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Pavel V. Jeremejev
Colourless, light yellow brown, aquamarine blue; colourless in transmitted light
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Pavel Vladimirovitch Jeremejev (Павел Владимирович Еремеев) (9 March 1830 - 6 January 1899, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire), Russian mineralogist, engineer, and Professor at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He collected the first specimens and suspected that they were a new mineral.
A synthetic OH-analogue is known (Stachiowak & Schreyer, 1998).

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Classification of JeremejeviteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:

A : Monoborates
B : BO3, with additional anions; 1(D) + OH, etc.

8 : Miscellaneous

Physical Properties of JeremejeviteHide

Colourless, light yellow brown, aquamarine blue; colourless in transmitted light
None Observed
3.28 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.27 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of JeremejeviteHide

Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.653 nε = 1.640
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.013
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of JeremejeviteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of JeremejeviteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
6/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.5591(3) Å, c = 8.1814(6) Å
a:c = 1 : 0.956
Unit Cell V:
519.06 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Crystals long prismatic, elongated [0001]. Terminations rounded, irregular, or indented at times and the prism faces modified by vicinal planes.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
4.282 (100)
3.791 (57)
2.650 (33)
2.470 (30)
2.196 (35)
2.055 (44)
1.391 (30)

Type Occurrence of JeremejeviteHide

Synonyms of JeremejeviteHide

Other Language Names for JeremejeviteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Sanidine11 photos of Jeremejevite associated with Sanidine on
Topaz6 photos of Jeremejevite associated with Topaz on
Schorl3 photos of Jeremejevite associated with Schorl on
Pseudobrookite2 photos of Jeremejevite associated with Pseudobrookite on
Smoky Quartz2 photos of Jeremejevite associated with Smoky Quartz on
Nepheline1 photo of Jeremejevite associated with Nepheline on
Zircon1 photo of Jeremejevite associated with Zircon on
Tourmaline1 photo of Jeremejevite associated with Tourmaline on
Cristobalite1 photo of Jeremejevite associated with Cristobalite on
Foitite1 photo of Jeremejevite associated with Foitite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

6.AB.05HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
6.AB.10BerboriteBe2(BO3)(OH,F) · H2OTrig.
6.AB.40BlatteriteSb5+(Mn3+,Fe3+)9(Mn2+,Mg)35(BO3)16O32Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
6.AB.45Aluminomagnesiohulsite(Mg,Fe2+)2(Al,Mg,Sn)(BO3)O2Mon. 2/m
6.AB.50HydroxylboriteMg3(BO3)(OH)3Hex. 6/m : P63/m
6.AB.55ShabyniteMg5(BO3)(OH)5(Cl,OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
6.AB.55WightmaniteMg5(BO3)O(OH)5 · 2H2OMon.
6.AB.65SakhaiteCa12Mg4(BO3)7(CO3)4(OH)2ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
6.AB.70HarkeriteCa12Mg4Al(BO3)3(SiO4)4(CO3)5 · H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
6.AB.75Pertsevite-(F)Mg2(BO3)(F,OH)Orth. mm2 : Pna21
6.AB.75Pertsevite-(OH)Mg2(BO3)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
6.AB.80JacquesdietrichiteCu2(H2BO3)(OH)3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna

