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Phosphoellenbergerite

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Formula:
(Mg,◻)2Mg12(PO4,PO3OH)6(PO3OH,CO3)2(OH)6
Colour:
Azure blue
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named as the phosphate analogue of ellenbergerite.
Closely related to ellenbergerite. Compare 'ellenbergerite-(PO4)', a supposed separate species.


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Classification of PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1994
8.BB.55

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
B : With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 about 1:1

Physical Properties of PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Azure blue
Streak:
White
Hardness:
6½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.606 - 1.609 nε = 1.588 - 1.589
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.018 - 0.020
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

Formula:
(Mg,◻)2Mg12(PO4,PO3OH)6(PO3OH,CO3)2(OH)6
IMA Formula:
(Mg,◻)2Mg12(PO4,PO3OH)6(PO3OH,CO3)2(OH)6

Crystallography of PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal

Type Occurrence of PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
blue, anhedral inclusions, up to 0.5 mm long, in heneuite.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
in lenses of Precambrian serpentine-magnesite rocks of the Tingelstadtjern deposit, Modum terrane, southern Norway.

Synonyms of PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

Other Language Names for PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrope2 photos of Phosphoellenbergerite associated with Pyrope on mindat.org.
Althausite2 photos of Phosphoellenbergerite associated with Althausite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BB.XArsenowagneriteMg2(AsO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.05AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)FTric. 1 : P1
8.BB.05MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.05TavoriteLiFe3+(PO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.10Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
8.BB.10Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.15SarkiniteMn2+2(AsO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P2/m
8.BB.15Triploidite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.BB.15Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.15Wolfeite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.15Stanĕkite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Fe3+(PO4)OMon.
8.BB.15JoosteiteMn2+(Mn3+,Fe3+)(PO4)OMon. 2/m
8.BB.15HydroxylwagneriteMg2(PO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.20HoltedahliteMg2(PO4)(OH)Trig. 3m : P3 1m
8.BB.20Satterlyite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe)12(PO4)5(PO3OH)(OH,O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
8.BB.25AlthausiteMg4(PO4)2(OH,O)(F,☐)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.BB.30AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.30EveiteMn2+2(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.30LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.30OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BB.30ZincolibetheniteCuZn(PO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.30ZincoliveniteCuZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.30AuriacusiteFe3+Cu2+(AsO4)OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.35ParadamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.35TarbuttiteZn2(PO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.40BarbosaliteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.40HentscheliteCuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon.
8.BB.40Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.40ScorzaliteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.40WilhelmkleiniteZnFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon.
8.BB.45TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BB.50NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.60UrusoviteCuAl(AsO4)OMon.
8.BB.65TheoparacelsiteCu3(As2O7)(OH)2Orth.
8.BB.70TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.75StoiberiteCu5(VO4)2O2Mon.
8.BB.80FingeriteCu11(VO4)6O2Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.85AverieviteCu6(VO4)2O2Cl2Trig.
8.BB.90LipscombiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2Tet.
8.BB.90RichelliteCaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2Amor.
8.BB.90ZinclipscombiteZnFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2Tet. 4 2 2 : P43 21 2

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 PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

Reference List:
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Raade, G., Rømming, C. and Medenbach, O. (1998) Carbonate-substituted phosphoellenbergerite from Modum, Norway: description and crystal structure. Mineralogy and Petrology: 62: 89-101.
Brunet, F., Chopin, C., and Seifert, F. (1998) Phase relations in the MgO–P2O5–H2O system and the stability of phosphoellenbergerite: petrological implications. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 131: 54–70.
Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., and Roberts, A.C. (1999) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 84: 1195-1198.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 86: 106-118.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 92: 316-321.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 140: 422-440.

Internet Links for PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

Localities for PhosphoellenbergeriteHide

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.
Italy (TL)
 
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
Contrib. Min. Pet. (1998) 131, 54; Am. Mineral. (1999) 84, 1196
      • Po Valley
        • Martiniana Po
Knut Eldjarn
      • Varaita Valley
        • Brossasco
          • Gilba Valley
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
        • Venasca
          • Isasca valley
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Modum
      • Overntjern
Knut Eldjarn; Nordrum, F.S. (2000). Nyfunn av mineraler i Norge 1999-2000. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 17:59-63
Raade, G., Rømming, C., and Medenbach, O. (1998) Carbonate-substituted phosphoellenbergerite from Modum, Norway: description and crystal structure. Mineralogy and Petrology: 62: 89-101.; Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., and Roberts, A.C. (1999) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 84: 1195-1198.
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