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Schoenfliesite

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Formula:
Mg[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
Colour:Dark red-brown, orangeHardness:4 - 4½
Member of:Schoenfliesite Group
Name:Named after Arthur Morris Schoenflies (1853-1928) Professor of Mathematics, University of Frankfurt. He developed a system of crystallographic indexing.

Classification of Schoenfliesite

IMA status:Approved 1968
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/F.16-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.FC.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
C : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
Dana 8th edition ID:6.3.6.2

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3
Hey's CIM Ref.:7.11.4

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
11 : Oxides of Sn and Pb
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Type Occurrence of Schoenfliesite

Type Locality:Brooks Mountain, Seward Peninsula, Nome Borough, Alaska, USA
Year of Discovery:1968

Physical Properties of Schoenfliesite

Colour:Dark red-brown, orange
Hardness (Mohs):4 - 4½

Chemical Properties of Schoenfliesite

Formula:
Mg[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
Simplified for copy/paste:Mg[Sn(OH)6]
Essential elements:H, Mg, O, Sn
All elements listed in formula:H, Mg, O, Sn

Relationship of Schoenfliesite to other Species

Member of:Schoenfliesite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Burtite
Ca[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
Mushistonite
(Cu,Zn,Fe
2+
 
)[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
Natanite
Fe
2+
 
[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
Vismirnovite
Zn[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
Wickmanite
Mn
2+
 
[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.FC.05Bernalite
Fe(OH)
 
3
· nH
 
2
O (n = 0.0 to 0.25)
4.FC.05Dzhalindite
In(OH)
 
3
4.FC.05Söhngeite
Ga(OH)
 
3
4.FC.10Burtite
Ca[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.10Mushistonite
(Cu,Zn,Fe
2+
 
)[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.10Natanite
Fe
2+
 
[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.10Vismirnovite
Zn[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.10Wickmanite
Mn
2+
 
[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.15Jeanbandyite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)[Sn
4+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.15Mopungite
Na[Sb
5+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.15Stottite
Fe
2+
 
[Ge
4+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.15Tetrawickmanite
Mn
2+
 
[Sn
4+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-2N1S
(Al,Fe,Zn)
 
2
(Al,Sn)
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-6N6S
(Mg,Al,Zn)
 
3
(Al,Sn,Fe)
 
8
O
 
15
(OH)
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-2N1S
(Mg,Al,Zn)
 
2
(Al,Sn)
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-6N6S
(Al,Fe,Zn)
 
3
(Al,Sn,Fe)
 
8
O
 
15
(OH)
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-2N1S
Sn(Zn,Fe,Mg)Al
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-6N6S
(Zn,Mg,Al)
 
3
(Al,Sn,Fe)
 
8
O
 
15
(OH)
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3S
Mg
 
2
BeAl
 
6
O
 
12
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S
Mg
 
3
Al
 
8
BeO
 
16
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
7.11.1Romarchite
SnO
7.11.2Cassiterite
SnO
 
2
7.11.5Burtite
Ca[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
7.11.6Vismirnovite
Zn[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
7.11.7Wickmanite
Mn
2+
 
[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
7.11.8Tetrawickmanite
Mn
2+
 
[Sn
4+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
7.11.9Jeanbandyite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)[Sn
4+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
7.11.10Natanite
Fe
2+
 
[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
7.11.11Mushistonite
(Cu,Zn,Fe
2+
 
)[Sn(OH)
 
6
]
7.11.12Ferronigerite-2N1S
(Al,Fe,Zn)
 
2
(Al,Sn)
 
6
O
 
11
(OH)
7.11.13Magnesionigerite
7.11.14Argutite
GeO
 
2
7.11.15Brunogeierite
Fe
2+
2
Ge
4+
 
O
 
4
7.11.16Stottite
Fe
2+
 
[Ge
4+
 
(OH)
 
6
]
7.11.17Carboirite
FeAl
 
2
(GeO
 
4
)O(OH)
 
2
7.11.18Otjisumeite
PbGe
 
4
O
 
9
7.11.19Bartelkeite
PbFe
2+
 
Ge
 
3
O
 
8
7.11.20Massicot
PbO
7.11.21Litharge
PbO
7.11.22Minium
Pb
 
3
O
 
4
7.11.23Plattnerite
PbO
 
2
7.11.24Scrutinyite
alpha-PbO
 
2
7.11.25Murdochite
PbCu
 
6
O
 
8-x
(Cl,Br)
 
2x
where x<=0.5
7.11.26Macedonite
PbTiO
 
3
7.11.27Cesàrolite
Pb(Mn
4+
 
)
 
3
O
 
6
(OH)
 
2
7.11.28Coronadite
Pb(Mn
4+
6
Mn
3+
2
)O
 
16
7.11.29Quenselite
PbMnO
 
2
(OH)
7.11.30Plumboferrite
Pb
 
2
Fe
3+
11-x
Mn
2+
x
O
 
19-2x
, x = 1/3
7.11.31Magnetoplumbite
(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)
 
12
O
 
19
7.11.32Senaite
Pb(Ti,Fe,Mn)
 
21
O
 
38

Other Names for Schoenfliesite

Synonyms:
IMA1968-008Schönfliesite
Other Languages:
German:Schoenfliesit
Schönfliesit
Russian:Шенфлисит
Spanish:Schoenfliesita

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 Schoenfliesite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 1557.

Acta Crystallographica: 13: 601-603.

Canadian Mineralogist (1977) 15: 437.

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  • Localities for Schoenfliesite

    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.
    China
     
    • Yunnan Province
      • Honghe Autonomous Prefecture
        • Gejiu Co.
          • Gejiu Sn-polymetallic ore field
    Chen, J., Halls, C., and Stanley, C.J. (1992): Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 11(2), 140-155.
    Chengdian Pen (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(3), 37-48
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Karlovy Vary Region
        • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
          • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
    Natural History Museum Vienna collection
    Malaysia
     
    • Pahang
    http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/schoenfliesite.pdf.
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Karelia Republic
        • Ladoga Region
          • Pitkyaranta District (Pitkäranta District)
    Can. Min. 15, 437(1977); Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    USA
     
    • Alaska
      • Nome Borough
        • Seward Peninsula
    Zeits. für Krist. 134 (1971), 116
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