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About PetitjeaniteHide

White to pale pink or yellow, also dark brown
Crystal System:
For German mineral collector, Klaus Petitjean.

Classification of PetitjeaniteHide

Approval Year:

B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
O : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 about 1:1

10 : (AB)3(XO4)2Zq

Physical Properties of PetitjeaniteHide

White to pale pink or yellow, also dark brown
Color depends on vanadium content; colorless to pale pink if V-free, yellow if V-rich, may also be dark brown (Jambor et al, 1994).
4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of PetitjeaniteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.060 nγ = 2.130
Measured: 75°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.070
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of PetitjeaniteHide

IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of PetitjeaniteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.79 Å, b = 7.25 Å, c = 6.86 Å
α = 88.28°, β = 115.27°, γ = 110.7°
a:b:c = 1.35 : 1 : 0.946
Unit Cell V:
407.66 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of PetitjeaniteHide

Synonyms of PetitjeaniteHide

Other Language Names for PetitjeaniteHide

Relationship of Petitjeanite to other SpeciesHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
4 photos of Petitjeanite associated with QuartzSiO2
3 photos of Petitjeanite associated with Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
2 photos of Petitjeanite associated with EmplectiteCuBiS2
2 photos of Petitjeanite associated with FluoriteCaF2
1 photo of Petitjeanite associated with PucheriteBi(VO4)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BO.05NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BO.10PreisingeriteBi3(AsO4)2O(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BO.15AtelestiteBi2(AsO4)O(OH)Mon. 2/m
8.BO.15HechtsbergiteBi2(VO4)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BO.15SmrkoveciteBi2(PO4)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BO.25HeneuiteCaMg5(CO3)(PO4)3(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BO.35Kuznetsovite([Hg1+]2)Hg2+(AsO4)ClIso. 2 3 : P21 3
8.BO.40Artsmithite(Hg+2)2Al(PO4)1.74(OH)1.78Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BO.45SchlegeliteBi7(AsO4)3(MoO4)2O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

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 PetitjeaniteHide

Reference List:
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Krause, W., Belendorff, K., Bernhardt, H.-J. (1993) Petitjeanite, Bi3O(OH)(PO4)2, a new mineral, and additional data for the corresponding arsenate and vanadate, preisingerite and schumacherite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1993: 487-503.
Jambor, J.L, Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C (1994) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 79: 763-767.

Internet Links for PetitjeaniteHide

Localities for PetitjeaniteHide

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.
Czech Republic
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Karlovy Vary District
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
    • Slavkovský Les mountains
Sejkora J. (1992): Mineralogy of oxygen-containing bismuth mineral phases. M.Sc.Thesis, Faculty of Science, Charles Univ., Praha
    • Sokolov District
      • Krásno
Sejkora, J., Ondruš, P., Fikar, M., Veselovský, F., Mach, Z., Gabašová, A., Skoda, R. & Beran, P. (2006): Supergene minerals at the Huber stock and Schnöd stock deposits, Krásno ore District, the Slavkovský les area, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 57-101.
  • Vysočina Region
    • Pelhřimov District
      • Pacov
Losertová, L., Buřival, Z., & Losos, Z. (2014). Waylandite and petitjeanite, two new phosphates for locality Cetoraz near Pacov (Czech Republic). Bulletin Mineralogicko-Petrologickeho Oddeleni Narodniho Muzea v Praze, 22(2).
  • Grand Est
    • Bas-Rhin
      • Sélestat-Erstein
        • Sélestat
confirmed by Nicolas Meisser (Lausanne, Switzerland)
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Thann-Guebwiller
        • Urbès
Thierry Brunsperger 2011
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Freyung-Grafenau District
        • Röhrnbach
Habel, M. (2009): Der Granodioritbruch der Fa. Josef Uhrmann OHG, Steinerleinbach bei Röhrnbach. Mineralien-Welt 20 (2), 66-86.
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Neustadt an der Waldnaab District
        • Pleystein
Dill, H.G., Weber, B. (2009), Pleystein-City on Pegmatite, 4th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Recife, Brazil.
  • Hesse
    • Darmstadt
      • Bergstraße
        • Lautertal (Odenwald)
          • Gadernheim
Krause, W., Belendorff, K. & Bernhardt, H.-J. (1993): Petitjeanite, Bi3O(OH)(PO4)2, a new mineral, and additional data for the corresponding arsenate and vanadate, preisingerite and schumacherite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1993, 487-503.
          • Reichenbach
            • Hohenstein
Lapis 25(2), 13-30 (2000)
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
      • Schneeberg
        • Neustädtel
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
        • Wolfgang Maaßen mines
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
      • Zschorlau
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Bystrica District
      • Ľubietová
Martin Števko, unpublished-EMPA-WDS confirmed
Števko M., Sejkora J., Malíková R., 2016: Nové údaje o supergénnych mineráloch z banského poľa Rainer, ložisko Ľubietová-Podlipa (Slovenská republika). Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha) 24, 1, 1-12 (in Slovak with English abstract).
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Eden
        • Mungrisdale
Rumsey, M.S., et al., (2007): UK Journal of Mines & Minerals (28), 47-50
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