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About BavsiiteHide

Crystal System:
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Bavsiite.

Classification of BavsiiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of BavsiiteHide


Crystallography of BavsiiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
4/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.051(1) Å, c = 11.470(1) Å
a:c = 1 : 1.627
Unit Cell V:
570.25 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of BavsiiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collection of the Universalmuseum Joanneum, Weinzöttlstrabe 16, A-8045 Graz, Austria, catalogue number 85.282

Synonyms of BavsiiteHide

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 BavsiiteHide

Reference List:
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Bojar, H.-P. and Walter, F. (2014) Bavsiite, IMA 2014-019. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 800; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804.
Walter, F. and Bojar, H.-P. (2019): Bavsiite, Ba2V2O2[Si4O12], a new silicate mineral with single 4-rings. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 165, 94 (abs.).

Internet Links for BavsiiteHide

Localities for BavsiiteHide

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.
Canada (TL)
  • Yukon
    • Watson Lake mining district
      • Itsi Mt.
        • Wilson Lake
Bojar, H.-P. and Walter, F. (2014) Bavsiite, IMA 2014-019. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 800; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804. ; Dunning, G. E., Walstrom, R. E., & Lechner, W. (2018) Barium Silicate Mineralogy of the Western Margin, North American Continent, Part Geology, Origin, Paragenesis and Mineral Distribution from Baja California Norte, Mexico, Western Canada and Alaska, USA. Baymin Journal, Vol. 19, No. 5
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