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Bismutoferrite

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About BismutoferriteHide

Formula:
Fe3+2Bi(SiO4)2(OH)
Colour:
yellow, green
Hardness:
6
Specific Gravity:
4.47
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in allusion to its composition, containing BISMUTh and iron, (Latin = FERRum).
The bismuth analogue of Chapmanite with which it is easily confused.


Classification of BismutoferriteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
9.ED.25

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
D : Phyllosilicates with kaolinite layers composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
71.1.3.1

71 : PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
1 : Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
14.14.8

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
14 : Silicates of V and Bi

Physical Properties of BismutoferriteHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
yellow, green
Streak:
light green
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
4.47 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.09 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BismutoferriteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.930 nβ = 1.970 nγ = 2.010
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.080
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of BismutoferriteHide

Formula:
Fe3+2Bi(SiO4)2(OH)
Common Impurities:
Al,As

Crystallography of BismutoferriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
m - Domatic
Space Group:
Bm
Setting:
Cm
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.21 Å, b = 9.02 Å, c = 7.74 Å
β = 100.67°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.578 : 1 : 0.858
Unit Cell V:
357.45 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2

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0015576BismutoferriteZhukhlistov A P, Zvyagin B B (1977) Determination of the crystal structures of chapmanite and bismuthoferrite by high-voltage electron diffraction Soviet Physics Crystallography 22 419-4231977Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany0293
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Type Occurrence of BismutoferriteHide

Synonyms of BismutoferriteHide

Other Language Names for BismutoferriteHide

Simplified Chinese:羟硅铋铁矿
Traditional Chinese:羥矽鉍鐵礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Bismutoferrite associated with KettneriteCaBiCO3OF
2 photos of Bismutoferrite associated with BismuthBi
2 photos of Bismutoferrite associated with BismuthiniteBi2S3
2 photos of Bismutoferrite associated with ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
2 photos of Bismutoferrite associated with ChalcociteCu2S
1 photo of Bismutoferrite associated with SkutteruditeCoAs3
1 photo of Bismutoferrite associated with AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
1 photo of Bismutoferrite associated with EulytineBi4(SiO4)3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.ED.ClinochrysotileMon. 2/m
9.ED.05DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4Mon. m : Bb
9.ED.05KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
9.ED.05NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4Mon. m : Bb
9.ED.05Odinite(Fe,Mg,Al,Fe,Ti,Mn)2.4((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4Mon. m : Bm
9.ED.10HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4Mon. m : Bb
9.ED.10HisingeriteFe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2OMon.
9.ED.10Halloysite-7ÅAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4Mon. m : Bb
9.ED.15AmesiteMg2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
9.ED.15AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4Mon. m : Bm
9.ED.15Berthierine(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4Mon. m : Bm
9.ED.15Brindleyite(Ni,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4Mon.
9.ED.15CaryopiliteMn2+3Si2O5(OH)4Mon.
9.ED.15ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4Mon.
9.ED.15CronstedtiteFe2+2Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4Trig. 3m : P3 1m
9.ED.15Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4Mon.
9.ED.15Greenalite(Fe2+,Fe3+)2-3Si2O5(OH)4Mon.
9.ED.15KellyiteMn2+2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4Hex. 6 : P63
9.ED.15LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4Trig. 3m : P3 1m
9.ED.15ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8Orth.
9.ED.15Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4Orth.
9.ED.15PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4Mon.
9.ED.15GuidottiiteMn2Fe3+(Fe3+SiO5)(OH)4Hex. 6 : P63
9.ED.20Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2OAmor.
9.ED.20ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1Orth.
9.ED.20ImogoliteAl2SiO3(OH)4
9.ED.20Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2OAmor.
9.ED.25ChapmaniteFe3+2Sb3+(Si2O5)O3(OH)Mon. m : Bm

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

71.1.3.2ChapmaniteFe3+2Sb3+(Si2O5)O3(OH)Mon. m : Bm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

14.14.1CavansiteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
14.14.2PentagoniteCa(VO)Si4O10 · 4H2OOrth. mm2
14.14.3GoldmaniteCa3V3+2(SiO4)3Iso.
14.14.4HaradaiteSrVSi2O7Orth.
14.14.5SaneroiteNaMn2+5[Si5O14(OH)](VO3)(OH)Tric.
14.14.6Erlianite(Fe,Mg)4(Fe,V)2Si6O15(OH,O)8Orth.
14.14.7EulytineBi4(SiO4)3Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d

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 BismutoferriteHide

Reference List:
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Milton, C., J.M. Axelrod, and B. Ingram (1958): Bismutoferrite, chapmanite, and "hypochlorite". American Mineralogist, 43, 656-670.
Zhukhlistov A P, Zvyagin B B (1977) Determination of the crystal structures of chapmanite and bismuthoferrite by high-voltage electron diffraction. Soviet Physics - Crystallography 22, 419-423

