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Dundasite

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Formula:
PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
White to colourless to ...
Hardness:
2
Name:
Named in 1893 by William Frederick Petterd after the type locality, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia.
Dundasite is a secondary lead mineral found in the oxidization zone of lead deposits.

Classification of Dundasite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
5.DB.10

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
B : With large and medium-sized cations
16b.2.1.1

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : AmBn(XO3)pZqxH2O & with (m+n):p = 3:2
11.9.3

11 : Carbonates
9 : Carbonates of Pb, Zr and Th
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Type Occurrence of Dundasite

Year of Discovery:
1893
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Occurrences of Dundasite

Geological Setting:
Oxidized zones of lead-bearing deposits.

Physical Properties of Dundasite

Vitreous, Silky
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
White to colourless to very pale blue
Hardness (Mohs):
2
Cleavage:
Perfect
On {010}.
Density:
3.1 - 3.55 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.716 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Dundasite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.08Å, b = 16.37Å, c = 5.62Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.555 : 1 : 0.343
Unit Cell Volume:
V 835.35 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Spherical aggregates composed of radiating crystals, elongated [001]; matted or felted crusts.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
7.91 (10)
4.63 (5)
3.60 (8)
3.23 (5)
3.08 (6)
2.968 (4)
2.667 (5)

Optical Data of Dundasite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.603 nβ = 1.716 nγ = 1.750
2V:
Measured: 30° to 40°, Calculated: 54°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.147
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of Dundasite

Formula:
PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Dundasite to other Species

Common Associates:
5.DB.05AlumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2O
5.DB.05NasledovitePbMn3Al4(CO3)4(SO4)O5 · 5H2O
5.DB.05Para-alumohydrocalciteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 6H2O
5.DB.05UM1977-02-CO:AlCaHCa3Al2(CO3)3O6 · 32H2O
5.DB.10DresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
5.DB.10MontroyaliteSr4Al8(CO3)3(OH,F)26 · 10-11H2O
5.DB.10Strontiodresserite(Sr,Ca)Al2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
5.DB.10PetterditePbCr23+(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
5.DB.10KochsándoriteCaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
5.DB.15HydrodresseriteBaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
5.DB.20Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
5.DB.25SergeeviteCa2Mg11(CO3)13 · 10H2O
5.DB.30SzymańskiiteHg16(Ni,Mg)6(CO3)12(OH)12 · 11H2O
11.9.1CerussitePbCO3
11.9.2HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
11.9.4Gysinite-(Nd)Pb(Nd,La)(CO3)2(OH) · H2O
11.9.5Schuilingite-(Nd)PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
11.9.6TuliokiteNa6BaTh(CO3)6 · 6H2O
11.9.7WeloganiteNa2Sr3Zr(CO3)6 · 3H2O
11.9.8SabinaiteNa4Zr2TiO4(CO3)4

Other Names for Dundasite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Dundasit
Simplified Chinese:白铅铝矿
Spanish:Dundasita

Other Information

Other Information:
Soluble in acids with effervescence.
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 Dundasite

Reference List:
Petterd, William Frederick (1893) Minerals of Tasmania, Hobart: 66.

Prior (1906) Mineralogical Magazine: 14: 167.

Russell (1912) Mineralogical Magazine: 16: 272.

Russell (1944) Mineralogical Magazine: 27: 1.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 279-280.

Mineralogical Magazine: 14: 167-169.

Cocco, G., Fanfani, L., Nunzi, A. and Zanazzi, P. F. (1972): The crystal structure of dundasite. Mineral. Mag. 38, 564-569.

