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Eztlite

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About EztliteHide

Formula:
Pb2+2Fe3+3(Te4+ O3)3(SO4)O2Cl
Colour:
Brilliant red
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
4.5
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
From the Nahua language for blood, in allusion to the color.
Unique combination of elements.


Classification of EztliteHide

Approved
Notes:
Redefined by the IMA
Approval History:
Approved by IMA in 1980 (IMA 1980-072) with the chemical formula Fe3+6Pb2+2(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)(OH)10·nH2O, with n about 8.
Redefined by IMA in 2018 (proposal 18-A) as Pb2+2Fe3+3(Te4+O3)3(SO4)O2Cl.
4.JN.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
N : Tellurites with additional anions, with H2O
34.8.5.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
8 : Compound Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites
28.3.27

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

Physical Properties of EztliteHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Brilliant red
Streak:
Orange
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Very brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
Probable {001}
Density:
4.5 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.6 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of EztliteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 2.140 nγ = 2.150
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of EztliteHide

Formula:
Pb2+2Fe3+3(Te4+ O3)3(SO4)O2Cl
IMA Formula:
Pb2Fe3+6(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)(OH)10 · 8H2O

Crystallography of EztliteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.58 Å, b = 9.68 Å, c = 20.52 Å
β = 90.25°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.68 : 1 : 2.12
Unit Cell V:
1,307.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Paper thin sparkling crusts

Type Occurrence of EztliteHide

Synonyms of EztliteHide

Other Language Names for EztliteHide

German:Eztlit
Spanish:Eztlita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Poughite3 photos of Eztlite associated with Poughite on mindat.org.
Quartz3 photos of Eztlite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Cuzticite2 photos of Eztlite associated with Cuzticite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JN.05SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2OMon.
4.JN.10PoughiteFe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2OOrth.
4.JN.15CesbroniteCu2+3Te6+O4(OH)4Orth.
4.JN.25OboyeriteH6(Pb,Ca)6(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)2 · 2H2OTric.
4.JN.30JuabiteCaCu10(TeO3)4(AsO4)4(OH)2 · 4H2OTric.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

28.3.1BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.2RajiteCu(Te4+2O5)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
28.3.3GraemiteCu[TeO3] · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmma
28.3.4TeineiteCu2+(Te4+O3) · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
28.3.5CesbroniteCu2+3Te6+O4(OH)4Orth.
28.3.6MroseiteCaTe4+(CO3)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
28.3.7QuetzalcoatliteZn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6 · AgxPbyClx+2yTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
28.3.8ZemanniteMg0.5ZnFe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
28.3.9KinichiliteMg0.5Mn2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
28.3.10Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te4+2O5Tet.
28.3.11SpiroffiteMn2+2Te4+3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
28.3.12WinstanleyiteTiTe4+3O8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
28.3.13FairbankitePb(TeO3)Tric.
28.3.14PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.15Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
28.3.16SmirniteBi2Te4+O5Orth. mm2
28.3.17ChekhovichiteBi2Te4+4O11Mon. 2/m
28.3.18Cliffordite(UO2)Te4+3O7Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
28.3.19Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.20MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2Mon.
28.3.21EmmonsiteFe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
28.3.22BlakeiteFe3+2[TeO3]3 (?)
28.3.23MackayiteFe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
28.3.24PoughiteFe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2OOrth.
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2OMon.
28.3.26RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)ClTric. 1 : P1
28.3.28KeystoneiteMg0.5Ni2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex.

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 EztliteHide

Reference List:
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Williams, S. A. (1982): Cuzticite and eztlite, two new tellurium minerals from Moctezuma, Mexico. Mineralogical Magazine, 46, 257-259.
American Mineralogist: 68: 471.
CNMNC Newsletter No. 42, April 2018

Internet Links for EztliteHide

Localities for EztliteHide

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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.
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Min Mag 46 (1982), 257; Panczner(1987):108-336.
USA
 
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Silver Lake District
        • Soda Mts
          • Baker
Joe Marty, Anthony Kampf, Robert Housley, Stuart Mills, Stefan Weiss (2010) Seltene neue Tellurmineralien aus Kalifornien, Utah, Arizona und New Mexico (USA). Lapis, 35, #12, 42-51.
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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