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Vésigniéite

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About VésigniéiteHide

Louis P. L. Vésignié
Formula:
BaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
Colour:
Yellow-green, dark olive-green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3 - 4
Specific Gravity:
4.56
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after Louis Paul Louis Vésignié (3 June 1870, La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhone, France - 25 August 1954), mineral collector and President of the Mineralogical Society of France. He assembled one of the finest collections in the world for his time. Portions of his collection went to the Sorbonne and the Natural History Museum in Paris.
Visually similar to volborthite.


Classification of VésigniéiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
8.BH.45

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
H : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH,etc.):RO4 = 1:1
41.5.13.1

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
5 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq
21.1.14

21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
1 : Vanadates of the alkalis and Cu

Physical Properties of VésigniéiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Yellow-green, dark olive-green
Streak:
Greenish
Hardness:
3 - 4 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect on {001}, imperfect {110}
Density:
4.56(10) g/cm3 (Measured)    4.7 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of VésigniéiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 2.053 nβ = 2.129 nγ = 2.133
2V:
Measured: 60° , Calculated: 24°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.080
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of VésigniéiteHide

Formula:
BaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
IMA Formula:
Cu3Ba(VO4)2(OH)2

Crystallography of VésigniéiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Setting:
C1 2/m 1
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.255(15) Å, b = 5.898(13) Å, c = 7.718(8) Å
β = 116.42°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.739 : 1 : 1.309
Unit Cell V:
418.06 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Lamellar pseudohexagonal crystals, botryoidal aggregates, powdery.
Twinning:
Common, polysynthetic on {001}

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.207 (10)
2.709 (9)
2.288 (8)
2.554 (7)
1.815 (6)
1.610 (6)
1.475 (6)

Type Occurrence of VésigniéiteHide

Synonyms of VésigniéiteHide

Other Language Names for VésigniéiteHide

German:Vesignieit
Simplified Chinese:钒钡铜矿
Spanish:Vesignieita
Traditional Chinese:釩鋇銅礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Malachite13 photos of Vésigniéite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.
Tenorite5 photos of Vésigniéite associated with Tenorite on mindat.org.
Cuprite4 photos of Vésigniéite associated with Cuprite on mindat.org.
Sulvanite3 photos of Vésigniéite associated with Sulvanite on mindat.org.
Baryte3 photos of Vésigniéite associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Vésigniéite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Volborthite2 photos of Vésigniéite associated with Volborthite on mindat.org.
Roscoelite1 photo of Vésigniéite associated with Roscoelite on mindat.org.
Magnetite1 photo of Vésigniéite associated with Magnetite on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Vésigniéite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BH.05ThadeuiteCa(Mg,Fe2+)3(PO4)2(OH,F)2Orth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 21
8.BH.10DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BH.10IsokiteCaMg(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BH.10LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BH.10MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)FMon.
8.BH.10PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)Mon.
8.BH.10TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)FMon. m : Bb
8.BH.15DrugmanitePb2(Fe3+,Al)(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BH.20Bjarebyite(Ba,Sr)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3Mon.
8.BH.20CirroliteCa3Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 (?)
8.BH.20KulaniteBa(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)2(Al,Fe3+)2(PO4)3(OH)3Mon.
8.BH.20PenikisiteBa(Mg,Fe2+,Ca)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BH.20PerloffiteBa(Mn2+,Fe2+)2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BH.20JohntomaiteBaFe2+2Fe3+2(PO4)3(OH)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BH.25Bertossaite(Li,Na)2(Ca,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al4(PO4)4(OH,F)4Orth.
8.BH.25Palermoite(Li,Na)2(Sr,Ca)Al4(PO4)4(OH)4Orth.
8.BH.30CarminitePbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cccm
8.BH.30SewarditeCaFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cccm
8.BH.35AdeliteCaMg(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.35ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.35AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.35CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.35ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.35DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.35GabrielsonitePbFe3+(As3+O3)OOrth. mm2 : Pmc21
8.BH.35NickelaustiniteCaNi(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.35TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.35GottlobiteCaMg(VO4,AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.35HermannroseiteCaCu(PO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.BH.40ČechitePbFe2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.BH.40DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.BH.40MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.BH.40PyrobelonitePbMn2+(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.BH.45BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BH.50PaganoiteNiBi(AsO4)OTric.
8.BH.55JagoweriteBaAl2(PO4)2(OH)2Tric.
8.BH.60Attakolite(Ca,Sr)Mn(Al,Fe)4(HPO4,PO4)3(SiO4,PO4)(OH)4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.BH.65LeningraditePbCu3(VO4)2ClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ibam

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

21.1.1MetamuniriteNaVO3Orth.
21.1.2MuniriteNaVO3 · 1.9H2OMon.
21.1.3Barnesite(Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
21.1.4Bannermanite(Na,K)0.7V4+0.7V5+5.3O15Mon. 2/m : B2/m
21.1.5HowardevansiteNaCuFe2(VO4)3Tric. 1 : P1
21.1.6HuemuliteNa4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2OTric.
21.1.7Blossiteα-Cu2(V2O7)Orth. mm2 : Fdd2
21.1.8Ziesiteβ-Cu2(V2O7)Mon.
21.1.9StoiberiteCu5(VO4)2O2Mon.
21.1.10McbirneyiteCu3(VO4)2Tric.
21.1.11FingeriteCu11(VO4)6O2Tric. 1 : P1
21.1.12VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
21.1.13TangeiteCaCu(VO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
21.1.15LyonsiteCu3Fe4(VO4)6Orth.

