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(Ca,Cu,Na,Fe3+,Al)12Fe3+2(AsO4)8(OH,Cl)x · nH2O
Crystal System:
Named for Antonio Barahona (1937- ), Spanish mineral collector and micromounter, who first noticed that this material might be a new mineral.
Smolianinovite group?

The Fe analogue of barahonaite-(Al).

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Classification of Barahonaite-(Fe)Hide

Approval Year:

C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
H : With large and medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O < 1:1

6 : (AB)5(XO4)4·xH2O

Chemical Properties of Barahonaite-(Fe)Hide

(Ca,Cu,Na,Fe3+,Al)12Fe3+2(AsO4)8(OH,Cl)x · nH2O

Crystallography of Barahonaite-(Fe)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.172 Å, b = 22.43 Å, c = 5.286 Å
β = 93.09°
a:b:c = 0.453 : 1 : 0.236
Unit Cell V:
1,204.29 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
22.0 (100)
11.2 (70)
5.068 (20)
3.345 (20)
2.763 (30)
2.660 (20)
2.541 (20)

Type Occurrence of Barahonaite-(Fe)Hide

Synonyms of Barahonaite-(Fe)Hide

Other Language Names for Barahonaite-(Fe)Hide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Conichalcite10 photos of Barahonaite-(Fe) associated with Conichalcite on
Barahonaite-(Al)3 photos of Barahonaite-(Fe) associated with Barahonaite-(Al) on
Arsenogoyazite2 photos of Barahonaite-(Fe) associated with Arsenogoyazite on
Cobaltarthurite1 photo of Barahonaite-(Fe) associated with Cobaltarthurite on
Arseniosiderite1 photo of Barahonaite-(Fe) associated with Arseniosiderite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CH.05WalentaiteH(Ca,Mn2+,Fe2+)Fe3+3(AsO4,PO4)4 · 7H2OOrth.
8.CH.10AnapaiteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CH.15PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CH.20Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2OOrth.
8.CH.20Niahite(NH4)(Mn2+,Mg)(PO4) · H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.CH.25FrancoanelliteK3Al5(PO4)2(HPO4)3 · 12H2OTrig.
8.CH.25Taranakite(K,NH4)Al3(PO4)3(OH) · 9H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
8.CH.30Schertelite(NH4)2MgH2(PO4)2 · 4H2OOrth.
8.CH.35Hannayite(NH4)2Mg3H4(PO4)4 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CH.40Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2OOrth. mm2
8.CH.40Struvite-(K)KMg(PO4)·6H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.CH.40HazeniteKNaMg2(PO4)2 · 14H2OOrth. mm2
8.CH.45Rimkorolgite(Mg,Mn)5(Ba,Sr,Ca)(PO4)4 · 8H2OOrth.
8.CH.50BakhchisaraitseviteNa2Mg5(PO4)4 · 7H2OMon.
8.CH.55FahleiteCaZn5Fe3+2(AsO4)6 · 14H2OOrth.
8.CH.55SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe3+2(AsO4)4 · 11H2OOrth.
8.CH.60Barahonaite-(Al)(Ca,Cu,Na,Fe3+,Al)12Al2(AsO4)8(OH,Cl)x · nH2OMon. 2/m : P2/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide,Cu,Na,Fe3+,Al)12Al2(AsO4)8(OH,Cl)x · nH2OMon. 2/m : P2/b

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 Barahonaite-(Fe)Hide

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Viñals, J., Jambor, J.L., Raudsepp, M., Roberts, A.C., Grice. J.D., Kokinos, M., Wise, W.S. (2008): Barahonaite-(Al) and barahonaite-(Fe), new Ca-Cu arsenate mineral species, from Murcia Province, southeastern Spain, and Gold Hill, Utah. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 205-217.

Internet Links for Barahonaite-(Fe)Hide

Localities for Barahonaite-(Fe)Hide

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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.
Spain (TL)
  • Murcia
    • Mazarrón
      • Pastrana
Viñals, J., Jambor, J.L., Raudsepp, M., Roberts, A.C., Grice. J.D., Kokinos, M., Wise, W.S. (2008): Barahonaite-(Al) and barahonaite-(Fe), new Ca-Cu arsenate mineral species, from Murcia Province, southeastern Spain, and Gold Hill, Utah. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 205-217.
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