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Creaseyite

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Formula:
Pb
 
2
Cu
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(Si
 
4.67
Al
 
0.33
)O
 
15.33
(OH)
 
3
· H
 
2
O
System:Orthorhombic


Visually very similar to green-coloured minerals of the Mixite Group, especially Agardite.

Classification of Creaseyite

IMA status:Approved 1974
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/D.21-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.HH.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
H : Unclassified silicates
H : With Pb
Dana 8th edition ID:78.7.2.1

78 : Unclassified Silicates
7 :
Hey's CIM Ref.:14.13.10

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
13 : Silicates of Pb
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Type Occurrence of Creaseyite

Type Locality:Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine (Mammoth-St Anthony Mine; Mammoth Mine; St. Anthony Mine), St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
Year of Discovery:1974

Crystallography of Creaseyite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:Cmcm
Cell Parameters:a = 12.502(8) Å, b = 21.402(11) Å, c = 7.303(6) Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.584 : 1 : 0.341
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,954.05 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Creaseyite

Type:Biaxial (+)
RI values: nα = 1.737 nβ = 1.747 nγ = 1.768
2V:Measured: 69° , Calculated: 70°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.031

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:High
Dispersion:r > v moderate

Chemical Properties of Creaseyite

Formula:
Pb
 
2
Cu
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(Si
 
4.67
Al
 
0.33
)O
 
15.33
(OH)
 
3
· H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Pb2Cu2Fe3+2(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3·H2O
Essential elements:Al, Cu, Fe, H, O, Pb, Si
All elements listed in formula:Al, Cu, Fe, H, O, Pb, Si
Common Impurities:Al,Zn

Relationship of Creaseyite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
9.HH.05Macquartite
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
7
(CrO
 
4
)
 
4
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
9.HH.10Luddenite
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
2
Si
 
5
O
 
14
· 4H
 
2
O
9.HH.20Plumbotsumite
Pb
 
13
(CO
 
3
)
 
6
(Si
 
10
O
 
27
) · 3H
 
2
O
9.HH.25Molybdophyllite
Pb
 
8
Mg
 
9
[Si
 
10
O
 
28
(OH)
 
8
|O
 
2
|(CO
 
3
)
 
3
] · H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
14.13.1Alamosite
Pb
 
12
[Si
 
12
O
 
36
]
14.13.2Plumbotsumite
Pb
 
13
(CO
 
3
)
 
6
(Si
 
10
O
 
27
) · 3H
 
2
O
14.13.3Luddenite
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
2
Si
 
5
O
 
14
· 4H
 
2
O
14.13.4Molybdophyllite
Pb
 
8
Mg
 
9
[Si
 
10
O
 
28
(OH)
 
8
|O
 
2
|(CO
 
3
)
 
3
] · H
 
2
O
14.13.5Margarosanite
Pb(Ca,Mn
2+
 
)
 
2
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
14.13.6Ganomalite
Pb
 
9
Ca
 
5
Mn(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
4
(SiO
 
4
)O
14.13.7Kentrolite
Pb
 
2
Mn
3+
2
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)O
 
2
14.13.8Barysilite
Pb
 
8
Mn
2+
 
[Si
 
2
O
 
7
]
 
3
14.13.9Melanotekite
Pb
 
2
Fe
3+
2
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)O
 
2

Other Names for Creaseyite

Synonyms:
IMA1974-044
Other Languages:
German:Creaseyit
Spanish:Creaseyita

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 Creaseyite

Reference List:

- +
Williams, S.A. & R.A. Bideaux (1975), Creaseyite, Cu2Pb2(Fe,Al)2Si5O17·6H2O, a new mineral from Arizona and Sonora, Mineralogical Magazine: 40: 227-231.

American Mineralogist: 61: 503.

Malcherek, T., Köslin, B., Schlüter, J. (2013): The crystal structure of creaseyite: a disordered, nanoporous lead iron copper alumosilicate. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 228, 134-139.

