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Doyleite

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About DoyleiteHide

Formula:
Al(OH)3
Colour:
White, creamy-white, bluish-white
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named by George Y. Chao, Judith Baker, Ann P. Sabina, and Andrew C. Roberts in 1985 in honor of Earl Joseph (Jess) Doyle (1905 - 1994) of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was a mineral collector and discovered the species.
This page provides mineralogical data about Doyleite.


Classification of DoyleiteHide

Approved
First published:
1985
4.FE.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
E : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
6.3.4.1

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3
7.6.7

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
6 : Oxides of Al

Physical Properties of DoyleiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
White, creamy-white, bluish-white
Hardness:
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of DoyleiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.545 nβ = 1.553 nγ = 1.566
2V:
Measured: 77° , Calculated: 78°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.021
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of DoyleiteHide

Formula:
Al(OH)3

Crystallography of DoyleiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.00 Å, b = 5.17 Å, c = 4.98 Å
α = 97.5°, β = 118.6°, γ = 104.74°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.967 : 1 : 0.963
Unit Cell V:
104.37 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Comment:
Space group P-1 or P1

Crystal StructureHide

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IDSpeciesReferenceLinkYearLocalityPressure (GPa)Temp (K)
0011076DoyleiteClark G R, Rodgers K A, Henderson G S (1998) The crystal chemistry of doyleite, Al(OH)3 Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie 213 96-1001998Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec0293
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X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.794 Å(100)
4.296 Å(20)
4.182 Å(20)
2.360 Å(40)
1.972 Å(30)
1.857 Å(30)
1.842 Å(30)

Type Occurrence of DoyleiteHide

Synonyms of DoyleiteHide

Other Language Names for DoyleiteHide

German:Doyleit
Simplified Chinese:水铝石
Spanish:Doyleita
Traditional Chinese:水鋁石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
30 photos of Doyleite associated with GibbsiteAl(OH)3
1 photo of Doyleite associated with PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
1 photo of Doyleite associated with SphaleriteZnS

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.FE.05AmakiniteFe2+(OH)2Trig.
4.FE.05BruciteMg(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FE.05PortlanditeCa(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
4.FE.05PyrochroiteMn(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
4.FE.05TheophrastiteNi(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FE.10BayeriteAl(OH)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
4.FE.10GibbsiteAl(OH)3Mon. 2/m
4.FE.10NordstranditeAl(OH)3Tric. 1 : P1
4.FE.15BöhmiteAlO(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.FE.15Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)Orth. mm2 : Cmc21
4.FE.20GrimaldiiteCrO(OH)Trig.
4.FE.20HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)Hex.
4.FE.25FeitknechtiteMn3+O(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FE.25Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FE.30QuenselitePbMnO2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.FE.35FerrihydriteFe3+10O14(OH)2Trig.
4.FE.40FeroxyhyteFe3+O(OH)Hex.
4.FE.40Vernadite(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2OHex.
4.FE.45QuetzalcoatliteZn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6 · AgxPbyClx+2yTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.6.1CorundumAl2O3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
7.6.2BöhmiteAlO(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.6.2DiasporeAlO(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.6.4GibbsiteAl(OH)3Mon. 2/m
7.6.5BayeriteAl(OH)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
7.6.6NordstranditeAl(OH)3Tric. 1 : P1
7.6.8AkdalaiteAl10O14(OH)2Hex.

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 DoyleiteHide

Reference List:
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Chao, G.Y., Baker, J., Sabina, A.P., Roberts, A.C. (1985) Doyleite, a new polymorph of Al(OH)3, and its relationship to bayerite, gibbsite and nordstrandite. Canadian Mineralogist: 23: 21-28.
Hawthorne, F.C., Dunn, P.J., Grice, J.D., Puziewicz, J., Shigley, J.E. (1986) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 71: 845-847.
Clark, G.R., Rogers, K.A., Henderson, G.S. (1998) The crystal chemistry of doyleite, Al(OH)3. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 213(2): 96-100.
Jambor, J.L., Kovalenker, V.A., Roberts, A.C. (1998) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 83: 1117-1121.

Internet Links for DoyleiteHide

Localities for DoyleiteHide

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.
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí
    • Potosí City
Chris Stefano specimen
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
CHAO, G.Y., BAKER, J., SABINA, A.P., ROBERTS, A.C. (1985) Doyleite, a new polymorph of Al(OH)3, and its relationship to bayerite, gibbsite and nordstrandite. Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 21-28.; GRICE, J.D. (1989) Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec: Canada's Most Diverse Mineral Locality. In: Famous mineral localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 100-108; 166-175.; HORVÁTH, L., GAULT, R.A. (1990) The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire. Mineralogical Record, 21, 281-359.
      • Lajemmerais RCM
        • Varennes & St-Amable
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
    • Montréal
CHAO, G.Y., BAKER, J., SABINA, A.P., ROBERTS, A.C. (1985) Doyleite, a new polymorph of Al(OH)3, and its relationship to bayerite, gibbsite and nordstrandite. Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 21-28.; GRICE, J.D. (1989) A Mineral Locality in Montreal City. In: Famous Mineral Localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 109-114; 176-178.; TARASSOFF, P., HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. (2006) Famous mineral localities: the Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec. The Mineralogical Record, 37, 5-60.
China
 
  • Fujian
    • Fuzhou
      • Jin'an District
        • Shoushan
Zilong Wu (2003): Geology of Fujian 22(3), 125-130
  • Hubei
    • Xianning
      • Jiayu Co.
Songsheng Li (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(1), 12-15
  • Jiangsu
    • Suzhou
      • Huqiu District
Kecong Han and Shengyun Ma (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 58-68
  • Yunnan
Fabre Minerals
    • Qujing
      • Huize County
Dongmei Tang, Zhuangzhi Qian, Zhengjun Zhang, and Shuguang Hou (2006): Mineral Deposits 25(suppl.), 371-374
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Freiburg Region
      • Ortenaukreis
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German); WALENTA, K. (1993): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara (5. Folge). - Lapis 18 (1), 16-23; KOLITSCH, U. (1997): Uranosphärit und weitere neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara im Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt 8 (3), 18-26; KOLITSCH, U. (1997): Uranosphärit und weitere neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara im Schwarzwald. - Mineralien-Welt 8 (3), 18-26.
Norway
 
  • Viken
    • Lunner
Raade, G. (2005): Gjerdingen-ekeritten, en unik mineralforekomst. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift nr. 30, 2005, p 17
South Africa
 
  • Gauteng
    • City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa
  • North West
    • Bojanala Platinum District Municipality
      • Brits
Species list by Dr. Hans Börner
UK
 
  • England
    • North Yorkshire
      • Harrogate
        • High and Low Bishopside
          • Greenhow
Young, B.; Ryback, G.; Braithwaite, R. S. W.; Francis, J. G. (1997): Prosopite, doyleite and otavite from Coldstones quarry, Pateley bridge, North Yorkshire. Mineralogical Magazine 61, 895-897.
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Carlin Trend
        • Maggie Creek Mining Subdistrict
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
 
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