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Bakhchisaraitsevite

Named after Alexander Yu. Bakhchisaraitsev. Forms as bladed, tabular crystals or in fan-like aggregates. Found in only Russia in a vuggy, mineralized dolomite carbonatite in the Kovdor Massif in the Kola Peninsula, and at the Korkinskii quarry in the Urals Region.

Ref. Minerals and their Localities, Bernard, J.H. and Hyršl, J. (2004)

IMA/CNMNC List of Mineral Names (2009) and Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Monatshefte (2000), 402

Balangeroite

Named for the type and only locality at in the Balangero-Corino area at the Poggio San Vittore asbestos mine in Piedmont, Italy. Balangeroite is found in schistose serpentinite near a large ultramific massif, and in association with chrysotile, magnetite, iron-nickel alloys, olivenite, titanian clinohumite, diopside, antigorite, calcite, aragonite, opal, chalcedony, and clay minerals.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/balangeroite.pdf

Baotite

Named for the type locality at the Bayan Obo deposit in the Baotou Prefecture of China. Baotite is a rare mineral that can be found in additional localities in the United States, the Czech Republic, Austria, France, and a few others. It occurs in quartz veins that cut quartzite at the type locality and in a carbonate vein that cuts hornblende gneiss that is intruded by diabase sills and pegmatites at a USA locality.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/baotite.pdf

Barahonaite-(Al)

Named for the relationship to barahonaite-Fe which in turn was named after Antonio Barahona from Spain who was the first to provide specimens for study, and for the aluminum content of the mineral. It is found as a secondary mineral in an oxidized sulfide deposit in association with arsenocrandallite, arsenogoyazite, conichalcite, cobaltarthurite, chlorargyrite, olivenite, azurite, cornwallite, pharmacosiderite, zalesiite, and lavendulan. Localities include at the Dolores prospect near Pastrana in the Murcia province of Spain which is its type locality, and in Chile and the United States.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/barahonaite-(Al).pdf

Barahonaite-(Fe)

Named after Antonio Barahona from Spain who was the first to provide specimens for study, and for the iron content of the mineral. Barahonite-Fe is a rare mineral that occurs only at the type locality at the Dolores prospect near Pastrana in the Murcia province of Spain where it is found as a secondary mineral in an oxidized sulfide deposit in association with arsenocrandallite, arsenogoyazite, conichalcite, cobaltarthurite, chlorargyrite, olivenite, azurite, cornwallite, pharmacosiderite, zalesiite, and lavendulan.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/barahonaite-(Fe).pdf

Baratovite

Named for Rauf Baratovich Baratov, a Soviet petrologist at the Institute of Geology in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Baratovite is a rare mineral that occurs as a accessory in quartz-albite-aegirine veinlets, and fine-grained in aegirine syenites in association with miserite, ekanite, titanite, quartz, albite, aegirine, pectolite, sugilite, allanite, andradite, zircon, and apatite. Localities include in Tajikistan, Japan, and Kyrgyzstan.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/baratovite.pdf

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