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Chiluite

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Formula:
Bi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5
System:
Hexagonal
Hardness:
3
This page provides mineralogical data about Chiluite.

Classification of Chiluite

Approved
7.BD.55

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
B : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
7.11.13.1

7 : MULTIPLE OXIDES
11 : Miscellaneous
7.17.4

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
17 : Oxides of Se and Te
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First Recorded Occurrence of Chiluite

Year of Discovery:
1989

Physical Properties of Chiluite

Hardness (Mohs):
3

Crystallography of Chiluite

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.97Å, c = 12.2Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.36
Unit Cell Volume:
V 850.11 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Chiluite

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 2.400 nε = 2.300
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of Chiluite

Formula:
Bi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Chiluite to other Species

7.BD.05SulphohaliteNa6(SO4)2FCl
7.BD.05Sulfohalite
7.BD.10GaleiteNa15(SO4)5F4Cl
7.BD.10SchaireriteNa3(SO4)(F,Cl)
7.BD.15KogarkoiteNa3(SO4)F
7.BD.20CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3Cl
7.BD.20CesaniteNa3Ca2(SO4)3(OH)
7.BD.20AiolositeNa4Bi(SO4)3Cl
7.BD.25BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
7.BD.30HanksiteNa22K(SO4)9(CO3)2Cl
7.BD.35CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2
7.BD.40LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
7.BD.45GrandreefitePb2(SO4)F2
7.BD.50ItoitePb3Ge4+(SO4)2O2(OH)2
7.BD.60HectorfloresiteNa9(SO4)4(IO3)
7.BD.65PseudograndreefitePb6(SO4)F10
7.BD.70SundiusitePb10(SO4)O8Cl2

Other Names for Chiluite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Chiluit
Simplified Chinese:赤路矿
Spanish:Chiluita
Traditional Chinese:赤路礦

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 Chiluite

Reference List:
Yang Xiuzhen, Li Deren, Wang Guanxin, Deng Mengxiang, Chen Nansheng, and Wang Shuzhen (1989): A study of chiluite - A new mineral found in Chilu, Fujian, China. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(1), 9-14 (in Chinese with English abstract). - American Mineralogist (1990), 76, 666 (abstract).

Internet Links for Chiluite

Localities for Chiluite

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.
China
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Ningde Prefecture
      • Fu'an Co.
Yang Xiuzhen, Li Deren, Wang Guanxin, Deng Mengxiang, Chen Nansheng, and Wang Shuzhen (1989): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(1), 9-14
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