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Bismutomicrolite

Collectors Summary

Color braun, grauschwarz, gelb, dunkelgrau, rosa
Streak color grauweiß
Hardness (Mohs) 5
Cleavages fehlt
Crystal System kubisch, Fd3m

Additional information / Summary

Die Zusammensetzung der Probe von Knorring & Mrose 1963 ist möglicherweise ein Gemisch. Der Bismutomikrolith der von Erichsen de Oliveira et al. (1970) und Tindle & Breaks (1998) studiert wurde ist ein nullwertig-dominantes Mitglied der Microlith-Gruppe.

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

(Bi,Ca)(Ta,Nb)2O6(OH)

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Bismut, Calcium, Niob, Tantal, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 597.6338995 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 11

Info

Empirical formula:

(Bi0.75Ca0.25)(Ta0.75Nb0.25)2O6(OH)

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

0.17

1

9.09

1.0079470

1.0079470

Oxygen

O

18.74

7

63.64

15.9994300

111.9960100

Calcium

Ca

1.68

0.25

2.27

40.0784000

10.0196000

Niobium

Nb

7.77

0.5

4.55

92.9063820

46.4531910

Tantalum

Ta

45.42

1.5

13.64

180.9479100

271.4218650

Bismuth

Bi

26.23

0.75

6.82

208.9803820

156.7352865

Anal­y­sis wt%

Ta2O5 : 63.10, Nb2O5 : 6.65, CaO : 3.35, Bi2O3 : 25.09, H2O : 1.50 (Ref: An.Acad.Bras.Cienc.63)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

4.DH.15

4: Oxide, Hydroxide (Oxide, Hydroxide, V[5,6]-Vanadate, Arsenite, Antimonite, Bismutite, Sulfite, Selenite, Tellurite, Iodate)
D: Metall: Sauerstoff = 1:2 und vergleichbare
H: Mit großen (± mittelgroßen) [Kationen]; Lagen kantenverknüpfter Oktaeder
15:Pyrochlor-Gruppe

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

4.CI.912

4: OXIDES
C: R2O3 Sesquioxides
I: Microlite-Group, Ta-dominant on the B-site

Dana 8th edi­tion

08.02.02.05

08: Multiple Oxides with Nb, Ta, and Ti
02: Multiple Oxides with Nb, Ta, and Ti where (A)2 (B2O6) (O,OH,F)
02: Pyrochlore Group (Microlite Subgroup; Ta>Nb;(Ta+Nb)>2(Ti)

IMA sta­tus

2010 diskreditiert; Can. Min., 48 (2010),673-698.

Min­eral sta­tus

Gemenge/Gemisch/Mischkristall

Optical Properties

Color

braun, grauschwarz, gelb, dunkelgrau, rosa

Streak color

grauweiß

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

durchscheinend bis opak

RI value α / ω / n

2.00>

Ri mean

2.00>

2V angle

Isotropisch

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

kubisch

Class (H-M)

m3m

Space Group number

227

Space Group

Fd3m

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

10.458

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

8

Volumne (ų)

1143.789

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

3.14(80),
2.997(100),
1.838(90),
1.568(90),
1.503(60),
1.357(60),
1.194(60),
1.165(60)

XRD chart Bismutomicrolite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

5

Density (g/cm³)

6.83

6.941 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleav­ages

fehlt

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Uganda/Wakiso, Distrikt/Busiiro, Kreis/Wampewo Hill

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

von Knorring & Mrose & (1962)

References

American Mineralogist 62 (1977), 403

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

'Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Ca,Na,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydroplumboelsmoreite

(Pb,☐)2(W,Fe3+)2O6(H2O)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Fluornatrocoulsellite

CaNa3AlMg3F14

trigonal : 3m : R3m

4.DH.15

Hydroxymanganopyrochlore

(Mn,Th,Na,Ca,REE)2(Nb,Ti)2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Alumotungstite' (Var.v. Hydrokenoelsmoreite)

(H2O,Ca)x(W,Al)2(O,OH)6·nH2O

4.DH.15

'Calciobetafite' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

Ca2(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Cesstibtantite' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Cs,Na)SbTa4O12

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Ferritungstite' (Var.v. Hydrokenoelsmoreite)

(W6+,Fe3+)2(O,OH)6·n(H2O,K,Ca,Na)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydropyrochlore

(H2O,☐)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Plumbobetafite' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Pb,U,Ca)(Ti,Nb)2O6(OH,F)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Stibiobetafite' (Var.v. Pyrochlore group)

(Sb3+,Ca)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Uranmicrolite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Ca,U)2(Ta,Nb)2O6(OH,F)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Uranopyrochlore' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Ca,U,Na,Ce)2(Nb,Ta)2(O,OH,F)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Bariomicrolite'

Ba(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Bariopyrochlore' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Ba,Sr)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Natrobistantite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Na,Cs)Bi(Ta,Nb,Sb)4O12

4.DH.15

'Plumbomicrolite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Pb,Na,Ca)2(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Plumbopyrochlore' (Var.v. Pyrochlore group)

(Pb,Y,U,Ca)2-xNb2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Stannomicrolite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Sn2+,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb,Sn4+)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Stibiomicrolite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Sb,Ca,Na)2(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Bismutomicrolite'

(Bi,Ca)(Ta,Nb)2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Bismutopyrochlore' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Bi,U,Ca,Pb)1+x(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH)·nH2O

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Oxynatromicrolite

(Na,Ca,U)2(Ta,Nb)2O6(O,F)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

'Yttrobetafite-(Y)' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Y,U,Ce)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH)

amorph

4.DH.15

'Strontiopyrochlore' (Var.v. Pyrochlore group)

