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Paratellurite

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Formula:
TeO2
System:
Tetragonal
Colour:
Greyish-white, pale ...
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
1
Member of:
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Paratellurite.

Classification of Paratellurite

Approved
4.DE.25

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
E : With medium-sized cations; with various polyhedra
4.4.3.2

4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
4 : AX2
7.17.3

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
17 : Oxides of Se and Te
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First Recorded Occurrence of Paratellurite

Year of Discovery:
1960

Physical Properties of Paratellurite

Resinous
Colour:
Greyish-white, pale yellow, creamy yellow
Hardness (Mohs):
1

Crystallography of Paratellurite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.81Å, c = 7.61Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.582
Unit Cell Volume:
V 176.07 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Paratellurite

Formula:
TeO2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
CAS Registry number:
7446-07-3

CAS Registry numbers are published by the American Chemical Society

Relationship of Paratellurite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
4.DE.05DowneyiteSeO2
4.DE.10Koragoite(Mn2+,Fe3+)3(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(Nb,Mn)2(W,Ta)2O20
4.DE.15KoechliniteBi2MoO6
4.DE.15RusselliteBi2WO6
4.DE.15TungstibiteSb23+WO6
4.DE.20TelluriteTeO2
4.DE.30BismutotantaliteBi(Ta,Nb)O4
4.DE.30BismutocolumbiteBi(Nb,Ta)O4
4.DE.30CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
4.DE.30StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
4.DE.30StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4
4.DE.30ClinocervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
4.DE.35BaddeleyiteZrO2

Other Names for Paratellurite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:副黄碲矿

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 Paratellurite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1960): 45: 1272-1274.

Bulletin Society Géol. Belg. (1976): 99: 54.

Internet Links for Paratellurite

Localities for Paratellurite

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.
Belgium
 
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
du Ry, P., Fouassin, M., Jedwab, J. & Van Tassel, R. (1976): Occurence de chalcoalumite, de minéraux de tellure (teinéite et paratellurite) et de béryl à Salmchâteau, Ardennes belges. Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique, 99, 47.
Chile
 
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Elqui Province
      • El Indio deposit
M.Dini collectioni - analysed with EDX, PDf & microprobe (by dr. Jochen Schluter)
maurizio dini collection - analysed material; http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Sakurai & Kato (1965) Kobutsu-Gaku Zasshi (Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Japan), 7, 346-347.
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Cananea
      • Cananea
Amer.Min.(1960) 45, 1272-1274
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
      • Moctezuma
Amer.Min.(1960) 45, 1272-1274
No reference listed
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern region
    • Sakhalinskaya Oblast'
      • Kuril Islands
        • Kunashir Island
P.M. Kartashov data; V.A. Kovalenker, O.Yu. Plotinskaya (2005): Te and Se mineralogy of Ozernovskoe and Prasolovskoe epithermal gold deposits, Kuril – Kamchatka volcanic belt. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology 43, 118-123. [http://www.geology.bas.bg/mineralogy/gmp_files/gmp43/Kovalenker.pdf]
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
[MinRec 24:421]
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 321; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
      • Tombstone Hills
        • Tombstone District
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 269, 321.
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Jamestown District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Magnolia District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Nevada
    • White Pine Co.
      • Ward District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Am Min 49:1143-1145
  • New Mexico
    • Catron Co.
      • Wilcox District
        • Lone Pine Hill area
self-collected, xrf & eds confirmed (Paul Hlava)
  • Utah
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • East Tintic District
XRD analzyed by Dr. Rob Bowell.
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