Internet Links for Dundasite

Specimens:
The following Dundasite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Dundasite

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Georgiana Co.
      • Peelwood
Australian J. Mineralogy 13(2),89(2007)
  • Tasmania
    • Rosebery district
      • Williamsford
        • Mt Read
Dana, E.S. (1909) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York. App. 2, by E.S. Dana and W.E. Ford: 112; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280.
    • Zeehan District
      • Dundas mineral field
N.R. Kemp and R.S. Bottrill : "Crocoite : mine is from which mine", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Bottrill, R.S., Williams, P., Dohnt, S., Sorrell, S. and Kemp, N.R. (submitted). Crocoite and associated minerals from Dundas and other locations in Tasmania. Australian Journal of Mineralogy.
[Canadian Mineralogist 38 pp. 1467-1476 (2000)]
      • North Dundas
Australian Journal of Mineralogy (2006) 12: 59-90
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hirt
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
      • Hüttenberg
        • Waitschach
          • Ratteingraben
G.Blaß
Carinthia II 168./88. (1978); G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
      • Zeltschach
        • Schwall
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
    • Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen
      • Bleiberg District
        • Mittewald
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Rauris valley
        • Hüttwinkl valley
          • Alteck - Hoher Sonnblick area
            • Kolm-Saigurn
A. Strasser: Die MInerale Salzburgs (1989)
Niedermayr, G. & Wittern, A. (2009): Mineralreiches Österreich - Tirol, Salzburg, Vorarlberg. Bode Verlag, Haltern, 144 pp.
  • Styria
    • Fischbacher Alpen
      • Rettenegg
        • Prinzkogel (Prinzenkogel)
          • Prinzkogel mines
            • Southern District
Postl, W. & Taucher, J. (1990); Jakely, D. et al. (2008)
    • Liesing - Palten valley
      • Seiz
        • Wolfsgruben (Wolfgruben)
Leikauf, B. & Bernhard, F. (2005): 1423: Dundasit vom Steinbruch Wolfsgruben bei Seiz (Liesingtal). In: Niedermayr, G. et al. (2005): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIV. Carinthia II, 195./115., 306.
    • Niedere Tauern
      • Öblarn
        • Walchen
[Lapis 1992: 2 p.19-30]
Belgium
 
  • Liège Province
    • Verviers
      • Theux
        • Oneux
Michel Arliguie collection
L. Dejonghe et al - Atlas des gisements plombo-zinciferes du synclinorium de Verviers - 1993 - 483 pages.
Canada
 
  • Yukon Territory
    • Mayo Mining District
Sabina (1992) gsc mr 50, 80-84
Sabina (1992) GSC MP 50, 80-84
China
 
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • Guilin Prefecture
      • Gongcheng Co.
RRUFF Project Database (ID R060889)
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Moravia-Silesia Region
Fojt, B. et al.: Nová Ves u Rýmařova – ložisko olověno-zinkových rud. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae geologicae, 2004, roč. 89, s. 3-44.
    • Olomouc Region
Petr Paulis (2001): Die interessanten mineralogische Fundstellen in Mahren und Schlesien; Kuttna, Kutná Hora p69-73
Pauliš, P.: Die interessanten mineralogische Fundstellen in Mähren und Schlesien. Kutná Hora: Kuttna, 2001.
France
 
