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About WycheproofiteHide

NaAlZr(PO4)2(OH) · H2O
Pale pinkish orange to pale brownish orange.
Vitreous, Pearly
4 - 5
Crystal System:
Named after its discovery locality, a quarry near Wycheproof, Victoria, Australia.
This page provides mineralogical data about Wycheproofite.

Classification of WycheproofiteHide

Approval Year:

D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
J : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 1:1

5 : AXO4·xH2O

Physical Properties of WycheproofiteHide

Vitreous, Pearly
Pale pinkish orange to pale brownish orange.
4 - 5 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of WycheproofiteHide

RI values:
nα = 1.620 nγ = 1.640
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.020
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of WycheproofiteHide

NaAlZr(PO4)2(OH) · H2O
IMA Formula:
NaAlZr(PO4)2(OH)2 · H2O
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of WycheproofiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.92 Å, b = 10.98 Å, c = 12.47 Å
α = 71.37°, β = 77.39°, γ = 87.54°
a:b:c = 0.995 : 1 : 1.136
Unit Cell V:
1,382.07 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of WycheproofiteHide

Synonyms of WycheproofiteHide

Other Language Names for WycheproofiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DJ.05JohnwalkiteK(Mn2+,Fe2+,Fe3+)2(Nb5+,Ta5+)(PO4)2O2 · 2(H2O,OH)Orth.
8.DJ.05OlmsteaditeKFe2+2(Nb5+,Ta5+)(PO4)2O2 · 2H2OOrth.
8.DJ.10GatumbaiteCaAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
8.DJ.15CamgasiteCaMg(AsO4)(OH) · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.DJ.20Phosphofibrite(H2O,K)3.5Fe8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 5H2OMon. 2/m
8.DJ.20Meurigite-KKFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DJ.20Meurigite-NaNaFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DJ.25JungiteCa2Zn4Fe3+8(PO4)9(OH)9 · 16H2OOrth.
8.DJ.35ErcititeNa2Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DJ.40MrázekiteBi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2OMon. 2/m
8.DJ.45AttikaiteCa3Cu2Al2(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pban

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 WycheproofiteHide

Reference List:
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Birch, W. D., Pring, A., Kharisun and Bevan, D. J. M. (1994): Wycheproofite: new hydrated sodium aluminium zirconium phosphate from Wycheproof, Victoria, Australia and a new occurrence of kosnarite. Mineral. Mag. 58, 635-639.
Mineralogical Record: 27: 204.
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
Kolitsch, U. (2003): The crystal structure of wycheproofite, NaAlZr(PO4)2(OH)2•H2O. European Journal of Mineralogy 15, 1029-1034.
Mineralogical Magazine (1994): 58: 635-639.

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Localities for WycheproofiteHide

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 (TL)
  • Victoria
    • Buloke Shire
      • Wycheproof
MinRec 27:204; MM 1995, 653-9; R&M. 71:160-161 (1996); W.D.Birch. Phosphate Minerals of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria special publication No. 3 pp. 28-32
Mineral and/or Locality  
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