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About SuseinargiuiteHide

Adamantine, Pearly
Crystal System:
For the type locality.
The Na-Bi analogue of wulfenite. Unique combination of elements. It is in a good correspondence to the synthetic phase, which has a scheelite-type structure.

Classification of SuseinargiuiteHide

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Physical Properties of SuseinargiuiteHide

Adamantine, Pearly

Chemical Properties of SuseinargiuiteHide

IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of SuseinargiuiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
4/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.296(1) Å, c = 11.673(2) Å
a:c = 1 : 2.204
Unit Cell V:
327.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Hemispherical aggregates of very small acicular crystals, up to some micrometres in length.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of SuseinargiuiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Museo di Storia Naturale, Università di Pisa, Via Roma 79, Calci (PI), Italy, catalogue number 19692
Geological Setting of Type Material:
A Mo-Bi occurrence
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of SuseinargiuiteHide

Other InformationHide

Raman bands [cm-1]: 131, 188, 319, ~376, ~772, 876
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 SuseinargiuiteHide

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Orlandi, P., Biagioni, C., Moëlo, Y., Langlade, J. and Faulques, E. (2015) Suseinargiuite, IMA 2014-089. CNMNC Newsletter No. 24, April 2015, page 248; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 247-251.
Orlandi, P., Biagioni, C., Moëlo, Y., Langlade, J., Faulques, E. (2015): Suseinargiuite, (Na0.5Bi0.5)MoO4, the Na-Bi analogue of wulfenite, from Su Seinargiu, Sardinia, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 27, 695-699.

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Localities for SuseinargiuiteHide

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.
Italy (TL)
  • Sardinia
    • Metropolitan City of Cagliari
      • Sarroch
Orlandi, P., Biagioni, C., Moëlo, Y., Langlade, J. and Faulques, E. (2015) Suseinargiuite, IMA 2014-089. CNMNC Newsletter No. 24, April 2015, page 248; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 247-251. ; Orlandi P., Gelosa M., Bonacina E., Caboni F., Mamberti M., Tanca G.A., Vinci A. (2015): Sette nuove specie mineralogiche della Sardegna. I minerali della mineralizzazione a molibdeno e bismuto di Su Seinargiu (CA). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 39, 2, 84-115.
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