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About StrüveriteHide

6 - 6½
Named after Giovanni Strüver (1842-1915), Professor of Mineralogy, University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
A variety of Rutile

A Ta- and Fe-bearing variety of rutile.
Compare also ilmenorutile.

Classification of StrüveriteHide

4 : AX2

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
1 : Niobates and tantalates containing neither rare earths nor U

Physical Properties of StrüveriteHide

6 - 6½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of StrüveriteHide

Uniaxial (+)

Chemical Properties of StrüveriteHide


Synonyms of StrüveriteHide

Other Language Names for StrüveriteHide

Simplified Chinese:钽金红石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
3 photos of Strüverite associated with Tanteuxenite-(Y)Y(Ta,Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6
3 photos of Strüverite associated with QuartzSiO2
1 photo of Strüverite associated with OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

18.1.2LueshiteNaNbO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.4FranconiteNa(Nb2O5)(OH) · 3H2OMon.
18.1.7Rankamaite(Na,K)3(Ta,Nb,Al)11(O,OH)31Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
18.1.8Hydropyrochlore(H2O,◻)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.10RynersoniteCaTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.11Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-nIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.12BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)Amor.
18.1.13LatrappiteCa2NbFe3+O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
18.1.14Hochelagaite(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)4O11 · 8H2OMon.
18.1.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.16ParabariomicroliteBaTa4O10(OH)2 · 2H2OTrig.
18.1.17Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6ZIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.18AlumotantiteAlTaO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.19SimpsoniteAl4Ta3O13(OH)Trig. 3 : P3
18.1.22Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.23FoorditeSn2+(Nb,Ta)2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
18.1.25Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.1.26Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.27StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4Orth. mm2
18.1.28StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4Orth. mm2
18.1.31Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
18.1.35Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.36Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.37Gerasimovskite(Mn,Ca)(Nb,Ti)5O12 · 9H2OAmor.
18.1.38Tapiolite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
18.1.39Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.42Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.43Tantalite-(Fe)Fe2+Ta2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.44ColumbiteOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.46Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.47Tapiolite-(Fe)Fe2+Ta2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
18.1.51 Staringite(Fe,Mn)x(Ta,Nb)2xSn6-3xO12

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 StrüveriteHide

Reference List:
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Rend.Accad.Sci.fis.mat., Napoli (1907), ser.3, 13, 35

