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Hauckite

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Richard Philip Hauck
Formula:
Fe3+3(Mg,Mn2+)24Zn18(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81
Colour:
Bright orange, light yellow
Lustre:
Vitreous, Pearly
Hardness:
2 - 3
Specific Gravity:
3.02
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named in 1980 by Pete J. Dunn, Donald R. Peacor, and Bozidar Darko Sturman in honor of Richard "Dick" Philip Hauck [June 30, 1935 Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - ] formerly of Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA, and now a resident of Franklin, NJ. Author and co-founder of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ. He is a charter member and a former President of the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, the Geoliterary Society, and the Franklin Mineral Museum. He is a lifelong, avid collector of minerals, books, and mining memorabilia, especially from Franklin, NJ. His library ranks among the most extensive private libraries in the world dedicated to mining and mineralogy.
This page provides mineralogical data about Hauckite.


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Classification of HauckiteHide

Approved
7.BB.10

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
B : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, without H2O
B : With medium-sized cations
32.3.4.1

32 : COMPOUND SULFATES
3 : Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
12.2.20

12 : Carbonates with other anions
2 : Carbonates with sulphate

Pronounciation of HauckiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of HauckiteHide

Vitreous, Pearly
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Bright orange, light yellow
Streak:
Yellow to light yellow
Hardness:
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
On {0001}
Density:
3.02 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.1 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of HauckiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.630 nε = 1.638
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.008
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
O = Golden brown
E = Light yellow

Chemical Properties of HauckiteHide

Formula:
Fe3+3(Mg,Mn2+)24Zn18(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81
IMA Formula:
Fe3+3Mg24Zn18(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81

Crystallography of HauckiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P6/mmm
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.17 Å, c = 30.21 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 3.294
Unit Cell V:
2,199.99 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Hexagonal tablets, extremely flattened on {0001}, with {011¯0} and {0001}. Aggregated into almost spherical to imperfect rosettes.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.96 (100)
7.8 (90)
4.57 (60)
5.02 (50)
3.78 (50)
1.748 (30)

Type Occurrence of HauckiteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Secondary, Mn-rich veins in a Precambrian, metamorphosed Zn-Fe-Mn orebody.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of HauckiteHide

Other Language Names for HauckiteHide

German:Hauckit
Japanese:ホーク石
Spanish:Hauckita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrochroite6 photos of Hauckite associated with Pyrochroite on mindat.org.
Mooreite2 photos of Hauckite associated with Mooreite on mindat.org.
Fluoborite2 photos of Hauckite associated with Fluoborite on mindat.org.
Sussexite1 photo of Hauckite associated with Sussexite on mindat.org.
Zincite1 photo of Hauckite associated with Zincite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.BB.05CaminiteMg7(SO4)5(OH)4 · H2OTet.
7.BB.15AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.BB.20DolerophaniteCu2(SO4)OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.BB.25BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.BB.30VergasovaiteCu3(SO4)(MoO4,SO4)OOrth.
7.BB.35KlebelsbergiteSb4O4(SO4)(OH)2Orth. mm2
7.BB.40SchuetteiteHg2+3(SO4)O2Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
7.BB.45ParaotwayiteNi(OH)2-x(SO4,CO3)0.5xMon.
7.BB.50XocomecatliteCu3(TeO4)(OH)4Orth.
7.BB.55Pauflerite(V4+O)SO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.BB.60GrandviewiteCu3Al9(SO4)2(OH)29Mon. 2 : P2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

12.2.1BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2Orth.
12.2.2HanksiteNa22K(SO4)9(CO3)2ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
12.2.3TychiteNa6Mg2(CO3)4(SO4)Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Fd3
12.2.4MotukoreaiteMg6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
12.2.5FerrotychiteNa6(Fe,Mn,Mg)2(CO3)4(SO4)
12.2.6NakauriiteCu8(SO4)4(CO3)(OH)6 · 48H2OOrth.
12.2.7CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2OOrth.
12.2.8RapidcreekiteCa2(SO4)(CO3) · 4H2OOrth.
12.2.9TatarskiteCa6Mg2(SO4)2(CO3)2(OH)4Cl4 · 7H2OOrth.
12.2.10Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2OTrig.
12.2.11LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
12.2.12MacphersonitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
12.2.13SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2Trig. 3 : P3
12.2.14WherryitePb7Cu2(SO4)4(SiO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
12.2.15CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
12.2.16NasledovitePbMn3Al4(CO3)4(SO4)O5 · 5H2O
12.2.17JouravskiteCa3Mn4+(SO4)(CO3)(OH)6 · 12H2OHex.
12.2.18SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
12.2.19ManganotychiteNa6Mn2(CO3)4(SO4)
12.2.21ParaotwayiteNi(OH)2-x(SO4,CO3)0.5xMon.
12.2.22Carrboydite[(Ni1-xAlx)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2OHex.
12.2.23Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFe3+x)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2OHex.
12.2.24CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)Tric. 1 : P1

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 HauckiteHide

Reference List:
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Dunn, P.J., Peacor, D.R., and Sturman, B.D. (1980) Hauckite, Fe3 3+(Mg,Mn)24Zn18(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81, a new mineral from Sterling Hill, New Jersey. American Mineralogist: 65: 192-195.
Dunn, Pete J. (1995): Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits, Part 5: 635.

Internet Links for HauckiteHide

Localities for HauckiteHide

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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.
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Franklin
PJD (1995, 2004)
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
Dunn, P.J., Peacor, D.R., and Sturman, B.D. (1980) Hauckite, Fe3 3+(Mg,Mn)24Zn18(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81, a new mineral from Sterling Hill, New Jersey. American Mineralogist: 65: 192-195; Dunn(1995):Pt5:635.
Peter Chin
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