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Kuksite

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About KuksiteHide

Formula:
Pb3Zn3(PO4)2(TeO6)
Hardness:
5
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Member of:
Name:
Named in honour of A.I. Kuks (1906–), a discoverer of the Kuranakh deposit.
Dugganite Group.

Forms a solid solution (and is isostructural) with joëlbruggerite and dugganite.


Classification of KuksiteHide

Approved
8.DL.20

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
L : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 2:1
43.2.5.2

43 : COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
2 : Anhydrous Normal Compound Phosphates, etc·
28.4.11

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
4 : Tellurates

Physical Properties of KuksiteHide

Hardness:

Optical Data of KuksiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.971 nγ = 1.981
2V:
Measured: 12° to 20°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of KuksiteHide

Formula:
Pb3Zn3(PO4)2(TeO6)
IMA Formula:
Pb3Zn3TeO6(PO4)2

Crystallography of KuksiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 2 - Trapezohedral
Space Group:
P3 2 1
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.39 Å, c = 5.18 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.617
Unit Cell V:
317 ų
Z:
1

Type Occurrence of KuksiteHide

Synonyms of KuksiteHide

Other Language Names for KuksiteHide

German:Kuksit
Spanish:Kuksita

Relationship of Kuksite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
CheremnykhitePb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)Orth.
DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
JoëlbruggeritePb3Zn3(Sb5+,Te6+)As2O13(OH,O)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Kettnerite1 photo of Kuksite associated with Kettnerite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DL.05FoggiteCaAl(PO4)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
8.DL.10CyriloviteNaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
8.DL.10Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2OTet.
8.DL.10WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
8.DL.15Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m
8.DL.15GoudeyiteAlCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
8.DL.15MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
8.DL.15ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
8.DL.15Plumboagardite(Pb,REE,Ca)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15CalciopetersiteCaCu6(PO4)2(PO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.20CheremnykhitePb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)Orth.
8.DL.20DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
8.DL.20WallkilldelliteCa2Mn2+3(AsO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2OHex.
8.DL.20Wallkilldellite-(Fe)(Ca,Cu)4Fe2+6(AsO4,SiO4)4(OH,O)8 · 18H2OHex.
8.DL.25AngastoniteCaMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)4 · 7H2OTric. 1 : P1

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

43.2.5.1DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
43.2.5.3CheremnykhitePb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)Orth.
43.2.5.4JoëlbruggeritePb3Zn3(Sb5+,Te6+)As2O13(OH,O)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

28.4.1XocomecatliteCu3(TeO4)(OH)4Orth.
28.4.2CarlfriesiteCaTe4+2Te6+O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
28.4.3YafsoaniteCa3Zn3(TeO6)2Iso. m3 (2/m 3)
28.4.4TlalociteCu10Zn6(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)(OH)25Cl · 27H2OOrth.
28.4.5OboyeriteH6(Pb,Ca)6(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)2 · 2H2OTric.
28.4.6SchieffelinitePb10Te6+6O20(OH)14(SO4)(H2O)5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
28.4.7GirditeH2Pb3(Te4+O3)(Te6+O6)Mon. m
28.4.8KhinitePb2+Cu2+3[Te6+O6](OH)2Orth. mm2 : Fdd2
28.4.9Khinite-3TPb2+Cu2+3Te6+O6(OH)2Trig. 3 : P32
28.4.10DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
28.4.12CheremnykhitePb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)Orth.
28.4.13TlapalliteH6(Ca,Pb)2(Cu,Zn)3(TeO3)4(TeO6)(SO4)
28.4.14MontaniteBi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
28.4.15KuranakhitePbMn4+Te6+O6Orth.
28.4.16CuzticiteFe3+2(TeO6) · 3H2OHex.
28.4.17YecoraiteFe3+3Bi5(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)O9 · 9H2O

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 KuksiteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1992): 77: 446.
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 119(5): 50-57.
S. J. Mills, L. A. Groat and U. Kolitsch (2008): Te, Sb and W mineralization at the Black Pine mine, Montana. Poster, 18th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 13-18, 2008; abstract in Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 72, Special Supplement 12S, A632.
Mills, S. J., Kampf, A. R., Kolitsch, U., Housley, R. M. & Raudsepp, M. (2010) The crystal chemistry and crystal structure of kuksite, Pb3Zn3Te6+P2O14, and a note on the crystal structure of yafsoanite, (Ca,Pb)3Zn(TeO6)2. American Mineralogist, 95(7), 933–938.

Internet Links for KuksiteHide

Localities for KuksiteHide

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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Aldan
          • Kuranakh Au Deposit
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Huachuca Mts
        • Hartford District (Huachuca Mountains District)
          • Carr Canyon
"The Accidental Pocket" talk presented by Robert E. Walstrom at 2012 NCMA meeting.
      • Tombstone Hills
        • Tombstone District
          • Silver Plume Mine (Emerald & Silver Plume Mine group)
Georges FAVREAU collection
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Silver Lake District
        • Soda Mts
          • Baker
Collected by Al Wilkins. EDS analyzed by Robert Housley.
Collected by Al Wilkins. SEM EDS analyzed by Bob Housley.
          • Zzyzx (Fort Soda; Soda; Soda Springs; Zzyzx Mineral Spring Resort)
SEM EDS analysis by Bob Housley and XRD confirmed.; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1198–1204, 2009; Mills, S. J., Kampf, A. R., Kolitsch, U., Housley, R. M. & Raudsepp, M. (2010) The crystal chemistry and crystal structure of kuksite, Pb3Zn3Te6+P2O14, and a note on the crystal structure of yafsoanite, (Ca,Pb)3Zn(TeO6)2. American Mineralogist, 95(7), 933–938.
  • Montana
    • Granite Co.
      • Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District)
        • John Long Mts
          • Black Pine Ridge
S. J. Mills, L. A. Groat and U. Kolitsch (2008): Te, Sb and W mineralization at the Black Pine mine, Montana. Poster, 18th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 13-18, 2008; abstract in Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 72, Special Supplement 12S, A632.; Mills, S. J., Kampf, A. R., Kolitsch, U., Housley, R. M. & Raudsepp, M. (2010) The crystal chemistry and crystal structure of kuksite, Pb3Zn3Te6+P2O14, and a note on the crystal structure of yafsoanite, (Ca,Pb)3Zn(TeO6)2. American Mineralogist, 95(7), 933–938.; Gobla, M. J. (2012) Montana Mineral Locality Index. Rocks and Minerals 87:208-240.
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