Help|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery


This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Bi(SO4)(OH) · H2O
light beige to light grey
2 - 3
for the type locality
This page provides mineralogical data about Riomarinaite.

Classification of Riomarinaite

Approval Year:

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
F : With large and medium-sized cations

Physical Properties of Riomarinaite

light beige to light grey
white to light grey
Hardness (Mohs):
2 - 3
4.8 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of Riomarinaite

Bi(SO4)(OH) · H2O
IMA Formula:
BiSO4(OH) · H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Riomarinaite

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.0118 Å, b = 13.3355 Å, c = 6.4854 Å
β = 112.906°
a:b:c = 0.451 : 1 : 0.486
Unit Cell Volume:
V 478.94 ų

Type Occurrence of Riomarinaite

General Appearance of Type Material:
Cavernous masses and coatings, rarely radiated aggregates of acicular crystals.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Alteration product of bismuthinite at very low pH values.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Relationship of Riomarinaite to other Species

7.DF.05UklonskoviteNaMg(SO4)F · 2H2O
7.DF.10KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2O
7.DF.15NatrochalciteNaCu2(SO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
7.DF.20MetasideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
7.DF.20SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
7.DF.25DespujolsiteCa3Mn4+(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DF.25FleischeritePb3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DF.25SchaurteiteCa3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DF.25MallestigitePb3Sb5+(SO4)(AsO4)(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DF.30Slavíkite(H3O+)3Mg6Fe15(SO4)21(OH)18 · 98H2O
7.DF.35MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
7.DF.40LannoniteMg2Ca4Al4(SO4)8F8 · 24H2O
7.DF.40VlodavetsiteAlCa2(SO4)2F2Cl · 4H2O
7.DF.45PeretaiteCa(SbO)4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2O
7.DF.50GordaiteNaZn4(SO4)(OH)6Cl · 6H2O
7.DF.55Clairite(NH4)2Fe3(SO4)4(OH)3 · 3H2O
7.DF.60ArzruniteCu4Pb2(SO4)(OH)4Cl6 · 2H2O (?)
7.DF.65ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
7.DF.70YecoraiteFe33+Bi5(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)O9 · 9H2O
7.DF.80DukeiteBi243+Cr86+O57(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DF.85XocolatliteCa2Mn24+(Te6+O6)2 · H2O

Other Names for Riomarinaite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:瑞铋矾
Traditional Chinese:瑞鉍礬

Other Information

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 Riomarinaite

Reference List:
Rögner, P. (2005): Riomarinait, ein neues Wismutmineral vom Abbau Falcacci, Rio Marina, Elba (Italien). Aufschluss 56, 53-60 (in German).

Internet Links for Riomarinaite URL:
Please feel free to link to this page.

Localities for Riomarinaite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • New South Wales
    • Gough Co.
      • Kingsgate
Clissold, M. E. (2007) Aspects of the Supergene Geochemistry of Copper, Nickel and Bismuth. PhD Thesis University of Sydney, Australia 162pp.
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Röhrnbach
Habel, M. (2009): Der Granodioritbruch der Fa. Josef Uhrmann OHG, Steinerleinbach bei Röhrnbach. Mineralien-Welt 20 (2), 66-86.
Italy (TL)
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Rio Marina
          • Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine)
Rögner, P. (2005) Aufschluss 56, 53-60; Senesi, F., Hanauer, M. & Rogner, P. (2013): I minerali di bismuto di Rio Marina, Isola d'Elba. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2013, 234-242
Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2017, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: July 22, 2017 11:55:23 Page generated: July 20, 2017 08:40:02
Go to top of page