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Minyulite

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About MinyuliteHide

Formula:
KAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
Colour:
Colourless, white, greenish yellow; colourless in transmitted light.
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
2.47 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
After the type locality at Minyulo Well, Dandaragan, Western Australia, Australia.
This page provides mineralogical data about Minyulite.


Classification of MinyuliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
8.DH.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
H : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 < 1:1
42.11.5.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
11 : (AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
22.1.15

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
1 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with fluoride

Physical Properties of MinyuliteHide

Vitreous, Silky
Transparency:
Transparent
Comment:
Lustre silky in aggregates.
Colour:
Colourless, white, greenish yellow; colourless in transmitted light.
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Density:
2.47 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of MinyuliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.531 nβ = 1.534 nγ = 1.538
2V:
Measured: 70° , Calculated: 82°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.007
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
relatively weak

Chemical Properties of MinyuliteHide

Formula:
KAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
IMA Formula:
KAl2(PO4)2F · 4H2O

Crystallography of MinyuliteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Pba2
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.34 Å, b = 9.74 Å, c = 5.52 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.959 : 1 : 0.567
Unit Cell V:
502.16 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Radiating fibrous to prismatic crystals, elongated [001] with {110} and {111} terminations. Commonly in subparallel growth or as spherules.

Type Occurrence of MinyuliteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia: #M68.1991, #CT S2034. The Natural History Museum, London, England: #1933,84. The U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USA: #96769.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Weathered glauconitic phosphatic ironstone.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for MinyuliteHide

German:Minyulit
Simplified Chinese:水磷钾铝石
Spanish:Minyulita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
21 photos of Minyulite associated with AldermaniteMg5Al12(PO4)8(OH)22 · 32H2O
14 photos of Minyulite associated with SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
3 photos of Minyulite associated with Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
3 photos of Minyulite associated with VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
3 photos of Minyulite associated with QuartzSiO2
2 photos of Minyulite associated with FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
1 photo of Minyulite associated with CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
1 photo of Minyulite associated with MetavarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
1 photo of Minyulite associated with GraphiteC
1 photo of Minyulite associated with WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DH.10LeucophosphiteKFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DH.10Spheniscidite(NH4,K)(Fe3+,Al)2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon.
8.DH.10TinsleyiteKAl2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon.
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMnFe){Ca}{Mn2+}{Fe2+2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMnMg){Ca}{Mn2+}{(Mg,Fe2+)2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMnMn){Ca}{Mn2+}{Mn2+2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DH.15KeckiteCaMn2+(Fe3+Mn2+)Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)3 · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DH.15Rittmannite{(Mn2+,Ca)}{Mn2+}{(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)2}{(Al,Fe3+)2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon.
8.DH.15Whiteite-(CaFeMg){Ca}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DH.15Whiteite-(CaMnMg){Ca}{Mn2+}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m
8.DH.15Whiteite-(MnFeMg){(Mn2+,Ca)}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(MnMnMn){Mn2+}{Mn2+}{Mn2+2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon.
8.DH.15Kaluginite(Mn2+,Ca)MgFe3+(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2OOrth.
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaFeFe){Ca}{Fe2+}{Fe2+2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon.
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(NaFeMg)NaFe3+Mg2Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(NaMnMg){(Na,Ca)}{(Mn2+,Fe3+)}{(Mg,Fe3+)2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMgMg){Ca}{Mg}{Mg2}{Fe3+2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.20Manganosegelerite(Mn2+,Ca)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Fe3+(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.DH.20OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.DH.20SegeleriteCa2 Mg2 Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pcca
8.DH.20WilhelmvierlingiteCaMnFe3+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2OOrth.
8.DH.20JuonniiteCaMgSc(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2OOrth.
8.DH.25CalcioferriteCa2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DH.25KingsmountiteCa3MnFeAl4(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2OMon. 2 : B2
8.DH.25MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2OMon. 2 : B2
8.DH.25ZodaciteCa4Mn2+Fe3+4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2OMon.
8.DH.30ArseniosideriteCa2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DH.30KolfaniteCa2Fe3+3O2(AsO4)3 · 2H2OMon.
8.DH.30MitridatiteCa2Fe3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DH.30PararobertsiteCa2Mn3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DH.30RobertsiteCa2Mn3+3(PO4)3O2 · 3H2OMon. m : Bb
8.DH.30Sailaufite(Ca,Na,☐)2Mn3+3(AsO4)2(CO3)O2 · 3H2OMon.
8.DH.35MantienneiteKMg2Al2Ti(PO4)4(OH)3 · 15H2OOrth.
8.DH.35PaulkerriteK(Mg,Mn2+)2(Fe3+,Al,Ti,Mg)2Ti(PO4)4(OH)3 · 15H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.DH.35Benyacarite(H2O,K)2(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Ti)2Ti(PO4)4(O,F)2 · 14H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.DH.40XanthoxeniteCa4Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 3H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DH.45MahnertiteNaCu3(AsO4)2Cl · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
8.DH.50AndyrobertsiteKCdCu5(AsO4)4(H2AsO4) · 2H2OMon.
8.DH.50CalcioandyrobertsiteKCaCu5(AsO4)4(H2AsO4) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.DH.55EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2OMon. 2/m
8.DH.60BouazzeriteBi6(Mg,Co)11Fe3+14(AsO4)18(OH)4O12 · 86H2OMon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)FTric. 1 : P1
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.6ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4FTric.
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.11IsokiteCaMg(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)Mon.
22.1.13BabefphiteBaBePO4(F,OH)Tet.
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
22.1.16MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
22.1.17BøggilditeNa2Sr2Al2PO4F9Mon.
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3Mon.
22.1.20VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)FMon.
22.1.22Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.23TripliteMn2+2(PO4)FMon. 2/m
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4FMon.
22.1.25ZwieseliteFe2+2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.26McauslaniteFe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2OTric.
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2Amor.
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
22.1.29TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)FMon. m : Bb
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
22.1.31DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Soluble in hot concentrated acids and in warm dilute NaOH.
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 MinyuliteHide

