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Bazzite

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Formula:
Be3Sc2(Si6O18)
System:
Hexagonal
Colour:
Deep blue or other ...
Hardness:
6½ - 7
Member of:
Name:
Named in 1915 for Alessandro E. Bazzi, discoverer of the mineral.
The scandium analogue of Beryl.

Typically found as small to tiny hexagonal crystals with a deep blue or blue-green color. (Hard to distinguish from beryl.)

Classification of Bazzite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
9.CJ.05

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
J : [Si6O18]12- 6-membered single rings (sechser-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions
Dana 7th ed.:
61.1.1.2
61.1.1.2

61 : CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
1 : Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
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Type Occurrence of Bazzite

Year of Discovery:
1915

Occurrences of Bazzite

Geological Setting:
Found in miarolitic cavities in granites, granite pegmatites and in Alpine veins associated with pegmatitic minerals.

Physical Properties of Bazzite

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Deep blue or other shades of blue, blue-green.
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
6½ - 7
Hardness Data:
Measured
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
Poor on {0001}.
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
2.77 - 2.8 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.82 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Bazzite

Crystal System:
Hexagonal

Chemical Properties of Bazzite

Formula:
Be3Sc2(Si6O18)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Analytical Data:
Al may substitute for Sc to a small extent.
Common Impurities:
Fe,Mn,Mg,Li,Na,K,Rb,Cs

Relationship of Bazzite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
StoppaniiteBe3Fe23+(Si6O18) · H2O
9.CJ.05BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
9.CJ.05IndialiteMg2Al3(AlSi5O18)
9.CJ.05StoppaniiteBe3Fe23+(Si6O18) · H2O
9.CJ.10Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
9.CJ.10Sekaninaite(Fe,Mg)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
9.CJ.15aCombeiteNa2Ca2(Si6O18)0.5
9.CJ.15bImandriteNa12Ca3Fe23+(Si6O18)2
9.CJ.15aKazakoviteNa6Mn2+Ti(Si6O18)
9.CJ.15cKoashviteNa6(Ca,Mn)(Ti,Fe)Si6O18 · H2O
9.CJ.15aLovozeriteNa2Ca(Zr,Ti)(Si6O12)[(OH)4O2] · H2O
9.CJ.15aTisinaliteNa3H3(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18 · 2H2O
9.CJ.15aZirsinaliteNa6(Ca,Mn2+,Fe2+)Zr(Si6O18)
9.CJ.15aLitvinskiteNa2(◻,Na,Mn)ZrSi6O12(OH,O)6
9.CJ.15aKapustiniteNa5(Na,Mn2+)<1Zr(H2Si6O18)
9.CJ.25BaratoviteKCa7(Ti,Zr)2Li3Si12O36F2
9.CJ.25KatayamaliteKLi3Ca7Ti2(SiO3)12(OH)2
9.CJ.25AleksandroviteKCa7Sn2Li3Si12O36F2
9.CJ.30DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
9.CJ.35KostyleviteK2Zr(Si3O9) · H2O
9.CJ.40PetarasiteNa5Zr2(Si6O18)(Cl,OH) · 2H2O
9.CJ.45Gerenite-(Y)(Ca,Na)2(Y,REE)3Si6O18 · 2H2O
9.CJ.50OdintsoviteK2Na4Ca3Ti2Be4Si12O38
9.CJ.55MathewrogersitePb7FeAl3GeSi12O36(OH,H2O)6
9.CJ.60PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)

Other Names for Bazzite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Bazzit
Russian:Баццит
Simplified Chinese:钪绿柱石
Spanish:Bazzita
Traditional Chinese:鈧綠柱石

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 Bazzite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1955): 40: 370.

American Mineralogist (1967): 52: 563-564.

Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 35: 410-421.

Canadian Mineralogist: 38: 1419-1424.

Gaines, Richard V., H. Catherine, W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, Abraham Rosenzweig (1997), Dana's New Mineralogy : The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, 8th. edition: 1244.

Internet Links for Bazzite

Localities for Bazzite

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.
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Goldberg group
        • Große Fleiß valley
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
France
 
  • Brittany
    • Côtes-d'Armor
      • Plounévez-Quintin
        • Trémargat
Germain C., Guillou A. (1988), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°3, 3-7
  • Rhône-Alpes
    • Savoie
      • La Lauzière massif
JF-LANOE / N° inv. 0308-01 / 07-2011
De Ascenção Guedes, R. & Devouard, B. (2011): Le Règne Minéral, 101, 5-16.; De Ascenção Guedes, R. & Devouard, B. (2012): Reicher Bazzit-Neufund in den französischen Westalpen. Lapis 37 (2), 13-16 (in German).
DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R.. (2000). La Lauzière : les espèces minérales, Savoie, France. Le Règne Minéral hors-série n°6, pp.DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R. et VALVERDE J. (2000). Béryllium. Le Règne Minéral hors-série n°6, pp. 52-55. Editions du Piat. 24-39. Editions du Piat.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Röhrnbach
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990; Habel, M. (2009): Der Granodioritbruch der Fa. Josef Uhrmann OHG, Steinerleinbach bei Röhrnbach. Mineralien-Welt 20 (2), 66-86.
  • Saxony
    • Oberlausitz
      • Görlitz
        • Königshain
T. Witzke & T. Giesler (2001): Neufunde aus Sachsen (VII): Bazzit, Bertrandit, Euxenit-(Y), Powellit und andere aus dem Königshainer Granit in der Lausitz.- Lapis 26 (1), 43-48
        • Thiemendorf
Aufschluss 49 (1998) 293-297
      • Weißenberg
        • Döbschütz
          • Arnsdorf-Melaune Quarry
T. Witzke & T. Giesler (2001): Neufunde aus Sachsen (VII): Bazzit, Bertrandit, Euxenit-(Y), Powellit und andere aus dem Königshainer Granit in der Lausitz.- Lapis 26 (1), 43-48
Italy
 
