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Tsumcorite

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Formula:
Pb(Zn,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Yellow-brown, red-brown, ...
Hardness:
Name:
Named after its type locality, the Tsumeb Corporation (Tsumcor) mine, Tsumeb, Namibia

Classification of Tsumcorite

Approved 1969
8.CG.15

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
G : With large and medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O = 1:1
Dana 7th ed.:
40.2.9.1
40.2.9.1

40 : HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
2 : AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
20.5.14

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
5 : Arsenates of Ti and Pb
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First Recorded Occurrence of Tsumcorite

Year of Discovery:
1969

Physical Properties of Tsumcorite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Translucent
Colour:
Yellow-brown, red-brown, orange
Streak:
Yellow
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Tsumcorite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.124Å, b = 6.329Å, c = 7.577Å
β = 115.3°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.442 : 1 : 1.197
Unit Cell Volume:
V 395.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2

Optical Data of Tsumcorite

Type:
Biaxial
Dispersion:
dispersion not observed

Chemical Properties of Tsumcorite

Formula:
Pb(Zn,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Tsumcorite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
CabalzariteCa(Mg,Al,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
CobaltlotharmeyeriteCa(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
CobalttsumcoritePb(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
FerrilotharmeyeriteCa(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
GartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
HelmutwinkleritePb(Zn,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
KaliochalciteKCu2(SO4)2[(OH)(H2O)]
Krettnichite(Pb,Sr)(Mn3+,Co)2(VO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
LotharmeyeriteCa(Zn,Mn3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
LukrahniteCa(Cu,Zn)(Fe3+,Zn)(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
ManganlotharmeyeriteCa(Mn3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
MawbyitePb(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
MounanaitePbFe23+(VO4)2(OH,F)2
NatrochalciteNaCu2(SO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Nickelschneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Ni,Co,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
NickeltsumcoritePb(Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2 · (H2O,OH)2
PhosphogartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+)2(PO4,AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
RappolditePb(Co,Ni,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Schneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Co,Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
ThometzekitePb(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
YancowinnaitePbCuAl(AsO4)2OH · H2O
ZincgartrellitePb(Zn,Fe3+,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.05CassidyiteCa2(Ni2+,Mg)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05CollinsiteCa2(Mg,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05FairfielditeCa2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05GaititeCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05MesseliteCa2(Fe2+,Mn2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05ParabrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.05HilliteCa2(Zn,Mg)(PO4)2 · 2 H2O
8.CG.10BrandtiteCa2(Mn2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.10RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.10WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.10ZincroseliteCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.10RruffiteCa2Cu(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.15FerrilotharmeyeriteCa(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
8.CG.15LotharmeyeriteCa(Zn,Mn3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15MawbyitePb(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
8.CG.15MounanaitePbFe23+(VO4)2(OH,F)2
8.CG.15ThometzekitePb(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15CobaltlotharmeyeriteCa(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15CabalzariteCa(Mg,Al,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
8.CG.15Krettnichite(Pb,Sr)(Mn3+,Co)2(VO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
8.CG.15CobalttsumcoritePb(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15NickellotharmeyeriteCa(Ni,Fe3+,Co)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15ManganlotharmeyeriteCa(Mn3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
8.CG.15Schneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Co,Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
8.CG.15Nickelschneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Ni,Co,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
8.CG.20GartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.20HelmutwinkleritePb(Zn,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.20ZincgartrellitePb(Zn,Fe3+,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.20RappolditePb(Co,Ni,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.20PhosphogartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+)2(PO4,AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.20LukrahniteCa(Cu,Zn)(Fe3+,Zn)(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.25PottsiteHPbBi(VO4)2 · 2H2O
8.CG.35NickeltalmessiteCa2Ni(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
20.5.1CafarsiteCa5.9Mn1.7Fe3Ti3(AsO3)12 · 4-5H2O
20.5.2SchultenitePb(HAsO4)
20.5.3DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
20.5.4BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
20.5.5PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
20.5.6ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
20.5.7HelmutwinkleritePb(Zn,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
20.5.8ThometzekitePb(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
20.5.9Caryinite(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)(Ca,Mn2+)(Mn2+,Mg,Fe3+)2(AsO4)3
20.5.10LudlockitePbFe43+As103+O22
20.5.11GabrielsonitePbFe(AsO4)(OH)
20.5.12CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
20.5.13SegnititePbFe33+(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6
20.5.15JamesitePb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe43+(AsO4)4(OH)10
20.5.16MawbyitePb(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)
20.5.17Arsenbrackenbuschite
40.2.9.2HelmutwinkleritePb(Zn,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O

Other Names for Tsumcorite

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 Tsumcorite

Reference List:
Walenta, K. & Wimmenauer, W. (1961): Der Mineralbestand des Michaelganges im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Jh. Geol. Landesamt Baden-Württemberg, 4, 7-37. [as unnamed Pb-Zn-arsenate]

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1971): 304-309.

American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 1558.

Walenta, K. (1976): Tsumcorit aus der Grube Michael im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Aufschluß, 27, 373-379. (in German)

Acta Crystallographica: B29: 2789-2794.

