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In allusion to its composition, being the Yb-analogue of the older species hingganite-(Y).
The Yb analogue of Hingganite-(Y), Hingganite-(Ce), and hingganite-(Nd). One of a very few Yb-dominant approved minerals, the others being keiviite-(Yb), samarskite-(Yb), xenotime-(Yb) and the (rather not approved) hellandite-(Yb). Compare also ytterbium.

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Classification of Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

Approval Year:

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
A : Nesosilicates
J : Nesosilicates with BO3 triangles and/or B[4], Be[4] tetrahedra, cornersharing with SiO4

54 : NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
2 : Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
3 : Silicates of Be

Physical Properties of Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

6 - 7 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.725 nβ = 1.738 nγ = 1.760
Measured: 65° , Calculated: 76°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.035
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r > v weak

Chemical Properties of Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

IMA Formula:
Idealised Formula:

Type Occurrence of Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

Synonyms of Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

Other Language Names for Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

Relationship of Hingganite-(Yb) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Gadolinite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Nd,Y)2Fe2+Be2Si2O10Mon. 2/m
Gadolinite-(Nd)Nd2Fe2+Be2O2(SiO4)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Hingganite-(Ce)(Ce,REE)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Minasgeraisite-(Y)CaBe2Y2Si2O10Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Unnamed (OH-analogue of gadolinite-(Y))(Y,Ca)2(Fe,☐)Be2Si2O8(OH,O)2Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.AJ.05Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.AJ.05Ominelite(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.AJ.10Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.AJ.10Holtite(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
9.AJ.10Magnesiodumortierite(Mg,Ti,◻(Al,Mg)2Al4Si3O18-y(OH)yB y = 2-3Orth.
9.AJ.20BakeriteCa4(H5B5Si3O20)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AJ.20DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AJ.20Gadolinite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Nd,Y)2Fe2+Be2Si2O10Mon. 2/m
9.AJ.20Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AJ.20Hingganite-(Ce)(Ce,REE)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AJ.20Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AJ.20Minasgeraisite-(Y)CaBe2Y2Si2O10Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.AJ.30Cappelenite-(Y)Ba(Y,Ce)6Si3B6O24F2Trig. 3 : P3
9.AJ.35Hundholmenite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca,Na)15(Al,Fe3+)(CaxAs3+1-x)(Si,As5+)Si6B3(O,F)48Trig. 3m : R3m
9.AJ.35Proshchenkoite-(Y)Ca(Y,REE,Ca,Na,Mn)15Fe2+(P,Si)Si6B3O34F14Trig. 3m : R3m
9.AJ.40JadariteLiNaSiB3O7(OH)Mon. 2/m

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

54.2.1a.1DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
54.2.1a.2Hingganite-(Ce)(Ce,REE)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
54.2.1a.3Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.3.1PhenakiteBe2SiO4Trig. 3 : R3
14.3.2BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2Orth. mm2 : Cmc21
14.3.3BerylliteBe3(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
14.3.4LiberiteLi2BeSiO4Mon. m : Pm
14.3.5ChkaloviteNa2BeSi2O6Orth. mm2 : Fdd2
14.3.6EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
14.3.7EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
14.3.10Semenovite-(Ce)Na8Ca2FeBe6Ce2Si14O40(OH)4F4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
14.3.12Hingganite-(Ce)(Ce,REE)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.3.14Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.3.15Minasgeraisite-(Y)CaBe2Y2Si2O10Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.3.16SørenseniteNa4SnBe2Si6O16(OH)4Mon. 2/m : B2/b
14.3.17TrimeriteCaMn2+2Be3(SiO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
14.3.18ChiavenniteCaMnBe2Si5O13(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
14.3.19Tvedalite(Ca,Mn)4Be3Si6O17(OH)4 · 3H2OOrth.
14.3.21SverigeiteNaMnMgSnBe2(SiO4)3(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Imma
14.3.23Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.3.24Gadolinite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Nd,Y)2Fe2+Be2Si2O10Mon. 2/m

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
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References for Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

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American Mineralogist: 69: 811.
Soviet Physics – Crystallography: 28(3): 269-271.

Internet Links for Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

Localities for Hingganite-(Yb)Hide

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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.
  • Telemark
    • Kragerø
Kristiansen, R. (1994): To nye mineraler for Norge- manganokolumbitt og hingganitt-(Yb). STEIN 21 (2), 88-93
Russia (TL)
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Keivy Mountains
        • Western Keivy Massif
Voloshin A.V., Pakhomovskii Ya.A., Men’shikov Yu.P., Povarennykh A.S., Matvienko E.N., Yakubovich O.V. [Волошин А.В., Пахомовский Я.А., Меньшиков Ю.П., Поваренных А.С., Матвиенко Е.Н., Якубович О.В.] (1983): Ytterbium hingganite - a new mineral from amazonite pegmatites of the Kola Peninsula [Хинганит иттербиевый - новый минерал из амазонитовых пегматитов Кольского полуострова]. Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR [Докл. Акад. Наук СССР], 270, 5, 1188-1192 (in Russian); Voloshin A.V., Pakhomovskii Ya.A. [Волошин А. В., Пахомовский Я. А.] (1986): Minerals and evolution of mineral formation in amazonite pegmatites of the Kola Peninsula [Минералы и эволюция минералообразования в амазонитовых пегматитах Кольского полуострова]. Nauka, Leningrad, 168 pp. (in Russian); Pekov I.V. (1998): Minerals first discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Ocean Pictures, Moscow, 369 pp.
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