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About OxycalciobetafiteHide

A possible new species. First described as a metamict yttrobetafite from the Moon (Meyer & Yang 1988). Renamed as oxycalciobetafite according to the revision of the nomenclature of the pyrochlore supergroup (Atencio et al. 2010).
This page provides mineralogical data about Oxycalciobetafite.

Classification of OxycalciobetafiteHide

Pending publication
Pending approval
Approval History:
Renamed by IMA: 2010

Chemical Properties of OxycalciobetafiteHide


First Recorded Occurrence of OxycalciobetafiteHide

Other Language Names for OxycalciobetafiteHide

Relationship of Oxycalciobetafite to other SpeciesHide

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Oxycalciobetafite in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

References for OxycalciobetafiteHide

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Meyer, C. and Yang, S.V. (1988) Tungsten-bearing yttrobetafite in lunar granophyre. American Mineralogist: 73: 1420-1425 [as yttrobetafite].
Brugger J. and Gieré R. (1999) As, Sb, Be and Ce enrichment in minerals from metamorphosed Fe-Mn deposit, Val Ferrera, Eastern Swiss Alps. Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 37-52.
Atencio, D., Andrade, M.B., Christy, A.G., Gieré, R., and Kartashov, P.M. (2010) The pyrochlore supergroup of minerals: nomenclature. Canadian Mineralogist: 48: 673-698.
Christy, A.G. and Atencio, D. (2013) Clarification of status of species in the pyrochlore supergroup. Mineralogical Magazine: 77: 13-20.

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Localities for OxycalciobetafiteHide

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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.
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Ötz valley
Gasteiger, P., Tropper, P., Haefeker, U. & Tessadri, R. (2013): Petrographie und Mineralchemie von Betafit aus dem Pollestal (Ötztal-Stubai Kristallin). Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 159, 55 (abs.).
  • Ontario
    • Haliburton Co.
      • Lutterworth Township
Hogarth, D. (1961) A Study of Pyrochlore and Betafite, Canadian Mineralogist, v. 6, p. 610-633.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Mayen-Koblenz
      • Mendig
        • Niedermendig
Blaß, G. and Kruijen, F. (2015) Neuigkeiten aus der Vulkaneifel (II/2015). Mineralien-Welt, 26(5), 80-90.
  • Latium
    • Viterbo Province
      • Vico volcanic complex (Vico Lake)
        • Vetralla
Cámara, F., Williams, C.T., Della Ventura, G., Oberto, R. & Caprilli, E. (2004): Non-metamict betafite from Le Carcarelle (Vico volcanic complex, Italy): occurrence and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine: 68: 939-950.; Atencio, D., Andrade, M.B., Christy, A.G., Gieré, R., Kartashov, P.M. (2010) The pyrochlore supergroup of minerals: nomenclature. The Canadian Mineralogist: 48: 673-698.
  • Ehime
    • Inland Sea (Setonaikai)
      • Yuge Island
Yukikazu Ogoshi, Tetsuo Minakawa (2011) Nb- Ta minerals in metasomatic skarn from Yuge Is. 2011 Joint Annual Meeting of Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences and The Geological Society of Japan, Session ID: R1-P17
  • Fukuoka
    • Itoshima-gun
Uehara, S., Enju, S. and Iwano, S. (2013) Reinvestigation of "betafite-pyrochlore" from Mitoko, Itoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The abstracts with PROGRAM 2013 Annual meeting of Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, R1–06, 58 (in Japanese).; Matsubara, S., Miyawaki, R., Yokoyama, K., Momma, K., Shigeoka, M., and Hashimoto, E. (2013) Pyrochlore and microlite in a pegmatite at Atagoyama, Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science, Ser. C, 39, 1–6 (referring to Uehara et al., 2013).
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Hinterrhein Valley
      • Ferrera Valley
        • Ausserferrera
Brugger J., Giere R. (1999) As, Sb, Be and Ce enrichment in minerals from metamorphosed Fe-Mn deposit, Val Ferrera, Eastern Swiss Alps, - Canadian Mineralogist, 37, pp.37-52.
The Moon (FRL)
  • Fra Mauro Highlands
Meyer C. and Yang S.V. (1988) Tungsten-bearing yttrobetafite in lunar granophyre, - Am. Mineral. 73, 1420-1425.
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