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Fluorphosphohedyphane

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F-analogue of Phosphohedyphane.


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Classification of FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2009
8.BN.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
N : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1
41.8.4.3

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
8 : A5(XO4)3Zq

Physical Properties of FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Sub-Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Parting:
None observed
Fracture:
Sub-Conchoidal
Density:
5.445 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.836() nε = 1.824(5)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.012
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Formula:
Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F

Crystallography of FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P63/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.640(1) Å, c = 7.012(1) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.727
Unit Cell V:
564.4 ų
Z:
2
Morphology:
Hexagonal prisms with pyramidal terminations. Forms observed are {100} and {101}.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.381 (22)
3.974 (28)
3.506 (25)
2.877 (100)
2.346 (12)
2.097 (15)
1.878 (26)
1.793 (16)

Type Occurrence of FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Hexagonal prisms with pyramidal terminations up to about 0.5 mm in length; in sub-parallel intergrowths and irregular clusters.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County under catalog numbers 60550, 60551, 60552, 60553, 60554, and 60555.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In cracks and narrow veins in a highly siliceous quartzite-like hornfels in a fractured and chaotic region of limestone showing irregular skarn formation.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Other Language Names for FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Relationship of Fluorphosphohedyphane to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AiolositeNa4Bi(SO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3ClMon.
CesaniteNa3Ca2(SO4)3(OH)Hex.
HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
Miyahisaite(Sr,Ca)2Ba3(PO4)3F Hex. 6/m : P63/m
MorelanditeCa2Ba3(AsO4)3Cl
PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BN.05AlforsiteBa5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)Hex.
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)Hex.
8.BN.05ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Mimetite-MPb5(AsO4)3ClMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BN.05Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BN.05FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
8.BN.05HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)Hex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05JohnbaumiteCa5(AsO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05MimetitePb5(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05MorelanditeCa2Ba3(AsO4)3Cl
8.BN.05PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
8.BN.05TurneaureiteCa5(AsO4)3ClHex.
8.BN.05VanadinitePb5(VO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Belovite-(La)NaLaSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Deloneite(Na0.5REE0.25Ca0.25)(Ca0.75REE0.25)Sr1.5(CaNa0.25REE0.25)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)0.5Trig.
8.BN.05FluorcaphiteSrCaCa3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Kuannersuite-(Ce)NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5Trig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Hydroxylapatite-MCa5(PO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BN.05PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05StronadelphiteSr5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)NaNdCa3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Miyahisaite(Sr,Ca)2Ba3(PO4)3F Hex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.10ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

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

41.8.4.1PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
41.8.4.2MimetitePb5(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
41.8.4.3VanadinitePb5(VO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m

Fluorescence of FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Non-fluorescent.

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 FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Reference List:
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IMA website - Approvals February 2009
Pasero, M., Kampf, A. R., Ferraris, C., Pekov, I. V., Rakovan, J. and White, T. J. (2010): Nomenclature of the apatite supergroup minerals. European Journal of Mineralogy 22, 163-179.
Kampf, A.R. & Housley, R.M. (2011): Fluorphosphohedyphane, Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F, the first apatite supergroup mineral with essential Pb and F. American Mineralogist, 96, 423-429.

Internet Links for FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

Localities for FluorphosphohedyphaneHide

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.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Badenweiler
        • Badenweiler Pb mining District
          • Sehringen
Markl, G., Marks, M.A.W., Holzäpfel, J. and Wenzel, T. (2014): Major, minor, and trace element composition of pyromorphite-group minerals as recorder of supergene weathering processes from the Schwarzwald mining district, SW Germany. American Mineralogist, 99, 1133-1146.
      • St Blasien
        • Urberg
Markl, G., Marks, M.A.W., Holzäpfel, J. and Wenzel, T. (2014): Major, minor, and trace element composition of pyromorphite-group minerals as recorder of supergene weathering processes from the Schwarzwald mining district, SW Germany. American Mineralogist, 99, 1133-1146.
USA (TL)
 
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Silver Lake District
        • Soda Mts
          • Zzyzx (Fort Soda; Soda; Soda Springs; Zzyzx Mineral Spring Resort)
Kampf, A.R. & Housley, R.M. (2011): Fluorphosphohedyphane, Ca2Pb3(PO4)3F, the first apatite supergroup mineral with essential Pb and F. American Mineralogist, 96, 423-429.
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