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Ferrisymplesite

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About FerrisymplesiteHide

Formula:
Fe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O
Colour:
Dark amber-brown, yellow-brown, yellow
Lustre:
Sub-Vitreous, Resinous
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
2.885
Name:
Named by Thomas Leonard Walker and Alfred Leonard Parsons in 1924 for its relation to symplesite.
Can be considered an oxidised symplesite/parasymplesite.


Classification of FerrisymplesiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
8.CE.40

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O about 1:2.5
42.10.1.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
10 : A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
20.9.4

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
9 : Arsenates of Fe

Physical Properties of FerrisymplesiteHide

Sub-Vitreous, Resinous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Dark amber-brown, yellow-brown, yellow
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Fibrous
Density:
2.885 g/cm3 (Measured)    
Comment:
Best measurement from a probable mixture

Optical Data of FerrisymplesiteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
n = 1.650
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.000
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Optical Extinction:
Parallel to elongation
Pleochroism:
Weak

Chemical Properties of FerrisymplesiteHide

Formula:
Fe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O

Crystallography of FerrisymplesiteHide

Morphology:
Small irregular masses with a fibrous structure.
Comment:
Symmetry and space group unknown

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.93 (40)
6.77 (100)
4.00 (60)
3.72 (60)
3.38 (40)
2.96 (50)
2.83 (50)
Comments:
From Neublach, Germany specimen, see also ICDD 1-119 (synthetic)

Type Occurrence of FerrisymplesiteHide

Other Language Names for FerrisymplesiteHide

Relationship of Ferrisymplesite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Metaköttigite(Zn,Fe,Fe)3(AsO4)2 · 8(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1
SymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Löllingite2 photos of Ferrisymplesite associated with Löllingite on mindat.org.
Scorodite2 photos of Ferrisymplesite associated with Scorodite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CE.XBabánekiteCu3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.05Chudobaite(Mg,Zn)5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
8.CE.05GeigeriteMn2+5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
8.CE.10NewberyiteMg(HPO4) · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.CE.15BrassiteMg(HAsO4) · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.CE.20PhosphorrössleriteMg(HPO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.CE.20RößleriteMg(HAsO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CE.25MetaswitzeriteMn2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.CE.25Switzerite(Mn,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 7H2OMon.
8.CE.30LindackeriteCuCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30OndrušiteCaCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30VeselovskýiteZnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30PradetiteCoCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30KlajiteMnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9-10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.35BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CE.40AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40ArupiteNi3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40Barićite(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40Manganohörnesite(Mn,Mg)3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
8.CE.40ParasymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40PakhomovskyiteCo3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.45SymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.50CattiiteMg3(PO4)2 · 22H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.55KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2OTet.
8.CE.60KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2OMon.
8.CE.65SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.CE.70MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
8.CE.70SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2OMon.
8.CE.75MalhmooditeFeZr(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.CE.75ZigrasiteMgZr(PO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.75Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Zigrasite)CaZr[PO4]2 · 4H2OTric.
8.CE.80SantabarbaraiteFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OAmor.
8.CE.85Metaköttigite(Zn,Fe,Fe)3(AsO4)2 · 8(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

20.9.1AngelelliteFe3+4(AsO4)2O3Tric. 1 : P1
20.9.2ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
20.9.3KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2OMon.
20.9.5KaatialaiteFe(H2AsO4)3 · 5H2OMon. 2/m
20.9.6SymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
20.9.7ParasymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
20.9.8Natropharmacosiderite(Na,K)Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
20.9.9PharmacosideriteKFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
20.9.10KolfaniteCa2Fe3+3O2(AsO4)3 · 2H2OMon.
20.9.11ArseniosideriteCa2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
20.9.12YukoniteCa3Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OOrth. mm2
20.9.13DussertiteBaFe3+3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
20.9.14Liskeardite[(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2OOrth.
20.9.15MapimiteZn2Fe3+3(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 10H2OMon.
20.9.16OgdensburgiteCa2Fe3+4(Zn,Mn2+)(AsO4)4(OH)6 · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
20.9.17WalentaiteH(Ca,Mn2+,Fe2+)Fe3+3(AsO4,PO4)4 · 7H2OOrth.

