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Kintoreite

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Formula:
PbFe
 
3
(PO
 
4
)(PO
 
3
OH)(OH)
 
6
System:TrigonalColour:Cream to yellowish green ...
Lustre:Vitreous, GreasyHardness:4
Member of:Plumbogummite Group > Alunite Supergroup
Name:After the type locality, the Kintore opencut, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.


The phosphate analogue of segnitite. Forms a solid-solution series with corkite.

Related to kolitschite.

Classification of Kintoreite

IMA status:Approved 1992
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/B.36-163
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.BL.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
L : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
Dana 8th edition ID:42.7.3.6

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
7 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
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Type Occurrence of Kintoreite

Co-type Localities:Block 14 opencut, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Kintore opencut, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Year of Discovery:1992

Physical Properties of Kintoreite

Lustre:Vitreous, Greasy
Colour:Cream to yellowish green and brownish yellow.
Streak:Pale yellowish green
Hardness (Mohs):4

Crystallography of Kintoreite

Crystal System:Trigonal
Class (H-M):3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:R3m {R3 2/m}
Cell Parameters:a = 7.2963(5) Å, c = 16.8491(5) Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 2.309
Unit Cell Volume:V 776.81 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:3
Comment:Date for near endmember composition (Grey et al., 2009)

Optical Data of Kintoreite

Type:Uniaxial (-)
RI values: nω = 1.935 - 1.955 nε = 1.935
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.000 - 0.020

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

Chemical Properties of Kintoreite

Formula:
PbFe
 
3
(PO
 
4
)(PO
 
3
OH)(OH)
 
6
Simplified for copy/paste:PbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Essential elements:Fe, H, O, P, Pb
All elements listed in formula:Fe, H, O, P, Pb

Relationship of Kintoreite to other Species

Series:Forms a series with Segnitite (see here)
Forms a series with Corkite (see here)
Member of:Plumbogummite Group > Alunite Supergroup
Other Members of Group:

- +
Benauite
SrFe
3+
3
(HPO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
Crandallite
CaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
Eylettersite
(Th,Pb)Al
 
3
(PO
 
4
,SiO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
Florencite-(Ce)
CeAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
Florencite-(La)
LaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
Florencite-(Nd)
(Nd,La,Ce)Al
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
Florencite-(Sm)
(Sm,Nd)Al
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
Galloplumbogummite
Pb(Ga,Al,Ge)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
Gorceixite
BaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
Goyazite
SrAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
Kintoreite-2c
PbFe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,H
 
2
O)
 
6
Plumbogummite
PbAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
Springcreekite
BaV
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,H
 
2
O)
 
6
Waylandite
BiAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
Zaïrite
Bi(Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.BL.05Beudantite
PbFe
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
8.BL.05Corkite
PbFe
 
3
(PO
 
4
)(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
8.BL.05Hidalgoite
PbAl
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
8.BL.05Hinsdalite
PbAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
8.BL.05Kemmlitzite
(Sr,Ce)Al
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
8.BL.05Svanbergite
SrAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
8.BL.05Woodhouseite
CaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
8.BL.05Gallobeudantite
PbGa
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)(SO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
8.BL.10Arsenogoyazite
SrAl
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
8.BL.10Arsenogorceixite
BaAl
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
8.BL.10Arsenocrandallite
CaAl
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
8.BL.10Benauite
SrFe
3+
3
(HPO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.10Crandallite
CaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
8.BL.10Dussertite
BaFe
3+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
8.BL.10Eylettersite
(Th,Pb)Al
 
3
(PO
 
4
,SiO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.10Gorceixite
BaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
8.BL.10Goyazite
SrAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
8.BL.10Philipsbornite
PbAl
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
8.BL.10Plumbogummite
PbAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O
8.BL.10Segnitite
PbFe
3+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,H
 
2
O)
 
6
8.BL.10Springcreekite
BaV
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH,H
 
2
O)
 
6
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(La)
(La,Ce,Nd)(Al,Fe
3+
 
)
 
3
(AsO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Nd)
NdAl
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)
CeAl
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Ce)
CeAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Florencite-(La)
LaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Nd)
(Nd,La,Ce)Al
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Waylandite
BiAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Zaïrite
Bi(Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Arsenowaylandite
BiAl
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Graulichite-(Ce)
CeFe
3+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Sm)
(Sm,Nd)Al
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
8.BL.15Viitaniemiite
Na(Ca,Mn
2+
 
)Al(PO
 
4
)(F,OH)
 
3
8.BL.25Pattersonite
PbFe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
5
· H
 
2
O

Other Names for Kintoreite

Synonyms:
IMA1992-045Kintoreite-1c
Other Languages:
German:Kintoreit
Russian:Кинтореит
Spanish:Kintoreita

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 Kintoreite

Reference List:

- +
Pring, A., Birch, W. D., Dawe, J. R., Taylor, M. R., Deliens, M. & Walenta, K. (1995) Kintoreite, PbFe3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6, a new mineral of the jarosite-alunite family, and lusungite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine: 59: 143-148.

Mineralogical Record: 27: 302-303.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1998): 145-163.

Grey, I.E., Mumme, W.G., Mills, S.J., Birch, W.D. & Wilson. N.C. (2009): The crystal chemical role of zinc in alunite-type minerals: structure refinements for pure and zincian kintoreite. American Mineralogist, 94, 676-683.

