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Vitimite

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Formula:
Ca6[(OH)14|SO4|B14O19] · 5H2O
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
2.29
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For the Vitimskoe plateau, Buryatia, Transbaikal region, Russia, on which the type locality is situated.
This page provides mineralogical data about Vitimite.


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Classification of VitimiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2001
6.H0.45

6 : BORATES
H : Unclassified borates
0 :

Physical Properties of VitimiteHide

Vitreous, Silky
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
White
Streak:
white
Hardness:
1½ on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Sectile
Fracture:
Fibrous
Density:
2.29(3) g/cm3 (Measured)    2.24(3) g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of VitimiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.532(3) nβ = 1.537(1) nγ = 1.540(1)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.008
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low

Chemical Properties of VitimiteHide

Formula:
Ca6[(OH)14|SO4|B14O19] · 5H2O
IMA Formula:
Ca6B14O19(SO4)(OH)14 · 5H2O

Crystallography of VitimiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.10(2) Å, b = 19.53(1) Å, c = 14.05(2) Å
β = 120.39°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.722 : 1 : 0.719
Unit Cell V:
3,337.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
fibrous aggregates
Comment:
P2/m, P2 or Pm; pseudohexagonal

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
12.2(100)
3.45(50)
3.063(60)
2.720(70)
1.992(50)

Type Occurrence of VitimiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
fibrous aggregates to 0.2 mm
Geological Setting of Type Material:
veinlets in fedorovskite (borehole, 129.4 m depth)
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of VitimiteHide

Other Language Names for VitimiteHide

German:Vitimit

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

6.H0.10Braitschite-(Ce)(Ca,Na2)7(Ce,La)2B22O43 · 7H2OHex.
6.H0.25WardsmithiteCa5Mg[B4O7]6 · 30H2OHex.
6.H0.35HalurgiteMg2[B4O7]2 · 5H2OMon.
6.H0.40EkateriniteCa2(B4O7)(Cl,OH)2 · 2H2OHex.
6.H0.50CanavesiteMg2(HBO3)(CO3) · 5H2OMon.
6.H0.55QilianshaniteNaHCO3 · H3BO3 · 2H2OMon.

Other InformationHide

IR Spectrum:
borehole material (129.4 m depth) [cm-1]: 3570sh, 3535, 3435, 3220sh, 1650w, 1185s, 1103s, 1041s, 964s, 898, 835sh, 782, 716w, 686w, 621, 549w, 538w, 500w, 465sh
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 VitimiteHide

Reference List:
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Chukanov N.V. et al. (2002), Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 131(4): 41-46.
Chukanov, N.V. (2014): Infrared spectra of mineral species: Extended library. Springer (Springer Geochemistry/Mineralogy), vol. 1, Dordrecht, 1726 pp.

Internet Links for VitimiteHide

Localities for VitimiteHide

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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
        • Vitim Plateau
Lapis 29(1), 47 (2004)
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Krasnotur'insk (Bogolovsk; Krasnoturjinsk; Krasnoturyinsk)
          • Turya river
            • Tur'insk
Lapis 29(1), 47 (2004)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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