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Mcauslanite

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David McAuslan
Formula:
Fe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2O
System:
Triclinic
Hardness:
Name:
David Alexander McAuslan (1943- ), former Eastern Exploration Manager for Shell Canada Resources Ltd.
This page provides mineralogical data about Mcauslanite.


Classification of Mcauslanite

Approved
Approval Year:
1986
8.DB.60

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
B : With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4< 1:1
42.11.22.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
11 : (AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
22.1.26

22 : Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions
1 : Phosphates, arsenates or vanadates with fluoride

Physical Properties of Mcauslanite

Hardness (Mohs):

Optical Data of Mcauslanite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.522 nβ = 1.531 nγ = 1.534
2V:
Measured: 55° to 59.7°, Calculated: 58°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.012
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of Mcauslanite

Formula:
Fe3Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2O
IMA Formula:
Fe32+Al2(PO4)3(PO3OH)F · 18H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Mcauslanite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.05 Å, b = 11.56 Å, c = 6.88 Å
α = 105.84°, β = 93.66°, γ = 106.47°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.869 : 1 : 0.595
Unit Cell Volume:
V 728.71 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Mcauslanite

Relationship of Mcauslanite to other Species

8.DB.05DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
8.DB.05Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
8.DB.05DestineziteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 6H2O
8.DB.10VashegyiteAl11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
8.DB.15SchooneriteZnMn2+Fe22+Fe3+(PO4)3(OH)2 · 9H2O
8.DB.20SinkankasiteMn2+Al(PO3OH)2(OH) · 6H2O
8.DB.25MitryaevaiteAl6(PO4)((P,S)O3(OH,O))2F2(OH)2 · 14.5H2O
8.DB.30SanjuaniteAl2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
8.DB.35SarmientiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
8.DB.40BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
8.DB.45ZýkaiteFe43+(AsO4)3(SO4)(OH) · 15H2O
8.DB.50GiniiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5 · 2H2O
8.DB.55Sasaite(Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
8.DB.65GoldquarryiteCuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
8.DB.70BirchiteCd2Cu2(PO4)2(SO4) · 5H2O
8.DB.75BraithwaiteiteNaCu5(Ti4+Sb5+)(AsO4)4(HAsO4)2O2 · 8H2O
22.1.1AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
22.1.2LacroixiteNaAl(PO4)F
22.1.3NatrophosphateNa7(PO4)2F · 19H2O
22.1.5NacaphiteNa2Ca(PO4)F
22.1.6ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3F
22.1.7NefedoviteNa5Ca4(PO4)4F
22.1.9FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
22.1.10HerderiteCaBePO4(F,OH)
22.1.11IsokiteCaMg(PO4)F
22.1.12PanasqueiraiteCaMg(PO4)(OH,F)
22.1.13BabefphiteBaBePO4(F,OH)
22.1.14FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
22.1.15MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
22.1.16MoriniteNaCa2Al2(PO4)2(OH)F4 · 2H2O
22.1.17BøggilditeNa2Sr2Al2PO4F9
22.1.18FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3F
22.1.19ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
22.1.20VäyryneniteMn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
22.1.21MaxwelliteNaFe3+(AsO4)F
22.1.22Wagnerite(Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
22.1.23Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
22.1.24Magniotriplite(Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)2PO4F
22.1.25Zwieselite(Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)F
22.1.27RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
22.1.28SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3F
22.1.29TilasiteCaMg(AsO4)F
22.1.30Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OH
22.1.31DurangiteNaAl(AsO4)F

Other Names for Mcauslanite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Mcauslanit
Spanish:Mcauslanita

Other Information

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 Mcauslanite

Reference List:
RICHARDSON, J.M., ROBERTS, A.C., GRICE, J.D. & RAMIK, R.A. (1988): Mcauslanite, a supergene hydrated iron aluminum fluorophosphate from the East Kemptville tin mine, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist 26, 917-921. Abstract American Mineralogist (1990): 75: 707-708.

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Localities for Mcauslanite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Nova Scotia
    • Yarmouth Co.
      • Argyle
        • East Kemptville
Richardson, J.M., Roberts, A.C., Grice, J.D., Ramik, R.A. (1988) Mcauslanite, a supergene hydrated iron aluminum fluorophosphate from the East Kemptville Tin Mine, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist: 26: 917-921.
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