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(Cu,Zn)9(AsO4)2(OH)12 · 2H2O
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Named after the city of Genève.
Probably identical to Theisite.

Originally described from Tyrol, Austria.
Never submitted to the IMA, but name published nonetheless.

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Physical Properties of GenèvéiteHide

3.45 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.19 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of GenèvéiteHide

(Cu,Zn)9(AsO4)2(OH)12 · 2H2O

Crystallography of GenèvéiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.26 Å, c = 14.7 Å
a:c = 1 : 1.78
Unit Cell V:
868.58 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
14.69 (35)
7.35 (50)
4.117 (35)
3.672 (60)
2.530 (100)
2.172 (30)
1.810 (35)
1.557 (30)

Other Language Names for GenèvéiteHide


Other InformationHide

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 GenèvéiteHide

Reference List:
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H. Sarp & J. Deferne (1983):"'Geneveite' ou Theisite ?" Arch. Sci. Genève, 36, 163-168.
[J.Grice (1984): Am. Min. 69, 1191, Abstract with discussion]

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Localities for GenèvéiteHide

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
H. Sarp and J. Deferne (1983) "Geneveite" or theisite? Arch. Sc. Geneve, 36, 163-168 (in French).
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