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Kintoreite

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Formula:
PbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Cream to yellowish green ...
Lustre:
Vitreous, Greasy
Hardness:
4
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

Approved 1992
7/B.36-163
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
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

Year of Discovery:
1992

Physical Properties of Kintoreite

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
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
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.000 - 0.020
Image 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:
PbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Kintoreite to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Segnitite (see here)
Forms a series with Corkite (see here)
Other Members of Group:
BenauiteSrFe33+(HPO4,PO4)2(OH)6
CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
EylettersiteTh0.75Al3(PO4)2(OH)6
Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Florencite-(La)LaAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Florencite-(Nd)(Nd,La,Ce)Al3(PO4)2(OH)6
Florencite-(Sm)(Sm,Nd)Al3(PO4)2(OH)6
GalloplumbogummitePb(Ga,Al)3-xGexH1-x(PO4)2(OH)6 for 0 ≤ x ≤ 1
GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
Kintoreite-2cPbFe33+(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6
PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
SpringcreekiteBaV33+(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6
WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
ZaïriteBiFe33+(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.05BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05KemmlitziteSrAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05GallobeudantitePbGa3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.10ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
8.BL.10ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
8.BL.10ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
8.BL.10BenauiteSrFe33+(HPO4,PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.10CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
8.BL.10DussertiteBaFe33+(AsO4)2(OH)5
8.BL.10EylettersiteTh0.75Al3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.10GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
8.BL.10GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
8.BL.10PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
8.BL.10PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
8.BL.10SegnititePbFe33+(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6
8.BL.10SpringcreekiteBaV33+(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Nd)NdAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(La)LaAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Nd)(Nd,La,Ce)Al3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13ZaïriteBiFe33+(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13ArsenowaylanditeBiAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Graulichite-(Ce)CeFe33+(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Sm)(Sm,Nd)Al3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.15ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
8.BL.25PattersonitePbFe33+(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O

Other Names for Kintoreite

Name in Other Languages:

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 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.

Internet Links for Kintoreite

Localities for Kintoreite

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 (TL)
 
  • 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 Mts
      • Pátka
Fehér Béla,Viera Kollárová analysed
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Novara Province
      • Armeno
        • Coiromonte
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
      • Caldbeck Fells
        • Roughton Gill
Journal of The Russell Society, Volume11, 2008
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