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About HannebachiteHide

CaSO3 · H2O
Colourless, white
Crystal System:
Named for the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Hannebachite.

Classification of HannebachiteHide

Approval Year:

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
E : Sulfites
Dana 7th ed.:

2 : A(XO3)·xH2O

27 : Sulphites, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
1 : Sulphites

Physical Properties of HannebachiteHide

Colourless, white
3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of HannebachiteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.596 nβ = 1.600 nγ = 1.634
Measured: 38° , Calculated: 40°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.038
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 HannebachiteHide

CaSO3 · H2O
IMA Formula:
Ca(SO3) · 0.5H2O

Crystallography of HannebachiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.473(5) Å, b = 9.782(9) Å, c = 10.646(9) Å
a:b:c = 0.662 : 1 : 1.088
Unit Cell V:
674.09 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Non-standard space-group setting Pbna.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
5.54 (40)
3.79 (80)
3.15 (100)
2.617 (90)
1.950 (40)
1.843 (50)
1.671 (40)

Type Occurrence of HannebachiteHide

Synonyms of HannebachiteHide

Other Language Names for HannebachiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Sulphur2 photos of Hannebachite associated with Sulphur on mindat.org.
Motukoreaite2 photos of Hannebachite associated with Motukoreaite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JE.XAlbertiniiteFe2+(SO3)·3H2OMon. 2/m
4.JE.05GravegliaiteMn2+SO3 · 3H2OOrth.
4.JE.15OrschalliteCa3(SO3)2(SO4) · 12H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
4.JE.20ScotlanditePbSO3Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide · 3H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

27.1.2ScotlanditePbSO3Mon. 2/m
27.1.3GravegliaiteMn2+SO3 · 3H2OOrth.

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 HannebachiteHide

Reference List:
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Schröpfer, L. (1973): Strukturelle Untersuchungen am CaSO3·1/2H2O. Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 401, 1-14.
Hentschel, G., Tillmanns, E., Hofmeister, W. (1985): Hannebachite, natural calciumsulfite hemihydrate, CaS03.1/2H2O. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1985, 241-250.
American Mineralogist: 73: 926 (Abs.).
Postl, W., Bernhard, F. & Bojar, H.-P. (2008): Hannebachit aus dem Steinbruch am Stradner Kogel bei Wilhelmsdorf, Steiermark - erster Nachweis eines Sulfits in Österreich. Joannea - Mineralogie, 4, 115-125. [http://www.zobodat.at/pdf/JoanneaMineralogie_4_0115-0125.pdf]

Internet Links for HannebachiteHide

Localities for HannebachiteHide

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.
  • Carinthia
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hüttenberg
        • Waitschach
U. Kolitsch (2012): Crystal structure of a new lead nitrate chloride and further surprises from the Pb- and Ba-rich ancient slag at Maria Waitschach, Carinthia, Austria. M&M7, 7th Intern. Conf. on Mineralogy & Museums, Dresden, Germany, August 27-29, 2012; Program and Abstracts Volume, 90.; Kolitsch, U., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fink, R. & Auer, C. (2013): Die Mineralogie der weltweit einzigartigen Schlacken von Waitschach, Kärnten. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A, 115, 19-87 (in German).
  • Styria
    • Bad Gleichenberg
      • Wilhelmsdorf
Postl, W. & Bernhard, F. (2005): 1429: Hannebachit, Sr-hältiger Baryt, Monazit-(Ce) und Mordenit vom Steinbruch am Stradner Kogel bei Wilhelmsdorf, Steiermark. In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2005): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIV. Carinthia II, 195/115, 309-310; Postl, W., Bernhard, F. & Bojar, H.-P. (2008): Hannebachit aus dem Steinbruch am Stradner Kogel bei Wilhelmsdorf, Steiermark - erster Nachweis eines Sulfits in Österreich. Joannea - Mineralogie, 4, 115-125.
  • Saskatchewan
Greengrass, K., Last, W. M., Deleqiat, J., & Suklmn, S. (1999). Waldsea lake Revisited: Another look at the Recent History of One of Western Canada's Best-studied Meromictic lakes.
  • Occitanie
    • Aveyron
Kruszewski, Ł., Gatel, P., Thiéry, V., Moszumańska, I., Kusy, D. (2018)(?): Lapanouse-de-Sévérac (France): an example of unique crystallochemical behaviour of slag minerals and new mineral potential. Coal and Peat Fires, vol. 5, xx-xx (in review/correction); Ł. Kruszewski EPMA/PXRD/Rietveld data
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Aachen
      • Eschweiler
Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von Schlackenhalden in der nördlichen Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 28-31.
    • Sauerland
      • Arnsberg
        • Hüsten
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Ahrweiler
      • Brohltal
        • Niederzissen
          • Hannebach
Hentschel, G., Tillmanns, E., Hofmeister, W. (1985): Hannebachite, natural calciumsulfite hemihydrate, CaS03.1/2H2O. N. Jb. Mineral. Mh., 1985, 241-250.
    • Vulkaneifel
      • Gerolstein
        • Birresborn
Hentschel, G., Die Mineralien der Eifelvulkane, Weise Verlag, München (2. Auflage), 1987
      • Hillesheim
Hentschel, G., Die Lavaströme der Graulai: eine neue Fundstelle in der Westeifel, Lapis, Weise Verlag München, 09/1993
  • Thuringia
    • Gera
      • Ronneburg U deposit
T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
  • Baranya
    • Mecsek Mts
      • Pécs
collector: Gábor Koller, EDS: Zsolt Bendő, Raman Spectroscopy: Dávid Szabó
  • Silesia
    • Upper Silesian Coal Basin
      • Katowice area
        • Łaziska
Lukasz Kruszewski 2005: Minerals arising in cause of underground fires of "Skalny" coal mine dump in Laziska, Upper Silesia.Mag. Thesis (unpublished)
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