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Yuanfuliite

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About YuanfuliiteHide

Yuan Fuli
Formula:
Mg(Fe3+,Al)O(BO3)
May contain minor Fe(II), Ti and Mg replacing Fe(III).
Colour:
Black
Lustre:
Adamantine, Sub-Metallic
Hardness:
5 - 6
Specific Gravity:
4.02 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in honor of Yuan Fuli (袁复礼) (31 December 1893, Xushui District, Hebei, China - 22 May 1987, Beijing, China), geologist and professor, to commemorate 100 years after his birth. He was a pioneer in Chinese geomorphology and Quaternary geology, and a founding member of the Chinese Geological Society.
This page provides mineralogical data about Yuanfuliite.


Classification of YuanfuliiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1994
First Published:
1994
6.AB.20

6 : BORATES
A : Monoborates
B : BO3, with additional anions; 1(D) + OH, etc.
24.2.2.2

24 : ANHYDROUS BORATES
2 : A2BO2[XO3]

Physical Properties of YuanfuliiteHide

Adamantine, Sub-Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Black
Streak:
Brownish-black
Hardness:
5 - 6 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
{100}
Density:
4.02 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
Could not be maesured

Optical Data of YuanfuliiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
weak
Bireflectance:
Indistinct
Reflectivity:
470nmR=9.99%
546nmR=9.50 %
589nmR=9.29%
650nmR=8.79%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 9.99%.
Colour in reflected light:
light grey
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
Dark red to dark brown

Chemical Properties of YuanfuliiteHide

Formula:
Mg(Fe3+,Al)O(BO3)

May contain minor Fe(II), Ti and Mg replacing Fe(III).

Crystallography of YuanfuliiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.258 Å, b = 9.351 Å, c = 3.081 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.99 : 1 : 0.329
Unit Cell V:
2.66 ų
Z:
4
Morphology:
Prismatic crystals
Twinning:
None observed

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.563 (23)
4.176 (38)
2.957 (30)
2.570 (100)
2.088 (20)
1.591 (18)
1.550 (19)

Type Occurrence of YuanfuliiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Prismatic crystals about 0.1 x 0.2 x 1mm disseminated in and between suanite crystal grains
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Crystalline magnesian marble
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of YuanfuliiteHide

Other Language Names for YuanfuliiteHide

Relationship of Yuanfuliite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Warwickite(Mg,Ti,Fe,Cr,Al)2O(BO3)Orth.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite19 photos of Yuanfuliite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Tridymite5 photos of Yuanfuliite associated with Tridymite on mindat.org.
Hematite4 photos of Yuanfuliite associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Pseudobrookite3 photos of Yuanfuliite associated with Pseudobrookite on mindat.org.
Fluorapatite2 photos of Yuanfuliite associated with Fluorapatite on mindat.org.
Leucite2 photos of Yuanfuliite associated with Leucite on mindat.org.
Diopside2 photos of Yuanfuliite associated with Diopside on mindat.org.
Richterite1 photo of Yuanfuliite associated with Richterite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

