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Thorneite

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Brent Thorne
Formula:
Pb6(Te26+O10)(CO3)Cl2(H2O)
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
lemon yellow, ...
Name:
Named in honor of Mr. Brent Thorne, American pharmacist (chemist), systematic mineral collector/micromounter of Bountiful, Utah, USA, who collected studied material.
This page provides mineralogical data about Thorneite.

Classification of Thorneite

Approved 2009
33.3.4.

33 : SELENATES AND TELLURATES
3 : Compound Selenates and Tellurates
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First Recorded Occurrence of Thorneite

Physical Properties of Thorneite

Colour:
lemon yellow, yellow-orange
Comment:
Fresh material is bright lemon-yellow; darkens to yellow-orange on exposure.

Crystallography of Thorneite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 21.305(1) Å, b = 11.059(1) Å, c = 7.564(1) Å
β = 101.112(4)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.926 : 1 : 0.684
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,748.76 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
10.43 (55)
3.733 (27)
3.595 (33)
3.351 (66)
3.224 (100)
3.093 (30)
2.900 (44)
2.133 (38)

Chemical Properties of Thorneite

Formula:
Pb6(Te26+O10)(CO3)Cl2(H2O)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Thorneite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Thorneite

Reference List:
IMA Approvals - July 2009.

A. R. Kampf, R. M. Housley, and J. Marty (2010), Lead-tellurium oxysalts from Otto Mountain near Baker, California: III. Thorneite, Pb6(Te26+O10)(CO3)Cl2(H2O), the first mineral with edge-sharing octahedral tellurate dimers, American Mineralogist, October 1, 2010: 95(10): 1548-1553.

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Localities for Thorneite

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.
USA
 
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Baker
        • Otto Mountain
EDS confirmed by Robert Housley. Crystals only visible by SEM.
A. R. Kampf, R. M. Housley, and J. Marty (2010), Lead-tellurium oxysalts from Otto Mountain near Baker, California: III. Thorneite, Pb6(Te26+O10)(CO3)Cl2(H2O), the first mineral with edge-sharing octahedral tellurate dimers American Mineralogist, October 1, 2010; 95(10): 1548-1553.
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