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|Name:||After the type locality at the Kipushi Mine (Prince Léopold Mine), Kipushi, Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Katanga (Shaba), Congo (Zaïre).|
The phosphate analogue of philipsburgite.
Classification of Kipushite
|IMA status:||Approved 1983|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||7/D.19-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||8.DA.35|
8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
A : With small (and occasionally larger) cations
|Dana 8th edition ID:||188.8.131.52|
42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : (AB)3(XO4)Zq·xH2O
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||19.6.6|
19 : Phosphates
6 : Phosphates of Zn
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Type Occurrence of Kipushite
|Type Locality:||Kipushi Mine (Prince Léopold Mine), Kipushi, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)|
|Year of Discovery:||1983|
Physical Properties of Kipushite
Crystallography of Kipushite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 12.19Å, b = 9.15Å, c = 10.66Å|
β = 96.77°
|Ratio:||a:b:c = 1.332 : 1 : 1.165|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 1,180.71 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Kipushite
|RI values:||nα = 1.693 nβ = 1.738 nγ = 1.740|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.047|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||weak to distinct|
Chemical Properties of Kipushite
|Essential elements:||Cu, H, O, P, Zn|
|All elements listed in formula:||Cu, H, O, P, Zn|
Relationship of Kipushite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Kipushite
|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 Kipushite
Buttgenbach (1926) Ac. Roy. Belgique, Bull., Cl. Sc.: 905.
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. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 916 (under Veszelyite).
American Mineralogist (1986): 71: 228-229.
Piret, et al (1985): Canadian Mineralogist: 23: 35-42.
Internet Links for Kipushite
Localities for Kipushite
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.