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Marthozite

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Formula:
Cu2+(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2 · 8H2O
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after Aimé Marthoz, born in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, September 13th 1894 and died in Brussels on June 12th 1962. Worked in Katanga in the DRCongo, then a Belgian colony.
This page provides mineralogical data about Marthozite.


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Classification of MarthoziteHide

Approved
4.JJ.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
J : Selenites with additional anions, with H2O
34.7.4.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
7 : Hydrated Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
28.1.8

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

Optical Data of MarthoziteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
Dispersion:
extreme

Chemical Properties of MarthoziteHide

Formula:
Cu2+(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2 · 8H2O
IMA Formula:
Cu2+(UO2)3(Se4+O3)2O2 · 8H2O

Crystallography of MarthoziteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 16.4 Å, b = 17.2 Å, c = 6.98 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.953 : 1 : 0.406
Unit Cell V:
1,968.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of MarthoziteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle, paris
Université de paris

Synonyms of MarthoziteHide

Other Language Names for MarthoziteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Guilleminite7 photos of Marthozite associated with Guilleminite on mindat.org.
Malachite3 photos of Marthozite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.
Demesmaekerite1 photo of Marthozite associated with Demesmaekerite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JJ.10GuilleminiteBa(UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
4.JJ.15PiretiteCa(UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)4 · 4H2OOrth.
4.JJ.20DemesmaekeritePb2Cu5(UO2)2(SeO3)6(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
4.JJ.25Haynesite(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

28.1.1ChalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
28.1.2ClinochalcomeniteCuSeO3 · 2H2OMon.
28.1.3FrancisiteCu3Bi(SeO3)2O2ClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
28.1.4SofiiteZn2(SeO3)Cl2Orth.
28.1.5MolybdomenitePbSeO3Mon.
28.1.6Haynesite(UO2)3(OH)2(SeO3)2 · 5H2OOrth.
28.1.7DerriksiteCu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6
28.1.9GuilleminiteBa(UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)4 · 3H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
28.1.10DemesmaekeritePb2Cu5(UO2)2(SeO3)6(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
28.1.11MandarinoiteFe3+2(SeO3)3 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
28.1.12CobaltomeniteCoSeO3 · 2H2OMon.
28.1.13Ahlfeldite(Ni,Co)SeO3 · 2H2OMon. 2/m

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 MarthoziteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1970): 55: 533.
Cooper, M.A. and Hawthorne, F.C. (2001) Structure topology and hydrogen bonding in marthozite, Cu 2+[(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2](H2O)8, a comparison with guilleminite, Ba[(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2](H2O)3. Canadian Mineralogist: 39: 797-807.
Burns, P.C. (2005) U 6+ minerals and inorganic compounds: insights into an expanded structural hierarchy of crystal structures. Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1839-1894.

Internet Links for MarthoziteHide

Localities for MarthoziteHide

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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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Ústí Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Dubí (Eichwald)
Pauliš P., Kopecký S., Černý P. 2007: Uranové minerály České Republiky a jejich naleziště. 1. část. (Kutna Hora, issue 1)]
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) (TL)
 
  • Katanga (Shaba)
    • Kolwezi District
      • Kolwezi
Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1969) 92, 278-283
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Le Trient Valley
      • Les Marécottes
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 269.
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