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Mossite

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After the locality Berg which is located near the town of Moss, Norway.
Originally described by Brøgger (1897) as a new mineral from a granite pegmatite at Berg, Råde, Østfold, Norway.

Dunn et al (1979) showed the type material to be a mixture of "Ta-bearing ferrocolumbite and tapiolite". Tetragonal crystals measured by Brøgger (1897,1906) but not chemically analysed, are to be considered as tapiolite (Raade 1996).
The term is used also for a hypothetical Nb-dominant end-member of the Ixiolite family, (Nb,Fe)4O8, with disordered cation distribution.


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Brøgger, W.C. (1897): Über den Mossit und über das Kristallsystem des Tantalit (Skogbölit) aus Finnland. Videnskabsselskabets Skrifter, Math.-naturv. Klasse, 1897, No 7. 1-19
Brøgger, W.C. (1906): Die Mineralien der Südnorwegischen Granitpegmatitgänge, I. Niobate, tantalate, titanate und titanoniobate. Videnskapsselskapets Skrifter. I.Mat-Naturv. Klasse 1906, 6. 1-162 [p.50-52]
Simpson (1923), Report of the Department of Mines, Western Australia: 120 (manganomossite).
Dunn, P. J, Gaines, R.V. & Kristiansen, R.(1979): Mossite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine. 43, 553-554
Raade, G. (1996): Minerals originally described from Norway. Including notes on type material. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift, 11, 104 pp. + plates 1-7 [p.56]

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- 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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire
Pryce, M. & Chester, J. (1978). Minerals of the Greenbushes Tinfield. Mineralogical Record 9 (2), 81-84; Dunn, P. J, Gaines, R.V. & Kristiansen, R.(1979): Mossite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine. 43, 553-554
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia; Dunn, P. J, Gaines, R.V. & Kristiansen, R.(1979): Mossite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine. 43, 553-554
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
Clark, A.M. & Fejer, E.E.(1978): Tapiolite, its chemistry and cell dimensions. Mineralogical Magazine. 42, 477-480
  • Østfold
    • Råde
Brøgger, W.C. (1897): Über den Mossit und über das Kristallsystem des Tantalit (Skogbölit) aus Finnland. Videnskabsselskabets Skrifter, Math.-naturv. Klasse, 1897, No 7. 1-19; Dunn, P. J, Gaines, R.V. & Kristiansen, R.(1979): Mossite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine. 43, 553-554
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia
Mochnacka, K., Banaś, M. (2000): Occurrence and genetic relationships of uranium and thorium mineralization in the Karkonosze-Izera Block (The Sudety Mts, SW Poland). Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae: 70: 137-150
    • Zgorzelec district
Mochnacka, K., Oberc-Dziedzic, T., Mayer, W., & Pieczka, A. (2015). Ore mineralization related to geological evolution of the Karkonosze–Izera Massif (the Sudetes, Poland)—Towards a model. Ore Geology Reviews, 64, 215-238.
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