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Canavesite

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About CanavesiteHide

Formula:
Mg2(HBO3)(CO3) · 5H2O
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in 1978 by Giovanni Ferraris, Marinella Franchini-Angela, and Paolo Orlandini for the type locality, Vola Gera Tunnel, Brosso, Canavese District, Torino, Italy.
This page provides mineralogical data about Canavesite.


Classification of CanavesiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1977
6.H0.50

6 : BORATES
H : Unclassified borates
0 :
17.1.8.1

17 : COMPOUND CARBONATES
1 : Miscellaneous
10.4.1

10 : Borates with other anions
4 : Borates with carbonate

Optical Data of CanavesiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.485 nβ = 1.494 nγ = 1.505
2V:
Calculated: 86°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.020
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of CanavesiteHide

Formula:
Mg2(HBO3)(CO3) · 5H2O

Crystallography of CanavesiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 23.49 Å, b = 6.16 Å, c = 21.91 Å
β = 114.91°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.813 : 1 : 3.557
Unit Cell V:
2,875.41 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of CanavesiteHide

Synonyms of CanavesiteHide

Other Language Names for CanavesiteHide

German:Canavesit
Spanish:Canavesita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Dypingite35 photos of Canavesite associated with Dypingite on mindat.org.
Inderite5 photos of Canavesite associated with Inderite on mindat.org.
Nesquehonite2 photos of Canavesite associated with Nesquehonite on mindat.org.
Magnetite1 photo of Canavesite associated with Magnetite on mindat.org.
Magnesite1 photo of Canavesite associated with Magnesite on mindat.org.
Sulphur1 photo of Canavesite associated with Sulphur on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

6.H0.10Braitschite-(Ce)(Ca,Na2)7(Ce,La)2B22O43 · 7H2OHex.
6.H0.15SatimoliteKNa2(Al5Mg2)[B12O18(OH)12](OH)6Cl4·4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
6.H0.20IquiqueiteK3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH) · 12H2OHex.
6.H0.25WardsmithiteCa5Mg[B4O7]6 · 30H2OHex.
6.H0.35HalurgiteMg2[B4O7]2 · 5H2OMon.
6.H0.40EkateriniteCa2(B4O7)(Cl,OH)2 · 2H2OHex.
6.H0.45VitimiteCa6[(OH)14|SO4|B14O19] · 5H2OMon.
6.H0.55QilianshaniteNaHCO3 · H3BO3 · 2H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

10.4.2CarboboriteCa2Mg[B(OH)4]2(CO3)2 · 4H2OMon.
10.4.3BorcariteCa4Mg(B4O6(OH)6)(CO3)2Tric.
10.4.4SakhaiteCa12Mg4(BO3)7(CO3)4(OH)2ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
10.4.5Moydite-(Y)Y[B(OH)4](CO3)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
10.4.6GaudefroyiteCa4Mn3+2-3(BO3)3(CO3)(O,OH)3Hex.

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 CanavesiteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist: 64: 652-653.
Canadian Mineralogist (1978): 16: 69-73.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).

Internet Links for CanavesiteHide

Localities for CanavesiteHide

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
    • Torino Province
      • Canavese District
        • Léssolo
          • Cálea
G. Signorelli; Canadian Mineralogist(1978) 16, 69-73
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin mining district
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
Dunn(1995):Pt4:619-620.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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