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Clinochalcomenite

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Formula:
CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Colour:
bluish green
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For relation to chalcomenite.
Originally reported from Gansu (Ganzu) Province, China.


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Classification of ClinochalcomeniteHide

Notes:
Published without approval
Approval History:
Unapproved, but probably valid.
4.JH.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
H : Selenites without additional anions, with H2O
Dana 7th ed.:
34.2.3.1
34.2.3.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
2 : A(XO3)·xH2O
28.1.2

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
1 : Selenites

Physical Properties of ClinochalcomeniteHide

Colour:
bluish green
Streak:
pale green
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Perfect

Optical Data of ClinochalcomeniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.675 nβ = 1.723 nγ = 1.765
2V:
Measured: 78° , Calculated: 82°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.090
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v distinct

Chemical Properties of ClinochalcomeniteHide

Formula:
CuSeO3 · 2H2O

Crystallography of ClinochalcomeniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.17 Å, b = 8.61 Å, c = 6.29 Å
β = 97.27°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.949 : 1 : 0.731
Unit Cell V:
438.90 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Other Language Names for ClinochalcomeniteHide

Simplified Chinese:单斜蓝硒铜矿
Traditional Chinese:單斜藍硒銅礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chalcomenite4 photos of Clinochalcomenite associated with Chalcomenite on mindat.org.
Cobaltomenite2 photos of Clinochalcomenite associated with Cobaltomenite on mindat.org.
Penroseite2 photos of Clinochalcomenite associated with Penroseite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JH.05ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
4.JH.10Ahlfeldite(Ni,Co)SeO3 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
4.JH.10CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2OMon.
4.JH.15MandarinoiteFe3+2(SeO3)3 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.JH.20OrlandiitePb3(SeO3)(Cl,OH)4 · H2O Tric.
4.JH.25LarisaiteNa(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)O2 · 4H2OMon. m : Pm

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

34.2.3.2CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2OMon.
34.2.3.3Ahlfeldite(Ni,Co)SeO3 · 2H2OMon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

28.1.1ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
28.1.3FrancisiteCu3Bi(SeO3)2O2ClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
28.1.4SofiiteZn2(SeO3)Cl2Orth.
28.1.5MolybdomenitePbSeO3Mon.
28.1.6Haynesite(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2OOrth.
28.1.7DerriksiteCu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6
28.1.8MarthoziteCu2+(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2 · 8H2OOrth.
28.1.9GuilleminiteBa(UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
28.1.10DemesmaekeritePb2Cu5(UO2)2(SeO3)6(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
28.1.11MandarinoiteFe3+2(SeO3)3 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
28.1.12CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2OMon.
28.1.13Ahlfeldite(Ni,Co)SeO3 · 2H2OMon. 2/m

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 ClinochalcomeniteHide

Reference List:
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Luo Keding, Wei Jun, Zhang Jingyi, and Gu Qifang (1980): Clinochalcomenite, a new selenite mineral. Chinese Science Bulletin [Kexue Tongbao] 25(2), 85-89 (in Chinese). - American Mineralogist (1981), 66, 217 (abstract).
Lo, Keding; Chen, Zhangru; Ma, Zhesheng (1984): The crystal structure of clinochalcomenite. Kexue Tongbao (Foreign Language Edition) 29, 352-355.
Luo, Keding; Chen, Zhangru; Ma, Zhesheng (1983): Crystal structure of clinochalcomenite. Kexue Tongbao (Chinese Edition) 28, 47-49. (in Chinese)
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1990): 353-362.

Internet Links for ClinochalcomeniteHide

Localities for ClinochalcomeniteHide

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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.
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
[MinRec 21:133]
China
 
Luo Keding, Wei Jun, Zhang Jingyi, and Gu Qifang (1980): Kexue Tongbao 25, 427-433.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Saint-Amant-Tallende
        • Olloix
Patrice Queneau Collection
Germany
 
  • Thuringia
    • Gera
      • Ronneburg U deposit
T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • San Miguel Co.
      • Uravan District
Self collected by Brent Thorne and EDS and XRD analyzed.
  • Utah
    • Emery Co.
      • San Rafael District (San Rafael Swell)
Patrick Haynes, FOUR CORNERS MINERAL NEWS in New Mexico Mineral Symposium 2004
    • Grand Co.
      • Polar Mesa District (Polar Mesa)
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne. EDS confirmed.
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