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Rajite

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Robert Allen Jenkins
Formula:
Cu(Te24+O5)
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Bright Duesbury green
Hardness:
4
Name:
For American mineralogist, Dr. Robert Allen Jenkins (R.A.J.) who found the first samples.
This page provides mineralogical data about Rajite.

Classification of Rajite

Approved 1978
4.JK.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
K : Tellurites without additional anions, without H2O
34.4.2.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
4 : A(X2O5)
28.3.2

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
3 : Tellurites
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Type Occurrence of Rajite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 119101
Year of Discovery:
1978

Physical Properties of Rajite

Resinous, Dull
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Translucent
Comment:
Dull if altered
Colour:
Bright Duesbury green
Streak:
Pale green
Hardness (Mohs):
4
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Imperfect/Fair
On {010}
Density:
5.75(6) g/cm3 (Measured)    5.77 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Rajite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.866Å, b = 9.314Å, c = 7.598Å
β = 109.1°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.737 : 1 : 0.816
Unit Cell Volume:
V 459.14 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
As tabular to bladed crystals.

Optical Data of Rajite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.115 nβ = 2.135 nγ = 2.260
2V:
Measured: 40° , Calculated: 46°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.145
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
strong
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Watery greens

Chemical Properties of Rajite

Formula:
Cu(Te24+O5)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rajite to other Species

4.JK.05WinstanleyiteTiTe34+O8
4.JK.05Walfordite(Fe3+,Te6+)Te34+O8
4.JK.10Spiroffite(Mn,Zn)2Te34+O8
4.JK.10ZincospiroffiteZn2Te34+O8
4.JK.15BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)
4.JK.25CarlfriesiteCaTe24+Te6+O8
4.JK.30Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te24+O5
4.JK.35ChekhovichiteBi2Te44+O11
4.JK.40SmirniteBi2Te4+O5
4.JK.45Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
4.JK.50FairbankitePb(TeO3)
4.JK.55PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)
4.JK.60Magnolite(Hg2+)(Te4+O3)
4.JK.65MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2
4.JK.70Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)
4.JK.75Cliffordite(UO2)Te34+O7
28.3.1BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)
28.3.3GraemiteCu[TeO3] · H2O
28.3.4TeineiteCu[TeO3] · 2H2O
28.3.5CesbroniteCu5(TeO3)2(OH)6 · 2H2O
28.3.6MroseiteCaTe4+(CO3)O2
28.3.7QuetzalcoatliteZn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6 · AgxPbyClx+2y
28.3.8ZemanniteMg(ZnFe)2(TeO3)6·9H2O
28.3.9Kinichilite(Fe,Mg,Zn)2(TeO3)3(NaxH2-x) · 3H2O
28.3.10Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te24+O5
28.3.11Spiroffite(Mn,Zn)2Te34+O8
28.3.12WinstanleyiteTiTe34+O8
28.3.13FairbankitePb(TeO3)
28.3.14PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)
28.3.15Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
28.3.16SmirniteBi2Te4+O5
28.3.17ChekhovichiteBi2Te44+O11
28.3.18Cliffordite(UO2)Te34+O7
28.3.19Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)
28.3.20MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2
28.3.21EmmonsiteFe23+[TeO3]3 · 2H2O
28.3.22BlakeiteFe23+[TeO3]3 (?)
28.3.23MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
28.3.24PoughiteFe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
28.3.26RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
28.3.27EztlitePb2Fe63+(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)(OH)10 · 8H2O
28.3.28Keystoneite(Ni,Mg,Fe,Mn)3Te3O9 · 5H2O

Other Names for Rajite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Rajit
Russian:Раджит
Spanish:Rajita

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 Rajite

Reference List:
Williams, S. A. (1979): Rajite, naturally occurring cupric pyrotellurite, a new mineral. Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 91-92.

American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1331.

Acta Crystallographica: B29: 963-970.

Internet Links for Rajite

Localities for Rajite

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.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Zenzai & Nakada (2005) Chigaku Kenkyu, 54, #3, 131-136.
USA (TL)
 
  • New Mexico
    • Catron Co.
      • Wilcox District
        • Lone Pine Hill area
Williams, S.A. (1979): Rajite, naturally occurring cupric pyrotellurite, a new mineral. Mineralogical Magazine. 43:91-92: MinRec 20:10, 10:301]
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