Reference List:
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Simpson and Le Mesurier (1933) Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia: 19: 13.
American Mineralogist (1933): 18: 512 (abstract).
Spencer, L.J., F.A. Bannister, M.H. Hey, and H. Bennett (1943) Minyulite (hydrous K-Al fluophosphate) from South Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 26, 309–314.
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, 1124 pp.: 970.
Kampf, A.R. (1977) Minyulite: its atomic arrangement. American Mineralogist: 62: 256–262.
Menchetti, S. and C. Sabelli (1981) Minyulite, associated with fluellite, from Pereta, Tuscany, Italy. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1981): 11: 505-510.

Internet Links for MinyuliteHide

Localities for MinyuliteHide

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.
Antarctica
 
  • Western Antarctica
    • Antarctic Peninsula
      • South Shetland Islands
Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W., and Nichols, M.C. (2000) Handbook of Mineralogy, Volume IV.
        • King George Island
TATlJR, A., & MYRCHA, A. (1984). Ornithogenic soils on King George lsland, South Shetland lslands (Ma-ritime Antarctic Zone*).
Tatur, A., & Barczuk, A. (1985). Ornithogenic phosphates on King George Island in the maritime Antarctic. In Antarctic nutrient cycles and food webs (pp. 163-168). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Australia
 
  • Queensland
    • Logan City Shire
Murray, C G (1973): Fluellite and Minyulite from Wolffdene, near Beenleigh, Queensland - Geological Survey of Queensland, Government Mining Journal August 1973, No.862 pp 271-274
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Barossa Valley
          • Angaston
Segnit, E.R., Watts, J.A., Peisley, V. (1981) Mineralogy of the rock phosphate deposit at Moculta, South Australia. Australian Mineralogist No. 35, 179-186. Harrowfield, I.R., Segnit, E.R., Watts, J.A. (1981) Aldermanite, a new magnesium aluminium phosphate. Mineralogical Magazine, 44:333, 59-62.
Mills, S. J., Groat, L. A., Wilson, S. A., Birch, W. D., Whitfield, P. S. & Raudsepp, M. (2008): Angastonite, CaMgAl2(PO4)2(OH) 4·7H2O, a new phosphate mineral from Angaston, South Australia, Mineralogical Magazine. 72 (5): 1011–1020; Francis, G.L., Peisley, V., 2012. Minerals from Penrice quarry and the phosphate deposits Klemms and St Kitts, Angaston, South Australia. (self published).
        • Kapunda
Frost, R.L., S.J. Mills, and K.L. Erickson, (2004), Thermal decomposition of peisleyite: a thermogravimetry and hot stage Raman spectroscopic study. Thermochimica Acta, 419(1-2): p. 109-114.; Pilkington, E. S., Segnit, E. R., & Watts, J. A. (1982). Peisleyite, a new sodium aluminium sulphate phosphate. Mineralogical Magazine, 46(341), 449-452.
        • Robertstown
Francis, G.L., Peisley, V., 2012. Minerals from Fairview and St John's phosphate deposits, South Australia. (self published).
      • South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)
        • Noarlunga
American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 256-262.
  • Western Australia
    • Dandaragan Shire
      • Dandaragan
Sue Koepke collection
Simpson and Le Mesurier (1933) Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia: 19: 13; 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: 970; American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 256-262.
Belgium
 
