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Teineite

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Formula:
Cu[TeO
 
3
] · 2H
 
2
O
System:OrthorhombicColour: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

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/K.06-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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 edition ID:34.2.2.2
Dana 8th edition ID:34.2.2.2

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
2 : A(XO3)·xH2O
Hey's CIM Ref.:28.3.4

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

Type Locality:Takinosawa vein, Teine mine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Year of Discovery:1939
Associated Minerals at type locality:
Tellurite

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 (measured):3.8 g/cm3

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°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.024

Chart 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[TeO
 
3
] · 2H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Cu[TeO3]·2H2O
Essential elements:Cu, H, O, Te
All elements listed in formula:Cu, H, O, Te

Relationship of Teineite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
4.JM.05Keystoneite
(Ni,Mg,Fe,Mn)
 
3
Te
 
3
O
 
9
· 5H
 
2
O
4.JM.05Kinichilite
(Fe,Mg,Zn)
 
2
(TeO
 
3
)
 
3
(Na
 
x
H
 
2-x
) · 3H
 
2
O
4.JM.05Zemannite
Mg(ZnFe)
 
2
(TeO
 
3
)
 
6
·9H
 
2
O
4.JM.10Blakeite
Fe
3+
2
[TeO
 
3
]
 
3
(?)
4.JM.10Emmonsite
Fe
3+
2
[TeO
 
3
]
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
4.JM.15Graemite
Cu[TeO
 
3
] · H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
28.3.1Balyakinite
Cu(TeO
 
3
)
28.3.2Rajite
Cu(Te
4+
2
O
 
5
)
28.3.3Graemite
Cu[TeO
 
3
] · H
 
2
O
28.3.5Cesbronite
Cu
 
5
(TeO
 
3
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· 2H
 
2
O
28.3.6Mroseite
CaTe
4+
 
(CO
 
3
)O
 
2
28.3.7Quetzalcoatlite
Zn
 
6
Cu
 
3
(TeO
 
6
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
· Ag
 
x
Pb
 
y
Cl
 
x+2y
28.3.8Zemannite
Mg(ZnFe)
 
2
(TeO
 
3
)
 
6
·9H
 
2
O
28.3.9Kinichilite
(Fe,Mg,Zn)
 
2
(TeO
 
3
)
 
3
(Na
 
x
H
 
2-x
) · 3H
 
2
O
28.3.10Denningite
(Mn
2+
 
,Ca,Zn)Te
4+
2
O
 
5
28.3.11Spiroffite
(Mn,Zn)
 
2
Te
4+
3
O
 
8
28.3.12Winstanleyite
TiTe
4+
3
O
 
8
28.3.13Fairbankite
Pb(TeO
 
3
)
28.3.14Plumbotellurite
Pb(TeO
 
3
)
28.3.15Choloalite
(Cu,Sb)
 
3
(Pb,Ca)
 
3
(TeO
 
3
)
 
6
Cl
28.3.16Smirnite
Bi
 
2
Te
4+
 
O
 
5
28.3.17Chekhovichite
Bi
 
2
Te
4+
4
O
 
11
28.3.18Cliffordite
(UO
 
2
)Te
4+
3
O
 
7
28.3.19Schmitterite
(UO
 
2
)(TeO
 
3
)
28.3.20Moctezumite
Pb(UO
 
2
)(TeO
 
3
)
 
2
28.3.21Emmonsite
Fe
3+
2
[TeO
 
3
]
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O
28.3.22Blakeite
Fe
3+
2
[TeO
 
3
]
 
3
(?)
28.3.23Mackayite
Fe
3+
 
(Te
4+
2
O
 
5
)(OH)
28.3.24Poughite
Fe
3+
2
(TeO
 
3
)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)(H
 
2
O)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
28.3.25Sonoraite
Fe
3+
 
(TeO
 
3
)(OH) · H
 
2
O
28.3.26Rodalquilarite
Fe
 
2
(TeO
 
2
OH)
 
3
(TeO
 
3
)Cl
28.3.27Eztlite
Pb
 
2
Fe
3+
6
(Te
4+
 
O
 
3
)
 
3
(Te
6+
 
O
 
6
)(OH)
 
10
· 8H
 
2
O
28.3.28Keystoneite
(Ni,Mg,Fe,Mn)
 
3
Te
 
3
O
 
9
· 5H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Dana Grouping):

- +
34.2.2.1Chalcomenite
CuSeO
 
3
· 2H
 
2
O

Other Names for Teineite

Other Languages:
German:Teineit
Japanese:手稲石
Russian:Тейнеит
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 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 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.

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  • Localities for Teineite

    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.
    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
     
    • 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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