European Journal of Mineralogy (1998): 10: 179-206.

Internet Links for Tsumcorite

Localities for Tsumcorite

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill
Australian Min. 3:1 (1997)
[UKJMM 19:28]
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • North Flinders Ranges
        • Leigh Creek
          • Puttapa
Elliott, P., Pring, A. & Birch, W. D. (1988): Tsumcorite from Puttapa, South Australia. Australian Mineral. 3 (2), 67-69.
  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
[MinRec 24:203]; Min. Record 24,203-218(1993)
Nickel, E., Gartrell, B(1993): Secondary Minerals from Ashburton Downs Western Australia, Mineralogical Record (May-June 1993): 24:3:203-218
Bulgaria
 
  • Vratsa Oblast (Vratza)
    • Balkan Mts (Stara Planina)
Minceva-Stefanova, J. (2001). Arsenate minerals diversity in oxidation zones of the polymetallic stratabound deposits in Western Balkan Mountain. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie Bulgare des Sciences, 54(6), 39.
France
 
  • Languedoc-Roussillon
    • Aude
      • Padern
Favreau, G., Berbain, C. & Meisser, N. (2003): Cyanophyllite et autres minéraux rares de Padern (Aude). Le Cahiers des Micromonteurs, 82(4), 17-23.
  • Midi-Pyrénées
    • Aveyron
      • Monteils
- Favreau G., Eytier J-R., Eytier C. (2010), Les minéraux de la mine de Falgayrolles (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°109
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
No reference listed
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Gengenbach
        • Haigerach valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001; Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (2000): Neufunde von bekannten Fundorten im Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 11 (4), 57-60. (in German)
      • Lahr
        • Reichenbach
          • Weiler
Walenta, K. & Wimmenauer, W. (1961): Der Mineralbestand des Michaelganges im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Jh. Geol. Landesamt Baden-Württemberg, 4, 7-37. [as unnamed Pb-Zn-arsenate]; Walenta, K. (1976): Tsumcorit aus der Grube Michael im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Aufschluß, 27, 373-379. (in German); Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
WALENTA, K. (1997): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara 7. Folge. - Lapis 22 (11), 37-47; KOLITSCH, U., GRÖBNER, J. BLASS, G., GRAF, H.-W. & PRING, A. (2005): Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald (II): Dreyerit, Gasparit-(Ce), Klinobisvanit, Kobaltkoritnigit, Metatyuyamunit, Roscoelith, Sengierit, Vésigniéit und Wakefieldit. Lapis 30 (9), 35-39; 58.
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Lautertal (Odenwald)
        • Reichenbach
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Siegerland
      • Müsen
Der Aufschluss 2000(2), 71-123
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    • Westerwald
      • Linz am Rhein
        • Kalenborn
          • Kasbach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Niederschlag-Bärenstein District
        • Bärenstein
          • Niederschlag
Lapis, 19 (4), 13-22+50.
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
Schnorrer, G. & Breitenbach, H. (1999): Neue Minerale von den alten Lagerstätten Lavrions/Griechenland. Aufschluss 50, 207-209.
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
No reference listed
Lapis No.7/8 1999 p.70-74
        • Sounion area
          • Sounion Mines
Branko Rieck collection
Mexico
 
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Mapimí
      • Mapimí
Namibia
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Walenta, K. & Wimmenauer, W. (1961): Der Mineralbestand des Michaelganges im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Jh. Geol. Landesamt Baden-Württemberg, 4, 7-37. [as unnamed Pb-Zn-arsenate]; Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1971): 304-309; American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 1558; NJMM (1985), 446; EJM 10 (1998), 179.
  • Otjozondjupa Region
    • Grootfontein District
Stieglitz, B. and Stieglitz, H. (1995): Die Vanadium-Erzlagerstätte am Berg Aukas, Namibia. Lapis, 20 (9), 26-32 (in German) [no information on identification method]; several collections (mislabeled descloizite, see http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,304581,304581#msg-304581)
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Córdoba
      • Villanueva de Córdoba
Schnorrer, G. (2000): Die Minerale der ehemaligen Grube Espuela de San Miguel bei Villanueva de Cordoba, Prov. Cordoba in Spanien. Der Aufschluss, 51, 211-222. (in German)
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Iron Point District
        • Valmy
List provided by Paul Adams at SCMS 2015.
    • Nye Co.
      • Lodi Hills
        • Lodi District
          • Quartz Mountain camp
Joe Marty collection (Tony Kampf analysis)
  • South Dakota
    • Lawrence Co.
Rocks & Minerals: 75(3): 156-169.
Rocks & Min.: 60:111.
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Eureka
R&M 68:6 p406-416
          • Mammoth
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
    • Tooele Co.
      • Deep Creek Mts
        • Gold Hill District (Clifton District)
          • Gold Hill
            • Gold Hill Mine (Western Utah Mine)
Excalibur Mineral specimen
      • Oquirrh Mts
        • Ophir District
          • Dry Canyon area
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
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