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Redgillite

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Formula:
Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Colour:
pale green, grass green, emerald green, nickel green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
3.45 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For its first noted occurrence at the Red Gill Mine (but not the type locality). The photo at right shows the mine that the mineral is named after, rather than the type locality.
A copper sulphate visually similar to malachite.
Chemically very similar to montetrisaite.



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Classification of RedgilliteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
7.DD.70

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
D : With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra

Physical Properties of RedgilliteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
pale green, grass green, emerald green, nickel green
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {001}, good on {100} and {010}
Density:
3.45 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of RedgilliteHide

Formula:
Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
IMA Formula:
Cu6SO4(OH)10 · H2O

Crystallography of RedgilliteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.155 Å, b = 10.441 Å, c = 19.436 Å
β = 90.089°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.302 : 1 : 1.862
Unit Cell V:
640.2 ų
Z:
2
Twinning:
Rarely on (001) (Schnorrer et al., 2006)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
9.72 (90)
7.11 (100)
4.60 (30)
4.068 (20)
2.880 (30)
2.318 (50)

Type Occurrence of RedgilliteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
bladed crystals up to 0.15 mm long with squared-off or tapering terminations; usually in radiating groups.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
in thin fractures in partly oxidized copper sulphides, probably dump-formed.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of RedgilliteHide

Other Language Names for RedgilliteHide

Simplified Chinese:瑞羟铜矾
Traditional Chinese:瑞羥銅礬

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Langite8 photos of Redgillite associated with Langite on mindat.org.
Montetrisaite7 photos of Redgillite associated with Montetrisaite on mindat.org.
Cuprite3 photos of Redgillite associated with Cuprite on mindat.org.
Schulenbergite2 photos of Redgillite associated with Schulenbergite on mindat.org.
Susannite2 photos of Redgillite associated with Susannite on mindat.org.
Hemimorphite2 photos of Redgillite associated with Hemimorphite on mindat.org.
Serpierite1 photo of Redgillite associated with Serpierite on mindat.org.
Cerussite1 photo of Redgillite associated with Cerussite on mindat.org.
Brochantite1 photo of Redgillite associated with Brochantite on mindat.org.
Posnjakite1 photo of Redgillite associated with Posnjakite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.DD.05FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2OMon. 2 : P21
7.DD.10LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. m
7.DD.10PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2OMon. m : Pm
7.DD.10WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. m : Pm
7.DD.15SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c
7.DD.20KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2OMon.
7.DD.25ChristeliteCu2Zn3(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OTric.
7.DD.30CampigliaiteMn2+Cu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OMon.
7.DD.30DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.30OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth. mm2 : Pca21
7.DD.30SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.DD.30NiedermayriteCdCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.DD.30EdwardsiteCu3Cd2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.35Carrboydite[(Ni1-xAlx)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35Honessite(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig.
7.DD.35Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35MotukoreaiteMg6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.DD.35Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFe3+x)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35ShigaiteMn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig.
7.DD.35WermlanditeMg7Al2(OH)18[Ca(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1
7.DD.35WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.DD.35ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
7.DD.35Hydrowoodwardite(Cu1-xAlx)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.DD.35ZincowoodwarditeZn1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig.
7.DD.35NatroglaucoceriniteZn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6](SO4)2•6H2OHex.
7.DD.35NikischeriteFe2+6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig.
7.DD.40Lawsonbauerite(Mn2+,Mg)9Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.40Torreyite(Mg,Mn2+)72Mn2+2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.45MooreiteMg92Mn2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)26 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
7.DD.50NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DD.55BechereriteZn7Cu(OH)13[(SiO(OH)3(SO4)]Trig. 3 : P3
7.DD.60Ramsbeckite(Cu,Zn)15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2OMon. 2/m
7.DD.65VonbezingiteCa6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.75ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon. 2 : P21
7.DD.75Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon.
7.DD.75KyrgyzstaniteZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12·3H2OMon.
7.DD.80GuarinoiteZn6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2OHex.
7.DD.80Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2OTrig.
7.DD.80ThérèsemagnaniteNaCo4(SO4)(OH)6Cl·6H2OHex.
7.DD.80UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn(Zn,Cu)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DD.85MontetrisaiteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · 2H2OOrth. mm2 : Cmc21

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 RedgilliteHide

Reference List:
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Cooper, M.P., Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District - Caldbeck Fells. NHM Publications: 1990: 133.
Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M. (2002) IMA 18th General Meeting, Poster Session A12, A12-4.
Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., Green, D.I. (2005) Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)·H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine: 69: 973-980.
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F., Schwarz, L. (2006) Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss: 57: 15-22 (in German).

Internet Links for RedgilliteHide

Localities for RedgilliteHide

This 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.

