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Teineite

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Formula:
Cu[TeO3] · 2H2O
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Sky-blue, cobalt-blue, ...
Hardness:
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, Teine Mine, Hokkaido, Japan.
This page provides mineralogical data about Teineite.

Classification of Teineite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
4.JM.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
M : Tellurites without additional anions, with H2O
Dana 7th ed.:
34.2.2.2
34.2.2.2

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
2 : A(XO3)·xH2O
28.3.4

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

Year of Discovery:
1939
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Physical Properties of Teineite

Colour:
Sky-blue, cobalt-blue, bluish gray; bright blue to greenish blue in transmitted light.
Streak:
Pale blue
Hardness (Mohs):
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
On {010}, good; on {001} and {100}, poor.
Density:
3.8 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Crystallography of Teineite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.63Å, b = 9.61Å, c = 7.43Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.69 : 1 : 0.773
Unit Cell Volume:
V 473.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Crystals prismatic [001], also flattened {010} at times. Occurs as crusts and intersecting aggregates.

Optical Data of Teineite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.767 nβ = 1.782 nγ = 1.791
2V:
Measured: 36° , Calculated: 74°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.024
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
strong
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
X = a = Greenish blue
Y = b = Blue
Z = c = Indigo-blue

Chemical Properties of Teineite

Formula:
Cu[TeO3] · 2H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Teineite to other Species

4.JM.05Keystoneite(Ni,Mg,Fe,Mn)3Te3O9 · 5H2O
4.JM.05Kinichilite(Fe,Mg,Zn)2(TeO3)3(NaxH2-x) · 3H2O
4.JM.05ZemanniteMg(ZnFe)2(TeO3)6·9H2O
4.JM.10BlakeiteFe23+[TeO3]3 (?)
4.JM.10EmmonsiteFe23+[TeO3]3 · 2H2O
4.JM.15GraemiteCu[TeO3] · H2O
28.3.1BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)
28.3.2RajiteCu(Te24+O5)
28.3.3GraemiteCu[TeO3] · H2O
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 Teineite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Teineit
Japanese:手稲石
Spanish:Teineita

Other Information

Other Information:
Dissolved by HCL rendering a greenish yellow solution; dissolved by HNO3 rendering a blue solution.

Alters to malachite and azurite.
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 Teineite

Reference List:
Yosimura (1939) Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, series 4, Geology and Mineralogy: 4: 465-470.

Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen (1977): 24: 287-298.

American Mineralogist (1964): 49: 1481-1485.

Internet Links for Teineite

Localities for Teineite

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.
Japan (TL)
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Sapporo
      • Teine mine
Zemann, A., and Zemann, J. (1960): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 7, 436-438.; Yosimura, T. (1939): Teineite, a new tellurate mineral from the Teine mine, Hokkaido, Japan. J. Fac. Sci. Hokkaido Univ. IV 4, 465.
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Kato (1973) Sakurai Kobutsu Hyohon (Sakurai Mineral Collection), 34.
    • Kinki region
      • Wakayama prefecture
        • Iwade city
Hori Mineralogy specimens
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
      • Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
Norway
 
  • Sør-Trøndelag
    • Oppdal
Isbrekke, Kjell Arve (1991):Oppdal-ett mineralparadis ? STEIN 18(4),56-57
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.:69
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 238, 389; Williams, S.A. & P. Matter III (1975), Graemite, a new Bisbee mineral, Min.Rec.: 6: 32-34.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 389; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
    • La Paz Co.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 206; Williams, S.A. & P. Matter, III (1975), Graemite, a new Bisbee mineral, Min.Rec.: 6: 32-34.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 238; Williams, S.A. & P. Matter, III (1975), Graemite, a new Bisbee mineral, Min.Rec.: 6:32-34.
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
Rick Dalrymple Collection
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • East Tintic District
SEM EDS and XRD confirmed by Rob Bowell.
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