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Xenotime-(Yb)

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About Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Formula:
Yb(PO4)
Colour:
Colourless to yellow, light brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Member of:
Name:
Named after its composition and relationship with Xenotime-(Y).

Classification of Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Approved
8.AD.35

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations

Physical Properties of Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless to yellow, light brown

Optical Data of Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.715 nε = 1.802
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.087
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Formula:
Yb(PO4)

Crystallography of Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal

Type Occurrence of Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Synonyms of Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Other Language Names for Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Relationship of Xenotime-(Yb) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Chernovite-(Y)Y(AsO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
PretuliteSc(PO4)Tet.
Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
Wakefieldite-(La)La(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
Wakefieldite-(Nd)Nd(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
Wakefieldite-(Y)Y(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Monazite-(Ce)2 photos of Xenotime-(Yb) associated with Monazite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Muscovite2 photos of Xenotime-(Yb) associated with Muscovite on mindat.org.
Uraninite1 photo of Xenotime-(Yb) associated with Uraninite on mindat.org.
Uranophane1 photo of Xenotime-(Yb) associated with Uranophane on mindat.org.
Hafnian Zircon1 photo of Xenotime-(Yb) associated with Hafnian Zircon on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.AD.05NahpoiteNa2HPO4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AD.10MonetiteCa(HPO4)Tric. 1
8.AD.10WeiliteCa(HAsO4)Tric. 1 : P1
8.AD.10ŠvenekiteCa(H2AsO4)2Tric. 1 : P1
8.AD.15Archerite(K,NH4)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
8.AD.15Biphosphammite(NH4,K)(H2PO4)Tet. 4 2 2 : I41 2 2
8.AD.20Phosphammite(NH4)2(HPO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.25BuchwalditeNaCa(PO4)Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.AD.30SchultenitePb(HAsO4)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.AD.35Chernovite-(Y)Y(AsO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35DreyeriteBi(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Y)Y(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.35PretuliteSc(PO4)Tet.
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(La)La(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.AD.40PucheriteBi(VO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.AD.45XimengiteBi(PO4)Trig.
8.AD.50Gasparite-(Ce)Ce(AsO4)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.50Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Nd)Nd(PO4)
8.AD.50RooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Mon. 2/m
8.AD.50CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2Mon. 2/m
8.AD.50Monazite-(Sm)Sm(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.AD.50UM2005-35-VO:CaFePSiTh(Th,Ca)(VO4,SiO4,PO4)
8.AD.55TetrarooseveltiteBi(AsO4)Tet.
8.AD.60Chursinite(Hg+2)0.5Hg2+(AsO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.AD.65ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)Mon. 2/m

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 Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Reference List:
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Buck, H.M., Cooper, M.A., Černý, P., Grice, J.D., Hawthorne, F.C. (1999) Xenotime-(Yb), YbPO4, a new mineral from the Shatford Lake pegmatite group, southeastern Manitoba, Canada. The Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 1303-1306.

Internet Links for Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

Localities for Xenotime-(Yb)Hide

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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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Manitoba
    • Lac-du-Bonnet area
      • Bernic Lake
BUCK, H.M., COOPER, M.A., ČERNÝ, P., GRICE, J.D. & HAWTHORNE, F.C. (1999): Xenotime-(Yb), YbPO4, a new mineral from the Shatford Lake pegmatite group, southeastern Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1303-1306.
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Hamarøy
      • Finnøy
Husdal, T. (2008): The minerals of the pegmatites within the Tysfjord granite, northern Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum, skrift 38, 5-28.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Keivy Mountains
        • Western Keivy Massif
A.V. Voloshin data
USA
 
  • Texas
    • Burnet Co.
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