Internet Links for BismutoferriteHide

Localities for BismutoferriteHide

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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., Williams, P.A. (2002) Rare secondary bismuth, tungsten and molybdenum minerals from Elsmore, New England district of New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 8:1, 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.
  • Western Australia
    • Upper Gascoyne Shire
      • Yinnietharra
Pegmatites of Western Australia; M Jacobson, M Calderwood, B Grguric; Hesperian Press, 2007 Perth
Bridge, P.J., Pryce, M.W. (1974) Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVO₄, a new mineral from Yinnietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39:308, 847-849.
Bolivia
 
  • La Paz
    • Larecaja Province
      • Sorata
[MinRec 32:474]
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Timiskaming District
      • Cobalt-Gowganda region
        • South Lorrain Township
Canadian Mineralogist 47, 159-164, 165-172(2009)
  • Québec
    • Outaouais
      • Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM
        • Val-des-Monts
          • Lac Saint-Pierre (Wakefield Lake)
Traill, R.J. (1983) Catalogue of Canadian mineral species. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 80-18, 432p.
Czech Republic
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Cheb District
      • Mariánské Lázně
Malý, K., Sejkora, J.: Supergenní Cu a Bi mineralizace na lokalitě Tři Sekery u Mariánských Lázní. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2004, roč. 12, s. 136-139.
    • Karlovy Vary District
      • Jáchymov
Lapis 2002(7/8), 54
    • Slavkovský Les mountains
Sejkora, J., Srein, V., Ondrus, p. (1994): New data on bismutoferrite and chapmanite from the Bohemian occurrences. Vist.Ces.Geol.Ust., 69(4), 75-78
    • Sokolov District
      • Kraslice
Beran, P.: Mineralogie ložiska Cu (Ag, Au, Co) rud Tisová u Kraslic. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1997, roč. 4-5, s. 65-77.
      • Krásno
Sejkora, J., Ondruš, P., Fikar, M., Veselovský, F., Mach, Z., Gabašová, A., Skoda, R. & Beran, P. (2006): Supergene minerals at the Huber stock and Schnöd stock deposits, Krásno ore District, the Slavkovský les area, Czech Republic. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 57-101.
  • Ústí nad Labem Region
    • Chomutov District
      • Měděnec
Sejkora, Jiří; Čejka, Jiří (2007), Šreinite from Horní Halže, the Krušné hory Mountains, Czech Republic, a new mineral species, its comparison with asselbornite from Schneeberg, and new data for asselbornite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, Volume 184(2)197-206. ; Sejkora, Jiří, Jiří Čejka, Vladimir Šrein (2007), Supergene uranium mineralization from Horní Halže, near Medenec (Krušné hory Mountains), Czech Republic. Journal of Geosciences 52, 199-210.
France
 
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Colmar-Ribeauvillé
        • Ste Marie-aux-Mines
Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997; Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Freiburg Region
      • Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
        • Staufen im Breisgau
          • Grunern
Walenta, K. (1992) Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes und ihre Fundstellan. Christian Weise Verlag, München, 336 pages [in German].
      • Ortenaukreis
        • Gengenbach
          • Gengenbach
Wittern,A. (1995) Mineralien finden im Schwarzwald
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
WALENTA, K. (1995): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara. 6. Folge, 2. Teil. - Lapis 20 (6), 41 und 46-49.
      • Rottweil
        • Schenkenzell
          • Wittichen
            • Burgfelsen
No reference listed
            • Heubach Valley
No reference listed
Walenta, K. (1992) Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes und ihre Fundstellan. Christian Weise Verlag, München, 336 pages [in German].
    • Karlsruhe Region
      • Freudenstadt
Walenta, K. (1992) Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes und ihre Fundstellan. Christian Weise Verlag, München, 336 pages [in German].
        • Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach
Walenta, K. (1992) Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes und ihre Fundstellan. Christian Weise Verlag, München, 336 pages [in German].
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Bavaria
      • Freyung-Grafenau District
        • Röhrnbach
Habel, M. (2009): Der Granodioritbruch der Fa. Josef Uhrmann OHG, Steinerleinbach bei Röhrnbach. Mineralien-Welt 20 (2), 66-86.
    • Upper Franconia
      • Hof District
        • Lichtenberg
Meier, S. and Dünkel, B. (2010): Mineralien von der Dorschenmühle bei Lichtenberg, Franken. Lapis, 35 (10), 60-64; 90.
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Harz
      • Wernigerode
        • Hasserode
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
J. Gröbner und U. Kolitsch (2006): Neufunde aus dem Erzgebirge (II). Mineralien-Welt 17 (3), 22-27.
        • Antonsthal
Gröbner J., Kolitsch U.; Neufunde aus dem Erzgebirge (II), Mineralien-Welt Jg 17 (2006), 3, pag. 22-27.
      • Johanngeorgenstadt
Gröbner, J., Grimm, O. & Zienau, H. (2005): Neufunde interessanter Wismut- und Uranmineralien am Schaarschacht, Johanngeorgenstadt, Sachsen. Lapis 30 (6), 44-51; 62.
      • Marienberg
        • Lauta
Hajek, W. (2010): Kristallwelten Marienberg. Weise Verlag, München.
Frenzel, 1871
        • Neustädtel
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
Bergakademie Freiberg collection (unnumbered specimen (ex: K.S. Mineralien-Niederlage zu Freiberg).
Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., and Roberts, A.C. (1999) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 84: 1195-1198.; Belendorff, K. (2009) Dreyerit und Rhabdophan-(Nd) aus Schneeberg, Erzgebirge. Mineralien-Welt: 20(3): 27-29.
          • Junge Kalbe Mine
Am Min 43 (1958), 656
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
          • Siebenschlehen Mine (Shaft 10)
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
Th. Witzke collection
          • Weißer Hirsch Mine (shaft 3)
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
        • Wolfgang Maaßen mines
Lapis 30(7/8):41-70 (2005)
    • Mittelsachsen
      • Roßwein
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Thuringia
    • Saale-Orla District
      • Hirschberg
        • Ullersreuth
T. Witzke et al.: Lapis 2001(12), 13-27
Greece
 
