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Petitjeanite

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Formula:
Bi3(PO4)2O(OH)
Colour:
White to pale pink or yellow.
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
For German mineral collector, Klaus Petitjean.
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Classification of PetitjeaniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1992
8.BO.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
O : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 about 1:1
41.10.10.1

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
10 : (AB)3(XO4)2Zq

Physical Properties of PetitjeaniteHide

Colour:
White to pale pink or yellow.
Hardness:
4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of PetitjeaniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.060 nγ = 2.130
2V:
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:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of PetitjeaniteHide

Formula:
Bi3(PO4)2O(OH)
IMA Formula:
Bi3O(PO4)2(OH)
Common Impurities:
Pb,V,As

Crystallography of PetitjeaniteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.79 Å, b = 7.25 Å, c = 6.86 Å
α = 88.28°, β = 115.27°, γ = 110.7°
Ratio:
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:
Quartz4 photos of Petitjeanite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Bismutite3 photos of Petitjeanite associated with Bismutite on mindat.org.
Emplectite2 photos of Petitjeanite associated with Emplectite on mindat.org.
Fluorite2 photos of Petitjeanite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Pucherite1 photo of Petitjeanite associated with Pucherite on mindat.org.

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.10SchumacheriteBi3(VO4)2O(OH)Tric.
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.20KombatitePb14(VO4)2O9Cl4Mon.
8.BO.20SahlinitePb14(AsO4)2O9Cl4Mon.
8.BO.25HeneuiteCaMg5(CO3)(PO4)3(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BO.30NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4FTric.
8.BO.35Kuznetsovite(Hg+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.

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
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
        • Krásno (Schönfeld)
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.
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
      • Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad)
        • Slavkovský Les Mtn
Sejkora J. (1992): Mineralogy of oxygen-containing bismuth mineral phases. M.Sc.Thesis, Faculty of Science, Charles Univ., Praha
France
 
  • Grand Est
    • Bas-Rhin
      • Sélestat (Schlettstadt)
confirmed by Nicolas Meisser (Lausanne, Switzerland)
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Thur valley (Thann valley)
        • Urbès
Thierry Brunsperger 2011 ;
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Röhrnbach
Habel, M. (2009): Der Granodioritbruch der Fa. Josef Uhrmann OHG, Steinerleinbach bei Röhrnbach. Mineralien-Welt 20 (2), 66-86.
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Pleystein
Dill, H.G., Weber, B. (2009), Pleystein-City on Pegmatite, 4th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Recife, Brazil.
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • 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
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schneeberg District
        • Neustädtel
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
        • Wolfgang Maaßen Mine field
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Bystrica Co.
      • Ľubietová (Libetbánya; Libethen)
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).
UK
 
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Caldbeck Fells
        • Carrock Fell
Rumsey, M.S., et al., (2007): UK Journal of Mines & Minerals (28), 47-50
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