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Ojuelaite

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About OjuelaiteHide

Formula:
ZnFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Colour:
Pale yellowish, pale greenish
Lustre:
Vitreous, Silky
Hardness:
3
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Member of:
Name:
Named in 1981 by Fabien Cesbron, Miguel Romero Sanchez, and Sidney A. Williams for the type locality, Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.

Classification of OjuelaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1979
8.DC.15

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
42.11.20.3

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
11 : (AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
20.3.20

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
3 : Arsenates of Zn, Cd or Hg

Physical Properties of OjuelaiteHide

Vitreous, Silky
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Pale yellowish, pale greenish
Hardness:

Optical Data of OjuelaiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.696 nβ = 1.730 nγ = 1.798
2V:
Measured: 73° , Calculated: 74°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.102
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r > v

Chemical Properties of OjuelaiteHide

Formula:
ZnFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O

Crystallography of OjuelaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.24 Å, b = 9.66 Å, c = 5.56 Å
β = 94.37°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.06 : 1 : 0.576
Unit Cell V:
548.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

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0014519OjuelaiteHughes J M, Bloodaxe E S, Kobel K D, Drexler J W (1996) The atomic arrangement of ojuelaite, ZnFe(3+)2(AsO4)2(OH)2*4H2O Mineralogical Magazine 60 519-5211996Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Mexico0293
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Type Occurrence of OjuelaiteHide

Synonyms of OjuelaiteHide

Other Language Names for OjuelaiteHide

German:Ojuelait
Spanish:Ojuelaita

Relationship of Ojuelaite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
ArthuriteCuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
BendadaiteFe2+Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
Cobaltarthurite(Co,Mg)Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
EarlshannoniteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
KunatiteCuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
UKI-2006-(PO:AlCuFeH)Fe2+Al3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
UM2006-27-PO:FeHZnZnFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
WhitmoreiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Ojuelaite associated with ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
2 photos of Ojuelaite associated with ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
2 photos of Ojuelaite associated with ParadamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
2 photos of Ojuelaite associated with LegranditeZn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2O

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.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.15UM2006-27-PO:FeHZnZnFe3+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+3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 3H2OTric. 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)
8.DC.60CloncurryiteCu0.5(VO)0.5Al2(PO4)2F2 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

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

42.11.20.1WhitmoreiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
42.11.20.2ArthuriteCuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
42.11.20.4EarlshannoniteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
42.11.20.5Cobaltarthurite(Co,Mg)Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
42.11.20.6BendadaiteFe2+Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
42.11.20.7KunatiteCuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
42.11.20.8UM2006-27-PO:FeHZnZnFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
42.11.20.9UKI-2006-(PO:AlCuFeH)Fe2+Al3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

20.3.1AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
20.3.2ParadamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
20.3.3KoritnigiteZn(HAsO4) · H2OTric. 1 : P1
20.3.4LegranditeZn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
20.3.5WarikahniteZn3(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
20.3.6KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
20.3.7StranskiiteZn2Cu(AsO4)2Tric. 1 : P1
20.3.8Philipsburgite(Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6 · H2OMon.
20.3.9AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
20.3.10ProsperiteCa2Zn4(AsO4)4 · H2OMon.
20.3.11GaititeCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
20.3.12ZincroseliteCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon.
20.3.13O'DanieliteNa(Zn,Mg)3H2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
20.3.14JohilleriteNa(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
20.3.15Holdenite(Mn2+,Mg)6Zn3(AsO4)2(SiO4)(OH)8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
20.3.16Chudobaite(Mg,Zn)5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 10H2OTric.
20.3.17Chlorophoenicite(Mn,Mg)3Zn2(AsO4)(OH,O)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
20.3.18LotharmeyeriteCaZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
20.3.19Metaköttigite(Zn,Fe,Fe)3(AsO4)2 · 8(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1
20.3.21FahleiteCaZn5Fe3+2(AsO4)6 · 14H2OOrth.
20.3.22KeyiteCu2+3Zn4Cd2(AsO4)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m

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References for OjuelaiteHide

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Cesbron, F., Romero, S.M., Williams, A.S. (1981): La mapimite et l'ojuélaïte, deux nouveaux arséniates hydratés de zinc et de fer de la mine Ojuela, Mapimi, Mexique. Bull. Minéral. 104, 582-586.
American Mineralogist (1982): 67: 621-624.
Mineralogical Magazine: 60: 519-521.

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Localities for OjuelaiteHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Greece
 
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion Mining District
          • Agios Konstantinos (Kamariza)
U. Kolitsch, D. Atencio, N. V. Chukanov, N. V. Zubkova, L. A. D. Menezes Filho, J. M. V. Coutinho, W. D. Birch, J. Schlüter, D. Pohl, A. R. Kampf, I. M. Steele, G. Favreau, L. Nasdala, S. Möckel, G. Giester and D. Yu. Pushcharovsky (2010): Bendadaite, a new iron arsenate mineral of the arthurite group. Mineralogical Magazine 74, 469-486. [solid-solution member with bendadaite]
              • Hilarion Mine
Fritz Schreiber collection
            • Mercati mines
No reference listed
Lapis No.7/8 1999 p.70-74
          • Km 3
            • Kaminiza mines
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).
Mexico (TL)
 
  • Durango
    • Mapimí Municipality
      • Mapimí
[Bull.Min.(1981) 104, 582-586; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Thomas P. Moore (2008) Lapis, 33, #7-8, 33-40.
Handbook of Mineralogy Vol. IV pg. 418.
Namibia
 
  • Oshikoto Region
    • Tsumeb
Gebhard, G. (1999): Tsumeb II. A Unique Mineral Locality. GG Publishing, Grossenseifen, Germany
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex County
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
Dunn(1995):Pt5:675.
 
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