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Cream to yellowish green and brownish yellow.
Vitreous, Greasy
Crystal System:
After the type locality, the Kintore opencut, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.
The phosphate analogue of segnitite. Forms a solid-solution series with corkite.

Related to kolitschite.

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Classification of KintoreiteHide

Approval Year:

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

7 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O

Physical Properties of KintoreiteHide

Vitreous, Greasy
Cream to yellowish green and brownish yellow.
Pale yellowish green

Optical Data of KintoreiteHide

Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.935 - 1.955 nε = 1.935
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.000 - 0.020
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of KintoreiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of KintoreiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.2963(5) Å, c = 16.8491(5) Å
a:c = 1 : 2.309
Unit Cell V:
776.81 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Date for near endmember composition (Grey et al., 2009)

Type Occurrence of KintoreiteHide

Synonyms of KintoreiteHide

Other Language Names for KintoreiteHide

Relationship of Kintoreite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BenauiteSrFe3+3(HPO4,PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Florencite-(Sm)SmAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
GalloplumbogummitePb(Ga,Al,Ge)3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Mon. m : Bm
GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
SpringcreekiteBaV3+3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
ZaïriteBiFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz3 photos of Kintoreite associated with Quartz on
Pyromorphite2 photos of Kintoreite associated with Pyromorphite on
Phosphohedyphane2 photos of Kintoreite associated with Phosphohedyphane on
Stolzite1 photo of Kintoreite associated with Stolzite on
Anglesite1 photo of Kintoreite associated with Anglesite on
Natrodufrénite1 photo of Kintoreite associated with Natrodufrénite on
Pyrite1 photo of Kintoreite associated with Pyrite on
Muscovite1 photo of Kintoreite associated with Muscovite on

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.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.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.10GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Mon. m : Bm
8.BL.10GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTrig.
8.BL.10PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.BL.10SegnititePbFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)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-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)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.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.25PattersonitePbFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 3m (3 2/m) : R3m m : Bm 3m (3 2/m) : R3m 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

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 KintoreiteHide

Reference List:
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Pring, A., Birch, W.D., Dawe, J.R., Taylor, M.R., Deliens, M., and Walenta, K. (1995) Kintoreite, PbFe3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6, a new mineral of the jarosite-alunite family, and lusungite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 59, n° 394, 143-148.
Mineralogical Record: 27: 302-303.
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1998) 145-163.
Grey, I.E., Mumme, W.G., Mills, S.J., Birch, W.D., and Wilson, N.C. (2009): The crystal chemical role of zinc in alunite-type minerals: structure refinements for pure and zincian kintoreite. American Mineralogist, 94, 676-683.

Internet Links for KintoreiteHide

Localities for KintoreiteHide

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.

