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Hydrokenoelsmoreite

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Formula:
 
2
W
 
2
O
 
6
(H
 
2
O)
System:IsometricColour:White
Hardness:3
Member of:Elsmoreite Group > Pyrochlore Supergroup
Name:For the locality


Formerly called elsmoreite (if chemically pure) or ferritungstite (Fe-bearing variety, with W>Fe) or alumotungstite (Al-bearing variety; W>Al).

V- and Cr-rich varieties with black colour are known from the Clara mine, Black Forest.

See also jixianite.

Classification of Hydrokenoelsmoreite

IMA status:Approved 2010
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.DH.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
H : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
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Type Occurrence of Hydrokenoelsmoreite

Co-type Localities:Elsmore Tin Mine (Elsmore Tin lodes), Elsmore, Gough Co., New South Wales, Australia
Kramat Pulai Mine, Kramat Pulai, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia
Germania Mine (Roselle Mine), Adams Mountain, Deer Trail & Cedar Canyon Districts, Huckleberry Range, Stevens Co., Washington, USA

Physical Properties of Hydrokenoelsmoreite

Lustre:Adamantine
Colour:White
Streak:White
Hardness (Mohs):3
Tenacity:Brittle
Cleavage:None Observed
Fracture:Splintery

Crystallography of Hydrokenoelsmoreite

Crystal System:Isometric
Class (H-M):m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:Fd3m {F41/d 3 2/m}
Cell Parameters:a = 10.203Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 1062.1 ų
Z:16
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
5.88 (100)
3.08 (62)
2.944 (78)
2.551 (12)
1.964 (17)
1.804 (23)
1.725 (14)
1.538 (14)
Comments:Similar to data for ferritungstite.

Optical Data of Hydrokenoelsmoreite

Type:Isotropic
RI values: n = 2.24
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.000 - Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:Very High
Comments:Optical and physical properties measured from synthetic material.

Chemical Properties of Hydrokenoelsmoreite

Formula:
 
2
W
 
2
O
 
6
(H
 
2
O)
Simplified for copy/paste:2W2O6(H2O)
Essential elements:H, O, W
All elements listed in formula:H, O, W

Relationship of Hydrokenoelsmoreite to other Species

Member of:Elsmoreite Group > Pyrochlore Supergroup
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.DH.05Brannerite
(U
4+
 
,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe
3+
 
,Nb)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
4.DH.05Orthobrannerite
U
4+
 
U
6+
 
Ti
 
4
O
 
12
(OH)
 
2
4.DH.05Thorutite
(Th,U,Ca)Ti
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
4.DH.10Kassite
CaTi
 
2
O
 
4
(OH)
 
2
4.DH.10Lucasite-(Ce)
CeTi
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
4.DH.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Calciobetafite (of Mazzi & Munno)
4.DH.15Ceriopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Cesstibtantite
4.DH.15Jixianite
Pb(W,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
7
4.DH.15Hydropyrochlore
(H
 
2
O,□)
 
2
Nb
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6
(H
 
2
O)
4.DH.15Natrobistantite
4.DH.15Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)
4.DH.15Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Plumbobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
4.DH.15Strontiopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Stibiobetafite (of Černý et al.)
4.DH.15Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
(U,Ca,Ce)
 
2
(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
6
(OH,F)
4.DH.15Yttrobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Yttropyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Fluornatromicrolite
(Na,Ca,Bi)
 
2
Ta
 
2
O
 
6
F
4.DH.15Bismutopyrochlore (of Chukanov et al.)
4.DH.20Bismutostibiconite
Bi(Sb
5+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
O
 
7
4.DH.20Bindheimite
Pb
 
2
Sb
 
2
O
 
6
O
4.DH.20Monimolite
4.DH.20Cuproroméite
Cu
 
2
Sb
 
2
(O,OH)
 
7
4.DH.20Stetefeldtite
Ag
 
2
Sb
 
2
(O,OH)
 
7
4.DH.20Stibiconite
4.DH.25Rosiaite
PbSb
5+
2
O
 
6
4.DH.30Zirconolite
CaZrTi
 
2
O
 
7
4.DH.35Liandratite
U(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DH.35Petscheckite
UFe(Nb,Ta)
 
2
O
 
8
4.DH.40Ingersonite
Ca
 
3
MnSb
 
4
O
 
14
4.DH.45Pittongite
Na
 
0.22
(W,Fe
3+
 
)(O,OH)
 
3
· 0.44H
 
2
O

Other Names for Hydrokenoelsmoreite

Synonyms:
IMA2003-059
Other Languages:
German:Hydrokenoelsmoreit
Simplified Chinese:水钨石
Traditional Chinese:水鎢石
Varieties:
AlumotungstiteFerritungstite

Other Information

Other Information:Decomposed by acids with the separation of yellow tungstic oxide.
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 Hydrokenoelsmoreite

Reference List:

- +
Williams, P.A., Leverett, P., Sharpe, J.L., Colchester, D.M. (2005): Elsmoreite, cubic WO3•0.5H2O, a new mineral species from Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia. Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 1061-1064.

