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Leiteite

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About LeiteiteHide

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LUÍS ANTÓNIO BRAVO TEIXEIRA LEITE
Formula:
Zn(As2O4)
Hardness:
1½ - 2
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named for Luis Antonio Bravo Teixeira-Leite (1942–1999), Portuguese-South African amateur mineralogist of Pretoria, South Africa, who noted the first specimen. Look more details here: http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1606/Homage+to+a+friend
This page provides mineralogical data about Leiteite.


Classification of LeiteiteHide

Approved
4.JA.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
A : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites; without additional anions, without H2O
45.1.7.1

45 : ACID AND NORMAL ANTIMONITES AND ARSENITES
1 : Miscellaneous
23.3

23 : Arsenites

Physical Properties of LeiteiteHide

Hardness:
1½ - 2 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of LeiteiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.870 nβ = 1.880 nγ = 1.980
2V:
Measured: 26° , Calculated: 38°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.110
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Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
relatively strong

Chemical Properties of LeiteiteHide

Formula:
Zn(As2O4)
IMA Formula:
ZnAs3+2O4

Crystallography of LeiteiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Setting:
P1 21/c 1
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.542(1) Å, b = 5.022(1) Å, c = 17.597(5) Å
β = 90.81(3)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.904 : 1 : 3.504
Unit Cell V:
401.35 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

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IDSpeciesReferenceLinkYearLocalityPressure (GPa)Temp (K)
0001093LeiteiteGhose S, Sen Gupta P K, Schlemper E O (1987) Leiteite, ZnAs2O4: A novel type of tetrahedral layer structure with arsenite chains American Mineralogist 72 629-63219870293
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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
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Type Occurrence of LeiteiteHide

Synonyms of LeiteiteHide

Other Language Names for LeiteiteHide

German:Leiteit
Spanish:Leiteita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
21 photos of Leiteite associated with LudlockitePbFe3+4As3+10O22
5 photos of Leiteite associated with GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
3 photos of Leiteite associated with Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4X2+2)As4S12S
3 photos of Leiteite associated with Unnamed Mineral (Tsumeb GS4)
3 photos of Leiteite associated with StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]
3 photos of Leiteite associated with WarikahniteZn3(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
2 photos of Leiteite associated with FahleiteCaZn5Fe3+2(AsO4)6 · 14H2O
1 photo of Leiteite associated with StranskiiteZn2Cu(AsO4)2
1 photo of Leiteite associated with ReineriteZn3(AsO3)2
1 photo of Leiteite associated with SchneiderhöhniteFe2+Fe3+3As3+5O13

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JA.10ReineriteZn3(AsO3)2Orth.
4.JA.15KaribibiteFe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.JA.20KusachiiteCuBi2O4Tet.
4.JA.20SchafarzikiteFe2+Sb3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc
4.JA.20TrippkeiteCu2+As3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc
4.JA.25ApuaniteFe2+Fe3+4Sb3+4O12STet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc
4.JA.30VersiliaiteFe2Fe4Sb6O16SOrth.
4.JA.35SchneiderhöhniteFe2+Fe3+3As3+5O13Tric. 1 : P1
4.JA.40Zimbabweite(Na,K)2PbAs4(Ta,Nb,Ti)4O18Orth.
4.JA.45LudlockitePbFe3+4As3+10O22Tric. 1 : P1
4.JA.50PaulmooreitePb2[As2O5]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.JA.55StibivaniteSb2VO5Orth.
4.JA.60Chadwickite(UO2)[HAsO3]Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

23.2NanlingiteNa(Ca5Li)Mg12(AsO3)2[Fe(AsO3)6]F14Trig.
23.5Kuznetsovite[Hg2]2+Hg2+[AsO4]ClIso. 2 3 : P21 3
23.6PaulmooreitePb2[As2O5]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
23.7EcdemitePb6Cl4(As2O7)Mon. 2 : P21
23.9FinnemanitePb5(AsO3)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
23.10GebharditePb8(As2O5)2OCl6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
23.11Zimbabweite(Na,K)2PbAs4(Ta,Nb,Ti)4O18Orth.
23.13RouseitePb2Mn2+[AsO3]2 · 2H2OTric.
23.14FreediteCu+Pb8(AsO3)2O3Cl5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
23.15ManganarsiteMn3(As2O4)(OH)4Trig.
23.17ArmangiteMn2+26(AsO3)14(HAsO3)4(CO3)Trig. 3 : P3
23.18KaribibiteFe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
23.19SchneiderhöhniteFe2+Fe3+3As3+5O13Tric. 1 : P1
23.20Lazarenkoite(Ca,Fe2+)Fe3+As3+3O7 · 3H2OOrth.
23.21StenhuggariteCaFeSb(AsO3)2OTet.
23.22Tomichite(V,Fe)4Ti3AsO13(OH)Mon.

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 LeiteiteHide

Reference List:
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Cesbron, F.P., Erd, R.C., Czamanski, G.K., Vachey, H. (1977) Leiteite, a new mineral from Tsumeb. Mineralogical Record, 8, 95-97.
Fleischer, M., Cabri, L.J., Pabst, A. (1977) New mineral names. American Mineralogist, 62, 1259-1260.
Ghose, S., Sen Gupta, P.K., Schlemper, E.O. (1987) Leiteite, ZnAs2O4: a novel type of tetrahedral layer structure with arsenite chains. American Mineralogist, 72, 629-632.

Internet Links for LeiteiteHide

Localities for LeiteiteHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Liezen District
      • Öblarn
        • Walchen
Schebesta, K. (1992): Schlackenminerale aus der Walchen bei Öblarn. Lapis 17 (2), 19-30; 50; Kolitsch, U. (2013): 1824) Plumbojarosit, Wroewolfeit und die Phase Ca[Zn8(SO4)2(OH)12Cl2](H2O)9 aus den Schlacken der Walchen bei Öblarn, Niedere Tauern, Steiermark. Pp. 133-134 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2013): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXII. Carinthia II, 203./123., 91-146.
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Lozère
      • Florac
        • Vialas
No reference listed
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1988) Mineralogische Notizen IV. Der Aufschluss, 39, 153-168.
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Arnsberg
      • Uentrop
        • Caspari Mine
Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1989): Das Antimonerzvorkommen der Caspari-Zeche bei Arnsberg im Sauerland. Lapis 14(6), 11-32, 50; Blaß, G. & Graf, H.W. (1993):
Namibia (TL)
 
  • Oshikoto Region
    • Tsumeb
Min.Rec.(1977) 8, 95-97
 
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