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Cesbronite

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Formula:
Cu5(TeO3)2(OH)6 · 2H2O
System:
Orthorhombic
Hardness:
3
Name:
Named in 1974 by Sidney Arthur Williams in honor of Fabien P. Cesbron [1938 France - ], French mineralogist with the Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Miniere, BRGM, Orleans. France.
This page provides mineralogical data about Cesbronite.

Classification of Cesbronite

Approved
4.JN.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
N : Tellurites with additional anions, with H2O
Dana 7th ed.:
33.2.8.1
34.7.2.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
7 : Hydrated Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
28.3.5

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
3 : Tellurites
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First Recorded Occurrence of Cesbronite

Year of Discovery:
1974

Physical Properties of Cesbronite

Hardness (Mohs):
3

Crystallography of Cesbronite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.62Å, b = 11.87Å, c = 5.87Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.726 : 1 : 0.495
Unit Cell Volume:
V 600.61 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Cesbronite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.880 nβ = 1.928 nγ = 2.029
2V:
Measured: 72° , Calculated: 74°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.149
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v

Chemical Properties of Cesbronite

Formula:
Cu5(TeO3)2(OH)6 · 2H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Cesbronite to other Species

4.JN.05SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
4.JN.10PoughiteFe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
4.JN.20EztlitePb2Fe63+(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)(OH)10 · 8H2O
4.JN.25OboyeriteH6(Pb,Ca)6(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)2 · 2H2O
4.JN.30JuabiteCaCu10(TeO3)4(AsO4)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
28.3.1BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)
28.3.2RajiteCu(Te24+O5)
28.3.3GraemiteCu[TeO3] · H2O
28.3.4TeineiteCu[TeO3] · 2H2O
28.3.6MroseiteCaTe4+(CO3)O2
28.3.7QuetzalcoatliteZn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6 · AgxPbyClx+2y
28.3.8ZemanniteMg(ZnFe)2(TeO3)6·9H2O
28.3.9Kinichilite(Fe,Mg,Zn)2(TeO3)3(NaxH2-x) · 3H2O
28.3.10Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te24+O5
28.3.11Spiroffite(Mn,Zn)2Te34+O8
28.3.12WinstanleyiteTiTe34+O8
28.3.13FairbankitePb(TeO3)
28.3.14PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)
28.3.15Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
28.3.16SmirniteBi2Te4+O5
28.3.17ChekhovichiteBi2Te44+O11
28.3.18Cliffordite(UO2)Te34+O7
28.3.19Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)
28.3.20MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2
28.3.21EmmonsiteFe23+[TeO3]3 · 2H2O
28.3.22BlakeiteFe23+[TeO3]3 (?)
28.3.23MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
28.3.24PoughiteFe23+(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
28.3.26RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
28.3.27EztlitePb2Fe63+(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)(OH)10 · 8H2O
28.3.28Keystoneite(Ni,Mg,Fe,Mn)3Te3O9 · 5H2O

Other Names for Cesbronite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Cesbronit
Spanish:Cesbronita

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 Cesbronite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 64: 653.

Mineralogical Magazine: 39: 744-746.

Canadian Mineralogist: 34: 49-54, 55-59.

Internet Links for Cesbronite

Localities for Cesbronite

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.
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
      • Moctezuma
Min.Mag.(1974) 39, 744-746; Panczner(1987).
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Tombstone Hills
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 159.
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Eureka
[MinRec 27:464]
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