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About PhosphowalpurgiteHide

(BiO)4(UO2)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Brownish grey
Adamantine, Vitreous
Specific Gravity:
4.59 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
P-dominant analogue of Walpurgite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Phosphowalpurgite.

Classification of PhosphowalpurgiteHide

Approval Year:

E : Uranyl phosphates and arsenates
A : UO2:RO4 = 1:2

Physical Properties of PhosphowalpurgiteHide

Adamantine, Vitreous
Brownish grey
4.59 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of PhosphowalpurgiteHide


Chemical Properties of PhosphowalpurgiteHide

(BiO)4(UO2)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
IMA Formula:
(UO2)Bi4O4(PO4)2 · 2H2O

Crystallography of PhosphowalpurgiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.06 Å, b = 13.238 Å, c = 5.464 Å
α = 101.22°, β = 109.93°, γ = 87.93°
a:b:c = 0.533 : 1 : 0.413
Unit Cell V:
470.6 ų

Type Occurrence of PhosphowalpurgiteHide

Synonyms of PhosphowalpurgiteHide

Other Language Names for PhosphowalpurgiteHide

Simplified Chinese:磷铋铀矿
Traditional Chinese:磷鉍鈾礦

Relationship of Phosphowalpurgite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Orthowalpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2OOrth.
Walpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.EA.05Orthowalpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2OOrth.
8.EA.05Walpurgite(BiO)4(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.EA.10HallimonditePb2(UO2)(AsO4)2 · nH2O, 0 <= n <= 0.5Tric. 1 : P1
8.EA.10ParsonsitePb2(UO2)(PO4)2Tric. 1 : P1
8.EA.15UlrichiteCaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.EA.20LakebogaiteCaNaFe3+2H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. m : Bb

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 PhosphowalpurgiteHide

Reference List:
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Sejkora, J., Čejka, J., Hloušek, J., Novák, M., Šrein, V. (2004) Phosphowalpurgite, the (PO4)-dominant analogue of walpurgite, from Smrkovec, Slavkovský Les Mountains, Czech Republic. Canadian Mineralogist: 42(4): 963-972.

Internet Links for PhosphowalpurgiteHide

Localities for PhosphowalpurgiteHide

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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.
Czech Republic
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Karlovy Vary District
AmMin 84:688]
    • Slavkovský Les mountains
Sejkora, J., Cejka, J., Hlousek, J., Novak, M., Srein, V. (2004): Phosphowalpurgite, the (PO4)-dominant analogue of walpurgite, from Smrkovec, Slavonsky Les Mountains, Czech Republic. Canadian Mineralogist, 42, 963-972
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
      • Annaberg-Buchholz
        • Frohnau
          • Schreckenberg
Andreas Gerstenberg collection, depicted on FMF Forum website (www.mineral-forum.com)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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