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Gananite

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Formula:
BiF3
Hardness:
Name:
For Gannan, a Chinese name for southwestern Jiangxi Province, where the mineral was discovered.
Note that the IMA approved name is "Gananite" although the region for which its was named is spelled with two "n".
This page provides mineralogical data about Gananite.


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Classification of GananiteHide

Approved
3.AC.20

3 : HALIDES
A : Simple halides, without H2O
C : M:X = 1:3
9.3.5.1

9 : NORMAL HALIDES
3 : AX3
8.9.3

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
9 : Halides of Sb and Bi

Physical Properties of GananiteHide

Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of GananiteHide

Formula:
BiF3

Type Occurrence of GananiteHide

Synonyms of GananiteHide

Other Language Names for GananiteHide

German:Gananit
Simplified Chinese:赣南矿
Spanish:Gananita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.AC.05ZharchikhiteAlF(OH)2Mon.
3.AC.10MolysiteFeCl3Hex.
3.AC.15Fluocerite-(Ce)(Ce,La)F3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1
3.AC.15Fluocerite-(La)(La,Ce)F3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

8.9.1OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11Tric. 1 : P1
8.9.2Kelyanite(Hg+2)6Sb3+BrCl2O6Mon.
8.9.4Zavaritskite(BiO)FTet.
8.9.5BismocliteBiOClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.9.6Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.9.7PeritePbBiClO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm

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 GananiteHide

Reference List:
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Cheng Longcai, Huang Zongshao, Pan Shiwei, Huang Rongsheng, and Guo Shuliang (1984): Gananite (α-BiF3), a new bismuto-fluoride mineral from Jiangxi, China. Acta Petrologica Mineralogica et Analytica [Yanshi Kuangwu Ji Ceshi] 3(2), 119-123 (in Chinese with English abstract). [American Mineralogist (1985), 73, 1494 (abstract)].

Internet Links for GananiteHide

Localities for GananiteHide

This 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.

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.
China (TL)
 
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Ganzhou Prefecture
      • Gan Co.
Longzai Cheng, Zongshao Hu, Shiwei Pan, Rongsheng Huang, and Shuliang Guo (1984): Acta Petrologica Mineralogica et Analytica 3(2), 119-123; American Mineralogist 73, 1494 (1988)
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schmiedeberg
Witzke, T. (2011): Neues von Sadisdorf, Erzgebirge: Gananit, Cheralith, Grayit und Brockit. Mineralien-Welt 22 (4), 47-50.
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
      • Okhotsk-Chukotka belt
Sidorov, V. A., Volkov, A. V., Wolfson, A. A., & Sidorov, A. A. (2007, November). Au-Bi-Te mineralization of the Kontaktovyi stock in Northeast Russia. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 417, No. 1, pp. 1164-1168). Nauka/Interperiodica.
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