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Andyrobertsite

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Formula:
KCdCu5(AsO4)4(H2AsO4) · 2H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3
Name:
Named after Andrew C. Roberts (1950-), mineralogist with the Geological Survey of Canada, specialist in documentation of new mineral species, in particular from low-temperature secondary parageneses.
Isostructural with:
The Cd analogue of calcioandyrobertsite.

Structurally related to the Lavendulan Group.

Classification of Andyrobertsite

Approved 1997
8.DH.50

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
H : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 < 1:1
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First Recorded Occurrence of Andyrobertsite

Physical Properties of Andyrobertsite

Vitreous
Hardness (Mohs):
3

Crystallography of Andyrobertsite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Optical Data of Andyrobertsite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.720 nβ = 1.749 nγ = 1.757
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.037
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
relatively strong

Chemical Properties of Andyrobertsite

Formula:
KCdCu5(AsO4)4(H2AsO4) · 2H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Andyrobertsite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
8.DH.05MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
8.DH.10LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
8.DH.10Spheniscidite(NH4,K)(Fe3+,Al)2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
8.DH.10TinsleyiteKAl2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMnFe){Ca}{Mn2+}{Fe22+}{Fe23+}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMnMg){Ca}{Mn2+}{(Mg,Fe2+)2}{Fe23+}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMnMn){Ca}{Mn2+}{Mn22+}{Fe23+}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15KeckiteCaMn2+Fe23+Fe23+(PO4)4(OH)3(H2O)7
8.DH.15Rittmannite{(Mn2+,Ca)}{Mn2+}{(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)2}{(Al,Fe3+)2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Whiteite-(CaFeMg){Ca}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Whiteite-(CaMnMg){Ca}{Mn2+}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Whiteite-(MnFeMg){(Mn2+,Ca)}{(Fe2+,Mn2+)}{Mg2}{Al2}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(MnMnMn){Mn2+}{Mn2+}{Mn22+}{Fe23+}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Kaluginite(Mn2+,Ca)MgFe3+(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaFeFe){Ca}{Fe2+}{Fe22+}{Fe23+}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(NaFeMg)NaFe3+Mg2Fe23+(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(NaMnMg){Na}{Mn3+}{Mg2}{Fe23+}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.15Jahnsite-(CaMgMg){Ca}{Mg}{Mg2}{Fe23+}(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.20Manganosegelerite(Mn2+,Ca)(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Fe3+(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
8.DH.20OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
8.DH.20SegeleriteCa2 Mg2 Fe23+(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
8.DH.20WilhelmvierlingiteCaMnFe3+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
8.DH.20JuonniiteCaMgSc(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
8.DH.25CalcioferriteCa2Fe23+(PO4)3(OH) · 7H2O
8.DH.25KingsmountiteCa4(Fe2+,Mn2+)Al4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
8.DH.25MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
8.DH.25ZodaciteCa4Mn2+Fe43+(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
8.DH.30ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
8.DH.30KolfaniteCa2Fe23+(AsO4)3O2 · 2H2O
8.DH.30MitridatiteCa2Fe33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
8.DH.30PararobertsiteCa2Mn33+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
8.DH.30RobertsiteCa3Mn43+(PO4)3O2 · 3H2O
8.DH.30Sailaufite(Ca,Na,☐)2Mn33+(AsO4)2(CO3)O2 · 3H2O
8.DH.35MantienneiteKMg2Al2Ti(PO4)4(OH)3 · 15H2O
8.DH.35PaulkerriteK(Mg,Mn2+)2(Fe3+,Al,Ti,Mg)2Ti(PO4)4(OH)3 · 15H2O
8.DH.35Benyacarite(H2O,K)2(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Ti)2Ti(PO4)4(O,F)2 · 14H2O
8.DH.40XanthoxeniteCa4Fe23+(PO4)4(OH)2 · 3H2O
8.DH.45MahnertiteNaCu3(AsO4)2Cl · 5H2O
8.DH.50CalcioandyrobertsiteKCaCu5(AsO4)4(H2AsO4) · 2H2O
8.DH.55EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
8.DH.60BouazzeriteBi6(Mg,Co)11Fe143+(AsO4)18(OH)4O12 · 86H2O

Other Names for Andyrobertsite

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 Andyrobertsite

Reference List:
Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Pinch, W.W., and Grice, J.D. (1999) Andyrobertsite and calcioandyrobertsite, two new minerals from the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia. Mineralogical Record: 30: 181-186.

Cooper, M.A. and Hawthorne, F.C. (2000): Highly undersaturated anions in the crystal structure of andyrobertsite - calcio-andyrobertsite, a doubly acid arsenate of the form K(Cd,Ca)[Cu 2+ 5(AsO4)4{As(OH)2O2}](H2O)2. Canadian Mineralogist: 38: 817-830.

Internet Links for Andyrobertsite

Localities for Andyrobertsite

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.
Namibia
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Pinch, W.W., and Grice, J.D. (1999) Andyrobertsite and calcioandyrobertsite, two new minerals from the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia. Mineralogical Record: 30: 181-186. Cooper, M.A. and Hawthorne, F.C. (2000) Highly undersaturated anions in the crystal structure of andyrobertsite - calcio-andyrobertsite, a doubly acid arsenate of the form K(Cd,Ca)[Cu2+5(AsO4)4{As(OH)2O2}](H2O)2. Canadian Mineralogist: 38: 817-830.
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