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 JeremejeviteHide

Reference List:
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Damour, A.A. (1883) Note sur un borate d´alumine cristallisé, de la Sibérie. Nouvell espèce minérale. Bulletin de la Société Minéralogique de France 6: 20-23 (as Jeremeiewit).
Websky (1883) Sitzungsberichte der Deutchen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin (Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse): 671 (as Eichwaldit).
Websky (1884) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Heidelberg, Stuttgart: I: 1.
Klein (1891) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Heidelberg, Stuttgart: I: 84.
Gossner and Kraus (1934) Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Stuttgart: 348.
Strunz (1938) Inaugural Dissertation, University of Berlin.
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: 330-332.
Moore, P.B., Araki, T. (1976) Painite, CaZrB[Al9O18]: its crystal structure and relation to jeremejevite, B5[3Al6(OH)3O15], and fluoborite, B3[Mg9(F,OH)9O9]. American Mineralogist: 61: 88-94.
Foord, E.E., Erd, R.C., Hunt, G.R. (1981) New data for jeremejevite. The Canadian Mineralogist: 19: 303-310.
Fleischer, M., Cabri, L.J., Chao, G.Y., Mandarino, J.A., Pabst, A. (1982) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 67: 1074-1082.
Rodellas, C., García-Blanco, S., Vegas, A. (1983) Crystal structure refinement of jeremejevite (Al6B5F3O15). Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 165: 255-260.
Scalisi, P., D. Cook, (1983) Classic Mineral Localities of the World: Asia and Australia, Van Nostrand: 150-160.
Grew, E.S., Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Stachowiak, A., Schreyer, W. (1998) Synthesis, stability and breakdown products of the hydroxyl end member of jeremejevite in the system Al2O3–B2O3–H2O. European Journal of Mineralogy: 10: 875–888.
Kutzschbach, M., Wunder, B., Meixner, A., Wirth, R., Heinrich, W., Franz, G. (2016) Jeremejevite as a precursor for olenitic tourmaline: consequences of non-classical crystallization pathways for composition, textures and B isotope patterns of tourmaline. European Journal of Mineralogy: 29: 239-255.
Hulsobosch, N., Thomas, R., Boiron, M.-C., Dewaele, S., Muchez, P. (2017) Direct observation of boro-aluminosilicate melt compositions: Insights from Raman spectroscopy of melt inclusions in pegmatitic tourmaline of the Gatumba-Gitarama area (Rwanda). The Canadian Mineralogist: 55: 377-397.

Internet Links for JeremejeviteHide

Localities for JeremejeviteHide

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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.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Andernach
        • Nickenich
Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors
      • Daun
        • Üdersdorf
Beyer, H., Schnorrer-Köhler, G., Jeremejewit-Neufund in der Eifel und die Beteiligung von Bor bei der Mineralbildung in Schlackenauswürflingen der Eifeler Vulkane, Der Aufschluss 32, 125-129, 1981
      • Kelberg
        • Drees
Schüller, W., Die Mineralien des Niveligsberges bei Drees in der Eifel, Der Aufschluß SB 33, 1990
      • Mendig
        • Bell
Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors; Blaß, G. & Kruijen, F. (2013): Die Mineralogischen Neuigkeiten aus der Vulkaneifel. Mineralien-Welt 24 (3), 33-41.
      • Niederzissen
        • Burgbrohl
Blass, G., Graf, H.W., Kolitsch, U., Neue Funde aus der Vulkaneifel - ein Rückblick auf die Sammelsaison 2002, Mineralien-Welt 13/5, 2003
      • Polch
        • Ochtendung
Lapis 1988(7+8), 70-72
Min Rec (2006) 37:361-470
  • Mandalay Region (Mandalay Division)
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Mogok Township
        • Kyatpyin North
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Harlow, G.E. & Hawthorne, F.C. (2008): Herderite from Mogok, Myanmar, and comparison with hydroxyl-herderite from Ehrenfriedersdorf, Germany. American Mineralogist, 93, 1545-1549; Niedermayr, G. & Jahn, S. (2010): Mineralientage München 2010. Mineralien Welt, 21: 19; De Ascenção Guedes, R., Lebocey, J. & Bayle (2010): Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 24-27 juin 2010. Le Règne Minéral. 94, 41-58 [p. 54]
        • Mogok Valley
Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
  • Erongo Region
No reference listed
      • Cape Cross area
Herting, S. & Strunz, H. (1978): Jeremejewit von Mile 72 in SW-Afrika. Aufschluss, 29, 45-53. (in German); Wilson, W.E. et al. (2002): Jeremejevite from Namibia. Mineralogical Record. 33, 289-301.
    • Karibib
      • Usakos
Mineralogical Record (2006): 37: 361-470; Jahn, S. (2010): Blue Beauties - Jeremejewit-Neufund auf der Farm Ameib, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 21 (4), 31-33.
Russia (TL)
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk)
          • Nerchinsk Gem mines
            • Adun-Cholon Range
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: 332; P. Scalisi, D. Cook, (1983), Classic Mineral Localities of the World: Asia and Australia, Van Nostrand, pp150-160
  • Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni)
    • Pamir Mts
      • Khorog Region
        • Shakhdara Range
P.M. Kartashov data
      • Rangkul' Highlands
Zagorsky, V. Y., Makagon, V. M., & Shmakin, B. M. (1999). Systematics of granitic pegmatites. Can. Mineral, 37(3), 800-802.
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