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Barylite

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About BaryliteHide

Formula:
Be2Ba(Si2O7)
Colour:
bluish white, colourless
Hardness:
7
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in 1876 by Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand from the Greek for βαρυζ = "heavy" and λιτθοσ = "stone", in allusion to its high density (specific gravity).
This page provides mineralogical data about Barylite.


Classification of BaryliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.BB.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
B : Sorosilicates
B : Si2O7 groups, without non-tetrahedral anions; cations in tetrahedral [4] and greater coordination
55.1.1.1

55 : SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups,Generally with no Additional Anions
1 : Si2O7 Groups, Generally with no Additional Anions with cations in [4] and higher coordination
14.3.11

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
3 : Silicates of Be

Physical Properties of BaryliteHide

Colour:
bluish white, colourless
Streak:
white
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Perfect

Optical Data of BaryliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.690 nβ = 1.690 - 1.700 nγ = 1.700
2V:
Measured: 40°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
weak to moderate

Chemical Properties of BaryliteHide

Formula:
Be2Ba(Si2O7)
IMA Formula:
BaBe2Si2O7
Common Impurities:
Al,Fe,Zn,Pb,Mg,Ca

Crystallography of BaryliteHide

Polytype:
Formula:
Crystal System:
Class (H-M)
Space Group:
Space Group Setting:
Cell Parameters:
Ratio:
Unit Cell Volume (calc):
Z:
Barylite-1OBarylite-2O
Be2Ba(Si2O7) 
Monoclinic  
m - Domatic 
Pm  
  
a = 11.618(3) Å, b = 4.904(1) Å, c = 4.655(1) Å
β = 89.94(2)°

a:b:c = 2.369 : 1 : 0.949 
V 265.22 ų
(Calculated from Unit Cell)
 
2 

Type Occurrence of BaryliteHide

Other Language Names for BaryliteHide

German:Barylith
Spanish:Barylita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tilasite2 photos of Barylite associated with Tilasite on mindat.org.
Aegirine2 photos of Barylite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Richterite1 photo of Barylite associated with Richterite on mindat.org.
Hematite1 photo of Barylite associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Barylite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.BB.10ÅkermaniteCa2Mg(Si2O7)Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
9.BB.10CebolliteCa5Al2(SiO4)3(OH)4Orth.
9.BB.10GehleniteCa2Al(AlSiO7)Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
9.BB.10GugiaiteCa2Be(Si2O7)Tet.
9.BB.10HardystoniteCa2Zn(Si2O7)Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
9.BB.10Jeffreyite(Ca,Na)2(Be,Al)(Si2O7,HSi2O7)Orth.
9.BB.10OkayamaliteCa2B(BSiO7)Tet.
9.BB.10Alumoåkermanite(Ca,Na)2(Al,Mg,Fe2+)(Si2O7)Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
9.BB.15Barylite-1OBe2Ba(Si2O7)Mon. m : Pm
9.BB.20AndrémeyeriteBaFe2+2(Si2O7)Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.3.1PhenakiteBe2SiO4Trig. 3 : R3
14.3.2BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2Orth. mm2 : Cmc21
14.3.3BerylliteBe3(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
14.3.4LiberiteLi2BeSiO4Mon. m : Pm
14.3.5ChkaloviteNa2BeSi2O6Orth. mm2 : Fdd2
14.3.6EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
14.3.7EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
14.3.8GugiaiteCa2Be(Si2O7)Tet.
14.3.9Jeffreyite(Ca,Na)2(Be,Al)(Si2O7,HSi2O7)Orth.
14.3.10Semenovite-(Ce)Na8Ca2FeBe6Ce2Si14O40(OH)4F4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
14.3.12Hingganite-(Ce)(Ce,REE)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.3.13Hingganite-(Yb)(Yb,Y,REE)2□Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2
14.3.14Hingganite-(Y)(Y,REE,Ca)2(□,Fe2+)Be2[SiO4]2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.3.15Minasgeraisite-(Y)BiCa(Y,Ln)2(□,Mn)2(Be,B,Si)4Si4O16 [(OH),O]4Tric. 1 : P1
14.3.16SørenseniteNa4SnBe2Si6O16(OH)4Mon. 2/m : B2/b
14.3.17TrimeriteCaMn2+2Be3(SiO4)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
14.3.18ChiavenniteCaMnBe2Si5O13(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
14.3.19Tvedalite(Ca,Mn)4Be3Si6O17(OH)4 · 3H2OOrth.
14.3.20HarstigiteCa6(Mn,Mg)Be4Si6(O,OH)24Orth.
14.3.21SverigeiteNaMnMgSnBe2(SiO4)3(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Imma
14.3.22Joesmithite{Pb}{Ca2}{Mg3Fe3+2}(Be2Si6O22)(OH)2Mon.
14.3.23Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10Mon. 2/m : P21/b
14.3.24Gadolinite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Nd,Y)2Fe2+Be2Si2O10Mon. 2/m
14.3.25Calciogadolinite-(Y)(YCa)2Fe3+Be2[SiO4]2O2

