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Calderónite

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Formula:
Pb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
reddish orange to ...
Hardness:
3 - 4
Name:
Honouring Prof. Salvador Calderón (1851-1911), for his contributions to the mineralogy of Spain.
Fe3+ analogue of Brackebuschite.

See heyite.

Classification of Calderónite

Approved 2001
8.BG.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
G : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.5:1
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Type Occurrence of Calderónite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum of the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Madrid, (Spanish Geological Survey) MGM-7748
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Occurrences of Calderónite

Geological Setting:
Vanadium mineralizations in the oxidation zone of Pb-Zn deposits situated in close vicinity to amphibolite bodies.

Physical Properties of Calderónite

Adamantine
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
reddish orange to reddish brown, yellow
Streak:
reddish orange, yellow
Hardness (Mohs):
3 - 4
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Splintery
Density:
6.05 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Crystallography of Calderónite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.647Å, b = 6.094Å, c = 8.9Å
β = 112°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.255 : 1 : 1.46
Unit Cell Volume:
V 384.55 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Striated, prismatic to elongated tabular crystals to 1 mm.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.24 (100)
2.98 (50)
2.74 (50)

Optical Data of Calderónite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
Pleochroism:
Strong
Comments:
X = light greenish brown
Y = brown
Z = reddish brown

Chemical Properties of Calderónite

Formula:
Pb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Mn

Relationship of Calderónite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
BearthiteCa2Al(PO4)2(OH)
BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
BushmakinitePb2Al(PO4)(VO4)(OH)
FeinglositePb2Zn(AsO4)2 · H2O
FerribushmakinitePb2Fe3+(PO4)(VO4)(OH)
GamagariteBa2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
GoedkeniteSr2Al(PO4)2(OH)
GrandaiteSr2Al(AsO4)2(OH)
TokyoiteBa2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
TsumebitePb2Cu(PO4)(SO4)(OH)
8.BG.05ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
8.BG.05BearthiteCa2Al(PO4)2(OH)
8.BG.05BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
8.BG.05GamagariteBa2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
8.BG.05GoedkeniteSr2Al(PO4)2(OH)
8.BG.05UM1994-19-PO:CuHMoPbPb2Cu(PO4)(MoO4,AsO4,CrO4,GaO4)(OH)
8.BG.05TsumebitePb2Cu(PO4)(SO4)(OH)
8.BG.05ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
8.BG.05FeinglositePb2Zn(AsO4)2 · H2O
8.BG.05BushmakinitePb2Al(PO4)(VO4)(OH)
8.BG.05TokyoiteBa2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
8.BG.10MélonjosephiteCaFe2+Fe3+(PO4)2(OH)
8.BG.15TancoiteLiNa2Al(PO4)(HPO4)(OH)

Other Names for Calderónite

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 Calderónite

Reference List:
Gonzalez Del Tanago, Jose; La Iglesia, Angel; Rius, Jordi; Fernandez Santin, Soledad. (2003): Calderonite, a new lead-iron-vanadate of the brackebuschite group: American Mineralogist 88, 1703-1708.

Internet Links for Calderónite

Localities for Calderónite

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.
Argentina
 
  • Córdoba
    • Punilla Department
      • Sierra de Córdoba
        • El Guaico district
          • Venus Pb-Zn deposit
Gonzalez Del Tanago, Jose; La Iglesia, Angel; Rius, Jordi; Fernandez Santin, Soledad. (2003): Calderonite, a new lead-iron-vanadate of the brackebuschite group: American Mineralogist 88, 1703-1708; Lapis 29(1), 46 (2004)
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Eyre Peninsula
      • Middleback Range
        • Iron Knob
Minerals of Iron Monarch, Glyn L. Francis
Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Mostviertel
      • Annaberg
        • Galmeikogel
Gonzalez Del Tanago, Jose; La Iglesia, Angel; Rius, Jordi; Fernandez Santin, Soledad. (2003): Calderonite, a new lead-iron-vanadate of the brackebuschite group: American Mineralogist 88, 1703-1708; Lapis 29(1):46 (2004)
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Savona Province
      • Magliolo
Balestra, C. & Armellino, G. (2004): I minerali del giacimento di Isallo. Notiziario di Mineralogia e Paleontologia Ferrania Club, 18, 17-21.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
Yamada, T. & Watanabe, H. (2002) Vanadium-bearing minerals from the Enmei mine, Shizuoka Prefecture. Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 33.
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Níjar
A. Arribas, F. Hernández, M. A. Fernández Périz, J. Gröbner, G. Leal (2005): Rodalquilar - El oro del capo del ágata. BOCAMINA 15, 12-88.
G. Leal, Antonio Arribas, Miguel A. Fernandez, Joachim Grobner, Francisco Hernandez (2005): Rodalquilar : El oro del Cabo del Agata. Bocamina, 15, 14-79.
    • Málaga
      • Yunquera
Christian Rewitzer collection - analysed at LMU Munich
  • Extremadura
    • Badajoz
Gonzalez Del Tanago, Jose; La Iglesia, Angel; Rius, Jordi; Fernandez Santin, Soledad. (2003): Calderonite, a new lead-iron-vanadate of the brackebuschite group: American Mineralogist 88, 1703-1708; Lapis 29(1), 46 (2004)
      • Santa Marta
Am. Min., 88, 1703–1708, 2003; Lapis 29(1), 46 (2004)
Javier Subiràn Reyes collection
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Tombstone Hills
        • Tombstone District
Rob Bowell, lab tested
    • Gila Co.
      • Dripping Spring Mts
        • Banner District
          • Christmas area
            • Christmas
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    • Maricopa Co.
      • Big Horn Mts
        • Osborn District
          • Tonopah
            • Belmont Mountain
              • Tiger Wash
Collected by and in the collection of Joe Ruiz. Analyzed at the University of Arizona.
    • Santa Cruz Co.
      • Patagonia Mts
        • Palmetto District
          • Fresno Canyon
Rolf Luetcke
  • Colorado
    • Montrose Co.
      • Uravan District
NHM Collection, London (2010) - EDX analysis
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Carlin Trend
        • Maggie Creek Subdistrict
Lapis 33 (4) (2008) 12
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Iron Point District
        • Valmy
Dr. William S. Wise presentation to Northwest Micro Mineral Study Group on 1 May 2004, Update on Mineralogy of the Silver Coin Mine, Iron Point District, Edna Mountains, Humboldt Co., Nevada
  • New Mexico
    • Sierra Co.
      • Hillsboro District
U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS):, deposit ID 10097806 & MRDS ID D007225
  • Utah
    • Box Elder Co.
      • Grouse Creek Mts
        • Rosebud District
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne. Analyzed by Dr. Krause.
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