Russellite: A Second Occurrence

L. C. Hodge
Government Chemical Laboratories, Perth, Western Australia

Summary: Russellite Bi2O3. WO3 occurs in a small pegmatite near Poona, Western Australia. The fine-grained yellow to pale green material is an inseparable mixture of russellite, bismite, koechlinite, and bismutite. X-ray powder diffraction, physical, and chemical data agree in general with the original description of the mineral from Cornwall, England. The original analyses made on micro quantities are now supplemented by analyses on macro quantities.

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1970 v. 37; no. 290; p. 705-707; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1970.037.290.08
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