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Reddish brown
Specific Gravity:
After Professor Jakob Grubbe Cock Schetelig [December 18, 1875 Asker, Norway - October 17, 1935 Oslo, Norway], mineralogist, petrologist, meteoriticist, cartographer, and editor. He was professor of mineralogy at the University of Oslo and Director of the Mineralogical Museum in Oslo. He specialized in granite pegmatite minerals and named thortveitite.
Possibly a member of the Betafite Group, but more data is required before the species is recognised.
Originally described by Bjørlykke (1937) from Torvelona, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway.

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Classification of ScheteligiteHide


4 : Oxides & Hydroxides
C : Oxides with metal : oxygen = 2:3 (M2O3 and related compounds)
14 : Stibiconite group, Murataite-Y - Scheteligite series

2 : A2B2O6(O,OH,F)

Physical Properties of ScheteligiteHide

Reddish brown
Light yellow, greyish
5½ on Mohs scale
474 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of ScheteligiteHide

r < v strong

Chemical Properties of ScheteligiteHide


Crystallography of ScheteligiteHide

Metamict. Rough orthorhombic (?) crystals.

Other Language Names for ScheteligiteHide

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 ScheteligiteHide

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Bjørlykke, H. (1937): Scheteligite, a new mineral. Preliminary note. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift.17: 47-49
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 757.

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Localities for ScheteligiteHide

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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.
  • Aust-Agder
    • Iveland
      • Ljosland
Bjørlykke, H. (1937): Scheteligite, a new mineral. Preliminary note. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift.17: 47-49; Clark (1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index")
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