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Abuite

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Formula:
CaAl2(PO4)2F2
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for the town in which the type locality is situated.
Chemically similar to galliskiite that, however, is hydrated.

The Ca analogue of synthetic SrAl2(PO4)2F2 (Le Meins and Courbion, 1998).


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Classification of AbuiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2015
8.B0.

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
0 :

Physical Properties of AbuiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless
Streak:
White

Chemical Properties of AbuiteHide

Formula:
CaAl2(PO4)2F2

Crystallography of AbuiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
2 2 2 - Disphenoidal
Space Group:
P21 21 21
Setting:
P21 21 21
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.818(2) Å, b = 11.993(3) Å, c = 4.6872(8) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.985 : 1 : 0.391
Unit Cell V:
664.3 ų
Z:
4

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.362 (25)
3.683 (32)
3.529 (43)
3.139 (86)
2.951 (100)
2.928 (80)
2.183 (24)
2.046 (21)

Occurrences of AbuiteHide

Type Occurrence of AbuiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Difficult to distinguish from the associates
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, Kitakyushu, Japan, registered number KMNHM000003.
Empirical Formula of Type Material:
(Ca0.99Sr0.01)1.00Al1.96P2.03O8(F1.89OH0.11)
Geological Setting of Type Material:
"Roseki"-type pyrophyllite deposit (hydrothermally altered rocks), often in samples rich in Al phosphates
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of AbuiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.B0.20JoëlbruggeritePb3Zn3(Sb5+,Te6+)As2O13(OH,O)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1

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 AbuiteHide

Reference List:
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Meins and Courbion (1998).
Enju, S. and Uehara, S. (2015) Abuite, IMA 2014-084. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 58; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51-58.
Enju, S. & Uehara, S. (2017): Abuite, CaAl2(PO4)2F2, a new mineral from the Hinomaru–Nago mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 112, 109–115.

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Localities for AbuiteHide

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.
Japan (TL)
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Yamaguchi Prefecture
        • Abu town
Enju, S. and Uehara, S. (2015) Abuite, IMA 2014-084. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 58; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51; Enju, S. & Uehara, S. (2017): Abuite, CaAl2(PO4)2F2, a new mineral from the Hinomaru–Nago mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 112, 109–115.
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