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Cannonite

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Formula:
Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named after Benjamin Bartlett "Bart" Cannon.
Compare an unnamed, monoclinic Bi2O2(SO4) described by Capitani et al. (2014).

Classification of Cannonite

Approved
7.BD.35

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
B : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
30.2.9.1

30 : ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq
25.8.4

25 : Sulphates
8 : Sulphates of Sb, V, Cr and U
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First Recorded Occurrence of Cannonite

Year of Discovery:
1992

Physical Properties of Cannonite

Adamantine
Colour:
Colourless
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
4

Crystallography of Cannonite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.7Å, b = 13.83Å, c = 5.68Å
β = 109.11°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.557 : 1 : 0.411
Unit Cell Volume:
V 571.54 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Cannonite

Formula:
Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Cannonite to other Species

7.BD.05SulphohaliteNa6(SO4)2FCl
7.BD.05Sulfohalite
7.BD.10GaleiteNa15(SO4)5F4Cl
7.BD.10SchaireriteNa3(SO4)(F,Cl)
7.BD.15KogarkoiteNa3(SO4)F
7.BD.20CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
7.BD.20CesaniteNa3Ca2(SO4)3(OH)
7.BD.20AiolositeNa4Bi(SO4)3Cl
7.BD.25BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
7.BD.30HanksiteNa22K(SO4)9(CO3)2Cl
7.BD.40LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
7.BD.45GrandreefitePb2(SO4)F2
7.BD.50ItoitePb3Ge4+(SO4)2O2(OH)2
7.BD.55ChiluiteBi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5
7.BD.60HectorfloresiteNa9(SO4)4(IO3)
7.BD.65PseudograndreefitePb6(SO4)F10
7.BD.70SundiusitePb10(SO4)O8Cl2
25.8.1Klebelsbergite(SbO)4(SO4)(OH)2
25.8.2CoquanditeSb6+xO8+x(SO4)(OH)x(H2O)1- x (x = 0.3)
25.8.3PeretaiteCa(SbO)4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2O
25.8.5Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
25.8.6Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2O
25.8.7Redingtonite(Fe2+,Mg,Ni)(Cr,Al)2(SO4)4·22H2O
25.8.8Metauranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2O
25.8.9Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
25.8.10NatrozippeiteNa5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2O
25.8.11ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
25.8.12JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
25.8.13MagnesiozippeiteMg(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2O
25.8.14ZinczippeiteZn(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2O

Other Names for Cannonite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Cannonit
Spanish:Cannonita

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 Cannonite

Reference List:
New Mins. (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

Mineralogical Magazine: 56: 605-609.

Sejkora, J., Ondruš, P., Fikar, M., Veselovský, F., Mach, Z., Gabašová, A., Skoda, R. & Beran, P. (2006): Supergene minerals at the Huber stock and Schnöd stock deposits, Krásno ore District, the Slavkovský les area, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 57-101. [improved PXRD data]

Capitani, G.C., Catelani, T., Gentile, P., Lucotti, A., Zema, M. (2013): Cannonite [Bi2O(SO4)(OH)2] from Alfenza (Crodo, Italy): crystal structure and morphology. Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3067-3079.

Capitani, G. C. et al. (2014): The Bi sulfates from the Alfenza Mine, Crodo, Italy: An automatic electron diffraction tomography (ADT) study. American Mineralogist, 99, 500–510.

Internet Links for Cannonite

Localities for Cannonite

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Gough Co.
      • Elsmore
Rankin, J., Lawrence, L. J., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2002): Rare secondary bismuth, tungsten and molybdenum minerals from Elsmore, New England district of New South Wales. Austral. J. Mineral. 8, 55-60.
      • Kingsgate
Sharpe, J.L., & Williams P.A. (2004) - Secondary bismuth and molybdenum minerals from Kingsgate, New England district of New South Wales.- Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol.10, n°1.
  • Tasmania
    • Moina District (Middlesex District)
Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Ankogel group
        • Kleinelend valley
F. Walter, J. Mörtl, K. Ettinger: Carinthia II 188./108.:219-224 (1998)
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • Abitibi RCM
        • La Motte
Canadian Museum of Nature specimens XRD confirmed
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
        • Krásno (Schönfeld)
Sejkora, J., Ondruš, P., Fikar, M., Veselovský, F., Mach, Z., Gabašová, A., Skoda, R. & Beran, P. (2006): Supergene minerals at the Huber stock and Schnöd stock deposits, Krásno ore District, the Slavkovský les area, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 57-101.
France
 