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 FerrisymplesiteHide

Reference List:
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WALKER, T.L. & PARSONS, A.L. (1924): The arsenates of cobalt, nickel and iron observed in silver-bearing veins at Cobalt, Ontario. University of Toronto, Geology Series, Contributions to Canadian Mineralogy 17, 13-17. (Abstracted in
American Mineralogist (1925): 10: 134)
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 753.
Walenta, K. (1979): Die Sekundärmineralien der Erzgänge von Neubulach im nördlichen Schwarzwald. Aufschluss, 30, 213-252.

Internet Links for FerrisymplesiteHide

Localities for FerrisymplesiteHide

ⓘ - 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
 
  • Carinthia
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hüttenberg
Meixner, H. (1950): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 2(3), 195-209.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Ontario
    • Timiskaming District
      • Cobalt-Gowganda region
        • Cobalt area
          • Coleman Township
WALKER, T.L. & PARSONS, A.L. (1924): The arsenates of cobalt, nickel and iron observed in silver-bearing veins at Cobalt, Ontario. University of Toronto, Geology Series, Contributions to Canadian Mineralogy 17, 13-17. Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W., and Nichols, M.C. (2000) Handbook of Mineralogy, Volume IV. Arsenates, Phosphates, Vanadates. Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson, AZ, 680pp.
Reiner Mielke 2012
Reiner Mielke 2016
Traill R. J. (1983): Catalogue of Canadian Minerals Revised, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 80-18, P. 144.
Traill R. J. (1983), Catalogue of Canadian Minerals Revised; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 80-18, P. 144.
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Copiapó Province
      • Tierra Amarilla
        • Pampa Larga district
samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Czech Republic
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
Jakub Plasil, Anatoly Kasatkin
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Calw
Walenta, K. (1992): "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich).
      • Freudenstadt
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", Schweizerbart (Stuttgart), 2001
      • Schenkenzell
        • Wittichen
          • Burgfelsen
No reference listed
          • Heubach Valley
No reference listed
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Iserlohn
        • Letmathe
Bender, D. and Krimmelbein, W. (1994) Aktuelle Übersicht: Mineralien der Zinkhütte Genna/Sauerland. Stand Juni 1994. Mineralien-Welt, 4/94, 10.
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Annaberg District
        • Annaberg-Buchholz
          • Kleinrückerswalde
Boutry Collection
      • Marienberg District
        • Lauta
Hajek, W. (2010): Kristallwelten Marienberg. Weise Verlag, München.
Japan
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Oita prefecture
      • Saiki City
Satoshi Matsubara, Ritsuro Miyawaki, Masako Shigeoka, Hidemasa Tajima, Katsuichi Nishida and Yoshiteru Fujiwara (2009): Bendadaite and iron arsenate minerals from the Kiura mine, Oita Prefecture, Japan. 2009 Annual Meeting of Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, Abstracts Volume, Abs. R4-06, p. 100.
Masayuki Ohnishi, Norimasa Shimobayashi, Shigetomo Kishi, Mitsuo Tanabe, Shoichi Kobayashi (2013) Talmessite from the Uriya deposit at the Kiura mining area, Oita Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, No. 2 (April), 116-120.
Portugal
 
  • Évora District
    • Alandroal
      • São Brás dos Matos
Pedro Alves collection
Slovakia
 
  • Žilina Region
    • Liptovský Mikuláš Co.
Ozdín D. & Chovan M., 1999: New mineralogical and paragenetic knowledge about siderite veins in the vicinity of Vyšná Boca, Nízke Tatry Mts. Slov. Geol. Magazine, Bratislava, 5, 4, 255-271
Ozdín D. & Chovan M. (1999): New mineralogical and paragenetic knowledge about siderite veins in the vicinity of Vyšná Boca, Nízke Tatry Mts. Slovak Geological Magazine 5, 4, 255-271.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Saint-Luc
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
USA
 
  • Utah
    • Tooele Co.
      • Gold Hill District (Clifton District)
        • Gold Hill
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
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