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Glaucocerinite

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Formula:
(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
(x < 0.5, n > 3x/2)
System:
Hexagonal
Colour:
Sky-blue, ...
Lustre:
Waxy
Hardness:
1
Name:
From the Greek γλαυκός for "sky-blue" and κήρινος for "wax-like," in allusion to its colour and appearance.
Compare also Woodwardite Group. Compare 'UM1985-07-OH:AlCuSZn' - corresponding to the alleged cotype specimen of glaucocerinite.


Classification of Glaucocerinite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
6/D.08-110
7.DD.35

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
31.4.8.1

31 : HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
4 : (AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
25.5.10

25 : Sulphates
5 : Sulphates of Zn and Hg

Physical Properties of Glaucocerinite

Colour:
Sky-blue, turquoise-blue, greenish, greyish, brownish
Comment:
Tints due to incuded impurities.
Hardness (Mohs):
1
Density:
2.749 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of Glaucocerinite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.540 nβ = 1.554 nγ = 1.562
2V:
Measured: 60° , Calculated: 72°
Birefringence:
High.
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.022
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
weak

Chemical Properties of Glaucocerinite

Formula:
(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O

(x < 0.5, n > 3x/2)
IMA Formula:
Zn1-xAlx(SO4)x/2(OH)2 · nH2O (x<0.5, n>3x/2)
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Glaucocerinite

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Morphology:
Occurs as veruginous masses with a radial-fibrous structure and concentric colour banding.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
10.9 (100)
5.45 (90)
3.63 (80)
2.62 (60)
2.46 (60)
2.231 (50)
1.981 (50)

Type Occurrence of Glaucocerinite

Relationship of Glaucocerinite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Carrboydite[(Ni1-xAlx)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFex3+)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
7.DD.05FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
7.DD.10LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
7.DD.10PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
7.DD.10WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
7.DD.15SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
7.DD.20KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
7.DD.25ChristeliteCu2Zn3(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30CampigliaiteMn2+Cu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30NiedermayriteCdCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30EdwardsiteCu3Cd2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O
7.DD.35Carrboydite[(Ni1-xAlx)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35Honessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35MotukoreaiteMg6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.35Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFex3+)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35ShigaiteMn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.35WermlanditeMg7Al2(OH)18[Ca(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.35WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
7.DD.35Hydrowoodwardite(Cu1-xAlx)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35ZincowoodwarditeZn1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35NatroglaucoceriniteZn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6](SO4)2•6H2O
7.DD.35NikischeriteFe62+Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.40Lawsonbauerite(Mn2+,Mg)9Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2O
7.DD.40Torreyite(Mg,Mn2+)72Mn22+Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2O
7.DD.45MooreiteMg92Mn2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)26 · 8H2O
7.DD.50NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.55BechereriteZn7Cu(OH)13[(SiO(OH)3(SO4)]
7.DD.60Ramsbeckite(Cu,Zn)15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2O
7.DD.65VonbezingiteCa6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12 · 2H2O
7.DD.70RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
7.DD.75ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
7.DD.75Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2O
7.DD.75KyrgyzstaniteZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12·3H2O
7.DD.80GuarinoiteZn6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2O
7.DD.80Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
7.DD.80ThérèsemagnaniteNaCo4(SO4)(OH)6Cl·6H2O
7.DD.80UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn(Zn,Cu)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
7.DD.85MontetrisaiteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · 2H2O
25.5.1ZinkositeZnSO4
25.5.2GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
25.5.3NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
25.5.4KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
25.5.5Ramsbeckite(Cu,Zn)15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2O
25.5.6Boyleite(Zn,Mg)SO4 · 4H2O
25.5.7SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
25.5.8OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
25.5.9ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
25.5.11GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
25.5.12ChaidamuiteZnFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
25.5.13Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
25.5.15Zincmelanterite(Zn,Cu,Fe)SO4 · 7H2O
25.5.16Zincobotryogen(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)Fe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
25.5.17SchuetteiteHg32+(SO4)O2
25.5.18Gianellaite[(NHg2)2](SO4)(H2O)x

Other Names for Glaucocerinite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Glaucocerinite

Reference List:
Dittler and Koechlin (1932) Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Stuttgart: 13.

American Mineralogist (1932): 17: 495.

American Mineralogist (1934): 19: 556.

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.: 574.

Raade, G. , Elliott, C.J. and Din, V. K. (1985): New data on glaucocerinite. Mineralogical Magazine 49: 583-590

American Mineralogist (1987): 72: 1028.

Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Genin, J.-M.R., Kameda, T., Colombo, F. (2012): Nomenclature of the hydrotalcite supergroup: natural layered double hydroxides. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1289-1336.


Internet Links for Glaucocerinite

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Specimens:
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Localities for Glaucocerinite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Kitzbühel Alps
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Savoie
      • Tarentaise valley
        • La Léchère (Notre Dame de Briançon)
De Ascencao Guedes R. (2001), Le Penay: un filon de galène argentifère (La Léchère, Savoie), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 13-20
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Goslar
        • Astfeld
No reference listed
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Aachen
      • Stolberg
Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von Schlackenhalden in der nördlichen Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 28-31.
Blaß, G. & Graf, H.W. (1993): Neue Funde. Mineralien-Welt, 4 (2), 57-60.
    • Sauerland
      • Iserlohn
        • Letmathe
Bender, D.; Krimmelbein, M. & W; Altena (1994): Aktuelle Übersicht: Mineralien der Zinkhütte Genna/Sauerland. in Mineralien-Welt, 4, p.10
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
        • Frücht
Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
LAPIS 24 (7/8) 1999; Wendel, W. and Markl, G. (1999) Lavrion: Mineralogische Klassiker und Raritäten für Sammler. LAPIS 24 (7/8):34-52
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
Lapis, 24, 7/8 (1999)
            • Hilarion area
Lapis, 24, 7/8 (1999)
No reference listed
Centralbl.Min.,Abt. A (1932) p. 13-17
        • Sounion area
          • Sounion Mines
W. Krause, H.-J. Bernhardt, R. S. W. Braithwaite, U. Kolitsch and R. Pritchard (2006): Kapellasite, Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2, a new mineral from Lavrion, Greece. Mineralogical Magazine 70, 331-342.
Italy
 
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Valsugana
        • Roncegno
-Bortolozzi G., Blass G., Boscardin M., Rocchetti I. and Ferretti P. (2013): La Miniera di Cinquevalli (Valsugana, Trentino-Alto Adige): aggiornamento sulle specie accertate negli ultimi anni. Studi Trent. Sci. Nat., 93, pagg. 149-165.
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Campigliese (Campiglia Mountains; Campiglia Ridge)
        • Campiglia Marittima
Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Cerri, M., Pistolesi, M., Rapaccini, S. & Santucci, A. (2013). Temperino e Lanzi. Le paragenesi secondarie dello skarn. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2013, 40-55.
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Froland
Pers. Com. G. Raade 12.07.1990 in Geologisk Museum. Interne notater 1961-1990. Published by Geologisk Museums Venner, Oslo 1991.
  • Rogaland
    • Sauda
Selbekk R.S. (2010): Norges mineraler. En revidert utgave av Norges mineraler (Neumann 1985). Tapir-NGU-NHM.p 245
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Dragoon Mts
        • Turquoise District (Courtland-Gleeson District)
          • Courtland
            • Casey Hill
rolf luetcke
Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 4. Frost, et al (2004).
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