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 BaryliteHide

Reference List:
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Blomstrand, C.W. (1876): Barylit, ett nytt mineral från Långban. Geol. Fören. Stockholm Förh. 3: 128
Weibull, M. (1900): Om barylit och cordierit. Geol. Fören. Stockholm Förh. 22: 33-36
Aminoff, G. (1923): Om en assosiation med barylit och hedyfan från Långban. Geol. Fören. Stockholm Förh. 45: 14-139
Palache, Ch. & Bauer, L. H. (1930): On the occurrence of Beryllium in the Zinc Deposits of Franklin, New Jersey. American Mineralogist 15: 30-33
Ygberg, E. R. (1941): On the structure of Barylite. Geol. Fören. Stockholm Förh. 63: 394-404
Zabin, A.G. & Kazakova, M.E. (1960): Barylite (BaBe2Si2O7) from Visjnjevye Gory - first find in USSR. Dokl. Akad. Nauk. SSSR 134: 419-421
Heinrich, E. Vm. & Deane, R.W. (1962): An occurrence of Barylite near Seal Lake, Labrador. American Mineralogist 47: 758-763
Nickel, E.H. & Charette, D.Z. (1962): Additional data on Barylite from Seal Lake, Labrador. American Mineralogist 47: 764-768.
Sæbø, P. (1966): Contribution to the mineralogy of Norway no.35. The first occurrences of the rare mineral Barylite, Be2BaSi2O7, in Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 46: 335-348
Robinson, P. D. and Fang, J. H. (1977): Barylite, BaBe2Si2O7: its space group and crystal structure. Am. Mineral. 62: 167-169.
Cannillo, E., Dal Negro, A., & Rossi, G. (1970). On the crystal structure of barylite. Rendiconti della Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, 26, 53-62.
Chukanov, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Rastsvetaeva, R.K..,Chilov, G.V. & Zadov, A.E. (2003): Clinobarylite, BaBe2Si2O7, a new mineral from Khibiny massif, Kola peninsula. Zap. Vser. Miner. Obshch., 132, 29-37 (in Russ.). [abstract: Am. Min. 89 (2004) 249]
Rastsvetaeva, R.K. & Chukanov, N.V. (2003): Crystal structure and microtwinning of the new mineral clinobarylite BaBe2Si2O7. Doklady Chemistry, 188, 23-25.
Krivovichev, S.V., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Armbruster, T., Mikhailova, Yu., & Pakhomovsky, Ya.A. (2004): Clinobarylite, BaBe2Si2O7: structure refinement, and revision of symmetry and physical properties. Neues Jahrb. Mineral., Mh. 2004, 373-384. [Abstract: Am. Min. 90 (2005) 522]
Merlino, S., Biagioni, C., Bonaccorsi, E., Chukanov, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Krivovichev, S.V. & Armbruster, T. (2014): 'Clinobarylite'-barylite: OD relationships and nomenclature. Mineralogical Magazine (in press).

Internet Links for BaryliteHide

Localities for BaryliteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • Northern Territory
    • Roper Gulf Region
      • Eva Valley
Lohan, A. J. (1990) Final Report EL 4457 Eva Valley. Open File Report for NT Department of Mines and Energy CR90/442A.
Canada
 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Labrador
William Heinrich, E. & Quon, Shi H. (1963): Neptunite from Seal Lake, Labrador. Canadian Mineralogist 7, 650-654. ; Nickel, E.H., J.F. Rowland, and D.J. Charette (1964) Niobophyllite - the niobium analogue of astrophyllite; a new mineral from Seal Lake, Labrador. Can. Mineral., 8, 40-52.
\"Rare Earth Element Mines, Deposits, and Occurrences,\" G.J. Orris and R.I. Grauch, Open File Report 02-189, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 2002.; GSC database locality No. 4100
Cámara, F., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F. C., Rowe, R., Grice, J. D., & Tait, K. T. (2013). Veblenite, K2〈 2Na (Fe2+ 5Fe3+ 4Mn2+ 7〈) Nb3Ti (Si2O7) 2 (Si8O22) 2O6 (OH) 10 (H2O) 3, a new mineral from Seal Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador: mineral description, crystal structure, and a new veblenite Si8O22 ribbon. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(7), 2955-2974.
A. Kerr (2010) Rare-earth-element (REE) mineralization in Labrador: A review of known environments and the geological context of current exploration activity. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Current Research 2010 pp 109-143
  • Ontario
    • Thunder Bay District
      • Walsh Township
Potter, E. G. and Mitchell, R.H. (2005): Mineralogy of the Deadhorse Creek volcaniclastic breccia complex, northwestern Ontario, Canada. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150 (2): 212-229
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Horváth, L and Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record: 21: 284-359.
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Nunavik
Mitchell, R.H. & Smith, D.L. (2017) Geology and mineralogy of the Ashram zone carbonatite, Eldor complex, Quebec. Ore Geology Reviews 86, 784-806.
Denmark
 
