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Cloncurryite

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About CloncurryiteHide

Formula:
Cu0.5(VO)0.5Al2(PO4)2F2 · 5H2O
Colour:
Sky-blue to colourless (very tiny xtls)
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
2.525 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
After the type locality, the Great Australia Mine, Cloncurry, Cloncurry District, Mt Isa - Cloncurry area, Queensland, Australia.
This page provides mineralogical data about Cloncurryite.


Classification of CloncurryiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2006
First Published:
2007
8.DC.60

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

Physical Properties of CloncurryiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Sky-blue to colourless (very tiny xtls)
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Hardness Data:
Measured
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
2.525 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CloncurryiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.548(2) nγ = 1.550(2)
2V:
Calculated: 56°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of CloncurryiteHide

Formula:
Cu0.5(VO)0.5Al2(PO4)2F2 · 5H2O
IMA Formula:
Cu0.5(VO)0.5Al2(PO4)2F2 · 5H2O

Crystallography of CloncurryiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.9573 Å, b = 12.1824 Å, c = 18.9749 Å
β = 90.933°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.407 : 1 : 1.558
Unit Cell V:
1145.78 ų
Z:
4
Morphology:
{010} and {001}
Twinning:
Twinning on {100}

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
9.515Å(67)
6.101Å(100)
5.621Å(91)
4.753Å(17)
3.976Å(21)
3.338Å(21)
3.163Å(17)
3.047Å(13)

Type Occurrence of CloncurryiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Radiating sprays of extremely acicular prismatic crystals
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Colchester, D.M., Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Sharpe, J.L., Williams, P.A., Hibbs, D.E., Turner, P. & Hoppe, V.H. (2007) Cloncurryite, Cu0.56(VO)0.44Al2(PO4)2(F,OH)2.5H2O, a new mineral from the Great Australia mine, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, an its relationship to nevadaite. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 13(1): 5-13.

Synonyms of CloncurryiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Cloncurryite associated with HentscheliteCuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
1 photo of Cloncurryite associated with LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
1 photo of Cloncurryite associated with CupriteCu2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DC.CésarferreiraiteFe2+ Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2·8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.05NissoniteCu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2OMon.
8.DC.07EuchroiteCu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.DC.10LegranditeZn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.12StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2OMon.
8.DC.15ArthuriteCuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DC.15EarlshannoniteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DC.15OjuelaiteZnFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DC.15WhitmoreiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.15Cobaltarthurite(Co,Mg)Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.15BendadaiteFe2+Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.15KunatiteCuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.15UKI-2006-(PO:FeHZn)ZnFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DC.15UKI-2006-(PO:AlCuFeH)Fe2+Al3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
8.DC.17KleemaniteZnAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
8.DC.20BermaniteMn2+Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DC.20CoralloiteMn2+Mn3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.22KovdorskiteMg2(PO4)(OH) · 3H2OMon.
8.DC.25FerristrunziteFe3+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OTric.
8.DC.25FerrostrunziteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric.
8.DC.25MetavauxiteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.25MetavivianiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.25StrunziteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.27BerauniteFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DC.30GordoniteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30LaueiteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30MangangordoniteMn2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric.
8.DC.30ParavauxiteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30PseudolaueiteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.30SigloiteFe3+Al2(PO4)2(OH)3 · 7H2OTric.
8.DC.30StewartiteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30UshkoviteMgFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric.
8.DC.30FerrolaueiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30Kastningite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30MaghrebiteMgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30NordgauiteMnAl2(PO4)2(F,OH)2 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.32TinticiteFe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.35VauxiteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.37VantasseliteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 9H2OOrth.
8.DC.40CacoxeniteFe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DC.45Gormanite(Fe2+,Mg)3(Al,Fe3+)4(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
8.DC.45Souzalite(Mg,Fe2+)3(Al,Fe3+)4(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
8.DC.47KingiteAl3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2OTric.
8.DC.50WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.DC.50AllanpringiteFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.DC.52KribergiteAl5(PO4)3(SO4)(OH)4 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.55MapimiteZn2Fe3+3(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 10H2OMon.
8.DC.57OgdensburgiteCa2Fe3+4(Zn,Mn2+)(AsO4)4(OH)6 · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
8.DC.60Nevadaite(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Fluorescence of CloncurryiteHide

Not 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 CloncurryiteHide

Reference List:
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Colchester, D.M., Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Sharpe, J.L., Williams, P.A., Hibbs, D.E., Turner, P. & Hoppe, V.H. (2007) Cloncurryite, Cu0.56(VO)0.44Al2(PO4)2(F,OH)2.5H2O, a new mineral from the Great Australia mine, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, an its relationship to nevadaite. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 13(1): 5-13.

Internet Links for CloncurryiteHide

Localities for CloncurryiteHide

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.
Australia (TL)
 
  • Queensland
    • Cloncurry Shire
      • Cloncurry
Colchester, D.M., Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Sharpe, J.L., Williams, P.A., Hibbs, D.E., Turner, P. & Hoppe, V.H. (2007) Cloncurryite, Cu0.56(VO)0.44Al2(PO4)2(F,OH)2.5H2O, a new mineral from the Great Australia mine, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, an its relationship to nevadaite. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 13(1): 5-13.
 
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