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Zincowoodwardite

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Formula:
Zn
 
1-x
Al
 
x
(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
(x < 0.5, n < 3x/2)
System:TrigonalColour:Pale bluish to ...
Lustre:WaxyHardness:1
Member of:Woodwardite Group > Hydrotalcite Supergroup
Name:named as the zinc analogue of Woodwardite.


The Zn analogue of Woodwardite.
A hydrated basic sulfate with the Hydrotalcite structure. The formula was stated as a compound hydroxide-hydrated sulfate in the Lapis article, but is restated here to conform with the formula for Woodwardite.

Classification of Zincowoodwardite

IMA status:Approved
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:7.DD.35

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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Type Occurrence of Zincowoodwardite

Co-type Localities:Christiana Mine, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece
Hilarion Mine (Hilarion adit; Hilarion Mine No. 50), Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines), Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza), Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium), Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika), Greece

Physical Properties of Zincowoodwardite

Lustre:Waxy
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Translucent
Colour:Pale bluish to bluish-white
Streak:White to bluish-white
Hardness (Mohs):1

Crystallography of Zincowoodwardite

Crystal System:Trigonal
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
Not determined(

Optical Data of Zincowoodwardite

Type:Uniaxial

Chemical Properties of Zincowoodwardite

Formula:
Zn
 
1-x
Al
 
x
(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O


(x < 0.5, n < 3x/2)
Simplified for copy/paste:Zn1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2·nH2O
Essential elements:Al, H, O, S, Zn
All elements listed in formula:Al, H, O, S, Zn

Relationship of Zincowoodwardite to other Species

Member of:Woodwardite Group > Hydrotalcite Supergroup
Other Members of Group:

- +
Honessite
(Ni
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
Woodwardite
Cu
 
1-x
Al
 
x
(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
7.DD.05Felsőbányaite
Al
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
10
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.10Langite
Cu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
7.DD.10Posnjakite
Cu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· H
 
2
O
7.DD.10Wroewolfeite
Cu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
7.DD.15Spangolite
Cu
 
6
Al(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
12
Cl · 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.20Ktenasite
Zn(Cu,Zn)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.25Christelite
Cu
 
2
Zn
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Campigliaite
Mn
2+
 
Cu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Devilline
CaCu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Orthoserpierite
Ca(Cu,Zn)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Serpierite
Ca(Cu,Zn)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Niedermayrite
CdCu
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.30Edwardsite
Cu
 
3
Cd
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
·4H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Carrboydite
[(Ni
 
1-x
Al
 
x
)(OH)
 
2
][SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Glaucocerinite
(Zn
 
1-x
Al
 
x
)(OH)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Honessite
(Ni
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Hydrohonessite
(Ni
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Motukoreaite
Mg
 
6
Al
 
3
(OH)
 
18
[Na(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][SO
 
4
]
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Mountkeithite
[(Mg
 
1-x
Fe
3+
x
)(OH)
 
2
][SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Shigaite
Mn
 
6
Al
 
3
(OH)
 
18
[Na(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][SO
 
4
]
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Wermlandite
Mg
 
7
Al
 
2
(OH)
 
18
[Ca(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][SO
 
4
]
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Woodwardite
Cu
 
1-x
Al
 
x
(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Zincaluminite
Zn
 
6
Al
 
6
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
16
· 5H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Hydrowoodwardite
(Cu
 
1-x
Al
 
x
)(OH)
 
2
[SO
 
4
]
 
x/2
· nH
 
2
O
7.DD.35Natroglaucocerinite
Na
 
x
Zn
 
8-y
Al
 
y
(SO
 
4
)
 
(x+y)/2
(OH)
 
16
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.35Nikischerite
Fe
2+
6
Al
 
3
(OH)
 
18
[Na(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][SO
 
4
]
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.40Lawsonbauerite
(Mn
2+
 
,Mg)
 
9
Zn
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
22
· 8H
 
2
O
7.DD.40Torreyite
(Mg,Mn
2+
 
)
 
7
 
2
Mn
2+
2
Zn
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
22
· 8H
 
2
O
7.DD.45Mooreite
Mg
 
9
 
2
Mn
 
2
Zn
 
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
26
· 8H
 
2
O
7.DD.50Namuwite
(Zn,Cu)
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 4H
 
2
O
7.DD.55Bechererite
(Zn,Cu)
 
6
Zn
 
2
(SO
 
4
,HSiO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
12
7.DD.60Ramsbeckite
(Cu,Zn)
 
