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About ViséiteHide

Yellowish white, blue
Waxy, Earthy
3 - 4
Named after its discovery locality, Visé near Liège, Belgium.
Si-bearing crandallite.

Originally described from Visé, Liège Province, Belgium.

Classification of ViséiteHide


8 : Silicates
0 :
0 :

5 : Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
6 : Silicates with phosphate

Physical Properties of ViséiteHide

Waxy, Earthy
Yellowish white, blue
3 - 4 on Mohs scale

Other Language Names for ViséiteHide


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8/0.0-20Gismondine-CaCaAl2Si2O8 · 4H2O
8/0.0-20McgoverniteMn19Zn3(AsO4)3(AsO3)(SiO4)3(OH)21Trig. 3m (3 2/m)

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

17.6.1NagelschmidtiteCa7(SiO4)2(PO4)2Hex. 6 : P61
17.6.2PerhamiteCa3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)14.1 · 8H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
17.6.6Karnasurtite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Th)(Ti,Nb)(Al,Fe)(Si2O7)(OH)4 · 3H2O
17.6.8BornemaniteNa6BaTi2Nb(Si2O7)2(PO4)O2(OH)F Tric. 1 : P1
17.6.9SoboleviteNa13Ca2Mn2Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4)4O3F3Mon. m : Pb
17.6.10Laplandite-(Ce)Na4CeTiPO4Si7O18 · 5H2O
17.6.11 VunonnemiteNa5TiNb3Si6O25F2 · 2Na3PO4
17.6.12Saryarkite-(Y)Ca(Y,Th)Al5(SiO4)2(PO4,SO4)2(OH)7 · 6H2OTet. 4 2 2
17.6.13Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn2+2(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2OTrig.
17.6.14WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
17.6.15Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m
17.6.16Britholite-(Y)(Y,Ca)5(SiO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m

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Health Risks:
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References for ViséiteHide

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Mélon, J. (1942) La viséite, nouvelle espèce minérale. Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique 66, B53-B56. (in French) [Abs. in American Mineralogist 30 (1945): 548].
American Mineralogist (1952): 37: 609-617.
American Mineralogist (1978): 63: 796.
Di Renzo, F. and Gabelica, Z. (1995): New data on the structure and composition of the silicoaluminophosphate viséite and a discreditation of its status as a zeolite. In D. W. Ming and F. A. Mumpton, Eds., International Committee on Natural Zeolites, Brockport, New York, 173-185.
Kim, Y. and Kirkpatrick, R.J. (1996) Application of MAS NMR spectroscopy to poorly crystalline minerals: viséite. Mineralogical Magazine: 60: 957-962.
Coombs, D. S. et al. (1997): "Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: Report of the subcommittee on Zeolites of the IMA, CNMMN", Can. Min. 35,1571-1606 (1997), specifically p.1592.

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Localities for ViséiteHide

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.
  • Wallonia
    • Liège
Ann.Soc.Geol.Belg.(1943) 66, 53-56
Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M. & van der Meersche, E. (2002): Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Ed., 304 p.
  • Hubei
    • Shiyan
      • Zhushan Co.
Zhenrong Shi, Keqin Cai, and Mingquan Gong (2008): Northwestern Geology 45(2), 56-62
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
Arkhipchuk, R. Z. (1971): Gearksutite from the Manzhinsk deposit. Mineralogicheskii Sbornik (Lvov), 25, 181-184.
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Kečovo
Cílek V., 1999: Mineralogické výskumy v jeskyni Domica. Aragonit, 4, 9 – 11
  • California
    • Mono Co.
      • White Mts
        • White Mountain Peak
Wise, W. S. (1977): Mineralogy of the Champion mine White Mountains, California. Mineralogical Record: 8: 482, 484-485; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 310.
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