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About ParasibirskiteHide

Ca2(B2O5) · H2O
Crystal System:
Named derives from the Greek 'para' for near, and sibirskite, for the polymorphic relationship to that mineral.
This page provides mineralogical data about Parasibirskite.

Classification of ParasibirskiteHide

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B : Diborates
C : Ino-diborates with triangles and/or tetrahedra

Physical Properties of ParasibirskiteHide


Optical Data of ParasibirskiteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.556 nβ = 1.593 nγ = 1.663
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.107
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and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of ParasibirskiteHide

Ca2(B2O5) · H2O
IMA Formula:
Ca2B2O5 · H2O

Crystallography of ParasibirskiteHide

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0018465ParasibirskiteSun W, Huang Y-X, Li Z, Pan Y, Mi J-X (2011) Hydrothermal synthesis and single-crystal X-ray structure refinement of three borates: sibirskite, parasibirskite and priceite The Canadian Mineralogist 49 823-8342011synthetic0173
0013138ParasibirskiteTakahashi R, Kusachi I, Miura H (2010) Crystal structure of parasibirskite (CaHBO3) and polymorphism in sibirskite and parasibirskite Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 105 70-732010Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan0293
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Type Occurrence of ParasibirskiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Pyrometasomatic products of limestone, later hydrothermally altered.
Kusachi, I., Takechi, Y., Henmi, C., Kobayashi, S. (1998) Parasibirskite, a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 62: 521-525.

Synonyms of ParasibirskiteHide

Other Language Names for ParasibirskiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Parasibirskite associated with SpurriteCa5(SiO4)2(CO3)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide


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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 ParasibirskiteHide

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Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Kusachi, I., Takechi, Y., Henmi, C., Kobayashi, S. (1998) Parasibirskite, a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 62: 521-525.
Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C. (1999) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 84: 685-688.
Takahashi, R., Kusachi, I., Miura, H. (2010) Crystal structure of parasibirskite (CaHBO3) and polymorphism in sibirskite and parasibirskite. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences: 105: 70-73.
Sun, W., Huang, Y.X., Li, Z., Pan, Y., Mi, J.X. (2011) Hydrothermal synthesis and single-crystal X-ray structure refinement of three borates: sibirskite, parasibirskite and priceite. The Canadian Mineralogist: 49: 823-834.

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Localities for ParasibirskiteHide

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- 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.
Japan (TL)
  • Okayama Prefecture
    • Takahashi City
      • Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho)
        • Fuka
American Mineralogist (1999): 84: 686.; Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences Vol. 99 (2004) , No. 2 April 67-71; I. Kusachi, Y. Takechi, C. Henmi and S. Kobayashi (1998) Parasibirskite, a New Mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine 62:521-525.
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