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Marthozite

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Formula:
Cu(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(SeO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
System:Orthorhombic
This page provides mineralogical data about Marthozite.

Classification of Marthozite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/K.11-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.JJ.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
J : Selenites with additional anions, with H2O
Dana 8th edition ID:34.7.4.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
7 : Hydrated Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Hey's CIM Ref.:28.1.8

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
1 : Selenites
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Type Occurrence of Marthozite

Type Locality:Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
Year of Discovery:1969

Crystallography of Marthozite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 16.4Å, b = 17.2Å, c = 6.98Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.953 : 1 : 0.406
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,968.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Marthozite

Type:Biaxial (-)
Dispersion:extreme

Chemical Properties of Marthozite

Formula:
Cu(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(SeO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Cu(UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)2·8H2O
Essential elements:Cu, H, O, Se, U
All elements listed in formula:Cu, H, O, Se, U

Relationship of Marthozite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.JJ.10Guilleminite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(SeO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 3H
 
2
O
4.JJ.15Piretite
Ca(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(SeO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 4H
 
2
O
4.JJ.20Demesmaekerite
Pb
 
2
Cu
 
5
(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(SeO
 
3
)
 
6
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
4.JJ.25Haynesite
(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(OH)
 
2
(SeO
 
3
)
 
2
· 5H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
28.1.1Chalcomenite
CuSeO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
28.1.2Clinochalcomenite
CuSeO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
28.1.3Francisite
Cu
 
3
Bi(SeO
 
3
)
 
2
O
 
2
Cl
28.1.4Sofiite
Zn
 
2
(SeO
 
3
)Cl
 
2
28.1.5Molybdomenite
PbSeO
 
3
28.1.6Haynesite
(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(OH)
 
2
(SeO
 
3
)
 
2
· 5H
 
2
O
28.1.7Derriksite
Cu
 
4
(UO
 
2
)(SeO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· H
 
2
O
28.1.9Guilleminite
Ba(UO
 
2
)
 
3
(SeO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 3H
 
2
O
28.1.10Demesmaekerite
Pb
 
2
Cu
 
5
(UO
 
2
)
 
2
(SeO
 
3
)
 
6
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
28.1.11Mandarinoite
Fe
3+
2
(SeO
 
3
)
 
3
· 4H
 
2
O
28.1.12Cobaltomenite
CoSeO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
28.1.13Ahlfeldite
(Ni,Co)SeO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O

Other Names for Marthozite

Synonyms:
IMA1968-016
Other Languages:
German:Marthozit
Russian:Мартосит
Spanish:Marthozita

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 Marthozite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist (1970): 55: 533.

Cooper, M.A. and Hawthorne, F.C. (2001) Structure topology and hydrogen bonding in marthozite, Cu 2+[(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2](H2O)8, a comparison with guilleminite, Ba[(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2](H2O)3. Canadian Mineralogist: 39: 797-807.

Burns, P.C. (2005) U 6+ minerals and inorganic compounds: insights into an expanded structural hierarchy of crystal structures. Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1839-1894.

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  • Localities for Marthozite

    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.
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Ústí Region
        • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
          • Dubí (Eichwald)
    Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)]
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
     
    • Katanga (Shaba)
      • Katanga Copper Crescent
        • Kolwezi District
          • Kolwezi
    Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1969) 92, 278-283
    Switzerland
     
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Le Trient Valley
        • Les Marécottes
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 269.
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