  • Alsace
    • Bas-Rhin
      • Lembach
Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997, 15-17
  • Aquitaine
    • Dordogne
      • Nontron
Legrand, N., Faure, E. & Lebocey, J.(2008): Minéralogie des Mines du Notronnais, Dordogne. Le Règne Minéral, 84, 5-22
  • Languedoc-Roussillon
    • Aude
      • Palairac
        • Couise pass
          • Montauch
Berbain, C., Favreau, G., Aymar, G. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, 176-178.
    • Gard
      • Alzon
Patrice Queneau Collection
      • Mercoirol
Le Cahier des micromonteurs, 1995, n°4, 14-29
    • Lozère
      • Marvejols
        • St Léger-de-Peyre
Patrice Queneau collection
      • Villefort
        • Altier
Patrice Queneau Collection
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
[UKJMM 2:11-15 "Cap Gronne Secondary Copper and Lead - W.R. van den Berg"]
  • Rhône-Alpes
    • Loire
      • La Pacaudière
        • Le Crozet
          • Les Rats Mine
Vernay, R. (1997): Le Crozet (Loire, France). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 55(1), 9-22.
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Bad Harzburg
        • Radau valley
No reference listed
      • Braunlage
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
        • Bockswies veins
          • Oberschulenberg
Lapis, 11 (1), 9-18+42
      • Goslar
        • Astfeld
No reference listed
      • Lautenthal
No reference listed
Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1991): Mineralogische Notizen V. Aufschluss 42, 155-171.
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Bergisches Land
      • Engelskirchen
        • Loope
Habel, B. & Linder, R. (2009): Die Grube "Castor" bei Loope und ihre Mineralien. Mineralien-Welt 20 (3), 10-23
    • Sauerland
      • Meschede
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    • Siegerland
      • Wilnsdorf
Lapis, 12 (1), 11-18+42.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
        • Frücht
Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004
    • Palatinate
      • Dahn (Dahner Felsenland)
        • Nothweiler
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
    • Westerwald
      • Linz am Rhein
        • Rheinbreitbach
Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
Meixner, H. (1978): Fibroferrit von Lavrion. Lapis, 3 (10), 11.; Meixner, H. & Paar, W. (1982): New observations on ore formation and weathering of the Kamariza deposit, Laurion, SE Attica (Greece). Special Publication of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits 2 (Ore Genesis: State of the Art), 760-767; Hanke, H. (1996): Neues aus Lavrion (II). Mineralien-Welt, 7 (1), 54-56.
Hungary
 
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Parádsasvár (Üveghuta)
Szakáll - Gatter: Minerals of Hungary
Szakáll-Gatter-Jánosi: Minerals of Hungary
Ireland
 
  • Co. Galway
    • Connemara
      • Maam Bridge
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280.
    • Killimor
No reference listed
  • Co. Tipperary
    • Silvermines District
Anders Errson Collection
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Bergamo Province
      • Valtorta
Maida, F. (2002): Descrizione delle specie e varietà di minerali e loro ritrovamento nella bergamasca. G.O.M. Gruppo Orobico Minerali - Novecento Grafico, Ed., Bergamo 82 pp.
    • Varese Province
      • Boarezzo
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work and Orlandi, P., & Campostrini, I., 2006. Boarezzo. I minerali della ricerca mineraria "Pradisci". Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30 (1), 14-24.
  • Sardinia
    • Carbonia-Iglesias Province
      • Domusnovas
Moldovan, C., Călugăr, M. I., Onac, B. P., de Waele, J., Naseddu, A., & Fornós, J. J. (2013) A CONTRIBUTION TO THE MINERALOGY OF MONTE GUISI CAVE (SW SARDINIA, ITALY) Cave Mineralogy – poster 2013 ICS Proceedings
      • Gonnesa
Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente - Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Volume 1 & 2. Nine Italian Mineralogical Groups/Associations, 192 + 239 pp.
      • Iglesias
- Stara P., Rizzo R. e Tanca A.G. (1996) : Iglesiente e Arburese. Miniere e minerali. Vol. I (239 pagg.). EMSa Ed.
De Michele, V. (1974). Guida mineralogica d'Italia. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 2 vol
Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente e Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Edito a cura dell'EMSA e "varie associazioni mineralogiche", Volume 1, 238 pp.
Cerussite-5mm-Seddas Moddizzis Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy-Collezione Martino Piras
    • Medio Campidano Province
      • Gonnosfanadiga
        • Fenugu Sibiri Mine
Orlandi, P. (2011) : Zibaldone di mineralogia italiana 2010. Micro, 1/2011, 39 - 42.
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Massa Marittima
Sabelli C., Olmi F., Brizzi G., Meli R., 1996. Serrabottini (GR): recenti ritrovamenti nelle antiche discariche. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 19: 9-28.
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Rio Marina
          • Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine)
P. Rögner, M. Hanauer, F. Senesi (2000) - Elba orientale: nuovi ritrovamenti - Riv. Min. It., 24, 2: 102-109.
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Recoaro Terme
        • Civillina Mt.
Boscardin M. et alii. "I minerali nel Vicentino", Museo "G. Zannato", Montecchio Maggiore, (Vicenza) 2011.
      • Torrebelvicino
        • Mercanti Valley
Lapis, 9 (2), 18-25; C. Buscaroli, C. Dal Pozzo, S. Sovilla & F. Tosato (1995): First report of carbonate-cyanotrichite from the Vicenza Province. Riv. Mineral. Ital., No. 2, 185-188. (in Italian); Pegoraro, S., Orlandi, P., Chiereghin, P., Contin, A. & Toniolo, E. (2009). I minerali del Monte Trisa (Torrebelvicino, Vicenza). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2009, 160-179.
Giorgio Bortolozzi photo & specimen
Antonio Zordan collection
XRD single crystal analysis at Padova University
Morocco
 
