bismite


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bismite

[′biz‚mīt]
(mineralogy)
Bi2O3 A monoclinic mineral composed of bismuth trioxide; native bismuth ore, occurring as a yellow earth. Also known as bismuth ocher.
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Along with gem spodumene and tourmaline, Jahns and Wright (1951) list quartz, perthitic microdine, albite, beryl (morganite and aquamarine), bavenite, bertrandite, numerous bismuth-containing minerals including native bismuth, bismuthialte, bismutite, and bismite, and nurnerous phosphates including lithiophilite, triphylite, sickletite, purpurite, heterosite, stewartite, and hureaulite.
(1989) reports the occurrence of native bismuth, bismite, bismutite, pucherite, cassiterite, fluorapatite, columbite group minerals, microlite, uranmicrolite, hambergite, stilbite, laumontite, and two species for which the Little Three mine is the type locality, boromuscovite (Foord and Martin et al., 1991) and a Bi-W containing polymorph of stibiocolumbite-stibiotantalite.
It is commonly associated with other bismuth minerals including native bismuth, bismuthinite, bismutite, bismite, beyerite, eulytite, pucherite, schumacherite and clinobisvanite.
It is found in quartz cavities associated with native bismuth, beyerite, bismite, bismutite, clinobisvanite pseudomorphs after pucherite, and other oxidized Cu minerals.
93-009 A tetragonal polymorph of bismite. Tetragonal: P42/n or P[4.sub.2][2.sub.1]2 a 8.08 c 6.46 [angstrom] Green, yellowish; adamantine; translucent.