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
Rieck, B., Kolitsch, U., Voudouris, P., Giester, G., Tzeferis, P. (2020): Lavrion, Griechenland: Weitere Neufunde aus dem berühmten Bergbaurevier. Mineralien-Welt 29(5), 32-77 (in German).
          • Agios Konstantinos (Kamariza)
            • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
Rieck, B., Kolitsch, U., Voudouris, P., Giester, G., Tzeferis, P. (2020): Lavrion, Griechenland: Weitere Neufunde aus dem berühmten Bergbaurevier. Mineralien-Welt 31(3), 6-21 (in German).
Japan
 
  • Fukushima Prefecture
    • Soma District
Matsubara & Miyawaki (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals. (National Science Museum, Tokyo)
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Mochnacka, K., Oberc-Dziedzic, T., Mayer, W., & Pieczka, A. (2012). Ore mineralization in the Miedzianka area (Karkonosze-Izera Massif, the Sudetes, Poland): new information. Mineralogia Polonica, 43(3-4), 155-178.
Romania
 
  • Caraş-Severin
http://minerals-of-the-carpathians.eu
Russia
 
  • Khabarovsk Krai
Alekseev, V. I., & Marin, Y. B. (2015). Composition and evolution of accessory mineralization of Li–F granites in the Far East as indicators of their ore potential. Geology of Ore Deposits, 57(8), 635-644.
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Michalovce District
      • Poruba pod Vihorlatom
Szakáll, S., Fehér, B., Kristály, F., & Zajzon, N. (2013). Mineralogical mosaics from Carpathian–Pannonian region I. Földtani Közlony, 143(2), 177-188.
South Africa
 
  • Mpumalanga
    • Ehlanzeni District
      • Pilgrim's Rest
        • Bourke's Luck
Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Cairncross, B., Dixon, R. (1995) Minerals of South Africa. Geological Society of South Africa, PO Box 44283, Linden 2104, South Africa.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Calstock
        • Gunnislake
Golley, P., and Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.; Weiss, S., Green, D.H., Hooper, J.J., Elton, N. (2007): Lapis 32(11), 13-25
      • St Stephen-in-Brannel
Kingsbury, A.W.G. (1963): Mineralogical Magazine 33, xc. Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, 169-177 (referring to Kingsbury).
    • Cumbria
      • Copeland
        • Waberthwaite
[Mineralogical Record 29:164]; BMS Database
USA
 
  • California
    • Plumas Co.
      • Last Chance Mining District
        • Adams Peak
Mineralogical Record (1998): 29: 165.
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Portland
Huff, R. C., R. G. Huff, J. Vajdak. (1996), An Occurrence of Bismutoferrite in Portland, Connecticut. Rocks & Minerals: 71(3): 197.; Vajdak, Josef. (1997), New Mineral Finds in 1996, News from Vajdak of Pequa Rare Minerals and Metals. Mineral News: 13:(3): 1,4,5.
  • New Mexico
    • Doña Ana Co.
Handbook of Mineralogy
 
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