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Babefphite

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Formula:
BaBePO4(F,OH)
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
In allusion to its composition, containing BArium, BEryllium, Fluorine, and PHosphorus.
This page provides mineralogical data about Babefphite.


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Classification of BabefphiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1966
8.BA.15

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
A : With small and medium-sized cations
41.5.3.1

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
5 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq
22.1.13

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
1 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with fluoride

Physical Properties of BabefphiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
White
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of BabefphiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.629 nε = 1.632
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.003
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of BabefphiteHide

Formula:
BaBePO4(F,OH)
IMA Formula:
BaBePO4F

Crystallography of BabefphiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal

Type Occurrence of BabefphiteHide

Synonyms of BabefphiteHide

Other Language Names for BabefphiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BA.05VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BA.10BergslagiteCaBeAsO4(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BA.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
8.BA.10HydroxylherderiteCaBe(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)FTric. 1 : P1
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.6ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4FTric.
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.11IsokiteCaMg(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)Mon.
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2OOrth. mm2 : Pba2
22.1.16MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
22.1.17BøggilditeNa2Sr2Al2PO4F9Mon.
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3Mon.
22.1.20VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)FMon.
22.1.22Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4FMon.
22.1.25Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.26McauslaniteFe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2OTric.
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2Amor.
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
22.1.29TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)FMon. m : Bb
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
22.1.31DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)FMon. 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 BabefphiteHide

Reference List:
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Nazarova et al (1966) Babefphite, a barium-beryllium fluoride phosphate. Dokl. Akad. Nauk,USSR, Earth Sci. Sect.: 167: 93-96.
American Mineralogist (1966): 51: 1547.
Nazarova et al. (1975) On babefphite. New data on minerals (in Russian): 24: 191-195.
Chemical Abstracts, Easton, PA (1977): 86, 31918k.
Simonov et al (1980) Soviet Physics – Crystallography: 25: 28-31 (in English).

Internet Links for BabefphiteHide

Localities for BabefphiteHide

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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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
      • Žďár nad Sázavou District
        • Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Cempírek, J.: Hydroxylherderit z Rožné. Minerál, 2001, roč. 9, č. 5, s. 328-329
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
        • Vitim Plateau
Nazarova et al (1966) Babefphite, a barium-beryllium fluoride phosphate. Dokl. Akad. Nauk,USSR, Earth Sci. Sect.: 167: 93-96.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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