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Nabiasite

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About NabiasiteHide

Formula:
BaMn2+9(VO4,AsO4)6(OH)2
Colour:
dark red
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
4.32 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named for the locality
This page provides mineralogical data about Nabiasite.


Classification of NabiasiteHide

Approved
8.BF.20

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
F : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4< 0.5:1
41.9.4.1

41 : ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
9 : (AB)5(XO4)3Zq

Physical Properties of NabiasiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
dark red
Streak:
dark yellow, almost orange
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN100=465(67) (25 s test time) - Vickers
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
4.32(1) g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
"nabiasite sinks in Clerici liquor (d = 4.04 g/cm3)

Optical Data of NabiasiteHide

Type:
Isotropic
RI values:
n = 2.025 - 2.036
Birefringence:
Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:
Very High
Comments:
RI calculated from Gladstone-Dale.
a slight anisotropy under crossed nicols

Chemical Properties of NabiasiteHide

Formula:
BaMn2+9(VO4,AsO4)6(OH)2
IMA Formula:
BaMn9(VO4)6(OH)2

Crystallography of NabiasiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3 (2/m 3) - Diploidal
Space Group:
Pa3
Setting:
Pa3
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.832(2) Å
Unit Cell V:
2,112.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

Occurrences of NabiasiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of NabiasiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
anhedral grains up to 100 microns
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
"Musee Cantonal de Geologie", Lausanne, Switzerland (sample MGL65000)
Geological Setting of Type Material:
metamorphosed manganese ores.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Brugger, J., Bonin, M., Schenk, K. J., Meisser, N., Berlepsch, P., & Ragu, A. (1999). Description and crystal structure of nabiasite, BaMn 9 [(V, As) O 4] 6 (OH) 2, a new mineral from the Central Pyrenees (France). European journal of mineralogy, 11(5), 879-890.

Synonyms of NabiasiteHide

Other Language Names for NabiasiteHide

German:Nabiasit
Spanish:Nabiasita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BF.05Arrojadite-(KFe){KNa}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2Mon.
8.BF.05Dickinsonite-(KMnNa){KNa}{Mn2+◻}{Ca}{Na3}{Mn2+13}{Al}(PO4)12(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BF.05Arrojadite-(BaFe){Ba◻}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2Mon.
8.BF.05Arrojadite-(SrFe){Sr◻}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2Mon. m : Bb
8.BF.05Arrojadite-(KNa){KNa}{Na2}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2Mon. m : Bb
8.BF.05Arrojadite-(PbFe){Pb◻}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2Mon. m : Bb
8.BF.05Fluorarrojadite-(BaFe){Ba◻}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)F2Mon. m : Bb
8.BF.05Arrojadite-(NaFe){Na2}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2
8.BF.05Arrojadite-(BaNa)BaNa3(NaCa)Fe2+13Al(PO4)11(PO3OH)(OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BF.05Fluorarrojadite-(KNa){KNa}{Na2}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)F2
8.BF.05Fluorarrojadite-(NaFe){Na2}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)F2
8.BF.10Samuelsonite(Ca,Ba)Ca8Fe2+2Mn2+2Al2(PO4)10(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.BF.15GriphiteNa4Li2Ca6(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)19Al8(PO4)24(F,OH)8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3

Fluorescence of NabiasiteHide

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 NabiasiteHide

Reference List:
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Brugger, J., Bonin, M., Schenk, K. J., Meisser, N., Berlepsch, P., & Ragu, A. (1999). Description and crystal structure of nabiasite, BaMn 9 [(V, As) O 4] 6 (OH) 2, a new mineral from the Central Pyrenees (France). European journal of mineralogy, 11(5), 879-890.

Internet Links for NabiasiteHide

Localities for NabiasiteHide

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.
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Hautes-Pyrénées
Le Règne Minéral 47: 5-21
        • Nabias
European Journal of Mineralogy(1999) 11, 879-890; Brugger, J., Bonin, M., Schenk, K. J., Meisser, N., Berlepsch, P., & Ragu, A. (1999). Description and crystal structure of nabiasite, BaMn 9 [(V, As) O 4] 6 (OH) 2, a new mineral from the Central Pyrenees (France). European journal of mineralogy, 11(5), 879-890.
        • Vielle-Aure
DE ASCENCAO GUEDES R., TIXADOR Y., CASTERET A. & GOUJOU JC. (2002) La mine de Coustou, Vielle-Aure, Hautes-Pyrénées. Le Règne Minéral, 47, 23-31. (in french)
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Genoa
[MinRec 32:360]
        • Reppia
          • Monte Copello
Bracco, R., Brugger, J., Marchesini, M., Mezzano, I., (2001): Nabiasite: un'altra novità da Gambatesa (Val Graveglia, Genova). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2, 121-122.
    • La Spezia Province
      • Maissana
analysed by Dr. Anthony Kampf, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA
Japan
 
  • Kagoshima
    • Amami-Oshima Island
      • Yamato-son (Yamato village)
Takashi Yamada, et al (2008) JAKOKA: 2008 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, R4-01.
 
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