Svabite

svabite

szaibelyite

apatite

hausmannite

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Formula: As5(AsO4)3F
Anhydrous arsenate containing halogen, apatite group
Specific gravity: 3.5 to 3.8
Hardness: 4 to 5
Streak: White
Colour: Colourless, light yellow, gray, light brown; colourless in transmitted light.
Solubility: Soluble in acids
Common impurities: Pb,Mg,Mn2+,O,H,OH,Cl,P
Environments:

Metamorphic environments

Svabite is a rare accessory mineral in calc-silicate skarn (Mindat).

Localities

At the Långban mine, Långban Ore District, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden, svabite occurs with with manganoan diopside, tilasite, manganberzeliite, bergslagite, hematite, calcite, baryte, mica and garnet (Dana, HOM).

At the type locality, the Jakobsberg Mine, Jakobsberg ore field, Nordmark District, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden, svabite occurs with hausmannite (HOM).

At the Harstigen Mine, Pajsberg, Persberg ore district, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden, svabite occurs with manganoan diopside, manganoan aegirine, garnet, brandtite and sarkinite (Dana, HOM).

In the Ural Mountains of Russia svabite occurs with vesuvianite in pyroxene-garnet assemblages and in zones with spodumene, which alters to szaibelyite and brucite (Dana).

At the Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA, svabite occurs embedded in franklinite ore (Dana).

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