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.
Austria
 
  • Vorarlberg
    • Montafon
      • Verwall Alps (Verwall Group)
        • Rinder valley (Gafluna valley)
Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2011): 1685) Aurichalcit, Brochantit, Calcit, Covellin, Gips, Magnetit, Montetrisait, Redgillit und Smithsonit von der Putzkammeralpe im Rindertal (Gaflunatal), Montafon. P. 152-153 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2011): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LX. Carinthia II, 201./121., 135-186.
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro Department
    • Dalence Province
      • Huanuni
Gunnar Farber specimens
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
        • Bockswies veins
          • Oberschulenberg
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German); Markus Gerstmann Collection
      • Lautenthal
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Meschede
        • Ramsbeck
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
    • Siegerland
      • Burbach
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
      • Müsen
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
      • Niederschelden
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
      • Wilnsdorf
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
      • Bad Ems District
        • Frücht
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
    • Westerwald
      • Linz am Rhein
        • Rheinbreitbach
          • Virneberg Mine (St Josephsberg Mine)
Heinrich, M., Reinhardt, M. (2017): Virneberg, Rheinbreibach, Siebengebirge, Germania. I minerali delle scorie. Micro, 15, 2-2017, 104-107.
Ireland
 
  • Co. Mayo
Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
  • Co. Wicklow
    • Glendasan
Moreton, S. & Green, D.I. (2007) “The mineralogy of the Wicklow lead mines”, Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland, No. 7, p.19-32.
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Bergamo Province
      • Brembana Valley
        • Oltre il Colle
          • Vedra Valley
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Piedmont
    • Alessandria Province
      • Voltaggio
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Mocheni Valley
        • Frassilongo
          • Roveda
Giorgio Bortolozzi Collection
        • Palù del Fersina
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Torrebelvicino
        • Mercanti Valley
Pegoraro, S., Orlandi, P., Chiereghin, P., Contin, A., Toniolo, E. (2009): Redgillite, Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza, prima segnalazione in Italia. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/2009, 114-116. ; Pegoraro S., Orlandi P., Chiereghin P., Contin.A. and Toniolo E. (2009): I minerali del Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 3, 160-179
Pegoraro S., Orlandi P., Chiereghin P., Contin.A. and Toniolo E. (2009): I minerali del Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 3, 160-179
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
Russia
 
  • Western-Siberian Region
    • Altaiskii Krai
      • Rudnyi Altai
Pekov, I.V., Lykova, I.S. (2011) Rubtsovskoe deposit, - Mineralogical Almanac, Vol. 16, 96 pp (in Rus).
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Mount's Bay District
        • St Hilary
UKJMM - Betterton (2000) 20, 7-37; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
    • Cumbria
      • Caldbeck Fells
Steve Rust collection
        • Roughton Gill
Green, D.I., Bridges, T.F., Rumsey, M.S., Leppington, C.M., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) A review of the mineralogy of the Roughton Gill Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria: Part 2 The Roughton Gill South Vein on Balliway Rigg. Journal of The Russell Society, vol. 11, 3-28.
Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. British Museum (Natural History), London.; Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., and Green, D.I. (2005) Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)·H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.; Bridges, T.F., Green, D.I., Rumsey, M.S., and Leppington, C.M. (2008) A review of the mineralisation at Red Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 29-47.
Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., Green, D.I. (2005) Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)·H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.; Green, D.I., Bridges, T.F., Rumsey, M.S., Leppington, C.M., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) A review of the mineralogy of the Roughton Gill Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria: Part 2 The Roughton Gill South Vein on Balliway Rigg. Journal of The Russell Society, vol. 11, 3-28.
    • Somerset
      • Simonsbath
Steve Rust Collection
  • Scotland
    • Dumfries & Galloway
      • Wanlockhead
S.Rust Collection
    • Strathclyde
      • South Lanarkshire
S.Rust Collection
          • Mine Hill-Broad Law
S Rust Collection
  • Wales
    • Ceredigion
      • Ceulanymaesmawr
        • Talybont
          • Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area
S. Rust collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
S Rust collection, Nat Hist Museum London; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
      • Cwmrheidol
        • Ponterwyd
S Rust collection
      • Llangynfelyn
        • Tre-Taliesin
S.Rust collection
      • Trefeirig
        • Bontgoch
S Rust collection
        • Pen-bont Rhydybeddau
S. Rust collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
S. Rust collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
S. Rust Collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
      • Upper Llanfihangell-y-Creuddyn
        • Cwmystwyth
S.Rust Collection
        • Pontrhydygroes
UKJMM 17 unknown F2; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
      • Ysbyty Ystwyth
S Rust collection
    • Powys
      • Machynlleth
        • Dylife
S Rust collection
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