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Ximengite

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About XimengiteHide

Formula:
Bi(PO4)
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous, Greasy
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, the Ximeng tin mining district, Yunnan Province, China.
This page provides mineralogical data about Ximengite.


Classification of XimengiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1985
8.AD.45

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
38.4.9.1

38 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
4 : AXO4
19.10.11

19 : Phosphates
10 : Phosphates of Pb, Th, V and Bi

Physical Properties of XimengiteHide

Vitreous, Greasy
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless
Hardness:
4½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of XimengiteHide

Formula:
Bi(PO4)

Crystallography of XimengiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.98 Å, c = 6.47 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.927
Unit Cell V:
272.99 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of XimengiteHide

Synonyms of XimengiteHide

Other Language Names for XimengiteHide

German:Ximengit
Spanish:Ximengita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Zaïrite2 photos of Ximengite associated with Zaïrite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Ximengite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.AD.05NahpoiteNa2HPO4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AD.10MonetiteCa(HPO4)Tric. 1
8.AD.10WeiliteCa(HAsO4)Tric. 1 : P1
8.AD.10ŠvenekiteCa(H2AsO4)2Tric. 1 : P1
8.AD.15Archerite(K,NH4)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
8.AD.15Biphosphammite(NH4,K)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2 2 : I41 2 2
8.AD.20Phosphammite(NH4)2(HPO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.25BuchwalditeNaCa(PO4)Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.AD.30SchultenitePb(HAsO4)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.AD.35Chernovite-(Y)Y(AsO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35DreyeriteBi(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Y)Y(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35PretuliteSc(PO4)Tet.
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Yb)Yb(PO4)Tet.
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(La)La(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.40PucheriteBi(VO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.AD.50Gasparite-(Ce)Ce(AsO4)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.50Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Nd)Nd(PO4)
8.AD.50RooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Mon. 2/m
8.AD.50CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2Mon. 2/m
8.AD.50Monazite-(Sm)Sm(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AD.50UM2005-35-VO:CaFePSiTh(Th,Ca)(VO4,SiO4,PO4)
8.AD.55TetrarooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Tet.
8.AD.60Chursinite(Hg+2)0.5Hg2+(AsO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.65ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

38.4.9.6Wakefieldite-(La)La(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.10.1OxypyromorphitePb10(PO4)6O
19.10.2PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
19.10.3KamitugaitePbAl[(UO2)5(PO4)2.38(AsO4)0.62O2(OH)2] · 11.5H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.10.5DrugmanitePb2(Fe3+,Al)(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.10.6BrabantiteCaTh(PO4)2Mon.
19.10.8Grayite(Th,Pb,Ca)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
19.10.9Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
19.10.10SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/nnm
19.10.12Paulkellerite(BiO)2Fe3+(PO4)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b

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 XimengiteHide

Reference List:
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Shi Jiaxin (1989): A new mineral - Ximengite. Acta Mineralogica Sinica [Kuangwu Xuebao] 9(1), 15-19 (in Chinese with English abstract). - Mineralogical Abstracts 41, 472 (abstract).
American Mineralogist (1991), 76, 1436.

Internet Links for XimengiteHide

Localities for XimengiteHide

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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.
China (TL)
 
  • Yunnan Province
    • Pu'er Prefecture
      • Ximeng Co.
Jiaxin Shi (1989): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(1), 15-19; Daxian Zhao and Guangting Tang (1991): Acta Geologica Sinica 70(1), 42-57
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
  • Nord-Kivu
analysed (EDS & P-XRD) Franz Neuhold
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Waidhaus
Dill, H.G. (2009) The Hagendorf-Pleystein phosphate pegmatites (NE Bavaria, Germany) - A mineralogical, chronological and sedimentological overview. Estudos Geológicos: 19(2): 117-120.
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Vergemoli
          • Fornovolasco
Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., & Bonini, M. (2008). Fornovolasco. Storia e minerali delle miniere di ferro presso Vergemoli (Alpi Apuane). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2008, 230-252
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Dzierżoniów District
      • Piława Górna (Ober Peilau; Gnadenfrei)
        • DSS Piława Górna Quarry
Pieczka, A., Włodek, A., Gołębiowska, B., Szełęg, E., Szuszkiewicz, A., Ilnicki, S., Nejbert, K., Turniak, K. (2015): Phosphate-bearing pegmatites in the Góry Sowie Block and adjacent areas, Sudetes, SW Poland. 7th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, PEG 2015 Książ, Poland. Abstracts: 77-78
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Gemerská Poloma (Poloma; Veszverés)
        • Dlhá Valley
Martin Števko, unpublished-EMPA-WDS and PXRD confirmed
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