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About LindackeriteHide

CuCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
Apple-green; light green to colourless in transmitted light
2 - 2½
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Joseph Lindacker (23 April 1823, Cheb, Austrian Empire (now Czech Republic) - 17 September 1891, Cheb, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)), pharmacist-chemist, worked with Josef Vogl (voglite) to analyze Jáchymov minerals. He was the first to analyzed this material.
Lindackerite Group.

A secondary mineral occurring in the oxidized zones of some arsenic-bearing copper deposits.

Classification of LindackeriteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:

C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O about 1:2.5

2 : (AB)5[HXO4]2[XO4]2.xH2O

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
1 : Arsenates of Cu

Physical Properties of LindackeriteHide

Apple-green; light green to colourless in transmitted light
Pale green to white
2 - 2½ on Mohs scale
On {010}, perfect.
3.35 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.37 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of LindackeriteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.626 - 1.632 nβ = 1.662 nγ = 1.725 - 1.728
Measured: 74° to 74°, Calculated: 72° to 73°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.099
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r > v
X = Y = Colourless
Z = Green

Chemical Properties of LindackeriteHide

CuCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
IMA Formula:
Cu5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9H2O

Crystallography of LindackeriteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.035 Å, b = 10.368 Å, c = 6.453 Å
α = 79.6°, β = 84.83°, γ = 86.7°
a:b:c = 0.775 : 1 : 0.622
Unit Cell V:
526.13 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Crystals lathlike, exhibiting {010}, {001}, and {101}; rosette-like aggregates and crusts.
Class either 1 or 1; Space Group either P1 or P1..

Type Occurrence of LindackeriteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National School of Mines, Paris, France.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Vogl, J.F., Haidinger, W. (1853) Lindackerit, eine neue Mineralspecies, und Lavendulan von Joachimsthal, nebst Bemerkungen über die Erzführung der Gänge. Jahrbuch der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Geologischen Reichsanstalt: 4: 552-557.

Synonyms of LindackeriteHide

Other Language Names for LindackeriteHide

Relationship of Lindackerite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Hloušekite(Ni,Co)Cu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2·9H2OTric. 1 : P1
PradetiteCoCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
VeselovskýiteZnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Lavendulan3 photos of Lindackerite associated with Lavendulan on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CE.XBabánekiteCu3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.05Chudobaite(Mg,Zn)5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
8.CE.05GeigeriteMn2+5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
8.CE.10NewberyiteMg(HPO4) · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.CE.15BrassiteMg(HAsO4) · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.CE.20PhosphorrössleriteMg(HPO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.CE.20RößleriteMg(HAsO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CE.25MetaswitzeriteMn2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.CE.25Switzerite(Mn,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 7H2OMon.
8.CE.30OndrušiteCaCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30VeselovskýiteZnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30PradetiteCoCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30KlajiteMnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9-10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.35BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CE.40AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40ArupiteNi3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40Barićite(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40FerrisymplesiteFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O
8.CE.40HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40Manganohörnesite(Mn,Mg)3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
8.CE.40ParasymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40PakhomovskyiteCo3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.45SymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.50CattiiteMg3(PO4)2 · 22H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.55KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2OTet.
8.CE.60KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2OMon.
8.CE.65SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.CE.70MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
8.CE.70SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2OMon.
8.CE.75MalhmooditeFeZr(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.CE.75ZigrasiteMgZr(PO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.75Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Zigrasite)CaZr[PO4]2 · 4H2OTric.
8.CE.80SantabarbaraiteFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OAmor.
8.CE.85Metaköttigite(Zn,Fe,Fe)3(AsO4)2 · 8(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide,Zn)5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. · 10H2OTric.ýiteZnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1šiteCaCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

20.1.2OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
20.1.3ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
20.1.4CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
20.1.5CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
20.1.6Chlorotile (of Frenzel)
20.1.7GeminiteCu(HAsO4) · H2OTric.
20.1.8EuchroiteCu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
20.1.9StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2OMon.
20.1.10ArhbariteCu2Mg(AsO4)(OH)3Tric. 1 : P1
20.1.12ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
20.1.13LiroconiteCu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2OMon. 2/m
20.1.14CeruleiteCu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13 · 11.5H2OTric.
20.1.15ChenevixiteCu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
20.1.16ArthuriteCuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.

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 LindackeriteHide

Reference List:
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Vogl, J.F., Haidinger, W. (1853) Lindackerit, eine neue Mineralspecies, und Lavendulan von Joachimsthal, nebst Bemerkungen über die Erzführung der Gänge. Jahrbuch der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Geologischen Reichsanstalt: 4: 552-557.
Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 101.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 1007-1008.
C. Guillemin (1956) Contribution a la minéralogie des arséniates, phosphates et vanadates de cuivre. I. Arséniates de cuivre. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 79: 7-95.
Fleischer, M. (1957) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 42: 117-124.
Sarp, H. and Dominik, B. (1995) Redéfinition de la lindackerite: sa formule chimique, ses données cristallographiques et optiques. [Redefinition of lindackerite: New chemical formula and new crystallographic and optical data]. Archives des Sciences, Genève: 48(3): 239-250. (in French, with English abstract).
Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S., Roberts, A.C. (1996) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 81: 1513-1518.
Hybler, Jií, Petr Ondruš, Ivana Císaová, Václav Petíek, František Veselovský (2003) Crystal structure of lindackerite, (Cu,Co,Ni)Cu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2·9 H2O from Jáchymov, Czech Republic. European Journal of Mineralogy: 15: 1035-1042.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (2004) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 89: 1826-1834.

Internet Links for LindackeriteHide

Localities for LindackeriteHide

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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.
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Rauris valley
        • Hüttwinkl valley
          • Alteck - Hoher Sonnblick area
            • Kolm-Saigurn
A. Strasser: Die MInerale Salzburgs (1989)
Niedermayr, G. & Wittern, A. (2009): Mineralreiches Österreich - Tirol, Salzburg, Vorarlberg. Bode Verlag, Haltern, 144 pp.
Czech Republic (TL)
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
        • Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal)
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1008; Lapis 2002 (7/8), 54; Sarp, H. and Dominik, B. (1995): Redéfinition de la lindackerite: sa formule chimique, ses données cristallographiques et optiques. Archs. Sci. Genève 48 (3), 239-250.
Lapis 2002(7/8), 54
  • Occitanie
    • Aude
      • Salsigne
Le Règne Minéral, Hors série (3), 36-54
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Blaß, G., Kolitsch, U. and Draxler, V. (2016): Weitere Neubestimmungen von der Grube Clara in Wolfach, Schwarzwald: Lindackerit, Hloušekit und Metaheinrichit. Mineralien-Welt 27 (1), 56-58. (in German)
  • Esfahan Province (Isfahan Province; Aspadana Province)
    • Nain County (Nayin County)
      • Anarak District
Bariand, P., Bachet, B., Brassy, C., Medenbach, O., Deliens, M., Vautier, R., & Piret, P. (1993) A New Uranium Mineral from the Talmessi Mine, Iran, and Rabejac, France. Mineralogical Record: 24: 463-467
  • Sardinia
    • Medio Campidano Province
      • Gonnosfanadiga
        • Fenugu Sibiri Mine
Jason Evans Collection
  • Nevada
    • Pershing Co.
      • Antelope District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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