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Plumboagardite

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About PlumboagarditeHide

Formula:
(Pb,REE,Ca)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Colour:
green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
3.741 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Member of:
Name:
Named as the lead (latin plumbum) analogue of agardite.
The Pb-analogue of zálesíite.


Classification of PlumboagarditeHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
8.DL.15

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

Physical Properties of PlumboagarditeHide

Vitreous
Colour:
green
Streak:
greenish
Hardness:
Cleavage:
None Observed
Density:
3.741 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of PlumboagarditeHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.726 nε = 1.805
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.079
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of PlumboagarditeHide

Formula:
(Pb,REE,Ca)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Common Impurities:
Fe,P,Si

Crystallography of PlumboagarditeHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P63/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.77 Å, c = 5.94 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.431
Unit Cell V:
975.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
12.01 (10)
4.51 (6)
3.60 (8)
2.98 (6)
2.49 (7)

Type Occurrence of PlumboagarditeHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
spherulitic aggregates of radial fibrous structure, composed of acicular crystals elongated on [0001] and reaching 0.05 mm in length
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of PlumboagarditeHide

Other Language Names for PlumboagarditeHide

Simplified Chinese:砷铅铜石
Traditional Chinese:砷鉛銅石

Relationship of Plumboagardite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
Agardite-(Dy)(Dy,La)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m
Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
CalciopetersiteCaCu6(PO4)2(PO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
GoudeyiteAlCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
Petersite-(Ce)Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
Petersite-(La)Cu6La(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DL.05FoggiteCaAl(PO4)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
8.DL.10CyriloviteNaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
8.DL.10Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2OTet.
8.DL.10WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2OTet. 4 2 2 : P41 21 2
8.DL.15Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m
8.DL.15GoudeyiteAlCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
8.DL.15MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.15Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
8.DL.15ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex.
8.DL.15CalciopetersiteCaCu6(PO4)2(PO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DL.20CheremnykhitePb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)Orth.
8.DL.20DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
8.DL.20KuksitePb3Zn3(PO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
8.DL.20WallkilldelliteCa2Mn2+3(AsO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2OHex.
8.DL.20Wallkilldellite-(Fe)(Ca,Cu)4Fe2+6(AsO4,SiO4)4(OH,O)8 · 18H2OHex.
8.DL.25AngastoniteCaMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)4 · 7H2OTric. 1 : P1

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 PlumboagarditeHide

Reference List:
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Walenta, K. & Th. Theye (2005): Plumboagardite, a new mineral of the mixite group from an occurrence in the Southern Black Forest, Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen, 181, 219-224.

Internet Links for PlumboagarditeHide

Localities for PlumboagarditeHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Gastein valley
        • Naßfeld valley
          • Kreuzkogel massif
            • Radhausberg
Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1876) Agardit-(Ce), Agardit-(Nd), Plumboagardit(?), Pseudomalachit und Zalesiit(?) vom Kielbreinbau, Radhausberg-Südseite, Gasteinertal, Salzburg. P. 112 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146. Kolitsch, U. (2015): Eine Korrektur zum Beitrag „Agardit-(Ce), Agardit-(Nd), Plumboagardit(?), Pseudomalachit und Zálesíit(?) vom Kielbreinbau, Radhausberg-Südseite, Gasteinertal, Salzburg“. P. 237 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2015): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIV. Carinthia II, 205./125., 207-280. [sample mix-up by finder]
Germany (TL)
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Schönau
        • Aitern
K. Walenta, Th. Theye: N. Jb. Min. Abhl. 181:219-224 (2005)
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Niederschlag-Bärenstein District
        • Bärenstein
Analyzed by EDX and XRD by Excalibur Minerals
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium; Lavreotiki Municipality)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
            • Christiana Mine
Rieck, B., Kolitsch, U., Voudouris, P., Giester, G. and Tzeferis, P. (2018): Weitere Neufunde aus Lavrion, Griechenland. Mineralien-Welt 29 (5), 32-77 (in German).
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Savona Province
C. Balestra - SIUK-AMI - characterized at Turin University
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Canal San Bovo
        • Vanoi Valley
          • Pralongo
Conedera M., Bursi Gandolfi N., Ferretti P., Gualtieri A., Rocchetti I. (2016): Miniera di Pralongo. Una mineralizzazione cuprifera presso Canal San Bovo (Valle del Vanoi, Trento): Riv. Mineral. Ital., 50, 2 (2-2016), 90-119.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
Siuda, R., Gołębiowska, B. (2003): Nowe dane o minerałach wietrzeniowych złoża Miedzianka-Ciechanowice w Rudawach Janowickich (Dolny Śląsk, Polska). Przegląd Geologiczny: 59(3): 226-252 (in Polish)
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Tarragona
      • Baix Camp
        • Alforja
Gunnar Färber
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