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Redgillite

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Formula:
Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
pale green, grass green, ...
Hardness:
2
Name:
For its first noted occurrence at the Red Gill Mine.
A copper sulphate visually similar to malachite.
Chemically very similar to montetrisaite.

Classification of Redgillite

Approved 2003
7.DD.70

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
D : With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
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First Recorded Occurrence of Redgillite

General Appearance of First Recorded Material:
bladed crystals up to 0.15 mm long with squared-off or tapering terminations; usually in radiating group
Year of Discovery:
1989
Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
in thin fractures in partly oxidized copper sulphides, probably dump-formed
Associated Minerals at First Recorded Locality:

Physical Properties of Redgillite

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
pale green, grass green, emerald green, nickel green
Hardness (Mohs):
2
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {001}, good on {100} and {010}
Density:
3.45 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Redgillite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.155Å, b = 10.441Å, c = 19.436Å
β = 90.089°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.302 : 1 : 1.862
Unit Cell Volume:
V 640.2 ų
Z:
2
Twinning:
Rarely on (001) (Schnorrer et al., 2006)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
9.72 (90)
7.11 (100)
4.60 (30)
4.068 (20)
2.880 (30)
2.318 (50)

Chemical Properties of Redgillite

Formula:
Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Analytical Data:
Copper snd sulphur by EPMA, water inferred from structural analysis
CuO 68.9%
SO3 11.6%

sum 80.5%

Relationship of Redgillite to other Species

7.DD.05FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
7.DD.10LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
7.DD.10PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
7.DD.10WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
7.DD.15SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
7.DD.20KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
7.DD.25ChristeliteCu2Zn3(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30CampigliaiteMn2+Cu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30NiedermayriteCdCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30EdwardsiteCu3Cd2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O
7.DD.35Carrboydite[(Ni1-xAlx)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35Honessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35MotukoreaiteMg6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.35Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFex3+)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35ShigaiteMn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.35WermlanditeMg7Al2(OH)18[Ca(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.35WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
7.DD.35Hydrowoodwardite(Cu1-xAlx)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35ZincowoodwarditeZn1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35NatroglaucoceriniteNaxZn8-yAly(SO4)(x+y)/2(OH)16 · 6H2O
7.DD.35NikischeriteFe62+Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.40Lawsonbauerite(Mn2+,Mg)9Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2O
7.DD.40Torreyite(Mg,Mn2+)72Mn22+Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2O
7.DD.45MooreiteMg92Mn2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)26 · 8H2O
7.DD.50Namuwite(Zn,Cu)4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.55Bechererite(Zn,Cu)6Zn2(SO4,HSiO4)2(OH)12
7.DD.60Ramsbeckite(Cu,Zn)15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2O
7.DD.65VonbezingiteCa6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12 · 2H2O
7.DD.75ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
7.DD.75Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2O
7.DD.75KyrgyzstaniteZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12·3H2O
7.DD.80Guarinoite(Zn,Co,Ni)6(SO4)(OH,Cl)10 · 5H2O
7.DD.80Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
7.DD.80Thérèsemagnanite(Co,Zn,Ni)6(SO4)(OH,Cl)10 · 8H2O
7.DD.80UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn(Zn,Cu)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
7.DD.85MontetrisaiteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · 2H2O

Other Names for Redgillite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:瑞羟铜矾
Traditional Chinese:瑞羥銅礬

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Redgillite

Reference List:
Cooper, M.P. & Stanley, C.J. (1990): Minerals of the English Lake District - Caldbeck Fells. NHM Publications, 1990, 133.

Pluth, J.J. & Steele, I.M. (2002): IMA 18th General Meeting, Poster Sesson A12, A12-4.

Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., Green, D.I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)·H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.

Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)

Internet Links for Redgillite

Localities for Redgillite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Austria
 
  • Vorarlberg
    • Montafon
      • Verwall group
        • Rinder valley (Gafluna valley)
Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2011): 1685) Aurichalcit, Brochantit, Calcit, Covellin, Gips, Magnetit, Montetrisait, Redgillit und Smithsonit von der Putzkammeralpe im Rindertal (Gaflunatal), Montafon. P. 152-153 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2011): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LX. Carinthia II, 201./121., 135-186.
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro Department
    • Dalence Province
      • Huanuni
Gunnar Farber specimens
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
        • Bockswies veins
          • Oberschulenberg
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German); Markus Gerstmann Collection
      • Lautenthal
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Meschede
        • Ramsbeck
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
    • Siegerland
      • Burbach
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
      • Müsen
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
      • Niederschelden
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
      • Wilnsdorf
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
      • Bad Ems District
        • Frücht
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
Ireland
 
  • Co. Mayo
Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
  • Co. Wicklow
    • Glendasan
Moreton, S. & Green, D.I. (2007) “The mineralogy of the Wicklow lead mines”, Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland, No. 7, p.19-32.
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Bergamo Province
      • Brembana Valley
        • Oltre il Colle
          • Vedra Valley
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Trento Province
      • Mocheni Valley
        • Palù del Fersina
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Torrebelvicino
        • Mercanti Valley
Pegoraro, S., Orlandi, P., Chiereghin, P., Contin, A., Toniolo, E. (2009): Redgillite, Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza, prima segnalazione in Italia. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/2009, 114-116. ; Pegoraro S., Orlandi P., Chiereghin P., Contin.A. and Toniolo E. (2009): I minerali del Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 3, 160-179
Pegoraro S., Orlandi P., Chiereghin P., Contin.A. and Toniolo E. (2009): I minerali del Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 3, 160-179
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
Russia
 
  • Western-Siberian Region
    • Altaiskii Krai
      • Rudnyi Altai
Pekov, I.V., Lykova, I.S. (2011) Rubtsovskoe deposit, - Mineralogical Almanac, Vol. 16, 96 pp (in Rus).
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Mount's Bay District
        • St Hilary
UKJMM - Betterton (2000) 20, 7-37; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
    • Cumbria
      • North and Western Region (Cumberland)
        • Caldbeck Fells
Steve Rust collection
          • Roughton Gill
Journal of The Russell Society, Volume11, 2008
Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., Green, D.I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)·H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980
Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., Green, D.I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)·H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980
    • Somerset
      • Simonsbath
Steve Rust Collection
  • Scotland
    • Dumfries & Galloway (Dumfriesshire)
      • Wanlockhead
S.Rust Collection
    • Strathclyde (Lanarkshire)
      • South Lanarkshire
S.Rust Collection
          • Mine Hill-Broad Law
S Rust Collection
  • Wales
    • Ceredigion (Dyfed; Cardiganshire)
      • Ceulanymaesmawr
        • Talybont
          • Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area
S. Rust collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
S Rust collection, Nat Hist Museum London; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
      • Cwmrheidol
        • Ponterwyd
S Rust collection
      • Llangynfelyn
        • Tre-Taliesin
S.Rust collection
      • Trefeirig
        • Bontgoch
S Rust collection
        • Pen-bont Rhydybeddau
S. Rust collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
S. Rust collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
S. Rust Collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
      • Upper Llanfihangell-y-Creuddyn
        • Cwmystwyth
S.Rust Collection
        • Pontrhydygroes
UKJMM 17 unknown F2; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
      • Ysbyty Ystwyth
S Rust collection
    • Powys (Montgomeryshire)
      • Machynlleth
        • Dylife
S Rust collection
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