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Carobbiite

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Formula:
KF
Colour:
Colourless
Hardness:
2 - 2½
Specific Gravity:
2.505
Crystal System:
Isometric
Member of:
Name:
Named by H. Strunz in 1956 in honor of Guido Carobbi (20 October 1900, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy - 16 January 1983, Florence, Tuscany, Italy), Professor at the Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Florence. Carobbi first described the material in 1936, but did not name it.
This page provides mineralogical data about Carobbiite.


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Classification of CarobbiiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1936
3.AA.20

3 : HALIDES
A : Simple halides, without H2O
A : M:X = 1:1, 2:3, 3:5, etc.
9.1.1.4

9 : NORMAL HALIDES
1 : AX
8.1.5

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
1 : Halides of the alkali metals and ammonium

Physical Properties of CarobbiiteHide

Colour:
Colourless
Hardness:
2 - 2½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
On {001}.
Density:
2.505 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.528 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CarobbiiteHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of CarobbiiteHide

Formula:
KF

Crystallography of CarobbiiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.34 Å
Unit Cell V:
152.27 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of CarobbiiteHide

Synonyms of CarobbiiteHide

Other Language Names for CarobbiiteHide

Relationship of Carobbiite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
GriceiteLiFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
HaliteNaClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
SylviteKClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
VilliaumiteNaFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.AA.05MarshiteCuIIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.AA.05Miersite(Ag,Cu)IIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.AA.05NantokiteCuClIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.AA.05UM1999-11:I:CuSCu(I,S)
3.AA.10IodargyriteAgIHex. 6mm : P6mm
3.AA.10Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
3.AA.15BromargyriteAgBrIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AA.15ChlorargyriteAgClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AA.20GriceiteLiFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AA.20HaliteNaClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AA.20SylviteKClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.AA.20VilliaumiteNaFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
3.AA.25SalammoniacNH4ClIso. 4 3 2
3.AA.25UM1998-03-Cl:TlTlCl
3.AA.25LafossaiteTl(Cl,Br)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
3.AA.30Calomel(Hg2)2+Cl2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
3.AA.30Kuzminite(Hg2+2)(Br,Cl)2Tet.
3.AA.30Moschelite(Hg2+2)I2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
3.AA.35NeighboriteNaMgF3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.AA.40ChlorocalciteKCaCl3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.AA.45KolaritePbTeCl2Orth.
3.AA.50RadhakrishnaitePbTe3(Cl,S)2Tet.
3.AA.55ChallacolloiteKPb2Cl5Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.AA.60HephaistositeTlPb2Cl5Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

9.1.1.1HaliteNaClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
9.1.1.2SylviteKClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
9.1.1.3VilliaumiteNaFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
9.1.1.5GriceiteLiFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

8.1.1GriceiteLiFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
8.1.2VilliaumiteNaFIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
8.1.3HaliteNaClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
8.1.4HydrohaliteNaCl · 2H2OMon.
8.1.6SylviteKClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
8.1.7SalammoniacNH4ClIso. 4 3 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 CarobbiiteHide

Reference List:
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Carobbi (1936) Att. acc. sc. Lett. Arti., Modena: (5): 1: 33.
Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 28 (as Potassium Fluoride).
Strunz, H. (1956) Carobbiit, ein neues mineral. Rendiconti della Società Mineralogica Italiana: 12: 212-213.
Fleischer, M. (1957) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 42: 117-124.

Internet Links for CarobbiiteHide

Localities for CarobbiiteHide

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)
 
  • Campania
    • Naples Province
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
[Russo, M., Punzo, I. (2004): I minerali del Somma-Vesuvio, AMI] [Rend.Soc.Min.Ital.(1956) 12, 212-213) [Lapis 1994:5 p.13-23,58]
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Iburi Province
      • Usu-zan
Matsubara, S. (2002) The Mineral Species of Japan. (116pp)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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