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Bøggildite

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Formula:
Na2Sr2Al2PO4F9
Colour:
Translucent flesh red
Hardness:
4 - 5
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
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.


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Classification of BøggilditeHide

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 BøggilditeHide

Colour:
Translucent flesh red
Hardness:
4 - 5 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of BøggilditeHide

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 BøggilditeHide

Formula:
Na2Sr2Al2PO4F9
IMA Formula:
Na2Sr2Al2(PO4)F9

Crystallography of BøggilditeHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Type Occurrence of BøggilditeHide

Other Language Names for BøggilditeHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Sphalerite1 photo of Bøggildite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.CG.05Stenonite(Sr,Ba,Na)2Al(CO3)F5Mon. 2/m
3.CG.10Chukhrovite-(Ce)Ca3(Ce,Y)[F|SO4|(AlF6)2] · 10H2OIso.
3.CG.10Chukhrovite-(Y)Ca3(Y,Ce)[F|SO4|(AlF6)2] · 10H2OIso.
3.CG.10MeniayloviteCa4[F|SO4|SiF6|AlF6] · 12H2OIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
3.CG.10Chukhrovite-(Nd)Ca3(Nd,Y)Al2(SO4)F13·12H2OIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
3.CG.15CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
3.CG.25ThermessaiteK2AlF3(SO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)FTric. 1 : P1
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.6ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4FTric.
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.11IsokiteCaMg(PO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)Mon.
22.1.13BabefphiteBaBePO4(F,OH)Tet.
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2OOrth. mm2 : Pba2
22.1.16MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3Mon.
22.1.20VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)FMon.
22.1.22Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4FMon.
22.1.25Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.1.26McauslaniteFe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2OTric.
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2Amor.
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
22.1.29TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)FMon. m : Bb
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
22.1.31DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)FMon. 2/m : B2/b

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 BøggilditeHide

Reference List:
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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

Internet Links for BøggilditeHide

Localities for BøggilditeHide

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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.
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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