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Ordoñezite

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Ezequiel Ordoñez
Formula:
ZnSb2O6
Colour:
Very light to very dark brown, variable from colorless to pearl gray, olive buff to dark olive, light yellowish olive, bone brown (Ridgeway), transparent.
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
6.635
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named in 1955 by George Switzer and William Frederick Foshag in honor of Ezequiel Ordoñez [April 10, 1867 San Nicolás Peralta, Lierma, Mexico, Mexico - February 8, 1950 Mexico City, Mexico], professor of mineralogy and geology at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, where he also worked on the geologic map of Mexico published in 1889. Ordoñez became an expert in petroleum geology and greatly influenced the development of petroleum extraction. Ordoñez was eventually appointed head of the Instituto de Geologia de Mexico.
This page provides mineralogical data about Ordoñezite.


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Classification of OrdoñeziteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1955
4.DB.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
B : With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
44.2.1.2

44 : ANTIMONATES
2 : AX2O6
24.2.4

24 : Antimonates and Antimonites
2 : Antimonates of Be, Mg, Ca, Zn or Hg

Physical Properties of OrdoñeziteHide

Adamantine
Colour:
Very light to very dark brown, variable from colorless to pearl gray, olive buff to dark olive, light yellowish olive, bone brown (Ridgeway), transparent.
Hardness:
6½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
6.635 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.657 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of OrdoñeziteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
Comments:
RI > 2.0

Chemical Properties of OrdoñeziteHide

Formula:
ZnSb2O6
IMA Formula:
ZnSb5+2O6
Common Impurities:
Al,Si

Crystallography of OrdoñeziteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.66 Å, c = 9.26 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.987
Unit Cell V:
201.09 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Drusy or stalactitic masses of repeatedly twinned tetragonal crystals having a maximum size of 2 mm.
Twinning:
Twin plane (013)

Crystallographic forms of OrdoñeziteHide

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Type Occurrence of OrdoñeziteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
The Natural History Museum, London, England, 1965,208.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 110282.
National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USA, R9127.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Cassiterite bearing veins in rhyolite.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for OrdoñeziteHide

Relationship of Ordoñezite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ByströmiteMgSb2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
TredouxiteNiSb2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Zapatalite5 photos of Ordoñezite associated with Zapatalite on mindat.org.
Chenevixite4 photos of Ordoñezite associated with Chenevixite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.DB.05ArgutiteGeO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05CassiteriteSnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05PlattneritePbO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DB.05PyrolusiteMnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05RutileTiO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4Tet.
4.DB.05TugarinoviteMoO2Mon.
4.DB.05Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
4.DB.10ByströmiteMgSb2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.15bAkhtenskiteε-Mn4+O2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
4.DB.15cNsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2Hex.
4.DB.15aParamontroseiteV4+O2Orth.
4.DB.15aRamsdelliteMn4+O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DB.20Scrutinyiteα-PbO2Orth.
4.DB.25IshikawaiteU4+Fe2+Nb2O8Mon.
4.DB.25Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8Orth.
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.25SrilankiteZrTi2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.25Yttrocolumbite-(Y)Y(U4+,Fe2+)Nb2O8
4.DB.25Calciosamarskite(Ca,Fe3+,Y)2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O8Mon.
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Yb)(Yb,Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.30FerberiteFeWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.30HübneriteMnWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.30Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.DB.30KrasnoselskiteCoWO4Mon.
4.DB.30HeftetjerniteScTaO4Mon. 2/m
4.DB.30HuanzalaiteMgWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.35Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth.
4.DB.35Qitianlingite(Fe,Mn)2(Nb,Ta)2WO10Orth.
4.DB.35Magnocolumbite(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DB.40FerrowodginiteFe2+Sn4+Ta2O8Mon.
4.DB.40LithiotantiteLiTa3O8Mon.
4.DB.40LithiowodginiteLiTa3O8Mon.
4.DB.40TitanowodginiteMn2+TiTa2O8Mon.
4.DB.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8Mon.
4.DB.40FerrotitanowodginiteFe2+TiTa2O8Mon.
4.DB.40WolframowodginiteMn(Mn,Sn,Fe,Ta)(W,Ta,Nb)2O8
4.DB.45TivaniteV3+TiO3(OH)Mon.
4.DB.50Carmichaelite(Ti,Cr,Fe)[O2-x(OH)x]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.DB.55AlumotantiteAlTaO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.60Biehlite((Sb,As)O)2[MoO4]Mon.

