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Specific Gravity:
3.101 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Named in 2012 by C. Rao, R. Wang, X. Gu, H. Hu, and C. Dong for being the Sr analogue of hurlbutite.
Isostructural with:
Sr-dominant analogue of hurlbutite. Compare minjiangite which is not a true (structural-chemical) but just chemical (Ba) analogue.

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Classification of StrontiohurlbutiteHide

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Physical Properties of StrontiohurlbutiteHide

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None Observed
3.101 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of StrontiohurlbutiteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.563(2) nβ = 1.569(2) nγ = 1.572(3)
Measured: 68.5° (5), Calculated: 70°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.009
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
weak dispersion, r > v,

Chemical Properties of StrontiohurlbutiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of StrontiohurlbutiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.426(5) Å, b = 8.998(5) Å, c = 8.005(4) Å
β = 90.05(5)°
a:b:c = 0.936 : 1 : 0.89
Unit Cell V:
606.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

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0020033StrontiohurlbutiteRao C, Wang R, Hatert F, Gu X, Ottolini L, Hu H, Dong C, Bo F D, Baijot M (2014) Strontiohurlbutite, SrBe2(PO4)2, a new mineral from Nanping No. 31 pegmatite, Fujian Province, Southeastern China American Mineralogist 99 494-4992014Nanping No. 31 pegmatite, Fujian Province, Southeastern China0293
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X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.554 Å(100)
3.355 Å(51)
3.073 Å(38)
2.542 Å(67)
2.230 Å(42)
2.215 Å(87)
2.046 Å(54)
1.714 Å(32)

Type Occurrence of StrontiohurlbutiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
platy, subhedral-to-anhedral, with a length from 5 mm to 1.5 mm
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
In the collections of the Geological Museum of China,Yangrou Hutong, Xisi, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, catalogue number M11803 Laboratory of Mineralogy, University of Liège, catalog number 20387
Geological Setting of Type Material:
a highly evolved and well-zoned pegmatite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of StrontiohurlbutiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.00.CanutiteNaMn3[AsO4][AsO3(OH)]2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.00.GrandaiteSr2Al(AsO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m

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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.

References for StrontiohurlbutiteHide

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Rao, C., Wang, R., Gu, X., Hu, H.and Dong, C. (2012): Strontiohurlbutite, IMA 2012-032. CNMNC Newsletter No. 14, October 2012, page 1285; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1281-1288.
Rao, C., Wang, R., Hatert, F., Gu, X., Ottolini, L., Hu, H., ... & Baijot, M. (2014). Strontiohurlbutite, SrBe2 (PO4) 2, a new mineral from Nanping No. 31 pegmatite, Fujian Province, Southeastern China. American Mineralogist, 99(2-3), 494-499.
Fabrice Dal Bo, Frédéric Hatert and Maxime Baijot (2014): Crystal chemistry of synthetic M2+Be2P2O8 (M2+= Ca, Sr, Pb, Ba) beryllophosphates. Canadian Mineralogist 52, 337-350.

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Localities for StrontiohurlbutiteHide

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China (TL)
  • Fujian
    • Nanping
      • Yanping District
        • Nanping pegmatite field
Rao, C., Wang, R., Gu, X., Hu, H.and Dong, C. (2012): Strontiohurlbutite, IMA 2012-032. CNMNC Newsletter No. 14, October 2012, page 1285; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1281-1288.; Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.; Rao, C.; Wang, R.-C.; Hatert, F.; Wu, R.-Q.; Wang, Q. (2020) Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Sr-Bearing Phosphates from the Nanping No. 31 Pegmatite (SE China): Implications for Sr Circulation and Post-Magmatic Processes in Granitic Systems. Minerals 10, 541.
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