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Clinochalcomenite

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Formula:
CuSeO3 · 2H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
bluish green
Hardness:
2
Name:
For relation to chalcomenite.
Originally reported from Gansu (Ganzu) Province, China.

Classification of Clinochalcomenite

Published without Approval 1981
4.JH.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
H : Selenites without additional anions, with H2O
Dana 7th ed.:
34.2.3.1
34.2.3.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
2 : A(XO3)·xH2O
28.1.2

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
1 : Selenites
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Physical Properties of Clinochalcomenite

Colour:
bluish green
Streak:
pale green
Hardness (Mohs):
2
Cleavage:
Perfect

Crystallography of Clinochalcomenite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.17Å, b = 8.61Å, c = 6.29Å
β = 97.27°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.949 : 1 : 0.731
Unit Cell Volume:
V 438.90 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Clinochalcomenite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.675 nβ = 1.723 nγ = 1.765
2V:
Measured: 78° , Calculated: 82°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.090
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v distinct

Chemical Properties of Clinochalcomenite

Formula:
CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Clinochalcomenite to other Species

4.JH.05ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
4.JH.10Ahlfeldite(Ni,Co)SeO3 · 2H2O
4.JH.10CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
4.JH.15MandarinoiteFe23+(SeO3)3 · 4H2O
4.JH.20OrlandiitePb10(SeO4)O7Cl4 · H2O
4.JH.20UM1999-29-SeO:ClCuHPbPb4Cu(SeO3)3(OH)Cl3
4.JH.25LarisaiteNa(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2O
28.1.1ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2O
28.1.3FrancisiteCu3Bi(SeO3)2O2Cl
28.1.4SofiiteZn2(SeO3)Cl2
28.1.5MolybdomenitePbSeO3
28.1.6Haynesite(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2O
28.1.7DerriksiteCu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6 · H2O
28.1.8MarthoziteCu(UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
28.1.9GuilleminiteBa(UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
28.1.10DemesmaekeritePb2Cu5(UO2)2(SeO3)6(OH)6 · 2H2O
28.1.11MandarinoiteFe23+(SeO3)3 · 4H2O
28.1.12CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
28.1.13Ahlfeldite(Ni,Co)SeO3 · 2H2O
34.2.3.2CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2O
34.2.3.3Ahlfeldite(Ni,Co)SeO3 · 2H2O

Other Names for Clinochalcomenite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:单斜蓝硒铜矿
Traditional Chinese:單斜藍硒銅礦

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 Clinochalcomenite

Reference List:
Luo Keding, Wei Jun, Zhang Jingyi, and Gu Qifang (1980): Clinochalcomenite, a new selenite mineral. Chinese Science Bulletin [Kexue Tongbao] 25(2), 85-89 (in Chinese). - American Mineralogist (1981), 66, 217 (abstract).

Lo, Keding; Chen, Zhangru; Ma, Zhesheng (1984): The crystal structure of clinochalcomenite. Kexue Tongbao (Foreign Language Edition) 29, 352-355.

Luo, Keding; Chen, Zhangru; Ma, Zhesheng (1983): Crystal structure of clinochalcomenite. Kexue Tongbao (Chinese Edition) 28, 47-49. (in Chinese)

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1990): 353-362.

Internet Links for Clinochalcomenite

Localities for Clinochalcomenite

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.
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
[MinRec 21:133]
China
 
Luo Keding, Wei Jun, Zhang Jingyi, and Gu Qifang (1980): Kexue Tongbao 25, 427-433.
France
 
  • Auvergne
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Saint-Amant-Tallende
        • Olloix
Patrice Queneau Collection
Germany
 
  • Thuringia
    • Gera
      • Ronneburg U deposit
T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • San Miguel Co.
      • Uravan District
Self collected by Brent Thorne and EDS and XRD analyzed.
  • Utah
    • Emery Co.
      • San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)
Patrick Haynes, FOUR CORNERS MINERAL NEWS in New Mexico Mineral Symposium 2004
    • Grand Co.
      • Polar Mesa District (Polar Mesa)
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne. EDS confirmed.
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