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Bisbeeite

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Formula:
(Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O
Colour:
Blue
Name:
Named after Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, from where it was first described.
Originally described from Shattuck Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA.


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Classification of BisbeeiteHide

Discredited

Physical Properties of BisbeeiteHide

Colour:
Blue

Chemical Properties of BisbeeiteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Plancheite6 photos of Bisbeeite associated with Plancheite on mindat.org.
Malachite1 photo of Bisbeeite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.
Azurite1 photo of Bisbeeite associated with Azurite on mindat.org.
Shattuckite1 photo of Bisbeeite associated with Shattuckite on mindat.org.

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 BisbeeiteHide

Reference List:
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Schaller, W.T. (1915), Four new minerals, Jour. Wash. Acad. Sci.: 5: 7
Rogers, A. F. (1922): The optical properties and morphology of bisbeeite. American Mineralogist 7, 153-154.
Gordon, S. G. (1923): Recently described "bisbeeite" from the Grand Canyon is cyanotrichite. American Mineralogist 8, 92-93.
Laurent, Y. & R. Pierrot (1962): Nouvelles données sur la bisbeeite, Bull. Soc. Franc. Minéral. Cristallogr. 85: 177-180.
Oosterwyck-Gastuche, Mme. van (1967): Etude des silicates de cuivre du Katanga, Mus. Roy. Africa Centrale Ann. Ser. 8: 58.
Van Oosterwyck-Gastuche, M. C. (1968): Nomenclature of some Katangan copper silicates. Plancheite-shattuckite-bisbeeite-Katangite minerals. Ann. Soc. Géol. Belg. 91, 401-422 (in French).
Bennett, K.C. (1975): Geology and origin of the breccias in the Morenci-Metcalf district, Greenlee Co., AZ, Univ. AZ, M.S. thesis, xx pp.
Bideaux, R.A. et al. (1960): Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona. AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Mineralogical Magazine 43 (1980), 1054.

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Localities for BisbeeiteHide

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.
Argentina
 
  • Córdoba
    • Colón Department
      • Dumesnil
(Juan Carlos Lodovichi specimen)
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
 
  • Katanga (Shaba)
    • Katanga Copper Crescent
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 137; Laurent, Y. & R. Pierrot (1962), Nouvelles données sur la bisbeeite, Bull. Soc. Franc. Min. Crist.: 85: 177-180.
A. M. I. Martins collection
Israel
 
  • Southern District (HaDarom District)
    • Eilat
      • Timna Valley
Bartura, Y., & Würzburger, U. (1974). The Timna copper deposit. Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. p277-285
Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 137; Laurent, Y. & R. Pierrot (1962), Nouvelles données sur la bisbeeite, Bull. Soc. Franc. Min. Crist.: 85: 177-180
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
          • Bisbee
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 137; Schaller, W.T. (1915), Four new minerals, Jour. Wash. Acad. Sci.: 5: 7; Laurent, Y. & R. Pierrot (1962), Nouvelles données sur la bisbeeite, Bull. Soc. Franc. Min. Crist.: 85: 177-180.
    • Greenlee Co.
      • Shannon Mts
        • Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 137.
    • Pima Co.
      • Ajo District
        • Little Ajo Mts
          • Ajo
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 137.
    • Pinal Co.
      • Tortolita Mts
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 137, 183, 272, 330, 383; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of AZ, AZ Geol.Soc.Digest: 3: 53-56; Oosterwyck-Gastuche, Mme. van (1967), Etude des silicates de cuivre du Katanga, Mus. Roy. Africa Centrale Ann. Ser.: 8: 58.
    • Santa Cruz Co.
      • Patagonia Mts
        • Harshaw District
          • Harshaw
            • Hardshell Gulch
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 137-138.
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