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.
Australia (TL)
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill
[MinRec 27:302]
        • Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine; South Mine)
Pring, A., Birch, W.D., Dawe, J., Taylor, M., Deliens, M. and Walenta, K. (1995) Kintoreite, PbFe3(P04h(OH,H20)6, a new mineral of the jarosite-alunite family, and lusungite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 59, n° 394, 143-148.; MinRec 27:302]; Australian Min. 3:1 (1997)
      • Broken Hill district
[UKJMM 19:28]
      • Northern Broken Hill Block
The Daydream Mine, G.D. Grose, Bungala Press 2002. The reference refers to minerals collected at the mine and identified by John Leach.
  • South Australia
    • Eyre Peninsula
      • Middleback Range
        • Iron Knob
Australian Jour.Min. v.6, no. 1
  • Carinthia
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Ankogel group
        • Kleinelend valley
          • Kleinelend glacier
Mikl, A. and Kolitsch, U. (2014): Ein interessanter alpiner Kupfererzgang im Kleinelendtal und seine Mineralien. Mineralienwelt 25 (4), 28-33 (in German).
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Gastein valley
        • Naßfeld valley
          • Kreuzkogel massif
            • Radhausberg
Niedermayr, G. et al. (2007): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LVI. Carinthia II, 197/117, 149-190.
  • Styria
    • Fischbacher Alpen
      • Krieglach
        • Freßnitzgraben
          • Alpl
F.Bernhard (2012)
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
        • Grand Halleux
Loeber, A. (2005). "La carrière de Hourt, Grand Halleux, Province de Luxembourg, Belgique." Magazine du 4M, 26(255), 5-7; Dehove, J. and Hubert, F. (2006). "Nouvelles découvertes à Hourt." Magazine du 4M, 27(263), 9-11.
Czech Republic
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Benešov (Beneschau)
        • Votice (Wotitz)
          • Líštěnec
Vrtiška L., Malíková R., Sejkora J. (2016): Zajímavý výskyt fosfátů v okolí Líštěnce u Votic (Česká republika). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze 24 (1): 114-131.
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Olomouc Region
      • Javorník (Jauernig)
Pauliš, P., Toegel, V. & Jebavá, I. (2012): Kintoreite from the uranium deposit Zálesí in the Rychlebské hory Mountains (Czech Republic). Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha) 20, 223-225.
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Allier
      • Ébreuil
        • Échassières
Uwe Kolitsch (SEM-EDS)
Le Règne Minéral, (33), 5-25; Mestrom, P., Lustenhouwer, W. & Kars, S. (2011): Les Montmins (Massif Central, F) nader bekeken. GEA, 44 (1), 16-21 (in Dutch).
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Dordogne
      • Nontron
Patrice Queneau Collection
  • Occitanie
    • Tarn
      • Castelnau-de-Brassac
        • Fumade
Favreau, G., Bernadi, G. & Gayraud, L. (2013): Fumade (Tarn): descriptions complémentaires des espèces minérales. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 119, 3-25.
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Hausach
        • Einbach valley
Lapis 21(12), 39 (1996)
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Wendel, W. & Wendel, K. (2001): Die Mineralien der Grube Clara bei Oberwolfach im Schwartzwald. Lapis 26 (7-8): 27-54
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Lautertal (Odenwald)
        • Reichenbach
          • Hohenstein
Lapis 25(2), 13-30 (2000)
Collection of Steffen Michalski, ex-collection and collected by Klaus PETITJEAN
    • Taunus
      • Bad Camberg
        • Eisenbach
U. Kolitsch et al.: Poster at MinPet 2005, Schladming, Austria, September 25-29, 2005
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Clausnitz - Sayda District
        • Clausnitz
J. Gröbner und U. Kolitsch (2006): Neufunde aus dem Erzgebirge (II). Mineralien-Welt 17 (3), 22-27.
  • Fejér Co.
    • Velencei Mts
      • Pátka
Fehér Béla,Viera Kollárová analysed
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Parádfürdő
collector: János Nyúl
  • Piedmont
    • Novara Province
      • Armeno
        • Coiromonte
ALBERTINI C. (2014) – Minerali del Vergante e della Valle dell’Agogna. In: Miniere e Minerali del Vergante e Val d’Agogna. GASMA – Arona, pp. 442-508. (Analyses P. Gentile and P. Vignola - UNI Milan)
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Matsuyama, F. & Kiyota, K. (2006) 19th general meeting of the IMA, Kobe, Japan, abstract # 90783.
  • Castelo Branco District
    • Idanha-a-Nova
      • Segura
Neiva, A. M. R., Silva, M. M. V. G., Antunes, I. M. H. R., & Ramos, J. M. F. (2000). Phosphate minerals of some granitic rocks associated quartz veins from northern and central Portugal.
  • Guarda District
    • Trancoso
      • Sebadelhe da Serra
Pedro Alves collection (SEM-EDS analysis)
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Bystrica Co.
      • Ľubietová (Libetbánya; Libethen)
Martin Števko-unpublished, EMPA-WDS confirmed
Števko M., Sejkora J., Malíková R., 2016: Nové údaje o supergénnych mineráloch z banského poľa Rainer, ložisko Ľubietová-Podlipa (Slovenská republika). Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha) 24, 1, 1-12 (in Slovak with English abstract).
  • Castile-La Mancha
    • Ciudad Real
      • Minas de Horcajo
Sáinz de Baranda, B., Palero, F.J., García, G. (2004): El Horcajo, las piromorfitas más famosas del mundo. Bocamina, 13, 32-68.
  • Extremadura
    • Cáceres
      • Zarza la Mayor
Viñals, J. and Calvo, M. (2011). Secondary phosphates of La Paloma mine, Zarza la Mayor, Cáceres, Spain. Mineral Up 2 (5), 8-31.
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Caldbeck Fells
Green, D.I., Bridges, T.F., Rumsey, M.S., Leppington, C.M., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) A review of the mineralogy of the Roughton Gill Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria: Part 2 The Roughton Gill South Vein on Balliway Rigg. Journal of The Russell Society, vol. 11, 3-28.
Green, D.I., Bridges, T.F., Rumsey, M.S., Leppington, C.M., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) A review of the mineralogy of the Roughton Gill Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria: Part 2 The Roughton Gill South Vein on Balliway Rigg. Journal of The Russell Society, vol. 11, 3-28.; Tindle, A.G. (2008) Minerals of Britain and Ireland. Terra Publications, Harpenden.
        • Roughton Gill
Green, D.I., Bridges, T.F., Rumsey, M.S., Leppington, C.M., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) A review of the mineralogy of the Roughton Gill Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria: Part 2 The Roughton Gill South Vein on Balliway Rigg. Journal of The Russell Society, vol. 11, 3-28.
  • New Mexico
    • Grant Co.
      • Burro Mountains District
        • Tyrone Area
Rolf Luetcke specimen from Ron Gibbs
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