15
(SO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
22
· 6H
 
2
O
7.DD.65Vonbezingite
Ca
 
6
Cu
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
12
· 2H
 
2
O
7.DD.70Redgillite
Cu
 
6
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
10
· H
 
2
O
7.DD.75Chalcoalumite
CuAl
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
12
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.75Nickelalumite
(Ni,Cu)Al
 
4
(SO
 
4
,(NO
 
3
)
 
2
)(OH)
 
12
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.75Kyrgyzstanite
ZnAl
 
4
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
12
·3H
 
2
O
7.DD.80Guarinoite
(Zn,Co,Ni)
 
6
(SO
 
4
)(OH,Cl)
 
10
· 5H
 
2
O
7.DD.80Schulenbergite
(Cu,Zn)
 
7
(SO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.80Thérèsemagnanite
(Co,Zn,Ni)
 
6
(SO
 
4
)(OH,Cl)
 
10
· 8H
 
2
O
7.DD.80UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn
(Zn,Cu)
 
7
(SO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
10
· 3H
 
2
O
7.DD.85Montetrisaite
Cu
 
6
(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
10
· 2H
 
2
O

Other Names for Zincowoodwardite

Synonyms:
IMA1998-026
Other Languages:
German:Zincowoodwardit
Zinkowoodwardit
Zinkwoodwardit
Spanish:Zincowoodwardita

Polytypes for Zincowoodwardite

Polytypes:
Zincowoodwardite-1TZincowoodwardite-3R

Other Information

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

References for Zincowoodwardite

Reference List:

- +
WITZKE, T. & RAADE, G. (2000) Zincowoodwardite, [Zn1-xAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2(H2O)n], a new mineral of the hydrotalcite group. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 2000, 455-465.

Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Genin, J.-M.R., Kameda, T., Colombo, F. (2012): Nomenclature of the hydrotalcite supergroup: natural layered double hydroxides. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1289-1336.



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  • Localities for Zincowoodwardite

    The 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. ? 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.
    France
     
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
      • Gard
        • Alzon
    J.-P. Bourgarel collection. EDS by the Jean Wyart association
    • Midi-Pyrénées
      • Ariège
        • Auzat
    Collection and Collected by (Font Philippe) & analyzed by (Nicolas Meisser Musée Cantonal de géologie de Lausanne)
      • Tarn
        • Réalmont
          • Montredon-Labessonnié
    Chollet pascal Collection - collected by Jean-Pierre Bourgarel
    • Rhône-Alpes
      • Savoie
        • Tarentaise valley
          • La Léchère (Notre Dame de Briançon)
    De Ascencao Guedes R. (2001), Le Penay: un filon de galène argentifère (La Léchère, Savoie), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 13-20
    Germany
     
    • Rhineland-Palatinate
      • Lahn valley
        • Bad Ems District
          • Frücht
    Möhn, G., Frohwein, J. & Blaß, G. (2009): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Friedrichssegen bei Bad Ems. Lapis 34 (5), 35-40; 58.
    Greece
     
    • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
      • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
        • Lavrion District Mines
          • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
            • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
    T. Witzke & G. Raade (2000): Zincowoodwardite, [Zn 1-x Al x (OH) 2] [(SO 4) x/2 (H 2 O) n], a new mineral of the hydrotalcite group.- Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 455-465
              • Hilarion area
    T. Witzke & G. Raade (2000): Zincowoodwardite, [Zn 1-x Al x (OH) 2] [(SO 4) x/2 (H 2 O) n], a new mineral of the hydrotalcite group.- Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 455-465
    No reference listed
          • Sounion Area
            • Agia Varvara Mines (St Barbara Mines)
    No reference listed
    Italy
     
    • Sardinia
      • Cagliari Province
        • Villaputzu
    Ciriotti M.E. and Blass.G. (2010) - Pot-pourri 2009: identificazioni UKiS AMI. Minerali italiani di interesse.. Micro (UK report), pagg. 124-127
    Slovakia
     
    • Banská Bystrica Region
      • Žarnovica Co.
        • Hodruša-Hámre (Hodritsch)
    Martin Števko, unpublished-PXRD confirmed
    Switzerland
     
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Anniviers Valley
        • Saint-Luc
    [Zincowoodwardite-1T] Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
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