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About CanavesiteHide

Mg2(HBO3)(CO3) · 5H2O
Crystal System:
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

Approval Year:

H : Unclassified borates
0 :

1 : Miscellaneous

10 : Borates with other anions
4 : Borates with carbonate

Optical Data of CanavesiteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.485 nβ = 1.494 nγ = 1.505
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:

Chemical Properties of CanavesiteHide

Mg2(HBO3)(CO3) · 5H2O

Crystallography of CanavesiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 23.49 Å, b = 6.16 Å, c = 21.91 Å
β = 114.91°
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


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
35 photos of Canavesite associated with DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
5 photos of Canavesite associated with InderiteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2O
2 photos of Canavesite associated with NesquehoniteMgCO3 · 3H2O
1 photo of Canavesite associated with MagnetiteFe2+Fe3+2O4
1 photo of Canavesite associated with MagnesiteMgCO3
1 photo of Canavesite associated with SulphurS8

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.H0.35HalurgiteMg4[B8O13(OH)2]2·7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
6.H0.40EkateriniteCa2(B4O7)(Cl,OH)2 · 2H2OHex.
6.H0.45VitimiteCa6[B14O19](SO4)(OH)14 · 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.
10.4.4SakhaiteCa12Mg4(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

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
    • Metropolitan City of Turin
      • Canavese District
        • Léssolo
          • Cálea
G. Signorelli; Canadian Mineralogist(1978) 16, 69-73
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
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