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Housleyite

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Dr. Bob Housley
Formula:
Pb6CuTe46+O18(OH)2
System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Dr. Bob Housley, of Pasadena, California, USA, in recognition of his contributions to the mineralogy of the type locality. Bob Housley explored the entirety of Otto Mountain near Baker, California, and re-discovered the forgotten mines on it and researched their history, leading to the discovery of the suite of tellurite species and related mineral species.
This page provides mineralogical data about Housleyite.

Classification of Housleyite

Approved 2009
33.1.7.

33 : SELENATES AND TELLURATES
1 : (AB)m(XO4)pZq
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First Recorded Occurrence of Housleyite

Crystallography of Housleyite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.8552(5) Å, b = 10.4837(7) Å, c = 11.0426(8) Å
β = 95.547(2)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.749 : 1 : 1.053
Unit Cell Volume:
V 905.12 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.336 (69)
3.292 (50)
3.195 (100)
3.068 (47)
3.007 (49)
2.942 (80)
2.723 (29)
2.580 (38)

Chemical Properties of Housleyite

Formula:
Pb6CuTe46+O18(OH)2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Housleyite

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 Housleyite

Reference List:
IMA Approvals - July 2009.

Kampf, A. R., J. Marty, and B. Thorne (2010), Lead-tellurium oxysalts from Otto Mountain near Baker, California: II. Housleyite, Pb6CuTe4O18(OH)2, a new mineral with Cu-Te octahedral sheets, American Mineralogist: 95: 1337-1342.

Internet Links for Housleyite

Localities for Housleyite

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
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Tombstone Hills
        • Tombstone District
PXRD analyzed by Tony Kampf.
          • Silver Plume Mine (Emerald & Silver Plume Mine group)
Marty, J., Kampf, A. R., Housley, R. M., Mills, S. J. & Weiß, S.. (2010). Seltene neue Tellurmineralien aus Kalifornien, Utah, Arizona und New Mexiko (USA). Lapis, 35 (12), 42-51; 66.
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Baker
        • Otto Mountain
Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., Housley, R.M., Marty, J., and Thorne, B. (2010): American Mineralogist 95, 1554–1559.
IMA Approvals - July 2009; Kampf, A. R., J. Marty, and B. Thorne (2010), Lead-tellurium oxysalts from Otto Mountain near Baker, California: II. Housleyite, Pb6CuTe4O18(OH)2, a new mineral with Cu-Te octahedral sheets, American Mineralogist: 95: 1337-1342; Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., Housley, R.M., Marty, J., and Thorne, B. (2010): American Mineralogist 95, 1554–1559.
collected by Eckhard D. Stuart
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