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Colquiriite

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Formula:
CaLi[AlF6]
System:
Trigonal
This page provides mineralogical data about Colquiriite.

Classification of Colquiriite

Approved
3.CB.20

3 : HALIDES
C : Complex halides
B : Neso-aluminofluorides
11.6.3.1

11 : HALIDE COMPLEXES
6 : Aluminofluorides - Isolated Octahedra
8.6.16

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
6 : Halides of Al
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First Recorded Occurrence of Colquiriite

Year of Discovery:
1980

Crystallography of Colquiriite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.02Å, c = 9.67Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.926
Unit Cell Volume:
V 211.04 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Colquiriite

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.388 nε = 1.385
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.003
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of Colquiriite

Formula:
CaLi[AlF6]
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Colquiriite to other Species

3.CB.05CryolithioniteNa3Li3[AlF6]2
3.CB.15CryoliteNa3[AlF6]
3.CB.15ElpasoliteNaK2[AlF6]
3.CB.15SimmonsiteNa2Li[AlF6]
3.CB.25WeberiteNa2Mg[AlF6]F
3.CB.30KarasugiteSrCa[Al(F,OH)7]
3.CB.35UsoviteBa2CaMgAl2F14
3.CB.40PachnoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
3.CB.40ThomsenoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
3.CB.45CarlhintzeiteCa2[AlF6]F · H2O
3.CB.50YaroslaviteCa3Al2F10(OH)2 · H2O
8.6.1ZharchikhiteAlF(OH)2
8.6.2ChloraluminiteAlCl3 · 6H2O
8.6.3CadwaladeriteAlCl(OH)2 · 4H2O
8.6.4CryolithioniteNa3Li3[AlF6]2
8.6.5CryoliteNa3[AlF6]
8.6.6ChioliteNa5Al3F14
8.6.7ElpasoliteNaK2[AlF6]
8.6.8WeberiteNa2Mg[AlF6]F
8.6.9RalstoniteNaMg[Al(F,OH)6] · H2O
8.6.10KoeneniteNa4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22
8.6.11 Chlor-manasseiteMgxAl(OH)2x+2Cl · (x-0.8)H2O x about 1.75
8.6.12GearksutiteCa[Al(F,OH)5(H2O)]
8.6.13ProsopiteCaAl2(F,OH)8
8.6.14YaroslaviteCa3Al2F10(OH)2 · H2O
8.6.15CarlhintzeiteCa2[AlF6]F · H2O
8.6.17ThomsenoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
8.6.18PachnoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2O
8.6.19Zirklerite(Fe,Mg,Ca)9Al4Cl18(OH)12 · 14H2O (?)

Other Names for Colquiriite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Colquiriit
Spanish:Colquiriita

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 Colquiriite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 66: 879, 1099.

Internet Links for Colquiriite

Localities for Colquiriite

(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
 
  • La Paz Department
    • Inquisivi Province
      • Colquiri
TMPM 27 (1980), 275
Brazil
 
  • Paraíba
    • Borborema mineral province
      • Pedra Lavrada
R. Wegner, H. Pöllmann, T. Witzke, & W. Schuckmann (1998): Colquiriite, carlhintzeite, ralstonite and pachnolite from Serra Branca-Pegmatite/Brazil.- Proceedings 17th General Meeting, IMA, August 1998, Toronto, A151
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Indigirka River Basin
        • Ust'-Nera
Gamyanin, G.N., Zayakina, N.V., Galenchikova, L.T. (2013): Arangasite, Al2(PO4)(SO4)F·7.5Н2O, a new mineral from Alaskitovoye deposit (Eastern Yakutia, Russia)". Zapiski RMO, 142(5), 21-30.
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