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Veselovskýite

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About VeselovskýiteHide

Formula:
ZnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
Colour:
Colourless to greyish white (with a slight greenish tint)
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2 - 3
Specific Gravity:
3.28 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
In honor of Dr. František Veselovský (born 1948), an outstanding Czech mineralogist with the Czech Geological Survey, who described several new minerals from the Jáchymov ore district.

Classification of VeselovskýiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2006
8.CE.30

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O about 1:2.5
39.2.6.4

39 : HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
2 : (AB)5[HXO4]2[XO4]2.xH2O

Physical Properties of VeselovskýiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Colourless to greyish white (with a slight greenish tint)
Streak:
Greyish white with a greenish tint
Hardness:
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Very brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {001}
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
3.28 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of VeselovskýiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
Pleochroism:
Strong
Comments:
nx= greenish, ny = pale green, nz = green

Chemical Properties of VeselovskýiteHide

Formula:
ZnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
IMA Formula:
ZnCu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 9H2O

Crystallography of VeselovskýiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.3948 Å, b = 8.0024 Å, c = 10.3557 Å
α = 85.488°, β = 79.354°, γ = 84.673°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.799 : 1 : 1.294
Unit Cell V:
517.54 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
10.185 (100)
7.974 (12)
3.987 (13)
3.637 (15)
3.395 (37)
3.238 (15)
2.910 (12)
2.668 (10)

Type Occurrence of VeselovskýiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Individual, lath-like to thin tabular crystals, up to 1 mm long, commonly form complicated intergrowths.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum, Prague (Czech Republic), catalogue number P1P 19/2004.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
On fissures of partly weathered ore vein.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of VeselovskýiteHide

Relationship of Veselovskýite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Hloušekite(Ni,Co)Cu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2·9H2OTric. 1 : P1
LindackeriteCuCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
PradetiteCoCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CE.XBabánekiteCu3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.05Chudobaite(Mg,Zn)5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
8.CE.05GeigeriteMn2+5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
8.CE.10NewberyiteMg(HPO4) · 3H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.CE.15BrassiteMg(HAsO4) · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
8.CE.20PhosphorrössleriteMg(HPO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.CE.20RößleriteMg(HAsO4) · 7H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CE.25MetaswitzeriteMn2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.CE.25Switzerite(Mn,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 7H2OMon.
8.CE.30LindackeriteCuCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30OndrušiteCaCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30PradetiteCoCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.30KlajiteMnCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9-10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.35BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CE.40AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40ArupiteNi3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40Barićite(Mg,Fe)3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40FerrisymplesiteFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O
8.CE.40HörnesiteMg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40Manganohörnesite(Mn,Mg)3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
8.CE.40ParasymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.40PakhomovskyiteCo3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CE.45SymplesiteFe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.50CattiiteMg3(PO4)2 · 22H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.55KoninckiteFe3+PO4 · 3H2OTet.
8.CE.60KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2OMon.
8.CE.65SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.CE.70MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
8.CE.70SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2OMon.
8.CE.75MalhmooditeFeZr(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.CE.75ZigrasiteMgZr(PO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CE.75Unnamed (Ca-analogue of Zigrasite)CaZr[PO4]2 · 4H2OTric.
8.CE.80SantabarbaraiteFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OAmor.
8.CE.85Metaköttigite(Zn,Fe,Fe)3(AsO4)2 · 8(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

39.2.6.1Chudobaite(Mg,Zn)5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
39.2.6.1LindackeriteCuCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
39.2.6.2GeigeriteMn2+5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
39.2.6.5PradetiteCoCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
39.2.6.6OndrušiteCaCu4(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1

Other InformationHide

Thermal Behaviour:
About five water molecules liberated first at 50-90°C, two water molecules released in the range 90-230°C and three additional water molecules (part corresponding to (As030H) groups) in the range 230-320°C. General mass decrease in the range 20-320°C is 1
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 VeselovskýiteHide

Reference List:
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Sejkora, J., Ondruš, P., Novák, M. (2010) Veselovskýite, triclinic (Zn,Cu,Co)Cu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2·9H2O, a Zn-dominant analogue of lindackerite. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie - Abhandlungen: 187: 83-90.

Internet Links for VeselovskýiteHide

Localities for VeselovskýiteHide

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 (TL)
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
NJMA 187,83(2010); Tvrdý, J. & Plášil, J. (2010): Jáchymov - Reiche Erzlagerstätte und Radonbad im böhmischen Westerzgebirge. Aufschluss 61, 277-292.
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