Sr0.6Nb2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Cesiokenopyrochlore

☐Nb2(O,OH)6Cs1−x {x ∼ 0.20}

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydrokenoelsmoreite

WO3·0.5H2O

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydrokenomicrolite

(◻,H2O)2Ta2(O,OH)6(H2O)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Oxybismutomicrolite

(Bi1.33☐0.67)Σ2Ta2O6O

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Oxycalciomicrolite

Ca2Ta2O7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Oxystannomicrolite

Sn2Ta2O6O

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Oxystibiomicrolite

(Sb3+,Ca)2Ta2O6O

4.DH.15

'Yttropyrochlore-(Y)' (Var.v. Pyrochlore group)

(Y,Na,Ca,U)1-2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH)7

4.DH.15

'Ceriopyrochlore-(Ce)' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Ca,Ce,Y,Na)2(Nb,Ta)2(O,OH,F)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Fluornatromicrolite

(Na,Ca,Bi)2(Ta,Nb)2O6F

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Fluornatropyrochlore

(Na,Pb,Ca,REE,U)2Nb2O6F

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydrokenopyrochlore

2Nb2O4(OH)2(H2O)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydroxyferroroméite

(Fe2+1.50.5)Sb5+2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Kenoplumbomicrolite

(Pb,◻)2Ta 2O6(◻,O,OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Oxycalciopyrochlore

Ca2Nb2O6O

4.DH.15

Fluorcalciomicrolite

(Ca,Na)2Ta2(O,OH)6F

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydroxykenoelsmoreite

(☐,Pb)2(W,Fe3+,Al)2(O,OH)6(OH)

trigonal : 3 : R3

4.DH.15

Hydroxykenomicrolite

(◻,Na,Sb3+)2Ta2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydroxykenopyrochlore

(☐,Ce,Ba)2(Nb,Ti)2O6(OH,F)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Fluorcalciopyrochlore

(Ca,Na)2(Nb,Ti)2O6F

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydroxynatropyrochlore

(Na,Сa,Ce)2Nb2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydroxycalciomicrolite

Ca1.5Ta2O6(OH)

kubisch : 432 : P4332

4.DH.15

Hydroxyplumbopyrochlore

(Pb1.50.5)Nb2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Hydroxycalciopyrochlore

(Ca,Na,U,☐)2(Nb,Ti)2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15

Fluorcalcioroméite

(Ca,Na)2Sb5+2O6(F,OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.DH.15d

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

'Uranmicrolite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Ca,U)2(Ta,Nb)2O6(OH,F)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.CI.911

'Bismutomicrolite'

(Bi,Ca)(Ta,Nb)2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.CI.912

Hydrokenomicrolite

(◻,H2O)2Ta2(O,OH)6(H2O)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.CI.960

'Bariomicrolite'

Ba(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.CI.961

'Natrobistantite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Na,Cs)Bi(Ta,Nb,Sb)4O12

4.CI.981

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

'Pyrochlore'

08.02.01.01

Hydropyrochlore

(H2O,☐)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.01.02

'Bariopyrochlore' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Ba,Sr)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.01.03

'Yttropyrochlore-(Y)' (Var.v. Pyrochlore group)

(Y,Na,Ca,U)1-2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH)7

08.02.01.04

'Ceriopyrochlore-(Ce)' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Ca,Ce,Y,Na)2(Nb,Ta)2(O,OH,F)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.01.05

'Plumbopyrochlore' (Var.v. Pyrochlore group)

(Pb,Y,U,Ca)2-xNb2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.01.06

'Uranopyrochlore' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Ca,U,Na,Ce)2(Nb,Ta)2(O,OH,F)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.01.07

'Bismutopyrochlore' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Bi,U,Ca,Pb)1+x(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH)·nH2O

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.01.09

'Bariomicrolite'

Ba(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.02.02

'Plumbomicrolite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Pb,Na,Ca)2(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.02.03

'Uranmicrolite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Ca,U)2(Ta,Nb)2O6(OH,F)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.02.04

'Bismutomicrolite'

(Bi,Ca)(Ta,Nb)2O6(OH)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.02.05

'Stannomicrolite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Sn2+,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb,Sn4+)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.02.06

'Stibiomicrolite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Sb,Ca,Na)2(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.02.07

'Betafite group'

08.02.03.01

'Yttrobetafite-(Y)' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Y,U,Ce)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH)

amorph

08.02.03.02

'Plumbobetafite' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Pb,U,Ca)(Ti,Nb)2O6(OH,F)

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.03.03

'Stibiobetafite' (Var.v. Pyrochlore group)

(Sb3+,Ca)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.03.04

'Calciobetafite' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

Ca2(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)7

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.03.05

'Cesstibtantite' (Var.v. Pyrochlore supergroup)

(Cs,Na)SbTa4O12

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

08.02.04.01

'Natrobistantite' (Var.v. Microlite group)

(Na,Cs)Bi(Ta,Nb,Sb)4O12

08.02.04.02

Zircosulfate

Zr(SO4)2·4H2O

orthorhombisch : mmm : Fddd

08.02.05.01

Orthobrannerite

U4+U6+Ti4O12(OH)2

orthorhombisch : 222 : P2122

08.02.07.01

'Parabariomicrolite ' (Pol.v. Hydrokenomicrolite)

BaTa4O10(OH)2·2H2O

08.02.08.01

Alternative Name

Bismutomicrolit

English

Westgrenite

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