6.AB.05HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
6.AB.10BerboriteBe2(BO3)(OH,F) · H2OTrig.
6.AB.15JeremejeviteAl6(BO3)5(F,OH)3Hex. 6/m : P63/m
6.AB.20Warwickite(Mg,Ti,Fe,Cr,Al)2O(BO3)Orth.
6.AB.25KarliteMg7(BO3)3(OH,Cl)5Orth.
6.AB.30Azoproite(Mg,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Ti,Mg)(BO3)O2Orth.
6.AB.30BonaccorditeNi2Fe3+(BO3)O2Orth.
6.AB.30FredrikssoniteMg2(Mn3+,Fe3+)(BO3)O2Orth.
6.AB.30LudwigiteMg2Fe3+(BO3)O2Orth.
6.AB.30VonseniteFe2+2Fe3+(BO3)O2Orth.
6.AB.35Pinakiolite(Mg,Mn2+)2Mn3+(BO3)O2Mon.
6.AB.40BlatteriteSb5+(Mn3+,Fe3+)9(Mn2+,Mg)35(BO3)16O32Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
6.AB.40ChestermaniteMg2(Fe3+,Mn3+,Al,Sb3+)(BO3)O2Orth.
6.AB.40Orthopinakiolite(Mg,Mn2+)2Mn3+(BO3)O2Orth.
6.AB.40Takéuchiite(Mg,Mn2+)2(Mn3+,Fe3+)(BO3)O2Orth.
6.AB.45Hulsite(Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2Mon.
6.AB.45Magnesiohulsite(Mg,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Sn,Mg)(BO3)O2Mon.
6.AB.45Aluminomagnesiohulsite(Mg,Fe2+)2(Al,Mg,Sn)(BO3)O2Mon. 2/m
6.AB.50FluoboriteMg3(BO3)(F,OH)3Hex.
6.AB.50HydroxylboriteMg3(BO3)(OH)3Hex. 6/m : P63/m
6.AB.55ShabyniteMg5(BO3)(OH)5(Cl,OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
6.AB.55WightmaniteMg5(BO3)O(OH)5 · 2H2OMon.
6.AB.60GaudefroyiteCa4Mn3+2-3(BO3)3(CO3)(O,OH)3Hex.
6.AB.65SakhaiteCa12Mg4(BO3)7(CO3)4(OH)2ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
6.AB.70HarkeriteCa12Mg4Al(BO3)3(SiO4)4(CO3)5 · H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
6.AB.75Pertsevite-(F)Mg2(BO3)(F,OH)Orth. mm2 : Pna21
6.AB.75Pertsevite-(OH)Mg2(BO3)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
6.AB.80JacquesdietrichiteCu2(H2BO3)(OH)3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
6.AB.85PainiteCaZrAl9(BO3)O15Hex.

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

24.2.2.1Warwickite(Mg,Ti,Fe,Cr,Al)2O(BO3)Orth.

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 YuanfuliiteHide

Reference List:
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Huang Zouliang, Wang Pu (1994) Yuanfuliite - A new borate mineral. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica: 13(4): 332-334. (in Chinese with English abstract)
Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., Roberts, A.C. (1996) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 81: 249-254.
Ma Zhesheng, Shi Nicheng, and Liu Quanlin (1996) The crystal structure of a new mineral - Yuanfuliite. Acta Mineralogica Sinica: 16(1): 33-37. (in Chinese with English abstract)
New Minerals (1997) New Minerals 1990-1994: 216. (abstract)
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Appel, P.W.U., Bigi, S., Brigatti, M.F. (1999) Crystal structure and chemistry of yuanfuliite and its relationships with warwickite. European Journal of Mineralogy: 11: 483-491.

Internet Links for YuanfuliiteHide

Localities for YuanfuliiteHide

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.
China (TL)
 
  • Liaoning
    • Dandong
      • Kuandian Co.
Huang Zouliang and Wang Pu (1994): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 13(4), 332-334.
Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
Italy
 
  • Sicily
    • Catania Province
      • Etna Volcanic Complex
        • Biancavilla
Ciriotti M.E., Cámara F., Grew E., Sicurella G., Cadoni M., Bittarello E. (2016): Primo ritrovamento di boroferrite italiana: yuanfuliite di Biancavilla. Micro, 14, 2 (2-2016), 85-96.
Russia
 
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Aldan Shield
      • Aldan
New data on yuanfulite from South Yakutia and isomorphism in orthoborates of the warwickite-yuanfulite group. (Russian with English abstract). V. V. Rudnev, G. K. Krivokoneka, S. V. Malinko & A. E. Lisitsyn, Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society, 129(3), 2000, pp 86–98.
Spain
 
  • Murcia
    • Jumilla
      • La Celia
Uitterduk Appel, P.W., Bigi, S., Brigatti, M.F. (1999): Crystal structure and chemistry of yuanfuliite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 483-491
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