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Matulaite

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About MatulaiteHide

Margaret "Marge" M. Matula
Formula:
(Fe3+,Al)Al7(PO4)4(PO3OH)2(OH)8(H2O)8 · 8H2O
Originally assumed to be CaAl18(PO4)12(OH)20.28H2O
Hardness:
1
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Margaret "Marge" Mary Matula (née Buckanin) (29 December 1925, Phillips, Wisconsin, USA - ), mineral collector from Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. She discovered the mineral. She was elected to the Micromounters' Hall of Fame in 2002.
This page provides mineralogical data about Matulaite.


Classification of MatulaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1977
8.DK.30

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
K : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 > 1:1 and < 2:1
42.13.3.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
13 : Miscellaneous
19.8.17

19 : Phosphates
8 : Phosphates of Al and other metals

Physical Properties of MatulaiteHide

Hardness:

Optical Data of MatulaiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
Dispersion:
very weak

Chemical Properties of MatulaiteHide

Formula:
(Fe3+,Al)Al7(PO4)4(PO3OH)2(OH)8(H2O)8 · 8H2O

Originally assumed to be CaAl18(PO4)12(OH)20.28H2O
IMA Formula:
Fe3+Al7(PO4)4(PO3OH)2(OH)8(H2O)8 · 8H2O

Crystallography of MatulaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 20.4 Å, b = 16.7 Å, c = 10.6 Å
β = 98.2°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.222 : 1 : 0.635
Unit Cell V:
3,574.29 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of MatulaiteHide

Synonyms of MatulaiteHide

Other Language Names for MatulaiteHide

German:Matulait
Spanish:Matulaita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Wavellite2 photos of Matulaite associated with Wavellite on mindat.org.
Cacoxenite2 photos of Matulaite associated with Cacoxenite on mindat.org.
Afmite2 photos of Matulaite associated with Afmite on mindat.org.
Jahnsite1 photo of Matulaite associated with Jahnsite on mindat.org.
Leucophosphite1 photo of Matulaite associated with Leucophosphite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DK.RichelsdorfiteCa2Cu5Sb(AsO4)4(OH)6Cl · 6H2OMon. 2/m
8.DK.10BariopharmacosideriteBa0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2OTet. 4 2m : P4 2m
8.DK.10PharmacosideriteKFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.10Natropharmacosiderite(Na,K)Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.10Hydroniumpharmacosiderite(H3O)Fe4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.12PharmacoalumiteKAl4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6.5H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.12NatropharmacoalumiteNaAl4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.12BariopharmacoalumiteBa0.5Al4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 4H2OIso. 4 3m : P4 3m
8.DK.15BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.15DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.15NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon.
8.DK.15MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.15GayiteNaMn2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DK.20KidwelliteNaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33Mon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DK.25Bleasdaleite(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13Mon.
8.DK.35KrasnoviteBa(Al,Mg)(PO4,CO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.8.1MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
19.8.2BrazilianiteNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
19.8.3WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
19.8.4TancoiteLiNa2Al(PO4)(HPO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
19.8.5Bertossaite(Li,Na)2(Ca,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al4(PO4)4(OH,F)4Orth.
19.8.6TinsleyiteKAl2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon.
19.8.7Taranakite(K,NH4)Al3(PO4)3(OH) · 9H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
19.8.8FrancoanelliteK3Al5(PO4)2(HPO4)3 · 12H2OTrig.
19.8.9GordoniteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.8.10AldermaniteMg5Al12(PO4)8(OH)22 · 32H2OOrth.
19.8.11OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
19.8.12MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2OMon. 2 : B2
19.8.14FoggiteCaAl(PO4)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
19.8.15GatumbaiteCaAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
19.8.16CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
19.8.19LehiiteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
19.8.20Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2OTet.
19.8.21EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2OMon. 2/m
19.8.22KleemaniteZnAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
19.8.23MantienneiteKMg2Al2Ti(PO4)4(OH)3 · 15H2OOrth.
19.8.24PaulkerriteK(Mg,Mn2+)2(Fe3+,Al,Ti,Mg)2Ti(PO4)4(OH)3 · 15H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca

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 MatulaiteHide

Reference List:
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Moore, P.B. and J. Ito (1980) Jungit und Matulait: Zwei neue taflige
Phosphat-Mineralien. Aufschluss: 31: 55–61 (in German with English abs.).
American Mineralogist (1980): 65: 1067.
Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., Rossman, G.R., Steele I.M., Pluth, J.J. and Favreau, G. (2011) Afmite, Al3(OH)4(H2O)3(PO4)(PO3OH)•H2O, a new mineral from Fumade, Tarn, France: description and crystal structure. European Journal of Mineralogy: 23: 269-277. [mentions new formula of matulaite]
Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., Rumsey, M.S., Spratt, J. and Favreau, G. (2012) The crystal structure determination and redefinition of matulaite, Fe3+Al7(PO4)4(PO3OH)2(OH)8(H2O)8•8H2O. Mineralogical Magazine: 76(3): 517–534.

Internet Links for MatulaiteHide

Localities for MatulaiteHide

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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.
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Tarn
      • Castelnau-de-Brassac
        • Fumade
LHEUR, C. & MEISSER, N. (2010): Découverte de minéraux rares à Castelnau-de-Brassac (Tarn), Le Règne Minéral, 91, 46. XRD and EDS analyses S. Mills & A. Kampf
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Waidhaus
        • Hagendorf
Mücke, A., Schnorrer-Köhler, G., Haase, J., (1989): Über einige Neufunde (Matulait, Chalkantit, und Jarosit)....., Der Aufschluss, Vol. 40, 295-307
  • Hesse
    • Wetzlar
      • Waldgirmes
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Warstein
        • Hirschberg
D. Pawlowski: "Mineralfundstellen im Sauerland", Weise (Munich), 1991
Portugal
 
  • Guarda District
    • Sabugal
      • Bendada
        • Bendada Mines
ALVES, P., MILLS, S. (2013) Nuevos datos sobre los fosfatos de Bendada, Sabugal (Portugal). ACOPIOS-Revista Ibérica de Mineralogía, Vol 4 (2013): 349-377.
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Mineral Co.
      • Candelaria District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
JBS collection
    • Gaston Co.
      • Bessemer City
American Mineralogist, Volume 65, pages 1065-1070, 1980
  • Pennsylvania
    • Chester Co.
      • East Whiteland Township
Handbook of Mineralogy
    • Northampton Co.
      • Lower Saucon Township
        • Hellertown
Min.Rec.: Sep-Oct 1980:311. Chemical Analysis provided by M.Matula/A. Falster; Anthony R. Kampf, Stuart J. Mills, George R. Rossman, Ian M. Steele, Joseph J. Pluth and Georges Favreau (2011): Afmite, Al3(OH)4(H2O)3(PO4)(PO3OH)•H2O, a new mineral from Fumade, Tarn, France: description and crystal structure. European Journal of Mineralogy 23, 269-277.
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