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|Name:||Possibly only a variety of evansite (if bolivarite was formally discredited, evansite would have priority as the species name)|
See also kobokoboite.
Classification of Bolivarite
|Explanation of status:||Not formally discredited, but probably only a variety of evansite.|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||8.DF.10|
8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
F : With only medium-sized cations, (OH,etc.):RO4 > 3:1
|Dana 8th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
6 : A2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||19.7.7|
19 : Phosphates
7 : Phosphates of Al alone
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Type Occurrence of Bolivarite
|Type Locality:||Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain|
|Year of Discovery:||1921|
|Geological Setting of type material:||Crevices in granite.|
Physical Properties of Bolivarite
|Density (measured):||2.05 g/cm3|
Crystallography of Bolivarite
Chemical Properties of Bolivarite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Al2(PO4)(OH)3·4-5H2O|
|Essential elements:||Al, H, O, P|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, H, O, P|
Relationship of Bolivarite to other Species
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Other Names for Bolivarite
|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 Bolivarite
Navarro and Barea (1921) Bol. Soc. espan. Hist. nat.: 21: 326.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 872-873.
Van Wambeke, L. (1971): The uranium-bearing mineral bolivarite: new data and a second occurrence. Mineral. Mag. 38, 418-423.
Internet Links for Bolivarite
Localities for Bolivarite
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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: Blackwood opencut, MMM Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, AustraliaFrom Keith Compton, 20th Dec 2014 07:10:15