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Bleasdaleite

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About BleasdaleiteHide

Reverend John I. Bleasdale
Formula:
(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
Colour:
Dark brown
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For Reverend John I. Bleasdale (1822-1884) for his promotion of mineralogy in Victoria, Australia.
Bleasdale came to Melbourne in 1851 where he worked as a Roman Catholic priest. Furthermore, he was a founder of the Microscopical Society and active member of various other organisations, including the Royal Society. His obituary says: "As an authority on wine and precious stones, he was admittedly without a rival in the southern hemisphere."
This page provides mineralogical data about Bleasdaleite.


Classification of BleasdaleiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1998
8.DK.25

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
K : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 1:1 and < 2:1

Physical Properties of BleasdaleiteHide

Resinous
Colour:
Dark brown
Streak:
Pale brown
Hardness:

Optical Data of BleasdaleiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.718 nβ = 1.748 nγ = 1.748
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.030
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of BleasdaleiteHide

Formula:
(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
IMA Formula:
Ca2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13

Crystallography of BleasdaleiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Morphology:
Tiny platelets.
Comment:
Structure unsolved; probably related to richelsdorfite.

Type Occurrence of BleasdaleiteHide

Synonyms of BleasdaleiteHide

Other Language Names for BleasdaleiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Turquoise1 photo of Bleasdaleite associated with Turquoise on mindat.org.
Malachite1 photo of Bleasdaleite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DK.RichelsdorfiteCa2Cu5Sb(AsO4)4(OH)6Cl · 6H2OMon. 2/m
8.DK.10BariopharmacosideriteBa0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2OTet. 4 2m : P4 2m
8.DK.10PharmacosideriteKFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.10Natropharmacosiderite(Na,K)Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.10Hydroniumpharmacosiderite(H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.12PharmacoalumiteKAl4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6.5H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.12NatropharmacoalumiteNaAl4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.12BariopharmacoalumiteBa0.5Al4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.15BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.15DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.15NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon.
8.DK.15MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.15GayiteNaMn2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.20KidwelliteNaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DK.30Matulaite(Fe3+,Al)Al7(PO4)4(PO3OH)2(OH)8(H2O)8 · 8H2OMon.
8.DK.35KrasnoviteBa(Al,Mg)(PO4,CO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.

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 BleasdaleiteHide

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B. Birch, A. Pring and U. Kolitsch (1999): Bleasdaleite, (Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4¬(H2O,OH,Cl)13, a new mineral from Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 5, 69-75.

Internet Links for BleasdaleiteHide

Localities for BleasdaleiteHide

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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 (TL)
 
  • Victoria
    • Swan Hill Rural City
      • Lake Boga
B. Birch, A. Pring and U. Kolitsch (1999): Bleasdaleite, (Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4¬(H2O,OH,Cl)13, a new mineral from Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 5, 69-75; [AmMin 85:1321];
Mineral and/or Locality  
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