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Suzukiite

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About SuzukiiteHide

Jun Suzuki
Formula:
BaVSi2O7
Colour:
Bright green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 4½
Specific Gravity:
4.0
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in honor of Jun Suzuki (鈴木 醇) (1 October 1896, Utsunomiya city, Tochigi prefecture, Japan - 12 March 1970), professor of mineralogy and petrology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan).

Classification of SuzukiiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1978
First Published:
1982
9.DH.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
H : Inosilicates with 4-periodic single chains, Si4O12
65.3.1.2

65 : INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
3 : Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=4
17.7.1

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
7 : Silicates with vanadate, arsenate or antimonate

Physical Properties of SuzukiiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Bright green
Streak:
Light green
Hardness:
4 - 4½ on Mohs scale
Density:
4.0 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.03 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of SuzukiiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.730 nβ = 1.739 nγ = 1.748
2V:
Measured: 90° , Calculated: 88°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.018
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v moderate

Chemical Properties of SuzukiiteHide

Formula:
BaVSi2O7
IMA Formula:
BaV4+Si2O7
Common Impurities:
Ti,Sr

Crystallography of SuzukiiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Type Occurrence of SuzukiiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
flaky green mineral in massive rhodonite-rhodochrosite ore
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Science Museum, Tokyo, catalogue No. NSM M-21385.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Bedded manganese ore deposit in weakly metamorphosed Triassic chert.
Reference:
Matsubara, S., Kato, A., Yui, S. (1982) Suzukiite, Ba2V4+2[O2|Si4O12], a new mineral from the Mogurazawa mine, Gumma Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal: 11: 15-20.

Synonyms of SuzukiiteHide

Other Language Names for SuzukiiteHide

German:Suzukiit
Japanese:鈴木石
Simplified Chinese:苏硅钒钡石
Spanish:Suzukiita
Traditional Chinese:蘇矽釩鋇石

Relationship of Suzukiite to other SpeciesHide

Structurally related to group(s):

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DH.05LeucophaniteNaCaBeSi2O6FOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
9.DH.10OhmiliteSr3(Ti,Fe3+)(Si4O12)(O,OH) · 2-3H2OMon.
9.DH.15HaradaiteSrVSi2O7Orth.
9.DH.20BatisiteBaNaNaTi2(Si4O12)O2Orth.
9.DH.20Shcherbakovite(K,Ba)KNa(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)O2Orth.
9.DH.25TaikaniteSr3BaMn2+2(Si4O12)O2Mon.
9.DH.30KrauskopfiteBaSi2O5 · 3H2OMon.
9.DH.35Balangeroite(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+,Mn2+)42Si16O54(OH)40Mon.
9.DH.35GageiteMn21(Si4O12)2O3(OH)20Mon. 2/m
9.DH.40AenigmatiteNa4[Fe2+10Ti2]O4[Si12O36]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40DorriteCa4(Mg3Fe3+9)O4(Si3Al8Fe3+O36)Tric.
9.DH.40HøgtuvaiteCa4[Fe2+6Fe3+6]O4[Si8Be2Al2O36]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40KrinoviteNa2Mg4Cr3+2(Si6O18)O2Tric.
9.DH.40Makarochkinite(Ca,Na)2Fe2+4Fe3+Ti[O2|BeAlSi4O18]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40RhöniteCa2(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+,Ti)6[O2|(Si,Al)6O18]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40WelshiteCa4Mg9Sb3O4[Si6Be3AlFe2O36]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.40WilkinsoniteNa2Fe2+4Fe3+2(Si6O18)O2Tric. 1 : P1
9.DH.45SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.DH.50Khmaralite(Mg,Al,Fe)16[(Al,Si,Be)12O36]O4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.DH.55Surinamite(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16Mon.
9.DH.60Deerite(Fe,Mn)6(Fe,Al)3[Si6O17]O3(OH)5Mon.
9.DH.65HowieiteNa(Fe,Mn)10(Fe,Al)2Si12O31(OH)13Tric.
9.DH.65Taneyamalite(Na,Ca)(Mn,Mg,Fe)12Si12(O,OH)44Tric.
9.DH.70JohninnesiteNa2Mn2+9Mg7(OH)8[AsO4]2[Si6O17]2Tric.
9.DH.75AgrelliteNaCa2Si4O10FTric.