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  • Localities for Creaseyite

    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.
    Chile
     
    • Tarapacá Region
      • El Tamarugal Province
        • Pampa del Tamarugal
          • Camiña
    Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.; http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/creaseyite.htm
    Italy
     
    • Sardinia
      • Carbonia-Iglesias Province
        • Domusnovas
          • Oridda
    Orlandi, P. (2011): Zibaldone di mineralogia italiana 2010. Micro, 1/2011, 39 - 42.
      • Sassari Province
        • Ozieri
    Olmi F., Sabelli C., Santucci, A., Brizzi, G. (1995): I silicati e i vanadati di Ozieri (SS). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/1995, 145-160
    Mexico
     
    • Sonora
      • Mun. de Navojoa
    South Africa
     
    • Northern Cape Province
      • Namakwa District (Namaqualand)
    Minerals of South Africa
    T. Q. Meyer, W. A. van der Westhuizen, G. J. Beukes, H. de Bruiyn and A. E. Schoch (1986) An Occurrence of the Hydrous Lead-Copper-Iron Silicate Creaseyite in South Africa. Mineralogical Magazine 50:346-348
    UK
     
    • Scotland
      • Dumfries & Galloway (Dumfriesshire)
        • Wanlockhead
    Creaseyite From Wanlockhead, Dumfries And Galloway,Scotland. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals (2009) Number30, PP13-14
    S.Rust Collection
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Gila Co.
        • Dripping Spring Mts
          • Banner District
            • Christmas area
              • Christmas
    Raman analyzed at the University of Arizona.
      • Maricopa Co.
        • Big Horn Mts
          • Osborn District
            • Tonopah
              • Belmont Mountain
                • Tiger Wash
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 192; Allen, G.B. & W. Hunt (1988), The Tonopah-Belmont Mine, Maricopa Co., AZ, Min.Rec.: 19(3): 139-144.
    Ron Layton
        • Vulture Mts
          • Vulture District
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 192, 419; Williams, S.A. & R.A. Bideaux (1975), Creaseyite, Cu2Pb2(Fe,Al)2Si5O17·6H2O, a new mineral from Arizona and Sonora, Min.Mag.: 40: 227-231.
      • Mohave Co.
        • Artillery Mts
          • Rawhide Wash
    Michael Cline specimens
        • Cleopatra District
          • Kimble Sub-District
            • Rawhide Wash
    Personally collected by Jerry A. Baird in October 2011. PXRD identification on creaseyite by Tony Kampf.
      • Pinal Co.
        • Mammoth District
          • Tiger
            • St. Anthony deposit
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 192, 225, 252; Williams, S.A. & R.A. Bideaux (1975), Creaseyite, Cu2Pb2(Fe,Al)2Si5O17·6H2O, a new mineral from Arizona and Sonora, Min.Mag.: 40: 227-231;
    • California
      • San Bernardino Co.
        • Baker
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne. EDS confirmed by Bob Housley.
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
        • Soda Lake Mts
          • Baker
    Collected by Brent Thorne and EDS confirmed by Bob Housley; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1198–1204, 2009
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead Co.
        • Argenta District
          • Argenta
            • Stapleton Gulch
    http://www.mineralnews.com/MinNews/MN18-2.html
      • Granite Co.
        • South Boulder Creek District (Princeton District)
    Min News 20:6 pp11-12
    • Nevada
      • Clark Co.
        • Alunite District
    Robert M. Housley (2005) Recent rare mineral finds in southern California and Nevada desert mines. Abstracts from the 2005 Desert Symposium. California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc.
        • Eldorado Mts
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Esmeralda Co.
        • Gold Point District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • New Mexico
      • Luna Co.
        • Cooks Peak District (Cooke's Peak District)
          • Old Hadley (Graphic) Mining District
    Walstrom 2006 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
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