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Clinobisvanite

Clinobisvanite

Named for its place in the monoclinic crystal system and for the composition of bismuth (bis) and vanadium (van). Clinobisvanite is a rare mineral that can be found as an accessory mineral in pegmatite and typically forms after the oxidation of other bismuth minerals. Localities for Clinobisvanite include in Australia, Mozambique, Namibia, the United States, Argentina, China, Germany, and several others. Platy to pyrimidal crystals in globular aggregates and coatings. Typically yellow, yellow-orange, pale orange, or deep reddish orange with an earthy to sub-vitreous luster.

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

Formula
BiVO4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Color
yellow, orange 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
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Clinobisvanite from Londonderry Lithium deposit, Western Australia, Australia

Clinobisvanite
            from Londonderry Lithium deposit, Western Australia, Australia

Thin, fine yellow micro crystals on Quartz.

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Clinobisvanite from Rock Ridge mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States

Clinobisvanite
            from Rock Ridge mine, Custer Co., South Dakota, United States

Yellow-orange pyramidal crystal of Clinobisvanite, less than 1mm. This occurence is highly unsual for a pegmatite. Analyzed by Dr. Pete Dunn.

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Clinobisvanite from Linka mine, Lander Co., Nevada, United States

Clinobisvanite
            from Linka mine, Lander Co., Nevada, United States

Single crystals less than 0.5mm, but are very distinct and well formed. The cluster measures 8mm.

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