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Povondraite

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Formula:
NaFe3+3(Mg2Fe3+4)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
Colour:
Dark brown to brownish black
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
7
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named for Pavel Povondra (b. 1924-), mineralogist at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Povondraite was redefined (IMA 90-E) from the original “ferridravite” (Walenta and Dunn 1979) because the initially assumed site assignments were incorrect and did not correspond to the Fe3+-equivalent of dravite (Grice et al. 1993). Hawthorne and Henry (1999) suggested that Mg is ordered at the Z site and should be part of the end-member formula.

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Classification of PovondraiteHide

Approved
Notes:
Renamed by the IMA
Approval History:
Renamed by IMA: 1990
9.CK.05

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
K : [Si6O18]12- 6-membered single rings, with insular complex anions
Dana 7th ed.:
61.3.1.8
61.3.1.6

61 : CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
3 : Six-Membered Rings with borate groups

Physical Properties of PovondraiteHide

Resinous
Colour:
Dark brown to brownish black
Streak:
Brown
Hardness:
Cleavage:
None Observed

Optical Data of PovondraiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.820 nε = 1.751
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.069
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of PovondraiteHide

Formula:
NaFe3+3(Mg2Fe3+4)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
IMA Formula:
NaFe3+3(Fe3+4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
Common Impurities:
K,Mg,Al,Cu,Pb,Sn,Ti,V,H2O

Crystallography of PovondraiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 16.18 Å, c = 7.44 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.46
Unit Cell V:
1,686.79 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of PovondraiteHide

Synonyms of PovondraiteHide

Other Language Names for PovondraiteHide

Relationship of Povondraite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AdachiiteCaFe3Al6(Si5AlO18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
BosiiteNaFe3+3(Al4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Chromium-draviteNa(Mg3)Cr3+6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig.
Chromo-alumino-povondraiteNa(Cr3)(Al4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
DarrellhenryiteNa(LiAl2)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)3O Trig. 3m : R3m
DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
FeruviteCa(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-buergeriteNa(Fe3+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-draviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-elbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-feruviteCa(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Fluor-liddicoatiteCa(Li2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-schorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-tsilaisiteNa(Mn2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
Foitite(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OHTrig. 3m : R3m
LiddicoatiteCa(Li2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
LucchesiiteCaFe2+3 Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Mon. m : Bm
Magnesio-foitite(□,Na)(Mg2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig.
MaruyamaiteK(MgAl2)(Al5Mg)(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)Trig.
Oxy-chromium-draviteNa(Cr)3(Cr4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O Trig. 3m : R3m
Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Oxy-foitite□(Fe2+Al2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Oxy-rossmanite☐(LiAl2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
Oxy-schorlNa(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Oxy-uviteCaMg3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
Oxy-vanadium-draviteNa(V)3(V4Mg2)Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
Rossmanite☐(LiAl2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
SchorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
TsilaisiteNa(Mn2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
UM2000-64-SiO:BFeHKMgK, Mg, Fe, Si, B, O, H
Unnamed (Pb-dominant Tourmaline)(Pb,Na)(Li,Al)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F,OH)
Uvite SeriesCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
Vanadio-oxy-chromium-draviteNa(V)3(Cr4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O Trig. 3m : R3m
Vanadio-oxy-draviteNaV3(Al4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Microcline1 photo of Povondraite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.CK.Fluor-schorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.DarrellhenryiteNa(LiAl2)Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)3O Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.AdachiiteCaFe3Al6(Si5AlO18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05Fluor-buergeriteNa(Fe3+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3FTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05Chromium-draviteNa(Mg3)Cr3+6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig.
9.CK.05DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05FeruviteCa(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05Foitite(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OHTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05LiddicoatiteCa(Li2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)Trig.
9.CK.05SchorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05Magnesio-foitite(□,Na)(Mg2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig.
9.CK.05Rossmanite☐(LiAl2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05Oxy-vanadium-draviteNa(V)3(V4Mg2)Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05Oxy-draviteNa(MgAl2)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05Oxy-rossmanite☐(LiAl2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
9.CK.05Chromo-alumino-povondraiteNa(Cr3)(Al4Mg2)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05Fluor-draviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.05Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CK.10Abenakiite-(Ce)Na26Ce6(Si6O18)(PO4)6(CO3)6(SO2)OTrig. 3 : R3
9.CK.15ScawtiteCa7(Si3O9)2CO3 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
9.CK.20Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn2+2(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2OTrig.
9.CK.20Thorosteenstrupine(Ca,Th,Mn)3Si4O11F · 6H2O

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

61.3.1.1Foitite(□,Na)(Fe2+2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3OHTrig. 3m : R3m
61.3.1.2LiddicoatiteCa(Li2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
61.3.1.3Uvite SeriesCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
61.3.1.3Fluor-uviteCa(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3FTrig. 3m : R3m
61.3.1.4FeruviteCa(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
61.3.1.5Fluor-buergeriteNa(Fe3+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3FTrig. 3m : R3m
61.3.1.7OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)Trig.
61.3.1.8ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
61.3.1.9DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
61.3.1.10SchorlNa(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
61.3.1.11Chromium-draviteNa(Mg3)Cr3+6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)Trig.

