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Kemmlitzite

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About KemmlitziteHide

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View of the Kemmlitz kaolinite mining area, in 1920.

Kemmlitz, Mügeln, Nordsachsen, Saxony, Germany
Formula:
SrAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Colour:
light grayish-brown, colorless, brownish (zonal)
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
3.63
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named for the type locality of Kemmlitz, Germany.
The Sr analogue of hidalgoite.
The As analogue of svanbergite.


Classification of KemmlitziteHide

Approved
First Published:
1969
8.BL.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
L : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
43.4.1.7

43 : COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
4 : Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
22.3.10

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
3 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with sulphates

Physical Properties of KemmlitziteHide

Colour:
light grayish-brown, colorless, brownish (zonal)
Hardness:
5½ on Mohs scale
Density:
3.63 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of KemmlitziteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.701(1) nε = 1.707(1)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.006
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of KemmlitziteHide

Formula:
SrAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

Crystallography of KemmlitziteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.072(1) Å, c = 16.51(1) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.335
Unit Cell V:
715.09 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.71 Å(70)
3.514 Å(90)
2.959 Å(100)
2.751 Å(50)
2.203 Å(80)
1.903 Å(90)
1.757 Å(80)
1.635 Å(50b)
1.456 Å(50)
1.292 Å(60)

Type Occurrence of KemmlitziteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum, Prague, no. 5250.
Reference:
Hak, J., Johan, Z., Kvacek, M. and Liebscher, W. (1969) Kemmlitzite, a new mineral of the woodhouseite group. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1969: 201-212.

Other Language Names for KemmlitziteHide

German:Kemmlitzit
Spanish:Kemmlitzita

Relationship of Kemmlitzite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
GallobeudantitePbGa3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
UM2011-07-POSO:AlBaHBaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
WeileriteBaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Hex.
WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Kemmlitzite associated with QuartzSiO2
1 photo of Kemmlitzite associated with TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)F

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BL.05BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.05HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.05GallobeudantitePbGa3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.10ArsenogoyaziteSrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
8.BL.10BenauiteSrFe3+3(HPO4,PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10DussertiteBaFe3+3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10EylettersiteTh0.75Al3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.10GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Mon. m : Bm
8.BL.10GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10KintoreitePbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.10PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10SegnititePbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10SpringcreekiteBaV3+3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Nd)NdAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Florencite-(La)LaAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Florencite-(Nd)NdAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13ZaïriteBiFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13ArsenowaylanditeBiAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig.
8.BL.13Graulichite-(Ce)CeFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.13Florencite-(Sm)SmAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.15ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3Mon.
8.BL.25PattersonitePbFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

43.4.1.1BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
43.4.1.2CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
43.4.1.3HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
43.4.1.4OrpheitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
43.4.1.5HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
43.4.1.6SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
43.4.1.8WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
43.4.1.9ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

22.3.1ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
22.3.2ArdealiteCa2(HPO4)(SO4) · 4H2OMon. m : Bb
22.3.3Machatschkiite(Ca,Na)6(AsO4)(HAsO4)3(PO4,SO4) · 15H2OHex.
22.3.4ClinotyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4,SO4)4(OH,O)10 · 10H2OMon.
22.3.5PeisleyiteNa2Al9[(P,S)O4]8(OH)6•28H2OTric. 1 : P1
22.3.6ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2OTrig. 3 : R3
22.3.7WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.8Schlossmacherite(H3O)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.
22.3.9SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.11SanjuaniteAl2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2OTric.
22.3.12KribergiteAl5(PO4)3(SO4)(OH)4 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
22.3.13HotsoniteAl11(SO4)3(PO4)2(OH)21 · 16H2OTric.
22.3.14WeileriteBaAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Hex.
22.3.15TsumebitePb2Cu(PO4)(SO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
22.3.16ArsentsumebitePb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
22.3.17HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.18HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
22.3.19OrpheitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig.
22.3.20CoconinoiteFe3+2Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2 · 20H2OMon.
22.3.21Sasaite(Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2OOrth.
22.3.22Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2OHex.
22.3.23CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.24BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
22.3.25DiadochiteFe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2OAmor.
22.3.26SarmientiteFe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
22.3.27BukovskýiteFe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
22.3.28ZýkaiteFe3+4(AsO4)3(SO4)(OH) · 15H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P2 2 2
22.3.29TooeleiteFe3+6(As3+O3)4(SO4)(OH)4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
22.3.30Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)Amor.
22.3.31Xiangjiangite(Fe3+,Al)(UO2)4(PO4)2(SO4)2(OH) · 22H2OTet.

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Resistant to mineral acids
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 KemmlitziteHide

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Hak, J., Johan, Z., Kvacek, M. and Liebscher, W. (1969) Kemmlitzite, a new mineral of the woodhouseite group. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1969: 201-212.
Fleischer, M. (1970) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 55: 317-323.
Scott, K.M. (1987) Solid solution in, and classification of, gossan-derived members of the alunite-jarosite family, northwest Queensland, Australia. American Mineralogist: 72: 178-187.
Jambor, J.L. (1999) Nomenclature of the alunite supergroup. The Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 1323-1341.
Bayliss, P., Kolitsch, U., Nickel, E.H., Pring, A. (2010) Alunite supergroup: recommended nomenclature. Mineralogical Magazine: 74: 919-927.

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Localities for KemmlitziteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Czech Republic
 
  • Hradec Králové Region
    • Trutnov District
Moravec, B. (200) Zajímavé nerosty z granátových náplavů v Podkrkonoší. Minerál: 10(4): 262-268.; Pasava, J., Malec, J., Griffin, W.L., González Jiménez, J.M. (2015) Re–Os isotopic constraints on the source of platinum-group minerals (PGMs) from the Vestřev pyrope-rich garnet placer deposit, Bohemian Massif. Ore Geology Reviews: 68: 117-126.
  • Ústí nad Labem Region
    • Litoměřice District
      • Třebenice
Novák, F., Pauliš, P., Jansa, J. (1998) Crandallite, gorceixite, goyazite and kemmlitzite from pyrope-gravels of the České středohoří Mts. Bulletin of the Czech Geological Survey: 73(2): 107-111.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Trier-Saarburg
      • Kell am See
        • Greimerath
Aufschluß 76/2 & 88/5
  • Saarland
    • Merzig-Wadern
      • Merzig
Stefan Wolfsried and Łukasz Kruszewski collections (EDS-analysed by Günter Blass)
  • Saxony
    • Nordsachsen
      • Mügeln
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Switzerland
 
  • Grisons
    • Albula Region
      • Albula Valley
        • Oberhalbstein Alps
          • Tinizong (Tinzen)
Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998) Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel): p. 238.
    • Hinterrhein
      • Ferrera Valley
        • Innerferrera (Calantgil)
Brugger, J., Gieré, R., Graeser, S., and Meisser, N. (1997) The crystal chemistry of roméite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 127: 136-146.
USA
 
  • Wisconsin
    • Rusk Co.
      • Ladysmith-Rhinelander Metavolcanic Complex
        • Ladysmith
Jones, C., Jones, J., LaBerge, G. (1999) The Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Mineralogical Record: 30(2): 107-131.
 
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