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Zavaritskite

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Formula:
(BiO)F
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Greasy, Sub-Metallic
Hardness:
2 - 2½
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named after Aleksandr Nikolaevich Zavaritskii (1884-1952), academician, Academy of Sciences (Russia), a specialist in the petrology of ore deposits.

Classification of Zavaritskite

Approved
3.DC.25

3 : HALIDES
D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
C : With Pb (As,Sb,Bi), without Cu
10.2.1.1

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
2 : A(O,OH)Xq
8.9.4

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
9 : Halides of Sb and Bi

Physical Properties of Zavaritskite

Greasy, Sub-Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey
Hardness:
2 - 2½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Zavaritskite

Type:
Uniaxial (+/-)
RI values:
nα = 2.210 nβ = 2.213
Max Birefringence:
δ = 2.210
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of Zavaritskite

Formula:
(BiO)F
IMA Formula:
BiOF

Crystallography of Zavaritskite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.74 Å, c = 6.22 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.663
Unit Cell V:
87.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Zavaritskite

Synonyms of Zavaritskite

Other Language Names for Zavaritskite

Relationship of Zavaritskite to other Species

Other Members of this group:
Bismoclite(BiO)Cl
Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)
LaurionitePbCl(OH)
MatlockitePbFCl
ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
RorisiteCaFCl

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Russellite4 photos of Zavaritskite associated with Russellite on mindat.org.
Preisingerite2 photos of Zavaritskite associated with Preisingerite on mindat.org.
Rose Quartz2 photos of Zavaritskite associated with Rose Quartz on mindat.org.
Zinnwaldite2 photos of Zavaritskite associated with Zinnwaldite on mindat.org.
Bismuth2 photos of Zavaritskite associated with Bismuth on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Zavaritskite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Koechlinite1 photo of Zavaritskite associated with Koechlinite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping

3.DC.05LaurionitePbCl(OH)
3.DC.05ParalaurionitePbCl(OH)
3.DC.10FiedleritePb3FCl4(OH) · H2O
3.DC.15PenfielditePb2Cl3(OH)
3.DC.20LaurelitePb7F12Cl2
3.DC.25Bismoclite(BiO)Cl
3.DC.25Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)
3.DC.25MatlockitePbFCl
3.DC.25RorisiteCaFCl
3.DC.25ZhangpeishaniteBaFCl
3.DC.30NadoritePbSbClO2
3.DC.30PeritePbBiClO2
3.DC.35AravaipaitePb3AlF9 · H2O
3.DC.37CalcioaravaipaitePbCa2AlF9
3.DC.40ThorikositePb3Cl2(OH)(SbO3,AsO3)
3.DC.45MereheaditePb47Cl25(OH)13O24(CO3)(BO3)2
3.DC.50BlixitePb2(O,OH)2Cl
3.DC.55PinalitePb3WO5Cl2
3.DC.60SymesitePb10(SO4)O7Cl4 · H2O
3.DC.65EcdemitePb6Cl4(As2O7)
3.DC.65HeliophyllitePb6Cl4(As2O7)
3.DC.70MendipitePb3Cl2O2
3.DC.75DamaraitePb3Cl(OH)O2
3.DC.80OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11
3.DC.85CotunnitePbCl2
3.DC.90PseudocotunniteK2PbCl4
3.DC.95BarstowitePb4Cl6(CO3) · H2O

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals Grouping

8.9.1OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11
8.9.2Kelyanite(Hg+2)6Sb3+BrCl2O6
8.9.3GananiteBiF3
8.9.5Bismoclite(BiO)Cl
8.9.6Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)
8.9.7PeritePbBiClO2

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)

10.2.1.2Bismoclite(BiO)Cl
10.2.1.3Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)

Other Information

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 Zavaritskite

Reference List:
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Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR (1962): 146: 680.
American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 210.
Acta Chemica Scandinavica: 18: 1823-1830.

Internet Links for Zavaritskite

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Localities for Zavaritskite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Clive Co.
      • Torrington
Tony Nikischer specimen (from Forrest Cureton, 1985-86); Natural History Museum Vienna collection (formerly F. Cureton, ex-Museum Victoria)
    • Gough Co.
      • Elsmore
Rankin, J., Lawrence, L. J., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2002): Rare secondary bismuth, tungsten and molybdenum minerals from Elsmore, New England district of New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 8, 55-60.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Outaouais
      • Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM
        • Val-des-Monts
          • Lac Saint-Pierre (Wakefield Lake)
Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41.; Miles, N. M., Hogarth, D.D. & Russell, D.S. (1971): Wakefieldite, yttrium vanadate, a new mineral from Quebec. American Mineralogist. 56, 395-410
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald)
        • Krásno (Schönfeld)
Sejkora, J., Ondruš, P., Fikar, M., Veselovský, F., Mach, Z., Gabašová, A., Skoda, R. & Beran, P. (2006): Supergene minerals at the Huber stock and Schnöd stock deposits, Krásno ore District, the Slavkovský les area, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 57-101.
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society 48, 19-147
      • Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad)
        • Slavkovský Les Mtn
M.E. Ciriotti, 2006, probed EDX+XRD by S. Möckel
    • Ústí Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Dubí (Eichwald)
Sejkora, J.: Minerály ložiska Moldava v Krušných horách. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1994, roč. 2, s. 110-116.
        • Krupka (Graupen)
          • Knöttel area (Knötel; Knödel; Knödlberg)
J.Sejkora, M.Kotrly - Sekundární minerály Bismutu z povrvhového výchozu křemenného pně. 1998
          • Steinknochen area (Lux vein)
Lapis 23(4), 18-34 (1998)
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Allier
      • Ébreuil
        • Échassières
Queneau Patrice collection
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
            • Hilarion area
Kolitsch, U., Rieck, B. and Voudouris, P. (2015): Mineralogy and genesis of the Lavrion ore deposit: new insights from the study of ore and accessory minerals. MinPet 2015, Leoben, Austria, September 10-13; abstract in Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 161, 66.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Gifu Prefecture
        • Nakatsugawa City
          • Hirukawa
Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
    • Kanto region
      • Tochigi Prefecture
        • Nikko City
          • Ashio-machi
Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk)
          • Nerchinsk Gem mines
            • Adun-Cholon Range
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
      • Kolyma River Basin
        • Ducat District
          • Omsukchan
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Ladoga Region
Ivashchenko, V. I., Valkama, M., Sundblad, K., Golubev, A. I., & Alekseev, V. Y. (2011, September). New data on mineralogy and metallogeny of scarns in the Pitkyaranta ore region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 440, No. 1, pp. 1307-1311). SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica; Иващенко, В. И., Голубев, А. И., Ivashchenko, V., & Golubev, A. (2015). НОВЫЕ АСПЕКТЫ МИНЕРАЛОГИИ И МЕТАЛЛОГЕНИИ ПИТКЯРАНТСКОГО РУДНОГО РАЙОНА. Серия Геология докембрия, (7), 127-148.
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Keivy Mountains
          • Western Keivy Massif
Voloshin A.V., Pakhomovskii Ya.A. [Волошин А. В., Пахомовский Я. А.] (1986): Minerals and evolution of mineral formation in amazonite pegmatites of the Kola Peninsula [Минералы и эволюция минералообразования в амазонитовых пегматитах Кольского полуострова]. Nauka, Leningrad, 168 pp. (in Russian).
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Gemerská Poloma (Poloma; Veszverés)
        • Dlhá Valley
Martin Števko, unpublished-EMPA-WDS confirmed
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