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Pauflerite

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Formula:
(V4+O)SO4
Colour:
Light green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3 - 4
Specific Gravity:
3.36
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after Dr. Peter Paufler, (b. 18 February 1940, Dresden, Germany) Professor of Crystallography at TU Dresden, Germany, in recognition of his important contributions to physical and structural crystallography and mineralogy.
A mineral of high-temperature volcanic fumaroles.


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Classification of PaufleriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2005
First Published:
2007
7.BB.55

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
B : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, without H2O
B : With medium-sized cations

Physical Properties of PaufleriteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Light green
Streak:
White
Hardness:
3 - 4 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
without visible cleavage
Density:
3.36(4) g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of PaufleriteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.731(4) nβ = 1.778(2) nγ = 1.845(4)
2V:
Measured: 90° , Calculated: 83°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.114
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Comments:
Clear in green tones: X light green, Y bluish green, Z light green-blue.

Chemical Properties of PaufleriteHide

Formula:
(V4+O)SO4
IMA Formula:
VO(SO4)

Crystallography of PaufleriteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pnma
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.389 Å, b = 6.274 Å, c = 7.079 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.178 : 1 : 1.128
Unit Cell V:
328.17 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.11(27)
4.70(18)
3.54(31)
3.28(100)
3.14(73)
2.845(18)
2.237(17)
2.209(17)

Type Occurrence of PaufleriteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Light green prismatic crystals up to 0.1 mm in length
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum, Department of Mineralogy, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
high temperature fumaroles
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Krivovichev, S.V., Vergasova, L.P., Britvin, S.N., Filatov, S.K., Kahlenberg, V., Ananiev, V.V. (2007) Pauflerite, ß-VO(SO4), a new mineral from the Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist: 45: 921-927.

Synonyms of PaufleriteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Markhininite1 photo of Pauflerite associated with Markhininite on mindat.org.
Shcherbinaite1 photo of Pauflerite associated with Shcherbinaite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.BB.05CaminiteMg7(SO4)5(OH)4 · H2OTet.
7.BB.10HauckiteFe3+3(Mg,Mn2+)24Zn18(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
7.BB.15AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.BB.20DolerophaniteCu2(SO4)OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.BB.25BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.BB.30VergasovaiteCu3(SO4)(MoO4,SO4)OOrth.
7.BB.35KlebelsbergiteSb4O4(SO4)(OH)2Orth. mm2
7.BB.40SchuetteiteHg2+3(SO4)O2Trig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
7.BB.45ParaotwayiteNi(OH)2-x(SO4,CO3)0.5xMon.
7.BB.50XocomecatliteCu3(TeO4)(OH)4Orth.
7.BB.60GrandviewiteCu3Al9(SO4)2(OH)29Mon. 2 : P2

Fluorescence of PaufleriteHide

non-fluorescent.

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 PaufleriteHide

Reference List:
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Krivovichev, S.V., Vergasova, L.P., Britvin, S.N., Filatov, S.K., Kahlenberg, V., Ananiev, V.V. (2007) Pauflerite, ß-VO(SO4), a new mineral from the Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist: 45: 921-927.

Internet Links for PaufleriteHide

Localities for PaufleriteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
Nadeau, O.,Cayer, A., Pelletier, M., Stevenson, R. & Jébrak, M. (2015) The Paleoproterozoic Montviel carbonatite-hosted REE–Nb deposit, Abitibi, Canada: Geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis. Ore Geology Reviews 67, 314-335.
Mexico
 
  • Jalisco
    • Colima volcanic complex
Ostrooumov, M. and Taran, Y. (2015): Discovery of Native Vanadium, a New Mineral from the Colima Volcano, State of Colima (Mexico). Revista de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 20, 109-110.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Kamchatka Oblast'
IMA Website
      • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
        • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
Siidra, O. I., Vergasova, L. P., Kretser, Y. L., Polekhovsky, Y. S., Filatov, S. K., & Krivovichev, S. V. (2014). Unique thallium mineralization in the fumaroles of Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. III. Evdokimovite, Tl4 (VO) 3 (SO4) 5 (H2O) 5. Mineralogical Magazine, 78(7), 1711-1724.
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