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Cabalzarite

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Formula:
Ca(Mg,Al,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Light brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Name:
Named in honor of Walter Cabalzar, Swiss amateur mineralogist of Chur, Switzerland, who contributed to the mineralogy of the Graubünden canton.

Classification of Cabalzarite

Approved 1997
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
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Type Occurrence of Cabalzarite

Physical Properties of Cabalzarite

Vitreous
Colour:
Light brown
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
5

Crystallography of Cabalzarite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m

Optical Data of Cabalzarite

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.700 nγ = 1.760
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.060
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of Cabalzarite

Formula:
Ca(Mg,Al,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Cabalzarite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
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)
TsumcoritePb(Zn,Fe3+)2(AsO4)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.15TsumcoritePb(Zn,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
8.CG.15CobaltlotharmeyeriteCa(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)
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

Other Names for Cabalzarite

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 Cabalzarite

Reference List:
Brugger, J., Meisser, N., Schenk, K., Berlepsch, P., Bonin, M., Armbruster, T., Nyfeler, D. and Schmidt, S. (2000): Description and crystal structure of cabalzarite Ca(Mg,Al,Fe)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2, a new mineral of the tsumcorite group. American Mineralogist, 85, 1307–1314.

Internet Links for Cabalzarite

Localities for Cabalzarite

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.
Morocco
 
  • Souss-Massa-Draâ Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District)
          • Aghbar
Favreau, G., Dietrich, J. E., Meisser, N., Brugger, J., Ait Haddouch, L. & Maacha, L. (2007): Bou Azzer, Morocco. Mineralogical Record 38, 345-407
Meisser, N.; Brugger, J.; Krivovichev, S.; Armbruster, T.; Favreau, G. (2012): Description and crystal structure of maghrebite, MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2•8H2O, from Aghbar, Anti-Atlas, Morocco: first arsenate in the laueite mineral group. European Journal of Mineralogy 24, 717-726.
Switzerland (TL)
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Albula Valley
      • Oberhalbstein (Surses; Sursass)
        • Tinizong (Tinzen)
[MinRec 32:211] [Am. Min. (2000), 85, 1307–1314]
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