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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

Barbertonite

Named after the type locality in the Barberton district in the Mpumamanga Province of South Africa. Barbertonite is a rare mineral with additional localities in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, and the Czech Republic. It occurs as an alteration product of chromite in serpentinite in association with stichtite, chromite, and antigorite. Barbertonite has a distinct greasy feel to it.

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

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