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

44.2.1.1ByströmiteMgSb2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
44.2.1.3TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

24.2.1SwedenborgiteNaBe4Sb5+O7Hex. 6mm : P63mc
24.2.2ByströmiteMgSb2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
24.2.3Roméite Group
24.2.5TheisiteCu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14Orth.
24.2.6Shakhovite(Hg+2)Hg2+2(Sb3+O3)(OH)3Mon.

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 OrdoñeziteHide

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Byström, A., Hök, B., Mason, B. (1942) The crystal structure of zinc metantimonate and similar compounds. Arkiv för Kemi, Mineralogi och Geologi: 15B4: 1-8.
Switzer, G., Foshag, W.F. (1955) Ordoñezite, zinc antimonate, a new mineral from Guanajuato, Mexico. American Mineralogist: 40: 64-69.
Donaldson, J.D., Kjekshus, A., Nicholson, D.G., Rakke, T. (1975) Properties of Sb-compounds with rutile-like structures. Acta Chemica Scandinavica: A29: 803-809.
Ercit, T.S., Foord, E.E., Fitzpatrick, J.J. (2002) Ordoñezite from the Theodoso Soto mine, Sapioris, Durango, Mexico: new data and structural refinement. The Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 1207-1210.
Roper, A.J., Leverett, P., Murphy, T.D., Williams, P.A. (2015) Stabilities of byströmite, MgSb2O6, ordoñezite, ZnSb2O6 and rosiaite, PbSb2O6, and their possible roles in limiting antimony mobility in the supergene zone. Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 537-544.

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Localities for OrdoñeziteHide

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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.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Hastings Co.
      • Madoc area
        • Huntingdon Township
Josef Vajdak (2008) Mineral News, 24, #3, 15.
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Iserlohn
        • Letmathe
Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1986) Neue Minerale von der Schlackenhalde der ehemaligen Zinkhütte Genna in Letmathe/Sauerland. Aufschluss 37 (2), 55-67.; Bender/Marl, D. & Krimmelbein/Altena, W. (1994) Aktuelle Übersicht: Mineralien der Zinkhütte Genna/Sauerland. Stand Juni 1994. Mineralien-Welt, 4/94, 10.
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Montieri
        • Gerfalco
Batacchi, C., Ciriotti, M.E., Galli, E. (2011): L'antimonio di "Podere Montevecchio", Gerfalco, Toscana centro-meridionale: Primo ritrovamento europeo di ordoñezite. Micro, 2/2011, 66-72
Mexico
 
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Coneto de Comonfort
      • América-Sapioris District (Potrillos)
        • Sapioris
Can Min 40, 4, (2002), 1207-1210
  • Guanajuato
    • Mun. de Santa Catarina
      • Santa Catarina
        • Cerro de las Fajas
Panczner (1987): 289.; Am Min (1955) 40 (1-2), 64-69
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Caborca
RRUFF project
Switzerland
 
  • Ticino (Tessin)
    • Malcantone
Schmutz, L., Bachmann, A., Eichin, R., Rüegg, H.-R. & Vogel, C. (1986): Antimon-Mineralien aus dem Malcantone - Vorkommen und Ausbildung. Schweizer Strahler, No. 6, 249-289 (in German and French).; Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 291.
Schmutz, L., Bachmann, A., Eichin, R., Rüegg, H.-R. & Vogel, C. (1986): Antimon-Mineralien aus dem Malcantone - Vorkommen und Ausbildung. Schweizer Strahler, No. 6, 249-289.
USA
 
  • New Mexico
    • Socorro Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
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