  • Limousin
    • Corrèze
      • Meymac
Ansermet, S., Cuchet, S. & Meisser, N. (2010): Minéralogie de la mine de La grange, Meymac, Corrèze. Le Règne Minéral, 91: 23-31
Probed 2005 - M.E. Ciriotti; Lapis 14 (7-8) (2007) p. 14
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat
Patrice Queneau Collection
Hungary
 
  • Pest Co.
    • Börzsöny Mts
      • Nagybörzsöny (Deutsch Pilsen; Deutschpilsen)
Szakáll & Kovács&Kristály,2007; Szakáll, S.1, Fehér, B., Kristály, F. & Bigi, S. (2010): Morphological varieties of cannonite from Nagybörzsöny (Hungary). 20th General Meeting of the IMA (IMA2010), Budapest, Hungary, August 21-27, CD of Abstracts, p. 436.
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Brescia Province
      • Camonica Valley
        • Pisogne
          • Fraine
            • Palotto Valley (Palot Valley)
Britvin S., Sturla M., Bonacina E., Zambetti L., 2003. Nuovi minerali della miniera del Duadello (Val Pisogne, Brescia). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 27 (2): 107-108. .
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Ossola Valley
        • Antigorio Valley
          • Crodo
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.; Capitani, G.C., Catelani, T., Gentile, P., Lucotti, A., Zema, M. (2013): Cannonite [Bi2O(SO4)(OH)2] from Alfenza (Crodo, Italy): crystal structure and morphology. Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3067-3079; Capitani, G. C. et al. (2014): The Bi sulfates from the Alfenza Mine, Crodo, Italy: An automatic electron diffraction tomography (ADT) study. American Mineralogist, 99, 500–510.
  • Sardinia
    • Cagliari Province
      • Sarroch
- Orlandi, P., Gelosa, M., Bonacina, E., Caboni, F., Mamberti, M., Tanca, G., A. et Vinci, A. (2013) : Sardignaite, gelosaite et tancaite-(Ce) : trois nouveaux minéraux de Su Seinargiu, Sarroch, Sardaigne, Italie. Le Règne Minéral, 112, 39-52.
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Rio Marina
          • Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine)
Rögner, P. (2005) Aufschluss 56, 53-60; Senesi, F., Hanauer, M. & Rogner, P. (2013): I minerali di bismuto di Rio Marina, Isola d'Elba. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2013, 234-242
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Matsubara, S. et al. (2000) Abstract of the Meeting of the Mineralogical Society of Japan, 93
    • Kanto region
      • Tochigi Prefecture
        • Nikko City
          • Ashio-machi
Yamada and Terashima (2003) Suisyou, 16, 31-36.
Norway
 
  • Telemark
    • Tokke
      • Klauvreid
Larsen. A.O. & Åsheim, A. (2008): Klauvreid pegmatittbrudd, del 1: Geologi og mineralogi. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter. 38, 49-56.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Ladoga Region
Ivashchenko, V. I., Valkama, M., Sundblad, K., Golubev, A. I., & Alekseev, V. Y. (2011, September). New data on mineralogy and metallogeny of scarns in the Pitkyaranta ore region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 440, No. 1, pp. 1307-1311). SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
USA
 
  • Utah
    • Piute Co.
      • Tushar Mts
        • Bullion Canyon
          • Ohio District
Mineralogical Magazine: 56: 605-609.
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