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Graemite

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Formula:
Cu[TeO3] · H2O
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Blue-green
Hardness:
3 - 3½
Name:
For US geologist Richard Graeme.
This page provides mineralogical data about Graemite.

Classification of Graemite

Approved 1974
4.JM.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
M : Tellurites without additional anions, with H2O
Dana 7th ed.:
34.2.1.1
34.2.1.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
2 : A(XO3)·xH2O
28.3.3

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
3 : Tellurites
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Type Occurrence of Graemite

Physical Properties of Graemite

Colour:
Blue-green
Hardness (Mohs):
3 - 3½

Crystallography of Graemite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.8Å, b = 25.61Å, c = 5.78Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.266 : 1 : 0.226
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,006.58 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Graemite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.920 nβ = 1.960 nγ = 2.200
2V:
Measured: 48° , Calculated: 50°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.280
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of Graemite

Formula:
Cu[TeO3] · H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Graemite to other Species

4.JM.05Keystoneite(Ni,Mg,Fe,Mn)3Te3O9 · 5H2O
4.JM.05Kinichilite(Fe,Mg,Zn)2(TeO3)3(NaxH2-x) · 3H2O
4.JM.05ZemanniteMg(ZnFe)2(TeO3)6·9H2O
4.JM.10BlakeiteFe23+[TeO3]3 (?)
4.JM.10EmmonsiteFe23+[TeO3]3 · 2H2O
4.JM.20TeineiteCu[TeO3] · 2H2O
28.3.1BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)
28.3.2RajiteCu(Te24+O5)
28.3.4TeineiteCu[TeO3] · 2H2O
28.3.5CesbroniteCu5(TeO3)2(OH)6 · 2H2O
28.3.6MroseiteCaTe4+(CO3)O2
28.3.7QuetzalcoatliteZn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6 · AgxPbyClx+2y
28.3.8ZemanniteMg(ZnFe)2(TeO3)6·9H2O
28.3.9Kinichilite(Fe,Mg,Zn)2(TeO3)3(NaxH2-x) · 3H2O
28.3.10Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te24+O5
28.3.11Spiroffite(Mn,Zn)2Te34+O8
28.3.12WinstanleyiteTiTe34+O8
28.3.13FairbankitePb(TeO3)
28.3.14PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)
28.3.15Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
28.3.16SmirniteBi2Te4+O5
28.3.17ChekhovichiteBi2Te44+O11
28.3.18Cliffordite(UO2)Te34+O7
28.3.19Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)
28.3.20MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2
28.3.21EmmonsiteFe23+[TeO3]3 · 2H2O
28.3.22BlakeiteFe23+[TeO3]3 (?)
28.3.23MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
28.3.24PoughiteFe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
28.3.26RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
28.3.27EztlitePb2Fe63+(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)(OH)10 · 8H2O
28.3.28Keystoneite(Ni,Mg,Fe,Mn)3Te3O9 · 5H2O

Other Names for Graemite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Graemit
Spanish:Graemita

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 Graemite

Reference List:
Mineralogical Record: 6: 32-34.

American Mineralogist: 60: 486.

Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada Final Program and Abstracts: 25: A-66.

Internet Links for Graemite

Localities for Graemite

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.
Belgium
 
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
José Dehove collection
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
[MinRec 24:421]
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 238; Williams, S.A. & P. Matter III (1975), Graemite, a new Bisbee mineral, Min.Rec.: 6: 32-34.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 238; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
    • La Paz Co.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 206; Williams, S.A. & P. Matter, III (1975), Graemite, a new Bisbee mineral, Min.Rec.: 6: 32-34.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 238; Williams, S.A. & P. Matter, III (1975), Graemite, a new Bisbee mineral, Min.Rec.: 6:32-34.
  • Utah
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • East Tintic District
SEM EDS and XRD confirmed by Rob Bowell.
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