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About SardignaiteHide

Sardinia, Italy
BiMo2O7(OH) · 2H2O
pale yellow
Specific Gravity:
4.82 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
For the locality Sardigna (Sardinia), Italy.
Closely related to gelosaite.

Classification of SardignaiteHide

Approval Year:

Pronounciation of SardignaiteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of SardignaiteHide

pale yellow
4.82 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of SardignaiteHide

BiMo2O7(OH) · 2H2O

Crystallography of SardignaiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.7797(7) Å, b = 11.567(1) Å, c = 6.3344(8) Å
β = 113.360(9)°
a:b:c = 0.5 : 1 : 0.548
Unit Cell V:
388.77 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
5.79 (25)
5.03 (80)
3.327 (28)
3.206 (100)
3.120 (32)
2.590 (30)
2.115 (30)
1.992 (45)

Type Occurrence of SardignaiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
thin prismatic crystals up to 1 mm in length
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
University Pisa 19350
Geological Setting of Type Material:
quartz veins within a granitic rock
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of SardignaiteHide

Fluorescence of SardignaiteHide

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 SardignaiteHide

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IMA website - Nov. 2008 approvals
Ciriotti, M.E., Fascio, L., Pasero, M. (2009) Italian Type Minerals. Edizioni Plus, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy: 357 pp.
Orlandi, P., Pasero, M., Bigi, S. (2010) Sardignaite: a new mineral, the second known bismuth molybdate: description and crystal structure. Mineralogy & Petrology: 100: 17-22.

Internet Links for SardignaiteHide

Localities for SardignaiteHide

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.
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Wildgerlos valley
Walter, F. & Bojar, H.-P. (2016): 1972) Cannonit, Elektrum, Molybdänit, Powellit, Sardignait und gediegen Wismut von der Hohen Gabel (Gabler), Wildgerlostal, Salzburg. Pp. 218-219 in Walter, F. et al. (2016): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXV. Carinthia II, 206./126., 203-250.
Italy (TL)
  • Sardinia
    • Cagliari metropolitan city (Metropolitan City of Cagliari)
      • Sarroch
P. Orlandi, M. Pasero & S. Bigi (2010): Sardignaite: a new mineral, the second known bismuth molybdate: description and crystal structure. Mineralogy & Petrology 100, 17-22.; Orlandi P., Gelosa M., Bonacina E., Caboni F., Mamberti M., Tanca G.A., Vinci A. (2015): Sette nuove specie mineralogiche della Sardegna. I minerali della mineralizzazione a molibdeno e bismuto di Su Seinargiu (CA). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 39, 2, 84-115.
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