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Bøggildite

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Formula:
Na2Sr2Al2(PO4)F9
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Translucent flesh red
Hardness:
4 - 5
Name:
Named in honor of Danish mineralogist Ove Balthasar Bøggild (1872–1956), Professor of Geology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
This page provides mineralogical data about Bøggildite.


Classification of Bøggildite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
3.CG.20

3 : HALIDES
C : Complex halides
G : Aluminofluorides with CO3, SO4, PO4
12.1.6.1

12 : COMPOUND HALIDES
1 : Miscellaneous
22.1.17

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

Physical Properties of Bøggildite

Colour:
Translucent flesh red
Hardness (Mohs):
4 - 5

Optical Data of Bøggildite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.462 nβ = 1.466 nγ = 1.469
2V:
Measured: 78° to 80°, Calculated: 80°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.007
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of Bøggildite

IMA Formula:
Na2Sr2Al2(PO4)F9
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Bøggildite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Type Occurrence of Bøggildite

Relationship of Bøggildite to other Species

3.CG.05StenoniteSr2Al(CO3)F5
3.CG.10Chukhrovite-(Ce)Ca3CeAl2(SO4)F13 · 10H2O
3.CG.10Chukhrovite-(Y)Ca3YAl2(SO4)F13 · 10H2O
3.CG.10MeniayloviteCa4AlSi(SiO4)F13 · 12H2O
3.CG.10Chukhrovite-(Nd)Ca3NdAl2SO4F13 · 12H2O
3.CG.15CreediteCa3Al2(SO4)(OH)2F8 · 2H2O
3.CG.25ThermessaiteK2AlF3(SO4)
22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAlPO4F
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2O
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)F
22.1.6ArctiteNa5Ca7Ba(PO4)6F3
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4F
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4F
22.1.11IsokiteCaMgPO4F
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMgPO4(OH)
22.1.13BabefphiteBaBePO4F
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2F · 4H2O
22.1.16MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3F
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNaCaAlPO4F3
22.1.20VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)OH
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+AsO4F
22.1.22WagneriteMg2PO4F
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2PO4(F,OH)
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4F
22.1.25ZwieseliteFe2+Mn2+PO4F
22.1.26McauslaniteFe32+Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2O
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3F
22.1.29TilasiteCaMgAsO4F
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OH
22.1.31DurangiteNaAlAsO4F

Other Names for Bøggildite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Bøggildite

Reference List:
Pauly, H. (1956) Bøggildite: A New Phosphate-Fluoride from Ivigtut, South Greenland: X-Ray investigations of Boggildite. Meddelelser om Gronland Bd 137(6), 24 pp. Abstracted in American Mineralogist 41, 959.

Bøgvad, R. (1951) Mineralogical observations on the cryolite deposit of Ivigtut, Greenland. Meddelelser Dansk Deol. Fören. 12, 109-110.
Nielsen, A.H. (1954) Chemical analysis of a new mineral, bøggildite, from Ivigtut, Greenland. Acta Chem. Scandinavica 8, 136. Abstract of the two papers in American Mineralogist 39, 848.

Hawthorne, F.C. (1982) The crystal structure of boggildite. Canadian Mineralogist 20, 263-270


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Localities for Bøggildite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Greenland (TL)
 
  • Sermersooq
    • Arsuk Fjord
      • Ivittuut (Ivigtut)
[Acta Chem.Scand.(1954) 8, 136 and Meddr Gronland,(1956) 137, 6, p.1: Nickel & Nichols, 1991 - "Mineral Reference Manual, p24]; Petersen, O.V. and Secher, K. (1993): The minerals of Greenland. Mineralogical Record 24 (2): 1-65 (p.36)
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