  • Greenland
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
        • Igaliku (Igaliko)
          • Narsaarsuk Plateau
Petersen, O. V. and Johnsen, O. (1980): First occurrence of the rare mineral Barylite in Greenland. TMPM Tschermak's Mineralogische und Petrologische Mittheilungen 27: 35-39
Petersen, O.V., Randloev, J., Leonardsen, E.S., Roensbo, J.G., (1991): Barylite from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex and associated fenites, South Greenland, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatshefte, 212-216
          • Taseq area
Friis, H. (2015): Første funn av behoitt på Grønland. Stein. 42 (1),30-31
Kazakhstan
 
  • East Kazakhstan
    • Tarbagatai Range
      • Akzhaylyautas Mts (Akzhailyautas Mts; Akjaylautas Mts; Akzhalautas Mts)
P.M. Kartashov data; Sokolova, E., Abdu, Y., Hawthorne, F. C., Stepanov, A. V., Bekenova, G. K., & Kotel’nikov, P. E. (2009). Camaraite, Ba3NaTi4 (Fe2+, Mn) 8 (Si2O7) 4O4 (OH, F) 7. I. A new Ti-silicate mineral from the Verkhnee Espe Deposit, Akjailyautas Mountains, Kazakhstan.
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Osh Oblast
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
      • Sokh Valley
        • Upper Khodzhaachkan River
Leonid A. Pautov data
Malawi
 
  • Zomba District
Demartin, F.; Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2003): Barylith, Niobophyllit & yttriumreicher Milarit- Neufunde aus den Pegmatiten von Zomba-Malosa, Malawi. Lapis 28 (1), 18-21; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1216–1222, 2009
Norway
 
  • Telemark
    • Porsgrunn
      • Bjørkedalen
Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 p
      • Mørje
        • Sagåsen
Engvoldsen,T.,Andersen, F.,Berge, S.A. & Burvald, I. (1991): Pegmatittmineraler fra Larvik ringkompleks. STEIN 18(1),15-71
      • Rønningen (Skredderrønningen)
Engvoldsen,T.,Andersen, F.,Berge, S.A. & Burvald, I. (1991): Pegmatittmineraler fra Larvik ringkompleks. STEIN 18(1),15-71
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Hedrum
        • Lågendalen
Sæbø, P.(1966): Contribution to the mineralogy of Norway no.35. The first occurences of the rare mineral barylite, Be2BaSi2O7, in Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 46, 335-348
      • Langesundsfjorden
        • Lille Arøya (Midtre Arøy; Øvre Arøy; Övre-Arö)
Sæbø, P. (1966): Contribution to the mineralogy of Norway no.35. The first occurences of the rare mineral barylite, Be2BaSi2O7, in Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 46, 335-348
      • Tvedalen
Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 p
Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 p
    • Tjøme
      • Hvasser
Larsen, A. O. (ed.) (2010): The Langesundsfjord. History, geology, pegmatites, minerals. Bode Verlag Gmbh, Salzhemmendorf, Germany, 240 p
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]
Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
        • Kukisvumchorr Mt
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]
        • Yukspor Mt
[Barylite-1O] Chukanov, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Rastsvetaeva, R.K..,Chilov, G.V. & Zadov, A.E. Zap. Vser. Miner.Obshch.,132: 29-37 (in Russ.)
P.M. Kartashov data
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
Zhabin, A. G., & Kazakova, M. (1960). Barylite (BaBe2 [Si2O7]) from Vishnevye Gory-the 1st Found in the USSR. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 134(2), 419-421.
http://webmineral.ru/deposits/item.php?id=841
Sweden (TL)
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 902; Kjell Gatedal; Geologiska Föreningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm (1876) 3, 128; Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
      • Persberg district
        • Pajsberg
Nysten, P. (2004): Harstigen ett mineralogisk eldorado i Bergslagen. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift 28: 5-13
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Hinterrhein Valley
      • Ferrera Valley
        • Ausserferrera
Roth, P. & Meisser, N. (2013): Die seltenen Mineralien der Bündner Manganvorkommen. Schweizer Strahler 47 (3), 8-21 (in German and French).
Tajikistan
 
  • Region of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
I. Pekov data pers. comm L. Horvath 2008; Karpenko, V., & Pautov, L. (2002). Formation of baotite in alcaline rocks of a moraine of Dara-i-Pioz glacier, Tadjikistan. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 2002(10), 459-467.
Ukraine
 
  • Donetsk (Donets'k) Oblast'
Vlasov, K.A., Min. of Rare Elements, Vol II:87-89 (1966).
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • El Paso Co.
MinRec 16:217-230
Seaman, 1976. Pegmatite Minerals of the World
    • Teller Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin mining district
        • Franklin
Palache(1935):92; Gaines, R.V. & Bostwick, R.C.: The Picking Table:34(2):22-31 (1993); Dunn(1995):Pt3:407.
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