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Zincolibethenite

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Formula:
CuZn(PO4)(OH)
Colour:
Bright green, bluish tint
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Member of:
Olivenite Group

Structurally distinct, intermediate member of the solid solution series between Libethenite and synthetic orthorhombic Zn2[OH|PO4] with a Zn:Cu ratio of (ideally) 1:1; Zn and Cu atoms are ordered on two different sites in the crystal structure.

Phosphate analogue of Zincolivenite.


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Classification of ZincolibetheniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
8.BB.30

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
B : With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 about 1:1

Physical Properties of ZincolibetheniteHide

Colour:
Bright green, bluish tint

Optical Data of ZincolibetheniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.660 nβ = 1.705 nγ = 1.715
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.055
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of ZincolibetheniteHide

Formula:
CuZn(PO4)(OH)
IMA Formula:
CuZnPO4OH

Crystallography of ZincolibetheniteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pnnm
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.3263 Å, b = 8.2601 Å, c = 5.8771 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.008 : 1 : 0.712
Unit Cell V:
404.20 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.87 (39)
4.79 (100)
3.699 (22)
2.935 (33)
2.632 (47)
2.405 (19)
2.304 (18)

Type Occurrence of ZincolibetheniteHide

Synonyms of ZincolibetheniteHide

Other Language Names for ZincolibetheniteHide

Simplified Chinese:羟磷铜锌石
Traditional Chinese:羥磷銅鋅石

Relationship of Zincolibethenite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
AuriacusiteFe3+Cu2+(AsO4)OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
EveiteMn2+2(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
ZincoliveniteCuZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Hemimorphite4 photos of Zincolibethenite associated with Hemimorphite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BB.XArsenowagneriteMg2(AsO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.05AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)FTric. 1 : P1
8.BB.05MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.05TavoriteLiFe3+(PO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.10Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)Mon. 2/m
8.BB.10Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.15SarkiniteMn2+2(AsO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P2/m
8.BB.15Triploidite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.BB.15Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)FMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.15Wolfeite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.15Stanĕkite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Fe3+(PO4)OMon.
8.BB.15JoosteiteMn2+(Mn3+,Fe3+)(PO4)OMon. 2/m
8.BB.15HydroxylwagneriteMg2(PO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.20HoltedahliteMg2(PO4)(OH)Trig. 3m : P3 1m
8.BB.20Satterlyite(Fe2+,Mg,Fe)12(PO4)5(PO3OH)(OH,O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
8.BB.25AlthausiteMg4(PO4)2(OH,O)(F,☐)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.BB.30AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.30EveiteMn2+2(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.30LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.30OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BB.30ZincoliveniteCuZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.30AuriacusiteFe3+Cu2+(AsO4)OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
8.BB.35ParadamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.35TarbuttiteZn2(PO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.40BarbosaliteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.40HentscheliteCuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon.
8.BB.40Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.40ScorzaliteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BB.40WilhelmkleiniteZnFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon.
8.BB.45TrolleiteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.BB.50NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.55Phosphoellenbergerite(Mg,◻)2Mg12(PO4,PO3OH)6(PO3OH,CO3)2(OH)6Hex.
8.BB.60UrusoviteCuAl(AsO4)OMon.
8.BB.65TheoparacelsiteCu3(As2O7)(OH)2Orth.
8.BB.70TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.75StoiberiteCu5(VO4)2O2Mon.
8.BB.80FingeriteCu11(VO4)6O2Tric. 1 : P1
8.BB.85AverieviteCu6(VO4)2O2Cl2Trig.
8.BB.90LipscombiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2Tet.
8.BB.90RichelliteCaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2Amor.
8.BB.90ZinclipscombiteZnFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2Tet. 4 2 2 : P43 21 2

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 ZincolibetheniteHide

Reference List:
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Braithwaite, R.S.W., R.G. Pritchard, W.H. Paar & R.A.D. Pattrick (2005) A new mineral, zincolibethenite, CuZnPO4OH, a stoichiometric species of specific site occupancy. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 145-153.
Williams, P.A., P. Leverett, W.D. Birch, D.E. Hibbs, U. Kolitsch and T. Mihajlović (2006) Zinc-rich zincolibethenite from Broken Hill, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 12, 3-7.

Internet Links for ZincolibetheniteHide

Localities for ZincolibetheniteHide

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
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill
P. A. Williams, P. Leverett, W. D. Birch, D. E. Hibbs, U. Kolitsch and T. Mihajlović (2006): Zinc-rich zincolibethenite from Broken Hill, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 3-7.
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Copiapó Province
      • Zapallar district
maurizio dini & arturo molina collections: confirmed by semiquantitative and quantitative analysis
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Aveyron
      • Monteils
Falgayrolles (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°3 2010 Les Mineraux de la Mine de Falgayrolles ( Aveyron ) - Favreau G., Eytier J-R., Eytier C. (2010), Les minéraux de la mine de Falgayrolles (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°109
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Massa-Carrara Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Carrara
Giovanni Scapin specimen
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kinki Region
      • Shiga Prefecture
        • Konan City
          • Ishibe
Masutomi Museum specimen and analyses (Kyoto)
Namibia
 
  • Karas Region
    • Lüderitz District
      • Rosh Pinah
Jahn, S. (2007): Tarbuttit von der Skorpion Zink Mine, Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 18 (4), 56-66. (in German)
Spain
 
  • Castile and Leon
    • Salamanca
      • Golpejas-Vega de Tirados
        • Golpejas Mining group
Calvo, M. (2015): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. VII, Fosfatos, arseniatos y vanadatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 479 pp
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Elko Co.
      • Snowstorm Mountains District
Collected and analyzed by Tim Rose.
    • Lander Co.
      • North Battle Mountain District
Steve Silva (2010) Zincolibethenite from Nevada: Optical Analysis with a Spindle Stage. International Micromounters Journal, 17, 33 & 4, 5-8.
Zambia (TL)
 
  • Central Province
    • Kabwe District
      • Kabwe (Broken Hill)
R. S. W. Braithwaite, R. G. Pritchard, W. H. Paar & R. A. D. Pattrick (2005): A new mineral, zincolibethenite, CuZnPO4OH, a stoichiometric species of specific site occupancy. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 145-153; Am Min 90:1950
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