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Paramendozavilite

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Formula:
[KAl
 
4
(H
 
2
O)
 
30
][Mo
 
12
P
 
6
Fe
3+
6
O
 
60
(OH)
 
13
]
Colour:Pale yellowHardness:1
Name:Named for the close relation to mendozavilite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Paramendozavilite.

Classification of Paramendozavilite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/D.57-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:7.GB.45

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
G : Molybdates, Wolframates and Niobates
B : With additional anions and/or H2O
Dana 8th edition ID:49.4.6.1

49 : HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
4 : Compound Molybdates and Tungstates
Hey's CIM Ref.:22.5.7

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
5 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with chromate, molybdate, niobate or tantalate
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Type Occurrence of Paramendozavilite

Type Locality:Cumobabi, La Verde District, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
Year of Discovery:1986

Physical Properties of Paramendozavilite

Lustre:Vitreous
Colour:Pale yellow
Hardness (Mohs):1

Optical Data of Paramendozavilite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.686 nβ = 1.710 nγ = 1.720
2V:Measured: 55° , Calculated: 64°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.034

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:High
Dispersion:r > v

Chemical Properties of Paramendozavilite

Formula:
[KAl
 
4
(H
 
2
O)
 
30
][Mo
 
12
P
 
6
Fe
3+
6
O
 
60
(OH)
 
13
]
Simplified for copy/paste:[KAl4(H2O)30][Mo12P6Fe3+6O60(OH)13]
Essential elements:Al, Fe, H, K, Mo, O, P
All elements listed in formula:Al, Fe, H, K, Mo, O, P

Relationship of Paramendozavilite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
7.GB.05Lindgrenite
Cu
 
3
(MoO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
7.GB.10Szenicsite
Cu
 
3
(MoO
 
4
)(OH)
 
4
7.GB.15Cuprotungstite
Cu
 
2
(WO
 
4
)(OH)
 
2
7.GB.15UM1999-38-WO:CrV
(V, Cr, W, O, H) [V:Cr:W ratio about 2:1:3]
7.GB.20Phyllotungstite
(H
 
2
O,M)
 
x
(W,Fe)(O,OH)
 
3
· yH
 
2
O (M = Ca, Cs, Pb or K)
7.GB.25Rankachite
Ca
 
0.5
(V
4+
 
,V
5+
 
)(W
6+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
O
 
8
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
7.GB.30Ferrimolybdite
Fe
 
2
(MoO
 
4
)
 
3
· nH
 
2
O
7.GB.35Anthoinite
AlWO
 
3
(OH)
 
3
7.GB.35Mpororoite
WAlO
 
3
(OH)
 
3
· 2(H
 
2
O)
7.GB.40Obradovicite-KCu
[K
 
2
(H
 
2
O)
 
17
Cu(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][Mo
 
8
As
 
2
Fe
3+
3
O
 
34
(OH)
 
3
]
7.GB.45Mendozavilite-NaFe
[Na
 
2
(H
 
2
O)
 
15
Fe
3+
 
(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][Mo
 
8
P
 
2
Fe
3+
3
O
 
35
(OH)
 
2
]
7.GB.50Tancaite-(Ce)
FeCe(MoO
 
4
)
 
3
·3H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
22.5.1Vauquelinite
Pb
 
2
Cu(CrO
 
4
)(PO
 
4
)(OH)
22.5.2Embreyite
Pb
 
5
(CrO
 
4
)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
22.5.3Cassedanneite
Pb
 
5
(CrO
 
4
)
 
2
(VO
 
4
)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
22.5.4Fornacite
Pb
 
2
Cu(CrO
 
4
)(AsO
 
4
)(OH)
22.5.5Molybdofornacite
Pb
 
2
Cu(MoO
 
4
,CrO
 
4
)(AsO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)(OH)
22.5.6Mendozavilite-NaFe
[Na
 
2
(H
 
2
O)
 
15
Fe
3+
 
(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][Mo
 
8
P
 
2
Fe
3+
3
O
 
35
(OH)
 
2
]
22.5.8Betpakdalite-CaCa
[Ca
 
2
(H
 
2
O)
 
17
Ca(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][Mo
6+
8
As
5+
2
Fe
3+
3
O
 
36
(OH)]
22.5.9Betpakdalite-NaCa
[Na
 
2
(H
 
2
O)
 
17
Ca(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][Mo
6+
8
As
5+
2
Fe
3+
3
O
 
34
(OH)
 
3
]
22.5.10Obradovicite-KCu
[K
 
2
(H
 
2
O)
 
17
Cu(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][Mo
 
8
As
 
2
Fe
3+
3
O
 
34
(OH)
 
3
]
22.5.11Melkovite
[Ca
 
2
(H
 
2
O)
 
15
Ca(H
 
2
O)
 
6
][Mo
 
8
P
 
2
Fe
3+
3
O
 
36
(OH)]
22.5.12Rankachite
Ca
 
0.5
(V
4+
 
,V
5+
 
)(W
6+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
O
 
8
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
22.5.13Olmsteadite
KFe
2+
2
(Nb
5+
 
,Ta
5+
 
)(PO
 
4
)
 
2
O
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
22.5.14Johnwalkite
K(Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Fe
3+
 
)
 
2
(Nb
5+
 
,Ta
5+
 
)(PO
 
4
)
 
2
O
 
2
· 2(H
 
2
O,OH)

Other Names for Paramendozavilite

Synonyms:
IMA1982-010
Other Languages:
German:Paramendozavilit
Spanish:Paramendozavilita

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 Paramendozavilite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 194.

Boletín de Mineralogía (Sociadad Mexicana Mineralogía): 2: 13-19.

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  • Localities for Paramendozavilite

    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.
    Mexico
     
    • Sonora
      • Mun. de Moctezuma
        • La Verde District
    Bol. de Mineral.(1986) 2, 13-19
    Panczner (1987): 136, 269, 292.
    USA
     
    • Utah
      • Tooele Co.
        • Deep Creek Mts
          • Gold Hill District (Clifton District)
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