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Barium-bearing Muscovite

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About Barium-bearing MuscoviteHide

Named in 1933 by Lawson H. Bauer and Harry Berman for its chemical relationship to muscovite, but the mineral from Franklin, New Jersey, USA was shown not to be Ba-dominant. In 1867 James Dwight Dana named oellacherite in honor of Josef Oellacher [February 16, 1804 Pressburg, Austria - August 16, 1880 Innsbruck, Austria], a chemical pharmacist who first investigated the mineral and thought it was margarite, but oellacherite was eventually proved to be a barian variety of muscovite, as well. The original oellacherite was from Vizze Valley (Pfitsch Valley), Bolzano Province (South Tyrol), Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy.
A variety of Muscovite

A barium-rich variety of muscovite.

Chemical Properties of Barium-bearing MuscoviteHide


Synonyms of Barium-bearing MuscoviteHide

Other Language Names for Barium-bearing MuscoviteHide

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
3 photos of Barium-bearing Muscovite associated with PyriteFeS2
2 photos of Barium-bearing Muscovite associated with SphaleriteZnS

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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 Barium-bearing MuscoviteHide

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Dymek, R.F., J.L. Boak, and M.T. Kerr (1983), Green micas in the Archean Isua and Malene supracrustal rocks, southern West Greenland, and the occurrence of a barian-chromianmuscovite. Rapport - Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse: 112: 71-82.
Dunn, Pete J. (1984), Barian muscovite from Franklin, New Jersey: Mineralogical Magazine: 48: 562-563.
Pan, Y., and M.E. Fleet (1991), Barian feldspar and barian-chromium muscovite from the Hemlo area, Ontario: Canadian Mineralogist: 29: 481-498.
Grapes, R.H. (1993), Barian mica and distribution of barium in metacherts and quartzofeldspathic schists, Southern Alps, New Zealand: Mineralogical Magazine: 57: 265-272.
Armbruster, T., P. Berlepsch, E Gnos, and C.J. Hetherington (2002), Crystal chemistry and structure refinements of barian muscovites from the Berisal Complex, Simplon region: Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen: 82: 537-547.

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Localities for Barium-bearing MuscoviteHide

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.

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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.
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
        • Broken Hill
Mason, B, 1987. Armenite from Broken Hill, Australia, with comments on calciocelsian and barium anorthite. Mineralogical Magazine. 51, p.317-318
  • Salzburg
    • Zell am See District
      • Bramberg am Wildkogel
        • Nasenkopf mountain
          • Leckbachgraben
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
  • Goiás
    • Mara Rosa district
      • Mara Rosa
de Oliveira, C. G., de Queiroz, C. L., & Pimentel, M. M. (2008). The arenopólis-mara rosa Gold-Copper Belt, Neoproterozoic Goiás Magmatic Arc. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 30(2), 219-221.
  • Shaanxi
    • Shangluo
      • Zhashui County
Shao-Yong Jiang, Palmer, M.R., Yan-he Li, and Chun-Ji Xue (1996): Mineralogical Magazine 60(400), 433-445.
Shao-Yong Jiang, Palmer, M.R., Yan-he Li, and Chun-Ji Xue (1996): Mineralogical Magazine 60(400), 433-445.
DR Congo
  • Haut-Katanga
    • Kipushi
Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., and Melcher, F. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 263-297.
  • Sulaymaniyah Governorate
    • Penjwen district
Mohammad, Y.O., Maekawa, H., Lawa, F.A. (2007): Mineralogy and origin of Mlakawa albitite from Kurdistan region, northeastern Iraq. Geosphere: 3(6): 624-645
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • South Tyrol
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
New Zealand
  • West Coast Region
    • Westland District
      • Burke River
Cooper, A.F. (1996) Nb-rich baotite in carbonatites and fenites at Haast River, New Zealand. Mineralogical Magazine Vol. 60, 473-482.
  • Irkutsk Oblast
    • Bodaibo
      • Lena Gold District
        • Kropotkinsky ore cluster
Rusinov, V.L., Rusinova, O.V., Kryazhev, S.G., Shchegol’kov, Y.V., Alysheva, E.I., and Borisovsky, S.E. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(1), 1-40.
South Korea
  • North Chungcheong Province
    • Boeun County
Gi Young Jeong (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 469-481.
    • Goesan County
Gi Young Jeong (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 469-481.
  • Galicia
    • Lugo
      • Sarria
        • O Incio
          • Vila de Mouros
            • Pacios
Kilias, S.P., Pozo, M., Bustillo, M., Stamatakis, M.G., and Calvo, J.P. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 713-733.
  • Valais
    • Brig
      • Ried-Brig
        • Ganter valley
          • Wasen Alp
Lapis 29(2), 37-40 (2004); Graeser S., Hetherington C.J., Gieré R. (2003): Ganterite, a new barium-dominant analogue of muscovite from the Berisal Complex, Simplon Region, Switzerland. Canadian Mineralogist 41, 1271-1280.
    • Goms
      • Binn
        • Fäld
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 283.
Cannon, R., Hensel, H. & Raber, T. (2008): Der Reckibach-Dolomit im Binntal, Schweiz: Mineralbestand und Neufunde. Lapis, 33 (3), 20-28; 50. (in German)
    • Sierre
      • Anniviers
        • Ayer
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 128.
  • Scotland
    • Perth and Kinross
      • Aberfeldy
Coats, J.S. et al. (1980) Trans. Inst. Mining Metall. 89, Bl16.; Livingstone, A. and Macpherson, H.G. (1983) Fifth supplementary list of British minerals (Scottish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 47, n° 342, p. 99-105.
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex County
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Franklin
Bauer, L. H., and Berman, H., Barium-muscovite from Franklin, N. J.: Am. Mineral., 18, p. 30 (1933).
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