Internet Links for StrüveriteHide

Localities for StrüveriteHide

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.
  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
      • Nanutarra Station
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
    • Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire
Jacobson., M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
      • Greenbushes Tinfield
Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
  • Minas Gerais
    • Conselheiro Pena
Specimen in the collection of Richard Gaines [Rock Currier 2010]
  • Paraíba
    • Frei Martinho
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
    • Junco do Seridó
      • Alto do Lira
Revista Brasileira de Geociências 21(1):34-40 (1991).
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
    • Nova Palmeira
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.; Beurlen, H., Soares, D. R., Thomas, R., Prado-Borges, L. E., & Castro, C. D. (2005). Mineral chemistry of tantalate species new in the Borborema Pegmatitic Province, Northeast Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 77(1), 169-182
Beurlen, H., Thomas, R., Melgarejo, J. C., Da Silva, J. M. R., Rhede, D., Soares, D. R., & Da Silva, M. R. (2013). Chrysoberyl-sillimanite association from the Roncadeira pegmatite, Borborema Province, Brazil: implications for gemstone exploration. Journal of GEOsciences, 58(2), 79-90.
  • Rio Grande do Norte
    • Acari
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
  • Smolyan Province
Svetoslav Petrussenko, Iliya Dimitrov, Kostadin Glushkov, Lubomir Metodiev (2007) A Wonderful World of Minerals (Minerals, Mineral Deposits and Localities from the Area of the Town of Chepelare). Fourth International Symposium Mineral Diversity Research and Preservation pp229-233
  • Ontario
    • Kenora District
      • Paterson Lake Area
Tindle, A.G., Breaks, F.W., and Selway, J.B. (2002) Tourmaline in petalite-subtype gramitic pegmatites: evidence of fractionation and contamination from Pakeagama Lake and Separation Lake areas of northwestern Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 753-788.
    • Renfrew County
      • Lyndoch Township
  • Guangxi
    • Guilin
      • Gongcheng Co.
        • Limu Ta-Sn ore field
Jinchu Zhu, Renke Li, Fuchun Li, Xiaolin Xiong, Fengying Zhou, and Xiaolong Huang (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36(5), 393-405.
Jinchu Zhu, Renke Li, Fuchun Li, Xiaolin Xiong, Fengying Zhou, and Xiaolong Huang (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36(5), 393-405.
Jinchu Zhu, Renke Li, Fuchun Li, Xiaolin Xiong, Fengying Zhou, and Xiaolong Huang (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36(5), 393-405.; Pengfei Zhou, Dongsheng Ma, Yang Cai, Haifeng Ding, and Chunyan Yao (2009): Geological Journal of China Universities 15(3), 417-428
  • Liaoning
    • Chaoyang
      • Jianping County
        • Yebaishou
National Geological Archives of China database, record no. X00024115
Czech Republic
  • South Bohemian Region
    • Písek District
A. Tomek photo
  • Southwest Finland
    • Somero
Wilke, H.-J. (1976): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 4: Skandinavien. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 370 pp
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
[UKJMM 2:11-15 "Cap Gronne Secondary Copper and Lead - W.R. van den Berg"]
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Craveggia
        • Rio Vasca
Daniele Ravagnani - I giacimenti uraniferi italiani - Gruppo Min. Lombardo - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, 1974 and Vittorio Mattioli (1978) - Nota sulla titanite tantalifera e sulla struverite della pegmatite di Pian dei Lavonchi - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Vol.9, fasc. 1, pp.34-35
      • Druogno
        • Orcesco
Callegari A., Mattioli V., 2002. Val Vigezzo: novità mineralogiche. Riv. Miner. Ital., 2: 78-80.
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Campo nell'Elba
        • San Piero in Campo
P. Orlandi, P.B. Scortecci (1983) - Minerali delle pegmatiti elbane. Cinque nuove segnalazioni. - Riv. Min. It., VII, 4: 97-112
  • East Kazakhstan
    • Ulan
Oitseva, Tatyana & D’yachkov, Boris & Vladimirov, A. & Kuzmina, O. & Ageeva, O.. (2017). New data on the substantial composition of Kalba rare metal deposits. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 110. 012018. 10.1088/1755-1315/110/1/012018.
  • Karaganda Region
    • Aktogay
World of Stones, 1995, Vol. 8, p. 24, A.A. Eseev, Kazakhstan and Middle East - A brief moneralogical guide.
    • Karazhal
      • Betpakdala Desert (Bet-Pak-Dal Desert)
Jeremolenko, V. (2002): Kara-Oba: Mineralogische Perle der Betpak-Ebene bei Dzhambul, Kasachstan. Lapis 27 (4), 13-34 + 50
  • Analamanga
    • Anjozorobe
      • Beronono
Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris, p 232
  • Betsiboka
Jeff Scovil photo (photo-398372)
      • Bekapaika Commune
        • Berere Pegmatite Field
Mücke, A. & Strunz, H. (1978): Petscheckite and liandratite, two new pegmatite minerals from Madagascar. American Mineralogist 63: 941-946
  • Sava
    • Vohémar District
      • Andravory Pegmatite field
Pezzotta, F.(1999): Madagaskar. Das Paradies der Mineralien und Edelsteine. ExtraLapis nr 17, p.42 (German version)
  • Vakinankaratra