  • Aosta Valley
    • Courmayeur
      • Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif)
        • Veny Valley
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
        • Malenco Valley
          • Torre di Santa Maria
Bedognè, F., Campostrini, I., Demartin, F. (2011): Bazzite della Val Suella, Torre Santa Maria, Valmalenco, Sondrio. Micro, 9, 3, 122-124.
    • Varese Province
      • Ceresio Valley
Guastoni A., Pezzotta F., Demartin F., 2004. Contributo alla mineralogia del granofiro di Cuasso al Monte: recenti determinazioni su esemplari del MSNM. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 28, 4: 194-202.
Am Min 90:1442-1452
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Baveno
        • Oltrefiume
          • Mount Camoscio
Min. Rec. 14 (3), 157-168
      • Omegna
        • Agrano
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Gifu Prefecture
        • Nakatsugawa City
          • Hirukawa
Endo, S. (2007) Chigaku Kenkyu, 56, #1, 17-23.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast')
Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Norway
 
  • Oppland
    • Lunner
      • Øståsen
        • Surka
Kvamsdal, L.O. (1993): Noen mineraler fra nordmarkitten mellom Roa og Maura. STEIN 20 (1), 30-45
  • Sogn og Fjordane
    • Gaular
Kristiansen, R. (2003): Scandium-mineraler i Norge. STEIN 30 (2), 14-23
  • Telemark
    • Drangedal
      • Tørdal
Bergstøl, S. & Juve, G. (1988). Scandian ixiolite, pyrochlore and bazzite in granite pegmatite in Tørdal, Telemark, Norway. Mineralogy and Petrology, 38:229-243/ Juve, G. & Bergstøl, S. (1990): Caesian bazzite in granite pegmatite in Tørdal, Telemark, Norway. Mineralogy & Petrology, 43:131-136
Kristiansen, R. (2008): Nye mineralfunn i Norge. STEIN 35 (1): 17-21
    • Nome
Liferovich, R.P., Subbotin, V.V., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Lyalina, M.F. (1998) A new type of scandium mineralization in phoscorites and carbonatites of the Kovdor Massif, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 971-980.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Turii Cape
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/tury.htm
  • Western-Siberian Region
    • Altai Republic (Gorno-Altayskaya Autonomous Oblast')
Liferovich, R.P., Subbotin, V.V., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Lyalina, M.F. (1998) A new type of scandium mineralization in phoscorites and carbonatites of the Kovdor Massif, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 971-980.
Switzerland
 
  • Bern
    • Hasli Valley
      • Grimsel area
        • Oberaar lake area
          • Aargrat
            • Gross Sidelhorn
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
        • Oberaar power station
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Vorderrhein Valley
      • Tujetsch (Tavetsch)
        • Strem Valley
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
  • Ticino (Tessin)
    • Leventina
      • Central St Gotthard Massif
        • Fontana
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
No reference listed
        • Lucendro Valley
Alex Salzmann collection
        • Prevat Valley
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
  • Uri
    • Maderanertal
      • Etzli Valley
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 69
    • Reuss Valley
      • Gurtnellen
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Brig
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
    • Goms
      • Furka pass area
        • Furka
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
      • Oberwald
Christian Bracke Collection
    • Les Bagnes Valley
      • Entremont Valley
        • Ferret Valley
          • La Fouly
Cuchet, S., Schnyder, C. & Meisser, N. (2003): Les minéraux de L'A Neuve. Schweizer Strahler / Le Cristallier Suisse, Nr. 3, 28-37
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 70
    • Lötschen valley
      • Lonza Valley
        • Mittal
Die Mineralien der Schweiz, Weibel et al. 1990
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Chaffee Co.
Min Rec 18: 360n, bazzite on bertrandite
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
  • Missouri
    • Washington Co.
      • Sullivan
R&M 73:2 pp 98-117
  • New Hampshire
    • Carroll Co.
      • Albany
Rocks & Minerals 80:4 pp242-261 & Dr Eugene Foord ID
      • Bartlett
Rocks&Min. 76:256
      • Jackson
Art Smith (2001) Mineral News, 17, #3, 1-7.
    • Grafton Co.
      • Bethlehem
B. Janules, 2004.; Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
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