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 VésigniéiteHide

Reference List:
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Guillemin, C. (1955) Une nouvelle espèce minéral: la vésigniéite, Cu3Ba(VO4)2(OH)2. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l’ Académie des Sciences de Paris (1955): 240: 2331-2333.
Guillemin, C. (1956) Contributions à la minéralogie des arséniates, phosphates et vanadates de cuivre. II. Phosphates et vanadates de cuivre. Bulletin de la société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 79: 219-275.
American Mineralogist (1955) 40: 942.
Guillemin, C. and Johan, Z. (1976) Étude radiocristallographie de la vésigniéite, Cu3Ba(VO4)2(OH)2. Compt. Rendus Acad. Sci. Paris: 282: 803–805 (in French).
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen (1987) 157: 245-266.
Zhesheng Ma, Ruilin He and Xiaoling Zhu (1990) Redetermination of the crystal structure of vesigniéite. Acta Geologica Sinica: 64: 302–308 (in Chinese with English abs.).
American Mineralogist (1992) 77: 675.
Colman, R., Bert, F., Boldrin, D., Hillier, A., Manuel, P., Mendels, P., Wills, A. (2011) Spin dynamics in the S = 1/2 kagome compound vesignieite, Cu3Ba(VO5H)2. Phys. Rev. B: 83: 180416.

Internet Links for VésigniéiteHide

Localities for VésigniéiteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • South Flinders Ranges
        • Wilmington
Australian Journal of Mineralogy. Vol 2. No. 2. 1996. 57-70
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Burra
Am Min 59:307-313
Chile
 
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Choapa Province
      • Combarbalá
        • Cogotí
sample analysed by Hubert Putz, Salzburg, Austria
Czech Republic
 
  • Central Bohemia Region
    • Příbram
      • Vrančice
[Lapis 1995, 12, p.13-24]
J.Hyrsl (1992)
  • Hradec Králové Region
    • Jičín (Jitschin; Gitschin)
Pauliš, P.: Nejzajímavější mineralogická naleziště Čech. Kutná Hora: Kuttna, 2000, s. 61.
    • Nová Paka (Neupaka)
Johan, Z, Povondra, P.: Vanadium- and copper-bearing dolomite nodules from Permian sediments near Horní kalná, Czechoslovakia. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie – Abhandlungen, 1987, Vol. 157, Number 3, s. 245-266.
  • Liberec Region
    • Jilemnice (Starkenbach)
Moravec, B., Pauliš, P.: Vésigniéit ze Studence u Jilemnice. Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 1990, roč. 35, č. 4, s. 430-431.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
  • Katanga (Shaba)
    • Kolwezi District
Min.Rec.: 22:13-20,28; Rocks & Min.: 64:505; Lapis 17(3), 13-40 (1992)
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-Maritimes
      • Guillaumes
        • Daluis
Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • St Blasien
        • Urberg
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
U. Kolitsch, J. Gröbner, G. Blaß, H.-W. Graf und A. Pring (2005): Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald (II): Dreyerit, Gasparit-(Ce), Klinobisvanit, Kobaltkoritnigit, Metatyuyamunit, Roscoelith, Sengierit, Vésigniéit und Wakefieldit. Lapis 30 (9), 35-39; 58. (in German)
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Bad Lauterberg
No reference listed
J. Gröbner: Neufunde aus den Bergbaurevieren St. Andreasberg, Bad Lauterberg und von Oberschulenberg im Harz, MINERALIEN-WELT 18 (2007), 43-51.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Baumholder
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
    • Daun
      • Üdersdorf
Blass, G., Graf, HW., Kolitsch, U., Sebold, D., Über neue Mineralfunde aus der Vulkaneifel, Mineralien-Welt 6/2005
Hentschel, G., Die Minerale der Üdersdorfer Lava, Lapis, Weise Verlag, München, 11/1989
    • Gerolstein
      • Roth
Blaß, G. & Schüller, W. (2012): Der Rother Kopf in der Vulkaneifel. Lapis, 37 (3), 20-29.
    • Hillesheim
      • Zilsdorf
Blass, G., Emmerich, F., Graf, HW., Schäfer, Ch., Tschörtner, J., (2006): Minerale der Eifelvulkane, Version 1.0, CD, published by authors
  • Schleswig-Holstein
    • Helgoland Island
Markus Gerstmann - Collection
  • Thuringia
    • Harz
      • Nordhausen
        • Ilfeld
J. Gröbner, U. Kolitsch and J. Wesiger (2011): New finds of vanadate and rare-earth minerals from the manganese mine Ilfeld, Harz. Mineralien-Welt 22 (1), 41-49. (in German)
    • Thuringian Forest
      • Friedrichroda
        • Gottlob Hill
C.R.Acad.Sci.Paris,(1955) 240, 2331-2333; Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Massa-Carrara Province
      • Apuan Alps
Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp.
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Santa Cruz
      • Cuitaca
Peter Megaw collection
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Swakopmund
      • Namib-Naukluft National Park
Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Schneider, G. I. C., & Lauenstein, H. (1992). A new occurrence of vesignigite from the Gorob-Hope copper deposit, Namibia. Mineralogical Magazine, 56(382), 67-69.
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Permskaya Oblast'
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Turtmann Valley
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 425.
UK
 
