 - 0.041
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
r < v weak
Optical Extinction:
X=b, Z^c = 28°-30°
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
X = blue, Y,Z = colorless

Chemical Properties of BarićiteHide

Formula:
(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 8H2O

Crystallography of BarićiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Setting:
C2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.075 Å, b = 13.416 Å, c = 4.760 Å
β = 104.87°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.751 : 1 : 0.355
Unit Cell V:
621.84 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Platy cleavages or bladed crystals.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.71 (100)
3.196 (40)
2.956 (60)
2.699 (70)
2.526 (50)
2.418 (35)
2.217 (30)
Comments:
ICDD 29-705

Type Occurrence of BarićiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Blue platy crystals and cleavages
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Phosphate veins in ironstone
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of BarićiteHide

Other Language Names for BarićiteHide

Relationship of Barićite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
ArupiteNi3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
BabánekiteCu3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O Mon. 2/m : B2/m
ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Manganohörnesite(Mn,Mg)3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
PakhomovskyiteCo3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
ParasymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Satterlyite6 photos of Barićite associated with Satterlyite on mindat.org.
Lazulite4 photos of Barićite associated with Lazulite on mindat.org.
Quartz4 photos of Barićite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Gormanite-Souzalite Series3 photos of Barićite associated with Gormanite-Souzalite Series on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CE.XBabánekiteCu3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.05Chudobaite(Mg,Zn)5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
8.CE.05GeigeriteMn2+5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
8.CE.10NewberyiteMg(HPO4) · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.CE.15BrassiteMg(HAsO4) · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.CE.20PhosphorrössleriteMg(HPO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.CE.20RößleriteMg(HAsO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CE.25MetaswitzeriteMn3(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.CE.25Switzerite(Mn,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 7H2OMon.
8.CE.30LindackeriteCuCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30OndrušiteCaCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30VeselovskýiteZnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30PradetiteCoCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30KlajiteMnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9-10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.35BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CE.40AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40ArupiteNi3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40FerrisymplesiteFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OMon.
8.CE.40HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40Manganohörnesite(Mn,Mg)3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
8.CE.40ParasymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40PakhomovskyiteCo3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.45SymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.50CattiiteMg3(PO4)2 · 22H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.55KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2OTet.
8.CE.60KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2OMon.
8.CE.65SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.CE.70MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
8.CE.70SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2OMon.
8.CE.75MalhmooditeFeZr(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.CE.75ZigrasiteMgZr(PO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.75Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Zigrasite)CaZr[PO4]2 · 4H2OTric.
8.CE.80SantabarbaraiteFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OAmor.
8.CE.85Metaköttigite(Zn,Fe,Fe)3(AsO4)2 · 8(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

40.3.6.1VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
40.3.6.3ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
40.3.6.4AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
40.3.6.5KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
40.3.6.6ParasymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
40.3.6.7HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
40.3.6.8ArupiteNi3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.3.1MoraesiteBe2(PO4)(OH) · 4H2OMon.
19.3.2BerylloniteNaBePO4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.3.3HurlbutiteCaBe2(PO4)2Mon.
19.3.4HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.3.5GlucineCaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4 · 0.5H2O
19.3.6FransoletiteCa3Be2(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
19.3.7UraloliteCa2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 5H2OMon.
19.3.9PahasapaiteLi8(Ca,Li,K)10.5Be24(PO4)24 · 38H2OIso. 2 3 : I2 3
19.3.10TiptopiteK2(Na,Ca)2Li3Be6(PO4)6(OH)2 · H2OHex.
19.3.11GainesiteNa(Na,K)(Be,Li)Zr2(PO4)4 · 1.5-2H2OTet. 4mm : I41md
19.3.12RoscheriteCa2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
19.3.13FaheyiteBe2Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)4 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
19.3.14FarringtoniteMg3(PO4)2Mon. 2/m
19.3.15HoltedahliteMg2(PO4)(OH)Trig. 3m : P3 1m
19.3.16AlthausiteMg4(PO4)2(OH,O)(F,☐)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
19.3.17NewberyiteMg(HPO4) · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
19.3.18PhosphorrössleriteMg(HPO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
19.3.19BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
19.3.21Panethite(Na,Ca)2(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.3.22Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2OOrth.
19.3.23Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2OOrth. mm2
19.3.24Hannayite(NH4)2Mg3H4(PO4)4 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1

Fluorescence of BarićiteHide

Not fluorescent.

Other InformationHide

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 BarićiteHide

Reference List:
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STURMAN, B.D. & MANDARINO, J.A. (1976): Barićite, the magnesium analogue of vivianite, from the Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 403-406.
ROBINSON, G.W., VAN VELTHUIZEN, J., ANSELL, H.G. & STURMAN, B.D. (1992): Mineralogy of the Rapid Creek and Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory. Mineralogical Record 23, 1-47.
YAKUBOVICH, O.V., MASSA, W., LIFEROVICH, R.P. & MCCAMMON, C.A. (2001): The crystal structure of barićite, (Mg1.70Fe1.30)(PO4)2$8H2O, the magnesium-dominant member of the vivianite group. Canadian Mineralogist 39, 1317-1324.
Rodgers, K.A. (1987) Barićite, a further occurrence. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatshefte, 183-192.

Internet Links for BarićiteHide

Localities for BarićiteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Yukon
    • Dawson Mining District
STURMAN, B.D. & MANDARINO, J.A. (1976): Barićite, the magnesium analogue of vivianite, from the Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 403-406. ROBINSON, G.W., VAN VELTHUIZEN, J., ANSELL, H.G. & STURMAN, B.D. (1992): Mineralogy of the Rapid Creek and Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory. Mineralogical Record 23, 1-47.
STURMAN, B.D. & MANDARINO, J.A. (1976): Barićite, the magnesium analogue of vivianite, from the Yukon Territory, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 403-406. ROBINSON, G.W., VAN VELTHUIZEN, J., ANSELL, H.G. & STURMAN, B.D. (1992): Mineralogy of the Rapid Creek and Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory. Mineralogical Record 23, 1-47.
Finland
 
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Seinäjoki
      • Nurmo
Ilkka Mikkola collection, XRD and EPMA
New Zealand
 
  • South Island
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
Subbotin, R. P. L. V. V., & Pakhomovsky, Y. A. (1998). A new type of scandium mineralization in phoscorites and carbonatites of the Kovdor massif, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist 36:971-980.
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