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

65.3.1.1HaradaiteSrVSi2O7Orth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

17.7.2FranciscaniteMn2+6(V5+,☐)2(SiO4)2(O,OH)6Hex.
17.7.3Kurumsakite(Zn,Ni,Cu)8Al8V5+2Si5O35 · 27H2O (?)
17.7.4Ardennite-(As)Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
17.7.5MedaiteMn2+6V5+Si5O18(OH)Mon.
17.7.6JohninnesiteNa2Mn2+9Mg7(OH)8[AsO4]2[Si6O17]2Tric.
17.7.7TiragalloiteMn2+4As5+Si3O12(OH)Mon. 2/m
17.7.8DixeniteCuMn2+14Fe2+(SiO4)2(As5+O4)(As3+O3)5(OH)6Trig.
17.7.9AsbecasiteCa3(Ti,Sn4+)Be2(AsO3)6(SiO4)2Trig. 3m : P3c1
17.7.10McgoverniteMn19Zn3(AsO4)3(AsO3)(SiO4)3(OH)21Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
17.7.11KraissliteZn3(Mn,Mg)25(Fe3+,Al)(As3+O3)2[(Si,As5+)O4]10(OH)16Orth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 21
17.7.12SchalleriteMn2+16As3Si12O36(OH)17Trig. 3m : P3m1
17.7.13Nelenite(Mn,Fe)16(Si12O30)(OH)14[As3+3O6(OH)3]Mon.
17.7.14KoliciteMn2+7Zn4(AsO4)2(SiO4)2(OH)8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmca
17.7.15YeatmaniteZn6Mn2+9Sb5+2(SiO4)4O12Tric.
17.7.16WelshiteCa4Mg9Sb3O4[Si6Be3AlFe2O36]Tric. 1 : P1
17.7.17Katoptrite(Mn2+,Mg)13(Al,Fe3+)4Sb5+2(SiO4)2O20Mon. 2/m : B2/m
17.7.18ParweliteMn10Sb2As2Si2O24Mon. m : Bb
17.7.19LångbaniteMn2+4Mn3+9Sb5+O16(SiO4)2Trig. 3m : P3m1
17.7.20ChapmaniteFe3+2Sb3+(Si2O5)O3(OH)Mon. m : Bm
17.7.21Cervandonite-(Ce)(Ce,Nd,La)(Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti,Al)3O2(Si2O7)(As3+O3)(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m

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 SuzukiiteHide

Reference List:
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Matsubara, S., Kato, A., Yui, S. (1982) Suzukiite, Ba2V4+2[O2|Si4O12], a new mineral from the Mogurazawa mine, Gumma Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal: 11: 15-20.
Fleischer, M., Pabst, A. (1983) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 68: 280-283.
Ito, M., Matsubara, S., Yokoyama, K., Momma, K., Miyawaki, R., Nakai, I., Kato, A. (2014) Crystal structure of suzukiite from the Mogurazawa mine, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences: 109: 222-227.

Internet Links for SuzukiiteHide

Localities for SuzukiiteHide

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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.
Canada
 
  • Yukon
    • Watson Lake mining district
      • Itsi Mt.
        • Wilson Lake
Gunnar farber
Japan (TL)
 
  • Gunma
    • Kiryuu City
Mineralogical Journal Japan (1982) 11, 15-20.
  • Iwate
    • Shimohei-gun
      • Tanohata-mura
Min.Journ.Japan (1982) 11, 15-20; Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Kurosawa, M., & Suzuki, Y. (2002). Potassicleakeite, a New Amphibole from the Tanohata Mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 97(4), 177-184.
  • Nagano
    • Kami-Ina-gun
Ryoji Tanaka photo
Mineral and/or Locality  
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