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About HechtsbergiteHide

Crystal System:
Named after the type locality.

Classification of HechtsbergiteHide


B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
O : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 about 1:1

Physical Properties of HechtsbergiteHide

4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of HechtsbergiteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.260 nβ = 2.270 nγ = 2.300
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.040
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
relatively strong

Chemical Properties of HechtsbergiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of HechtsbergiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.971 Å, b = 7.535 Å, c = 10.881 Å
β = 107.00°
a:b:c = 0.925 : 1 : 1.444
Unit Cell V:
546.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Single-crystal data.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
4.279 (41)
3.267 (100)
3.150 (63)
2.734 (35)
2.549 (27)
2.133 (27)
2.036 (29)

Type Occurrence of HechtsbergiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Institut für Mineralogie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Synonyms of HechtsbergiteHide

Other Language Names for HechtsbergiteHide

Relationship of Hechtsbergite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AtelestiteBi2(AsO4)O(OH)Mon. 2/m
SmrkoveciteBi2(PO4)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chrysocolla3 photos of Hechtsbergite associated with Chrysocolla on mindat.org.
Namibite1 photo of Hechtsbergite associated with Namibite on mindat.org.
Eulytine1 photo of Hechtsbergite associated with Eulytine on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Hechtsbergite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BO.05NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BO.10PreisingeriteBi3(AsO4)2O(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BO.15AtelestiteBi2(AsO4)O(OH)Mon. 2/m
8.BO.15SmrkoveciteBi2(PO4)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BO.25HeneuiteCaMg5(CO3)(PO4)3(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BO.35Kuznetsovite(Hg+2)Hg2+(AsO4)ClIso. 2 3 : P21 3
8.BO.40Artsmithite(Hg+2)2Al(PO4)1.74(OH)1.78Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BO.45SchlegeliteBi7(AsO4)3(MoO4)2O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

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 HechtsbergiteHide

Reference List:
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Krause, W., Bernhardt, H.-J., Blaß, G., Effenberger, H., Graf, H.-W. (1997) Hechtsbergite, Bi2O(OH)(VO4), a new mineral from the Black Forest, Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 271-287.
Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (1998) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 83: 400-403.
Mineralogical Record: 29: 471.

Internet Links for HechtsbergiteHide

Localities for HechtsbergiteHide

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.
  • Victoria
    • East Gippsland Shire
      • Benambra
        • Morass Creek gorge
Museum Victoria Collection
  • Minas Gerais
    • Conceição do Mato Dentro
      • São José de Brejaúba
[MinRec 32:416]
Czech Republic
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Cheb District
      • Mariánské Lázně
        • Slavkovský Les Mtn
Ridkosil, T., Sejkora, J., Srein, V. (1996): Smrkovecite, monoclinic Bi2O(OH)(PO4), a new mineral of the atelestite group. Neues Jahrb.Mineral., Mh., 1996, 97-102
Germany (TL)
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Hausach
Krause, W., Bernhardt, H.-J., Blaß, G., Effenberger, H., Graf, H.-W. (1997) Hechtsbergite, Bi2O(OH)(VO4), a new mineral from the Black Forest, Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 271-287.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (1998) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 83: 400-403.
    • Freiburg
      • Ortenaukreis
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
            • Rankach valley
U. Kolitsch, G. Blaß, H.-W. Graf und J. Gröbner (2004): Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald. Lapis 29 (2) 18-23; 50. (in German)
  • Fukuoka
Uehara, S. & Y. Shirose (2013), Namibite and hechtsbergite from the Nagatare mine, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 108,105-110
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