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Biehlite

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Formula:
Sb23+MoO6
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky
Hardness:
1 - 1½
Name:
Named for Fredrich Karl Biehl, the first to do mineralogical work on the Tsumeb deposit.
Found associated with Anglesite and Wufenite on fine-grained copper ore in the oxidation zone of the Tsumeb mine


Classification of Biehlite

Approved
Approval Year:
1999
4.DB.60

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
B : With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra

Physical Properties of Biehlite

Vitreous, Silky
Colour:
White
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
1 - 1½

Optical Data of Biehlite

Type:
Biaxial
Dispersion:
extreme

Chemical Properties of Biehlite

IMA Formula:
Sb23+MoO6
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Biehlite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Type Occurrence of Biehlite

Relationship of Biehlite to other Species

4.DB.05ArgutiteGeO2
4.DB.05CassiteriteSnO2
4.DB.05PlattneritePbO2
4.DB.05PyrolusiteMnO2
4.DB.05RutileTiO2
4.DB.05TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4
4.DB.05TugarinoviteMoO2
4.DB.05Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
4.DB.10ByströmiteMgSb25+O6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Fe)Fe2+Ta2O6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
4.DB.10OrdoñeziteZnSb25+O6
4.DB.15bAkhtenskiteMnO2
4.DB.15cNsutiteMnx2+Mn4+1-xO2-2x(OH)2x
4.DB.15aParamontroseiteVO2
4.DB.15aRamsdelliteMn4+O2
4.DB.20ScrutinyitePbO2
4.DB.25Ishikawaite(U,Fe,Y)NbO4
4.DB.25Ixiolite(Ta,Mn,Nb)O2
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Ce,U,Fe,Nb)(Nb,Ta,Ti)O4
4.DB.25SrilankiteTi2ZrO6
4.DB.25Yttrocolumbite-(Y)(Y,U,Fe2+)(Nb,Ta)O4
4.DB.25Calciosamarskite(Ca,Fe,Y)(Nb,Ta,Ti)O4
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Yb)YbNbO4
4.DB.30FerberiteFe2+WO4
4.DB.30HübneriteMn2+WO4
4.DB.30SanmartiniteZnWO4
4.DB.30KrasnoselskiteCoWO4
4.DB.30HeftetjerniteScTaO4
4.DB.30HuanzalaiteMgWO4
4.DB.35Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Fe)Fe2+Ta2O6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mg)MgNb2O6
4.DB.35QitianlingiteFe22+Nb2W6+O10
4.DB.35Magnocolumbite(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mg)MgTa2O6
4.DB.40FerrowodginiteFe2+Sn4+Ta2O8
4.DB.40LithiotantiteLiTa3O8
4.DB.40LithiowodginiteLiTa3O8
4.DB.40TitanowodginiteMn2+TiTa2O8
4.DB.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
4.DB.40FerrotitanowodginiteFe2+TiTa2O8
4.DB.40WolframowodginiteMn(Mn,Sn,Fe,Ta)(W,Ta,Nb)2O8
4.DB.45TivaniteTiV3+O3(OH)
4.DB.50Carmichaelite(Ti,Cr,Fe)(O,OH)2
4.DB.55AlumotantiteAlTaO4

Other Names for Biehlite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Biehlit
Russian:Биелит
Spanish:Biehlita

Other Information

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 Biehlite

Reference List:
Schlüter, J., Klaska, K.-H., Adiwidjaja, G., Friese, K. and Gebhard, G. (2000): Biehlite, (Sb,As)2MoO6, a new mineral from Tsumeb, Namibia: Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (2000): 234-240.

Internet Links for Biehlite

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Localities for Biehlite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Namibia (TL)
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Neues Jahrb.,Mh.(2000) 234-240
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