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Lindackerite

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Formula:
CuCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 8-9H2O
System:
Triclinic
Colour:
Apple-green; light green ...
Hardness:
2 - 2½
Name:
After Joseph Lindacker, Austrian pharmacist-chemist, who first analyzed the material.
Lindackerite Group.

A secondary mineral occurring in the oxidized zones of some arsenic-bearing copper deposits.

Classification of Lindackerite

Approved
8.CE.30

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O about 1:2.5
39.2.6.1

39 : HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
2 : (AB)5[HXO4]2[XO4]2.xH2O
20.1.11

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
1 : Arsenates of Cu
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First Recorded Occurrence of Lindackerite

Place of Conservation of First Recorded Material:
National School of Mines, Paris, France.
Year of Discovery:
1853
Associated Minerals at First Recorded Locality:

Occurrences of Lindackerite

Geological Setting:
Oxidized zones of arsenic-rich copper deposits.

Physical Properties of Lindackerite

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
Apple-green; light green to colourless in transmitted light
Streak:
Pale green to white
Hardness (Mohs):
2 - 2½
Cleavage:
Perfect
On {010}, perfect.
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
3.35 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.37 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Lindackerite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.035Å, b = 10.368Å, c = 6.453Å
α = 79.6°, β = 84.83°, γ = 86.7°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.775 : 1 : 0.622
Z:
1
Morphology:
Crystals lathlike, exhibiting {010}, {001}, and {101}; rosette-like aggregates and crusts.
Comment:
Class either 1 or 1; Space Group either P1 or P1..

Optical Data of Lindackerite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.626 - 1.632 nβ = 1.662 nγ = 1.725 - 1.728
2V:
Measured: 74° to 74°, Calculated: 72° to 73°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.099
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
X = Y = Colourless
Z = Green

Chemical Properties of Lindackerite

Formula:
CuCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 8-9H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Lindackerite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Hloušekite(Ni,Co)Cu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2·9H2O
PradetiteCoCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
VeselovskýiteZnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
8.CE.05Chudobaite(Mg,Zn)5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2O
8.CE.05GeigeriteMn52+(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2O
8.CE.10NewberyiteMg(HPO4) · 3H2O
8.CE.15BrassiteMg(HAsO4) · 4H2O
8.CE.20PhosphorrössleriteMg(HPO4) · 7H2O
8.CE.20RössleriteMg(HAsO4) · 7H2O
8.CE.25MetaswitzeriteMn3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
8.CE.25Switzerite(Mn,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 7H2O
8.CE.30OndrušiteCaCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2O
8.CE.30VeselovskýiteZnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
8.CE.30PradetiteCoCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
8.CE.30KlajiteMnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9-10H2O
8.CE.35BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40ArupiteNi3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40Barićite(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40FerrisymplesiteFe33+(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O
8.CE.40HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40Manganohörnesite(Mn,Mg)3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.40PakhomovskyiteCo3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.45SymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
8.CE.50CattiiteMg3(PO4)2 · 22H2O
8.CE.55KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2O
8.CE.60KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
8.CE.65SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2O
8.CE.70MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2O
8.CE.70SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
8.CE.75MalhmooditeFeZr(PO4)2 · 4H2O
8.CE.75ZigrasiteMgZr(PO4)2 · 4H2O
8.CE.75Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Zigrasite)CaZr[PO4]2 · 4H2O
8.CE.80SantabarbaraiteFe33+(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O
8.CE.85Metaköttigite(Zn,Fe,Fe)3(AsO4)2 · 8(H2O,OH)
20.1.1LammeriteCu3(AsO4)2
20.1.2OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
20.1.3ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
20.1.4CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
20.1.5CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
20.1.6Chlorotile (of Frenzel)
20.1.7GeminiteCu(HAsO4) · H2O
20.1.8EuchroiteCu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2O
20.1.9StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
20.1.10ArhbariteCu2Mg(AsO4)(OH)3
20.1.12ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
20.1.13LiroconiteCu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
20.1.14CeruleiteCu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2O
20.1.15ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
20.1.16ArthuriteCuFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O

Other Names for Lindackerite

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 Lindackerite

Reference List:
Vogl (1853) Geol. Reichsanst., Jahrbuch: 4: 552.

Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 101.

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.: 1007-1008.

American Mineralogist (1957): 42: 124.

Sarp, H. and Dominik, B. (1995): Redéfinition de la lindackerite: sa formule chimique, ses données cristallographiques et optiques. [Redefinition of lindackerite: New chemical formula and new crystallographic and optical data]. Archs. Sci. Genève 48 (3), 239-250. (in French, with English abstract).

American Mineralogist (1996): 81: 1517 (abstract).

Hybler, Jií, Petr Ondruš, Ivana Císaová, Václav Petíek, František Veselovský (2003): Crystal structure of lindackerite, (Cu,Co,Ni)Cu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9 H2O from Jáchymov, Czech Republic. European Journal of Mineralogy, 15, 1035-1042.

Internet Links for Lindackerite

Localities for Lindackerite

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.
Austria
 
  • 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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
          • Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal)
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: 1008; Lapis 2002 (7/8), 54; Sarp, H. and Dominik, B. (1995): Redéfinition de la lindackerite: sa formule chimique, ses données cristallographiques et optiques. Archs. Sci. Genève 48 (3), 239-250.
Lapis 2002(7/8), 54
France
 
  • Languedoc-Roussillon
    • Aude
      • Carcassonne
        • Mas-Cabardès
          • Salsigne
Le Règne Minéral, Hors série (3), 36-54
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Pershing Co.
      • Antelope District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Mineral and/or Locality  
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