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 PovondraiteHide

Reference List:
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Walenta, K. & Dunn, P. J. (1979): Ferridravite, a new mineral of the tourmaline group from Bolivia. American Mineralogist, 64, 945-948.
Grice, J.D., T.S. Ercit, and F.C. Hawthorne (1993): Povondraite, a redefinition of the tourmaline ferridravite. American Mineralogist 78, 433-436.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
Zacek, V., Petrov, A., and Hyrsl, J. (1998): Chemistry and origin of povondraite-bearing rocks from Alto Chapare, Cochabamba, Bolivia. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 43, 59-67.
Žáček, V., Frýda, J., Petrov, A. and Hyršl, J. (2000): Tourmalines of the povondraite-(oxy)dravite series from the caps rocks of meta-evaporite in Alto Chapare, Cochamba, Bolivia. Journal of the Czech Geological Society, 45, 3-12.

Internet Links for PovondraiteHide

Localities for PovondraiteHide

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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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Argyle Co.
Jones, B. G., Carr, P. F. & Condliffe, E. (1981): Ferrian tourmaline from Bungonia, New South Wales. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia 28, 13-17.
  • Western Australia
    • Upper Gascoyne Shire
      • Yinnietharra (Yinnietharra Station; Yinnetharra)
Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S., Stockmayer, V.C.(2013): Gemstones of WA, Geological Survey of WA (confirmed after much conjecture)
        • Tomkap tourmaline mines (Soklich)
T Kapitany (pers comm)
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Packalpe
      • Pack
        • Pegmatite outcrops
B. Moser, H. P. Bojar: Carinthia II 192./112.:216-217 (2002)
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Chapare Province
Mineralogical Record: 32: 461; Zacek, V., Petrov, A., and Hyrsl, J. (1998), Chemistry and origin of povondraite-bearing rocks from Alto Chapare, Cochabamba, Bolivia. Journal of the Czech Geological Society: 43: 59-67.
        • Cristalmayu subdistrict
          • Cristalmayu
(erroneously attributed to San Francisco mine in the type description)
(erroneously attributed to this mine in the type description)
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
    • Coronel Murta
      • Barra do Salinas
erroneously reported [MinRec 33:209]
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Vershino-Darasunskiy
Baksheev, I. A., Prokofiev, V. Y., Trumbull, R., Wiedenbeck, M., Yapaskurt, V. O. (2015): Geochemical evolution of tourmaline in the Darasun gold district deposits, Transbaikal region, Russia: Evidence from chemical and boron isotope compositions in tourmaline. Mineralium Deposita, 50, 125-138.
Baksheev, I. A., Prokofiev, V. Y., Trumbull, R., Wiedenbeck, M., Yapaskurt, V. O. (2015): Geochemical evolution of tourmaline in the Darasun gold district deposits, Transbaikal region, Russia: Evidence from chemical and boron isotope compositions in tourmaline. Mineralium Deposita, 50, 125-138.
Baksheev, I. A., Prokofiev, V. Y., Trumbull, R., Wiedenbeck, M., Yapaskurt, V. O. (2015): Geochemical evolution of tourmaline in the Darasun gold district deposits, Transbaikal region, Russia: Evidence from chemical and boron isotope compositions in tourmaline. Mineralium Deposita, 50, 125-138.
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
      • Vesenniy
Mineralogy of the Peschanka porphyry copper deposit, Chukchi Peninsula, Russia. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 190-191.
Slovakia
 
  • Bratislava Region
    • Bratislava Co.
- Bačík P., Uher P., Sýkora M., Lipka J., 2008: Low-Al tourmalines of the schorl-dravite - povondraite series in redeposited tourmalinites from the Western Carpathians, Slovakia. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 5, 1117-1129.
        • Devín
- Bačík P., Uher P., Sýkora M., Lipka J., 2008: Low-Al tourmalines of the schorl-dravite - povondraite series in redeposited tourmalinites from the Western Carpathians, Slovakia. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 5, 1117-1129.
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
Robert Jemkins; FrOg On-line #1998-06
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