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Zincocopiapite

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Formula:
ZnFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 18H2O
Colour:
Yellowish green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Member of:
Name:
Named as the zinc end-member of the Copiapite Group

Classification of Zincocopiapite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
7.DB.35

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
B : With only medium-sized cations; insular octahedra and finite units
31.10.5.6

31 : HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
10 : Miscellaneous
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First Recorded Occurrence of Zincocopiapite

Year of Discovery:
1964

Physical Properties of Zincocopiapite

Vitreous
Colour:
Yellowish green
Hardness (Mohs):
2

Chemical Properties of Zincocopiapite

Formula:
ZnFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 18H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Zincocopiapite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
CalciocopiapiteCaFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 10H2O
CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.05AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
7.DB.05Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
7.DB.05Svyazhinite(Mg,Mn2+,Ca)(Al,Fe3+)(SO4)2F · 14H2O
7.DB.10KhademiteAl(SO4)F · 5H2O
7.DB.10RostiteAl(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
7.DB.15JurbaniteAl(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
7.DB.20Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
7.DB.20Orthominasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
7.DB.20Anorthominasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2O
7.DB.25Bobjonesite(V4+O)(SO4) · 3H2O
7.DB.30AmarantiteFe23+(SO4)2O · 7H2O
7.DB.30HohmanniteFe23+(SO4)2O · 8H2O
7.DB.30MetahohmanniteFe23+(SO4)2O · 4H2O
7.DB.35AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.35CalciocopiapiteCaFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 10H2O
7.DB.35CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.35CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.35FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
7.DB.35MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O

Other Names for Zincocopiapite

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 Zincocopiapite

Reference List:
Tu Kwang-chih, Li Hsi-lin, Hsieh Hsen-deh, and Yin Shu-sen (1964) Zincobotryogen and zincocopiapite, two new varieties of sulfate minerals. Acta Geologica Sinica 44(1), 99-101 (in Chinese, English abstract). - American Mineralogist: 49, 1777 (abstract).

Kuliyev, A. (1967) Zincocopiapite from the thermal zone of the front range of the western Kopet-Dag: Akad. Nauk Turkm. SSR, Izv., Ser. Fiz.-Tekh., Khim. Geol. Nauk. 2, p122-125.

Canadian Mineralogist (1985), 23, 53.

Perroud, P. et al. (1987) Presence de zincocopiapite en Valais, Schweiz. Mineral. Petrog. Mitt. 67, 115-117.

Internet Links for Zincocopiapite

Localities for Zincocopiapite

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.
Canada
 
  • Nunavut Territory
    • Baffin Island
      • Nanisivik
Mineralogical Record: 21: 533.
China
 
  • Qinghai Province
    • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
      • Da Qaidam Co. (Dachaidan Co.)
        • Xitieshan
Guangzhi Tu, Xilin Li, Xande Xie, and Shusen Yin (1964): Acta Geologica Sinica 44(1), 99-101
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Goslar
        • Rammelsberg
Collection Elmar Lackner ; Label says 'analyzed'; from 83m Level; Scharizer, Zs. Kr. 52:372 (1913)
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Plaka
          • Plaka Mines
No reference listed
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
Ďuďa R.,Kotuľak P., Káňa R., 1993: Bergbau und Mineralien von Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Slowakei. Emser Hefte, 14, 3, 1-70, Haltern
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Martigny
      • Mont Chemin
Perroud, P. et al., Schweiz. Mineral. Petrog. Mitt. 67, 115-117(1987).
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
          • Bisbee
            • Higgins Mine (Higgins tunnel)
Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 9.
  • Colorado
    • Gilpin Co.
      • Nevada
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Saguache Co.
      • Bonanza District (Kerber Creek District)
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
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