    • Antsirabe II
      • Sahanivotry Manandona
Moore, T. (2008): Whats New in Minerals. Dallas Show 2008. Mineralogical Record. 39, p 332
    • Betafo
      • Betafo Commune
Jason McAvoy collection & photo (Ex. Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences No. 21079)
Ungemach, M.H. (1916) Contribution á la Minéralogie de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie. 39: 5-38; Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
      • Mahaiza
Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. p 232
      • Tritriva
Ranorosoa, N. (1986): Etude mineralogique des pegmatites du champ de la Sahatany, Madagascar. These de Doctorat de l`Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse.
    • Faratsiho
      • Miandrarivo
Lacroix, A. (1922): Mineralogie de Madagascar, Tome I. Géologie-Minéralogie descriptive. A.Challamel (Éditeur), Paris. p 225-226
"Madagascar", extraLapis English Vol 1, p50
  • Perak
    • Kinta District
      • Ipoh
        • Gopeng
Hoe, T.G., Loon, H.W. (2003) EPMA study of heavy minerals in the Tekka area, Pera. Geological Society of Malaysia, Bulletin 46, 263-269.
  • Zambezia Province
    • Alto Ligonha District
      • Mocuba District
        • Mocuba
Moiana, M. (2010) Certeza geológica da ocorrência e viabilidade económica para o aproveitamento dos Berilos" True Blue" de Licungo, Zambézia, Moçambique (Doctoral dissertation Universidade do Minho).
Dias, M. Bettencourt and Wilson, W. E., 2000, Mineralogical Record, 31:459-497.
  • Telemark
    • Drangedal
      • Tørdal
Larsen, A.O. (1982): Mineralene i Skarsfjell pegmatittbrudd, Tørdal. in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991, p 101
  • Harghita
Hirtopanu, P. (2006). One hundred minerals for one hundred years (dedicated to the Centennial of the Geological Institute of Romania). In 3rd Conference on Mineral Sciences in the Carpathians, Miskolc Hungary. Acta Mineralogica–Petrographica, Abstract series (Vol. 5, p. 86).
  • Primorsky Krai
    • Voznesenskii ore District
Ryazantseva, M. D. (2001) Southwest Primorye (the Voznesenka Ore District). pp125-136 in Khanchuk, A.I., Gonevchuk, G.A. & Seltmann, R. (Eds) Metallogeny of the Pacific Northwest (Russian Far East): Tectonics, Magmatism and Metallogeny of Active Continental Margins. IAGOD Guidebook series 11, Dalnauka Publishing House, Vladivostok 2004, 176 p
Seltmann, R., Soloviev, S., Shatov, V., Pirajno, F., Naumov, E., & Cherkasov, S. (2010). Metallogeny of Siberia: tectonic, geologic and metallogenic settings of selected significant deposits*. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(6), 655-706
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Prigorodny District
      • Yuzhakovo
        • Alabashka pegmatite field
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Krasnyi Chikoy
      • Malkhan pegmatite field (Malchan; "Malechansk")
[MinRec 32:44]
  • Bratislava Region
    • Pezinok District
      • Limbach
Uher, P., Žitňan, P. & Ozdín, D. (2006) Compositional Variations Of Pegmatite Nb-ta Mineral Assemblage From The Limbach Area, Malé Karpaty Mts., Slovakia. Acta Miner.-Petrograph.,Abstract Series 5, Szeged, p.125
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava District
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    • Spišská Nová Ves District
      • Hnilec
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
South Africa
  • Northern Cape
    • ZF Mgcawu
      • Kai !Garib
        • Kenhardt
Cairncross, B. and Dixon, R., (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.. The Geological Society of South Africa, p 244;
  • Phuket Province
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Breage
No reference listed
  • Arkansas
    • Hot Spring Co.
      • Magnet Cove
Karl Estes (1998) Mineral News, 14, #5, 8-10.; Min News (1998) 14:4 pp 1,2,5
  • Colorado
    • Chaffee Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
    • Eagle Co.
      • Fulford Mining District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Quartz Creek Pegmatite Mining District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • Lake Co.
      • Climax Mining District
        • Climax
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
  • Connecticut
    • Hartford Co.
      • Glastonbury
        • South Glastonbury
Betts, John. (1999): The Quarries and Minerals of the Dayton Road District, South Glastonbury, Connecticut. Rocks and Minerals. Volume 74, Number 2. pp. 110-121
    • Middlesex Co.
      • East Hampton (Chatham)
Jarnot (1989) in Rocks & Min.: 64:471.
  • New Mexico
    • Rio Arriba Co.
Michael N. Spilde, Steve Dubyk, William P. Moats, and Brian Salem (2016) Rare-Element Pegmatites of the Petaca District, New Mexico. in Second Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium July 15-19, 2016 Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden, Colorado
  • South Dakota
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone Mining District
        • Glendale
R&M 75:3 pp 156-169
        • Keystone
Rocks & Minerals: 57: 160 &/or 60: 110 & 112.
Am Min 70:9-10 pp 1044-1049; USGS Prof Paper 297A
  • Wisconsin
    • Marathon Co.
      • Wausau Intrusive Complex
        • Nine Mile pluton
T.W. Buchholz, A.U. Falster, Wm.B. Simmons (2000) Mineral News, 16, #5.
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