  • Oriental Region
    • Jerada Province
      • Touissit District
        • Touissit
Steve Rust Collection
Namibia
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Gebhard, G. (1999): Tsumeb II. A Unique Mineral Locality. GG Publishing, Grossenseifen, Germany
New Zealand
 
  • North Island
    • Te Aroha
Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A., Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104 (1990).
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Žarnovica Co.
      • Hodruša-Hámre (Hodritsch)
Števko M., Malíková R. (2014) Supergénne minerály zo štôlne Juraj, Hodruša-Hámre (Slovenská republika). Bull. mineral.-petrolog. odd. Nár. Muz (Praha), 22, 2, 261-268 (In Slovak with English abstract).
Spain
 
  • Valencian Community
    • Castellón
      • Borriol
Adrian Pesudo collection. Analyssed by Joan Viñals, Barcelona University
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Callington District
        • Lezant
Famous British Mineral Localities: Greystone Quarry, Lezant, Cornwall. N Elton, D Green, J Hooper & S Weiss. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals No 24, 2004, pp 9-28
      • Liskeard District
        • Menheniot
Tony Aldworth Collection/Chris Jewson Collection; Tony Aldworth Collection/Chris Jewson Collection
      • Mount's Bay District
        • Porthleven
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280.
      • St Agnes District
        • Perranzabuloe
          • Perran Iron Lode (Great Perran Iron Lode)
G.Curtis collection
      • Wadebridge District
        • Padstow
          • Gunver Head
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
        • St Kew
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
Steve Rust collection
        • St Minver
          • Port Quin
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280.; Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
    • Cumbria
      • Keswick District
        • Catbells
BMS Database
      • Threlkeld District
        • St John's in the Vale
BMS Database
    • Derbyshire
      • South Darley
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280; Specimen in the Natural History Museum, London.; Ford, T., A. Sarjeant & M. Smith (1993) The minerals of the Peak district of Derbyshire UK Jour. Mines & Minerals 13:16-55
    • Somerset
      • Cranmore
Turner, R.W. and Rumsey, M.S. (2010): Mineral Relationships in the Mendip Hills. Journal of the Russell Society, vol 13, pp 3-46; Turner R.W. and Rumsey, M.S. (2007) Merehead Mineralogy - an Update. Russell Soc Newsletter, No 50, pp 17-18 (March 2007)
      • East Harptree
BMS Database
    • South Gloucestershire
      • Chipping Sodbury District
No reference listed
  • Scotland
    • Strathclyde
      • South Lanarkshire
        • Leadhills
  • Wales
    • Ceredigion
      • Ceulanymaesmawr
        • Talybont
          • Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area
BMS Database
    • Conwy
      • Gwydyr Forest area
        • Betws-y-Coed
BMS Database
        • Llanrwst
Dana 6:A2:37.
    • Powys
      • Old Radnor
        • Wethel
Cotterell TF et al (2011) The mineralogy of Dolyhir quarry, Old Radnor. Powys, Wales. UKJMM 32:5-61
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • White Pine Co.
      • Duck Creek District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
John Cianciulli, Curator, Franklin Mineral Museum, analysis by Malcolm Back, Royal Ontario Museum.
  • New Mexico
    • Socorro Co.
[MinRec 20:24]
Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24
        • Magdalena
Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24
Min Rec 5:5 p235
Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24
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