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  • Localities for Kintoreite

    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.
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Yancowinna Co.
        • Broken Hill
    [MinRec 27:302]
    [Min.Mag.(1995) 51, 143-148; MinRec 27:302]; Australian Min. 3:1 (1997)
    [UKJMM 19:28]
        • Broken Hill District
          • Northern Section
    The Daydream Mine, G.D. Grose, Bungala Press 2002. The reference refers to minerals collected at the mine and identified by John Leach.
    • South Australia
      • Eyre Peninsula
        • Middleback Range
          • Iron Knob
    Australian Jour.Min. v.6, no. 1
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Ankogel group
          • Kleinelend valley
            • Kleinelend glacier
    Mikl, A. and Kolitsch, U. (2014): Ein interessanter alpiner Kupfererzgang im Kleinelendtal und seine Mineralien. Mineralienwelt 25 (4), 28-33 (in German).
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Gastein valley
          • Naßfeld valley
            • Kreuzkogel massif
              • Radhausberg
    Niedermayr, G. et al. (2007): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVI. Carinthia II, 197/117, 149-190.
    • Styria
      • Fischbacher Alpen
        • Krieglach
          • Freßnitzgraben
            • Alpl
    F.Bernhard (2012)
    Belgium
     
    • Luxembourg Province
      • Stavelot Massif
        • Vielsalm
          • Grand Halleux
    Loeber, A. (2005). "La carrière de Hourt, Grand Halleux, Province de Luxembourg, Belgique." Magazine du 4M, 26(255), 5-7; Dehove, J. and Hubert, F. (2006). "Nouvelles découvertes à Hourt." Magazine du 4M, 27(263), 9-11.
    Czech Republic
     
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Olomouc Region
        • Javorník (Jauernig)
    Pauliš, P., Toegel, V. & Jebavá, I. (2012): Kintoreite from the uranium deposit Zálesí in the Rychlebské hory Mountains (Czech Republic). Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha) 20, 223-225.
    France
     
    • Aquitaine
      • Dordogne
        • Nontron
    Patrice Queneau Collection
    • Auvergne
      • Allier
        • Ébreuil
          • Échassières
    Uwe Kolitsch (SEM-EDS)
    Le Règne Minéral, (33), 5-25; Mestrom, P., Lustenhouwer, W. & Kars, S. (2011): Les Montmins (Massif Central, F) nader bekeken. GEA, 44 (1), 16-21 (in Dutch).
    • Midi-Pyrénées
      • Tarn
        • Castelnau-de-Brassac
          • Fumade
    Favreau, G., Bernadi, G. & Gayraud, L. (2013): Fumade (Tarn): descriptions complémentaires des espèces minérales. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 119, 3-25.
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Hausach
          • Einbach valley
    Lapis 21(12), 39 (1996)
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
            • Rankach valley
    Wendel, W. & Wendel, K. (2001): Die Mineralien der Grube Clara bei Oberwolfach im Schwartzwald. Lapis 26 (7-8): 27-54
    • Hesse
      • Odenwald
        • Lautertal (Odenwald)
          • Reichenbach
            • Hohenstein
    Lapis 25(2), 13-30 (2000)
    Collection of Steffen Michalski, ex-collection and collected by Klaus PETITJEAN
      • Taunus
        • Bad Camberg
          • Eisenbach
    U. Kolitsch et al.: Poster at MinPet 2005, Schladming, Austria, September 25-29, 2005
    • Saxony
      • Erzgebirge
        • Clausnitz - Sayda District
          • Clausnitz
    J. Gröbner und U. Kolitsch (2006): Neufunde aus dem Erzgebirge (II). Mineralien-Welt 17 (3), 22-27.
    Hungary
     
    • Fejér Co.
      • Velencei Mtns
        • Pátka
    Fehér Béla,Viera Kollárová analysed
    Italy
     
    • Piedmont
      • Novara Province
        • Coiromonte
          • Armeno
    ALBERTINI C. (2014) – Minerali del Vergante e della Valle dell’Agogna. In: Miniere e Minerali del Vergante e Val d’Agogna. GASMA – Arona, pp. 442-508. (Analyses P. Gentile and P. Vignola - UNI Milan)
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chubu Region
        • Shizuoka Prefecture
          • Shimoda City
            • Rendaiji
    Matsuyama, F. & Kiyota, K. (2006) 19th general meeting of the IMA, Kobe, Japan, abstract # 90783.
    Portugal
     
    • Guarda District
      • Trancoso
        • Sebadelhe da Serra
    Pedro Alves collection (SEM-EDS analysis)
    Spain
     
    • Castile-La Mancha
      • Ciudad Real
        • Minas de Horcajo
    Sáinz de Baranda, B., Palero, F.J., García, G. (2004): El Horcajo, las piromorfitas más famosas del mundo. Bocamina, 13, 32-68.
    • Extremadura
      • Cáceres
        • Zarza la Mayor
    Viñals, J. and Calvo, M. (2011). Secondary phosphates of La Paloma mine, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Spain. Mineral Up 2 (5), 8-31.
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cumbria
        • North and Western Region (Cumberland)
          • Caldbeck Fells
            • Roughton Gill
    Journal of The Russell Society, Volume11, 2008
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