  • England
    • Devon
      • East Devon
        • Budleigh Salterton
from XRD and EPMA results - B. Smith
    • Leicestershire
      • Charnwood
        • Shepshed
Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth Supplementary List of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 169-177; King, R.J. and Wilson, R.N. (1976) An occurrence of vésigniéite in Leicestershire. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 40, n° 313, 533-535.; Ince, F. (2005) The mineralogy of Newhurst Quarry, Shepshed, Leicestershire. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 8(2), 47-65.; Green, D.I., Hubbard, N., and Ince, F. (2008) A review of the occurrences of the copper vanadate minerals volborthite and tangeite in the British Isles. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 54-58.
      • Hinckley and Bosworth
        • Stanton under Bardon
          • Cliffe Hill Quarry
Hubbard, Burchard, Green (2005) A remarkable supergene mineral suite from New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton Under Bardon, Leicestershire. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals 26, 31-42.; Hubbard, N., Burchmore, S., and Green, D.I. (2005) A remarkable supergene suite from New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton under Bardon, Leicestershire. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, 26, 42-51.; Green, D.I., Hubbard, N., and Ince, F. (2008) A review of the occurrences of the copper vanadate minerals volborthite and tangeite in the British Isles. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 54-58.
      • North West Leicestershire
        • Bardon
BMS Collection; Neil Hubbard collection; National Museum Wales collection; Specimen L1436 in the Leicester University collection; Green, D.I., Hubbard, N., and Ince, F. (2008) A review of the occurrences of the copper vanadate minerals volborthite and tangeite in the British Isles. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 54-58.
    • Somerset
      • Cranmore
Turner, R.W. and Rumsey, M.S. (2010): Mineral Relationships in the Mendip Hills. Journal of the Russell Society, vol 13, pp 3-46; Rumsey & Turner, Russell Soc Newsletter #51, Sept. 2007; Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Geol.) 40 (5) : 247-258 Turner, R.W. and Rumsey, M.S. (2010): Mineral Relationships in the Mendip Hills. Journal of the Russell Society, vol 13, pp 3-46.
  • Scotland
    • Argyll and Bute
      • Lochgilphead
[J. Russell Soc. 2001 - 93]
Ukraine
 
  • Crimea
    • Simferopol area
      • Mramornoe Village area
Alexander I. Tischenko (1996)/ Minerals of the Crimea. - World of stones, 1996, #9, p. 9-18.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Apache Co.
      • Monument Valley
        • Yazzi Mesa
          • Monument No. 2 channel
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 414.
    • Cochise Co.
      • Tombstone Hills
        • Tombstone District
Rob Bowell, lab tested
    • Coconino Co.
      • Prospect Canyon District
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 147, 150, 296, 311, 405, 414; Wenrich, K.J. & H.B. Sutphin (1989), Lithotectonic setting necessary for formation of a uranium-rich, solution-collapse breccia-pipe, Grand Canyon region, AZ, USGS Open File Rept. 89-0173.
    • Pinal Co.
      • Galiuro Mts
        • Bunker Hill District (Copper Creek District)
          • Mercer Ranch area
            • Copper Creek area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 206.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 414.
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Inyo Mts (Inyo Range)
        • Kearsarge District [2]
          • Kearsarge
Paul M. Adams (2003) Unusual vanadium minerals from the Green Monster Mine, Inyo County, California. Mineral News, 19, #8.
  • Colorado
    • Las Animas Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
    • Montrose Co.
      • Uravan District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Carlin Trend
        • Maggie Creek Subdistrict
MinRec 26(5):449-469.
      • Lynn District
        • Elko
Mineralogical Record 26:467; Mineralogical Record 22:383
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Uzbekistan
 
  • Samarkand Viloyati (Samarqand)
    • Kara-Tyube Mtn (Kara-Tjube)
Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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