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About BushmakiniteHide

bright yellow
Adamantine, Vitreous
3 - 3½
Specific Gravity:
6.22 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Anatoly Filippovich Bushmakin (Анатолия Филиппович Бушмакин) (1947–1999), who made significant contributions to the mineralogy of the oxidized zone of the Berezovskoye deposit. He described 10 new minerals.
This page provides mineralogical data about Bushmakinite.

Classification of BushmakiniteHide

Approval Year:
First Published:

B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
G : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.5:1

Physical Properties of BushmakiniteHide

Adamantine, Vitreous
bright yellow
pale yellow
3 - 3½ on Mohs scale
Hardness Data:
perfect {001}
Irregular/Uneven, Step-Like
6.22 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BushmakiniteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.990 nβ = 2.030 nγ = 2.060
Calculated: 80°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.070
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of BushmakiniteHide


Crystallography of BushmakiniteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.734 Å, b = 5.814 Å, c = 8.69 Å
β = 112.1°
a:b:c = 1.33 : 1 : 1.495
Unit Cell V:
362 ų

Type Occurrence of BushmakiniteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
lamellar crystal up to 0.3 mm in size
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Pekov, I.V., Kleimenov, D.A., Chukanov, N.V., Yakubovich, O.V., Massa, V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Pautov, L.A. (2002) Bushmakinite Pb2Al(PO4)(VO4)(OH), a new mineral of the brackebuschite group from the oxidized zone of the Berezovskoye gold deposit, the Middle Urals. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 131(2): 62-71.

Synonyms of BushmakiniteHide

Other Language Names for BushmakiniteHide

Simplified Chinese:羟钒磷铝铅石
Traditional Chinese:羥釩磷鋁鉛石

Relationship of Bushmakinite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P2/m
ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
BearthiteCa2Al(PO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
CalderónitePb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
CanosioiteBa2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
FeinglositePb2Zn(AsO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m
FerribushmakinitePb2Fe3+(PO4)(VO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
GamagariteBa2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
GoedkeniteSr2Al(PO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
GrandaiteSr2Al(AsO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
LombardoiteBa2Mn3+(AsO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
TokyoiteBa2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
TsumebitePb2Cu(PO4)(SO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
Unnamed (possible ordered As-analogue of Tokyoite)Ba2Mn[(As,V)O4]2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BG.CanosioiteBa2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BG.05ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BG.05BearthiteCa2Al(PO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BG.05BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BG.05GamagariteBa2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BG.05GoedkeniteSr2Al(PO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BG.05TsumebitePb2Cu(PO4)(SO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BG.05ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P2/m
8.BG.05FeinglositePb2Zn(AsO4)2 · H2OMon. 2/m
8.BG.05TokyoiteBa2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BG.05CalderónitePb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BG.10MélonjosephiteCaFe2+Fe3+(PO4)2(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbam
8.BG.15TancoiteLiNa2Al(PO4)(HPO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca

Fluorescence of BushmakiniteHide

Not fluorescent

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 BushmakiniteHide

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Pekov, I.V., Kleimenov, D.A., Chukanov, N.V., Yakubovich, O.V., Massa, V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Pautov, L.A. (2002) Bushmakinite Pb2Al(PO4)(VO4)(OH), a new mineral of the brackebuschite group from the oxidized zone of the Berezovskoye gold deposit, the Middle Urals. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 131(2): 62-71.
Yakubovich, O.V., Massa, V., Pekov, I.V. (2002) Crystal structure of the new mineral bushmakinite, Pb2{(Al,Cu)[PO4][(V,Cr,P)O4](OH)}. Doklady Earth Sciences: 382: 100-105.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (2003) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 88: 475-479.
Mandarino, J.A. (2003) New minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 803-828.
Pekov, I.V. (2007) New minerals from former Soviet Union countries, 1998-2006: new minerals approved by the IMA commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Almanac: 11: 9-51.

Internet Links for BushmakiniteHide

Localities for BushmakiniteHide

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.
  • Western Australia
    • Sandstone Shire
      • Youangarra Goldfield (Curran's Find)
Jorgensen, G.C., Downes, P.J., Deacon, G.L., Verrall, M. (2017): Wulfenite from the Penny West gold mine, near Youanmi: a new occurrence for Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 18 (1), 23-33.
  • Occitanie
    • Tarn
      • Castelnau-de-Brassac
        • Fumade
LHEUR, C. & MEISSER, N. (2010): Découverte de minéraux rares à Castelnau-de-Brassac (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, 91, 46.
Russia (TL)
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Beryozovsky
      • Berezovsk Deposit
American Mineralogist, Volume 88, pages 475–479, 2003
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