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Leiteite

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About LeiteiteHide

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
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
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

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Type Occurrence of LeiteiteHide

Synonyms of LeiteiteHide

Other Language Names for LeiteiteHide

German:Leiteit
Spanish:Leiteita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ludlockite21 photos of Leiteite associated with Ludlockite on mindat.org.
Germanite5 photos of Leiteite associated with Germanite on mindat.org.
Tennantite3 photos of Leiteite associated with Tennantite on mindat.org.
Unnamed Mineral (Tsumeb GS4)3 photos of Leiteite associated with Unnamed Mineral (Tsumeb GS4) on mindat.org.
Stottite3 photos of Leiteite associated with Stottite on mindat.org.
Warikahnite3 photos of Leiteite associated with Warikahnite on mindat.org.
Fahleite2 photos of Leiteite associated with Fahleite on mindat.org.
Stranskiite1 photo of Leiteite associated with Stranskiite on mindat.org.
Reinerite1 photo of Leiteite associated with Reinerite on mindat.org.
Schneiderhöhnite1 photo of Leiteite associated with Schneiderhöhnite on mindat.org.

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(Hg+2)Hg2+(AsO4)ClIso. 2 3 : P21 3
23.6PaulmooreitePb2[As2O5]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
23.7EcdemitePb6Cl4(As2O7)Tet.
23.8HeliophyllitePb6Cl4(As2O7)Orth.
23.9FinnemanitePb5(AsO3)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
23.10GebharditePb8(As2O5)2OCl6Mon.
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)4
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. and Vachey, H. (1977) Leiteite, a new mineral from Tsumeb. Mineralogical Record, 8, 95-97.
American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 1259-1260.
Ghose, S., Sen Gupta, P.K. and 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
    • Niedere Tauern
      • 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
      • Pont-de-Montvert
        • Vialas
No reference listed
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1988): Mineralogische Notizen IV. Der Aufschluss, 39, 153-168.
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • 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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