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Bismutostibiconite

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About BismutostibiconiteHide

Formula:
Bi(Sb5+,Fe3+)2O7
Colour:
Yellow to yellow-brown, rarely greenish; brownish in transmitted light
Hardness:
4 - 5
Specific Gravity:
7.38 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named as a bismuth-containing member of the stibiconite group.
A variety of Roméite Group

Originally described by Walenta (1983). The chemical data are considered inadequate owing to a standardless energy-dispersion spectroscopy (EDS), with all Sb assumed to be pentavalent, and results of the analysis normalised to 100%. It probably is “bismutoroméite”.
The type material is in need of a chemical and structural investigation.


Classification of BismutostibiconiteHide

Discredited
4.DH.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
H : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
44.1.1.6

44 : ANTIMONATES
1 : A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
7.13.9

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
13 : Oxides of As, Sb and Bi

Pronounciation of BismutostibiconiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of BismutostibiconiteHide

Transparency:
Transparent, Opaque
Colour:
Yellow to yellow-brown, rarely greenish; brownish in transmitted light
Hardness:
4 - 5 on Mohs scale
Density:
7.38 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BismutostibiconiteHide

Type:
Isotropic
RI values:
n = 2.09
Birefringence:
Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of BismutostibiconiteHide

Formula:
Bi(Sb5+,Fe3+)2O7

Crystallography of BismutostibiconiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Fd3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.38 Å
Unit Cell V:
1,118.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8
Morphology:
Always anhedral, forming earthy crusts

First Recorded Occurrence of BismutostibiconiteHide

General Appearance of First Recorded Material:
Earthy crusts
Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
Alteration product of bismuthian fahlore
Associated Minerals at First Recorded Locality:

Synonyms of BismutostibiconiteHide

Other Language Names for BismutostibiconiteHide

Simplified Chinese:铋黄锑华
Traditional Chinese:鉍黃銻華

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.DH.Fluornatropyrochlore(Na,Pb,Ca,REE,U)2Nb2O6FIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
4.DH.Roméite Group
4.DH.Hydroxykenomicrolite(◻,Na,Sb3+)2Ta2O6(OH)Iso.
4.DH.OxyplumboroméitePb2Sb2O6OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.Cesiokenopyrochlore□Nb2(O,OH)6Cs1−x (x ∼ 0.20)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.05Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
4.DH.05OrthobranneriteU4+U6+Ti4O12(OH)2Orth.
4.DH.05Thorutite(Th,U,Ca)Ti2(O,OH)6Mon.
4.DH.10KassiteCaTi2O4(OH)2Orth.
4.DH.10Lucasite-(Ce)CeTi2(O,OH)6Mon.
4.DH.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)A2-mD2X6-wZ1+wIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Ceriopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15JixianitePb(W,Fe3+)2(O,OH)7Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Hydropyrochlore(H2O,□)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Plumbobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
4.DH.15Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
4.DH.15Strontiopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Stibiobetafite (of Černý et al.)A2-mD2X6-wZ1-nIso.
4.DH.15Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)Iso.
4.DH.15Yttropyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Fluornatromicrolite(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6FIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.15Bismutopyrochlore (of Chukanov et al.)(Bi,Ca,U,Pb)2-xNb2(O,OH)6(OH)Amor.
4.DH.15Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.20BindheimitePb2Sb2O6OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
4.DH.20MonimolitePb2Sb5+2O7Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
4.DH.20CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.
4.DH.20StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.
4.DH.20StibiconiteSb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
4.DH.25RosiaitePbSb5+2O6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
4.DH.30ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7Orth.
4.DH.35LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8Trig.
4.DH.35PetscheckiteUFe(Nb,Ta)2O8Hex.
4.DH.40IngersoniteCa3Mn2+Sb5+4O14Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
4.DH.45PittongiteNa0.22(W,Fe3+)(O,OH)3 · 0.44H2OHex. 6 m2 : P6m2

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

44.1.1.1StibiconiteSb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
44.1.1.2BindheimitePb2Sb2O6OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
44.1.1.3Roméite Group
44.1.1.4MonimolitePb2Sb5+2O7Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
44.1.1.5StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.
44.1.1.7CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.13.1ArsenoliteAs2O3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.13.2ClaudetiteAs2O3Mon. 2/m
7.13.3SenarmontiteSb2O3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.13.4ValentiniteSb2O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pccn
7.13.5CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4Orth.
7.13.6StibiconiteSb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
7.13.7BahianiteAl5Sb3O14(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
7.13.8Cualstibite-1M(Cu,Al)3(OH)6[Sb5+(OH)6]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.13.107.13.11StibivaniteSb2VO5Orth.
7.13.12BismiteBi2O3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.13.13SilléniteBi12SiO20Iso. 2 3 : I2 3

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 BismutostibiconiteHide

Reference List:
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Walenta, K. (1983) Bismutostibiconit, ein neues Mineral der Stibiconitgruppe aus dem Schwarzwald. Chemie der Erde 42, 77-81 (in German with English abstract). - American Mineralogist (1984), 69, 1190 (abstract).
Anthony, J.W. et al. (1997) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 64.
Christy, A.G. and Atencio, D. (2013) Clarification of status of species in the pyrochlore supergroup. Mineralogical Magazine: 77: 13-20.

Internet Links for BismutostibiconiteHide

Localities for BismutostibiconiteHide

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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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Gough Co.
      • Elsmore
Rankin, J., Lawrence, L. J., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2002): Rare secondary bismuth, tungsten and molybdenum minerals from Elsmore, New England district of New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 8, 55-60.
      • Kingsgate
Sharpe, J.L., & Williams P.A. (2004) - Secondary bismuth and molybdenum minerals from Kingsgate, New England district of New South Wales.- Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol.10, n°1.
Germany (FRL)
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Calw
American Mineralogist: 69: 1190
      • Gengenbach
        • Hinterohlsbach
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 64
      • Offenburg
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Chemie der Erde,(1983) 42, 77-81; Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German)
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium; Lavreotiki Municipality)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
Rieck, B., Kolitsch, U., Voudouris, P., Giester, G. and Tzeferis, P. (2018): Weitere Neufunde aus Lavrion, Griechenland. Mineralien-Welt 29 (5), 32-77 (in German).
USA
 
  • California
    • Plumas Co.
      • Diamond Mts
        • Last Chance District
          • Adams Peak
Mineralogical Record (1998): 29: 165.
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