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  • Localities for Hydrokenoelsmoreite

    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.
    Argentina
     
    • Córdoba
      • Minas Department
    [var: Ferritungstite] Fernández, R.R., 1999. El distrito minero La Bismutina, Córdoba. En Recursos Minerales de la República Argentina (Ed. E.O. Zappettini), Instituto de Geología y Recursos Minerales SEGEMAR, Anales 35:443-448.
    • Jujuy
    [var: Ferritungstite] Kittl (1939) Rev. min., Soc. Argentina Min. Geol.: 10: 78; 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: 1094.
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Gough Co.
        • Elsmore
    [var: Ferritungstite] Rankin, J., Lawrence, L. J., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2002): Rare secondary bismuth, tungsten and molybdenum minerals from Elsmore, New England district of New South Wales. Austral. J. Mineral. 8, 55-60.
      • Wellesley Co.
    Williams, P.A., Leverett, J. L., Sharpe, L. & Colchester, D. M. (2005). Elsmoreite, Cubic WO3 0.5H20, A new mineral species from Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia. The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol 43. pp. 1061-1064
    • Tasmania
      • Interview River district
    [var: Ferritungstite] Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
      • Moina District (Middlesex District)
    http://www.crocoite.com/locations/princessmoina.htm
    • Victoria
      • Campaspe Shire
        • Cornella
    [var: Ferritungstite] Ryan Eagle field observation
      • Pittong
    Birch, W.D., Grey, I.E., Mills, S.J., Bougerol, C., Pring, A., Ansermet, S. (2007): Pittongite, a new secondary tungstate from Pittong, Victoria, Australia. Canadian Mineralogist, 45, 857-864.
    • Western Australia
      • Port Hedland Shire
    [var: Ferritungstite] AmMin 13:457
      • Westonia Shire
        • Westonia
    [var: Ferritungstite] Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
    Bolivia
     
    • Potosí Department
      • Nor Chichas Province
        • Atocha-Quechisla District
          • Cerro Tazna
    [MinRec 32:472]
    Canada
     
    • Yukon Territory
      • Mayo Mining District
        • Mayo
          • Kalzas Mt
    [var: Ferritungstite] J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. III (1997); Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
    France
     
    • Limousin
      • Corrèze
        • Meymac
    [var: Ferritungstite] Ansermet, S., Cuchet, S. & Meisser, N. (2010): Minéralogie de la mine de La grange, Meymac, Corrèze. Le Règne Minéral, 91: 23-31
      • Haute-Vienne
        • Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat
    [var: Ferritungstite] Patrice Queneau collection (analyzed)
        • Saint-Sulpice-Laurière
    [var: Ferritungstite] "Les minéraux, leurs gisements, leurs associations", P. Bariand, F. Cesbron et J. Geffroy (1977), Editions Minéraux et Fossiles, BRGM Germany; Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
            • Rankach valley
    [var: Ferritungstite] Weiß, S. (2001): Ferritungstit aus der Grube Clara. Lapis 25 (5), 35-36. Italy
    • Saxony
      • Vogtland
        • Auerbach
          • Eich
    [var: Ferritungstite] Andreas Gerstenberg collection
    Italy
     
    • Piedmont
      • Biella Province
        • Cervo Valley
    [var: Ferritungstite] Piccoli, G. C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., & Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo F. Eusebio - Alba, 607 pag.
            • Cascine Machetto
    [var: Ferritungstite] Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.; Piccoli, G. C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., & Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo F. Eusebio - Alba, 607 pag.
      • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
        • Ossola Valley
          • Vigezzo Valley
            • Druogno
              • Antoliva Valley
                • Campra
    [var: Ferritungstite] Vanini, F. , Meisser, N., Bonacina, E. (2008): Galenobismutite e ferritungstite in Val Vigezzo. Micro (notizie mineralogiche), 1/2008, 121-122.
    • Sardinia
      • Carbonia-Iglesias Province
        • Fluminimaggiore
    [var: Ferritungstite] Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G. A. (1996): Iglesiente – Arburese, Miniere e Minerali. Associazioni e Gruppi Mineralogici Italiani Ed., 238 pp.
    [var: Ferritungstite] Brizzi G., Cocco E., Olmi F., Sabelli C. (1989) - Nuovi ritrovamenti di minerali nella Sardegna Sud Occidentale - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, fasc. 2, pp. 69-82
      • Medio Campidano Province
        • Gonnosfanadiga
          • Fenugu Sibiri Mine
    [var: Ferritungstite] Brizzi, G., Olmi, F., Sabelli, C. (1994): Gli arseniati di Pira Inferida, Gonnofanadiga (CA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/1994, 193-206.
    [var: Ferritungstite] Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente e Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Edito a cura dell'EMSA e "varie associazioni mineralogiche", Volume 2°, 239 pp.
    [var: Ferritungstite] Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente e Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Edito a cura dell'EMSA e "varie associazioni mineralogiche", Volume 2°, 239 pp.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chubu region
        • Yamanashi prefecture
          • Kinpuzan district
            • Kofu City
    [var: Ferritungstite] Tsunoda & Shimizu (1995) Shigen-Chishitsu, 45, 111-120.
      • Kinki Region
        • Kyoto Prefecture
          • Sohraku-gun
            • Wazuka-cho
    SHIMOBAYASHI, N., OHNISHI, M., and TSURUTA, K. (2012) Secondary tungsten minerals in quartz veins in the Ishidera area, Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan: anthoinite, mpororoite, and Fe-free hydrokenoelsmoreite. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 107, No. 1 (February), 33-38.
    • Kyushu Region
      • Nansei Archipelago
        • Kagoshima Prefecture
          • Yakushima-cho
            • Yakushima Island
    [var: Ferritungstite] Matsubara, S., et al (1994) Bulletin of the National Science Museum, 20, 45-51; rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/ferritungstite.pdf
    Kazakhstan
     
    • Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast')
      • Akchatau (Aqshatau; Akschatau; Akchataul; Akshatau)
    [var: Ferritungstite] Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
      • Betpakdala Desert (Bet-Pak-Dal Desert)
    [var: Ferritungstite] Jeremolenko, V. (2002): Kara-Oba: Mineralogische Perle der Betpak-Ebene bei Dzhambul, Kasachstan. Lapis 27 (4), 13-34 + 50
    Malaysia
     
    • Perak
      • Kinta District
        • Kramat Pulai
    [var: Alumotungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
    Portugal
     
    • Bragança District
      • Freixo de Espada à Cinta
        • Lagoaça
    [var: Ferritungstite] Gomes, M.E.P., Antunes, I.M.H.R., Pacheco, F.A.L., Neiva, A. M. R., and Silva, P.B. (2010): Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2010.
    • Vila Real District
      • Montalegre
        • Salto
    [var: Ferritungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
        • Iul'tinskiy Mining Complex
    [var: Ferritungstite] Stuart Mills
    Rwanda
     
    • Kigali City Province
      • Kigali
    [var: Ferritungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
    • Northern Province
      • Cyeru Commune
        • Gifurwe sector
    [var: Alumotungstite] J. W. Anthony et al.: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol.3 (1997), 11
    Spain
     
    • Extremadura
      • Cáceres
        • Almoharín
    [var: Ferritungstite] Bocamina, GMM (Grupo Mineralogista de Madrid)
    Thailand
     
    • Phrae Province
    [var: Ferritungstite] Dill, H.G., Melcher, F., and Botz, R. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 242-262.
    Uganda
     
    • Kabale District
    [var: Ferritungstite] Ricard W. Barstow List. November 1977 (http://barstow.mindat.org/pdf/1977-11.pdf)
    • Kigezi District
    [var: Alumotungstite] J. W. Anthony et al.: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol.3 (1997), 11
      • Kisoro
    [var: Ferritungstite] O. von Knorring, T.G. Sahama, M. Lehtinen: Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland 44:107-110 (1972); Amer. Mineral. 58:1112 (1973)
    [var: Alumotungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cornwall
        • Callington District
          • Calstock
            • Gunnislake
    [var: Ferritungstite] Golley, P., and Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
        • Camborne - Redruth - St Day District
          • Gwennap
            • St Day United Mines (Poldice Mines)
    No reference listed
      • Devon
        • Tavistock District
          • Plympton
    [var: Alumotungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague); Steve Rust, Richard de Nul, and Gunnar Farber specimens.
    USA
     
    • Colorado
      • Boulder Co.
        • Boulder Co. Tungsten District
    [var: Ferritungstite] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex Co.
    [var: Ferritungstite] Reported by Dick Schooner (not analyzed?)
    • Missouri
      • Madison Co.
        • Fredericktown District
    [var: Ferritungstite] R&M 73:2 pp 98-117; Graf, D.L. (1947) A study of the mineral ferritungstite (unpublished masters thesis, Columbia University).
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt Co.
        • Osgood Mts
          • Potosi District
    [var: Ferritungstite] NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Mineral Co.
        • Eagleville District
    [var: Ferritungstite] NBMG Bull 58 Geology and Mineral Resources of Mineral County, Nevada
    [var: Ferritungstite] NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Utah
      • Tooele Co.
        • Deep Creek Mts
    [var: Ferritungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
    • Washington
      • Stevens Co.
        • Huckleberry Range
          • Deer Trail & Cedar Canyon Districts
            • Adams Mountain
    [var: Ferritungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
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