  • Wallonia
    • Hainaut
      • Mons
        • Blaton
Peacor, D.R., Dunn, P.J.,Simmons,W.B. and Ramik, R.A. (1987): Ferristrunzite, a new member of the strunzite group, from Blaton, Belgium. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1987, 453-457
    • Liège
      • Visé
1./ A.M. Fransolet, J Jedwab and R. Van Tassel, 1974, Inventaire minéralogique de Richelles, Belgique, Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique, Tome 27, pp. 23-26.; R. Van Tassel, A.-M. Fransolet and K. Abraham (1979) Drugmanite, Pb2(Fe3+,Al)(PO4)2(OH) · H2O, a New Mineral from Richelle, Belgium. Mineralogical Magazine 1979 43:463-467
Chile
 
  • Antofagasta
    • El Loa Province
      • Calama
        • Chuquicamata District
Minyulite - xray identification by D.Pohl AMNH Dec/88.
France
 
  • Pays de la Loire
    • Loire-Atlantique
      • Pannecé
Lukas, Yann (1978) Roches et minéraux de Bretagne. Editions Ouest-France, 33 pp. [p. 20.]; Lheur, C. (1993) Les minéralisations de l'ancienne carrière de La Floquerie près de Pannecé (Loire-Atlantique). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 4, 14-21.
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Scansano
        • Pereta
Scortecci P.B., Tazzini M., 1984. Minerals of the Pereta mine, Tuscany, Italy. Mineralogical Record, 15: 19-26
    • Pisa Province
      • Pomarance
Nannoni R., Capperi M., 1985. I minerali della "Sorgente Solfurea" di Micciano (PI). Quad. Mus. Storia Nat. Livorno, 6: 11-25.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Jambyl Region
    • Talas Alatau Range (Talas Ala-Too Range)
Ankinovich, E.A, Bekenova, G.K., Shabanova, T.A., Zazubina, I.S., and Sandomirskaya, S.M. (1997): Canadian Mineralogist 35(6), 1415-1419.; Ankinovich, E.A, Bekenova, G.K., Shabanova, T.A., Zazubina, I.S., and Sandomirskaya, S.M. (1997): Mitryaevaite, Al10((PO4)8.7(SO3OH)1.3)10AlF3.3OH2O, a new mineral species from a Cambrian carbonaceous chert formation, Karatau Range and Zhabagly Mountains, Southern Kazakhstan. Canadian Mineralogist 35(6), 1415-1419.
  • Turkistan Region
Ankinovich, E.A, Bekenova, G.K., Shabanova, T.A., Zazubina, I.S., and Sandomirskaya, S.M. (1997): Canadian Mineralogist 35(6), 1415-1419.
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Batken Region
Karpenko, V.Yu. et al. Zapiski RMO 138(1)83(2009)
South Africa
Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995), Minerals of South Africa.
  • North West
    • Dr Kenneth Kaunda District
      • Ventersdorp
Martini, I. (1978). Mineralogy of the Transvaal caves. South African Journal of Geology, 81(1), 47-54.
Spain
 
  • Navarre
    • Esteríbar
      • Eugui
Calvo, M. and Viñals, J. (2003). El yacimiento de magnesita de Eugui (Navarra). Revista de Minerales, 2 (4) 6-21
USA
 
  • Idaho
    • Caribou Co.
      • Soda Springs
Kampf, A. R., Nash, B. P., & Loomis, T. A. (2013). Phosphovanadylite-Ca, Ca [V4 4+ P2O8 (OH) 8]· 12H2O, the Ca analogue of phosphovanadylite-Ba. American Mineralogist, 98(2-3), 439-443.
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Gibellini Mining District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; [Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 4, 362
        • Fish Creek Range
MinRec 32:239; Robert E.Walstrom Collection
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Pershing Co.
      • Humboldt Range
        • Willard Mining District
[MinRec 39:297]
  • South Dakota
    • Lawrence Co.
      • Bald Mountain Mining District (Portland Mining District)
Loomis, T. (2011), "News from the Black Hills, South Dakota", Mineral News, in press
      • Lead Mining District
[Mineralogical Record 30:203]
  • Utah
    • Box Elder Co.
      • Pilot Range
        • Lucin Mining District
          • Lucin
            • Utahlite Hill
James Zigras specimen, minID CLKGH8.
J. Marty (1995) Minerals of the Utahlite Claim (Edison and Bird Mine), Lucin, Box Elder County, Utah. Microprobe 8-2:4-10
 
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