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Orthoserpierite

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Formula:
Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in 1985 by Halil Sarp for being the orthorhombic polymorph of serpierite.
Devilline Group.

A species very hard to distinguish from devilline and bladed serpierite.


Classification of Orthoserpierite

Approved
7.DD.30

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
D : With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
31.6.7.1

31 : HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
6 : (AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
25.5.8

25 : Sulphates
5 : Sulphates of Zn and Hg

Optical Data of Orthoserpierite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.586 nβ = 1.645 nγ = 1.650
2V:
Measured: 32° , Calculated: 30°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.064
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
small

Chemical Properties of Orthoserpierite

Formula:
Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
IMA Formula:
CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Orthoserpierite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Pca21
Cell Parameters:
a = 22.10(2) Å, b = 6.20(2) Å, c = 20.39(2) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.565 : 1 : 3.289
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2,793.84 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
10.21 (100)
5.10 (90)
3.400 (90)
3.184 (50)
2.610 (50)
2.558 (50)
2.384 (60)

Type Occurrence of Orthoserpierite

Empirical Formula:
Ca1.08(Cu3.54Zn0.58)Sum=4.12(SO4)1.71(OH)6.98 •3.18H2O

Relationship of Orthoserpierite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
7.DD.05FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
7.DD.10LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
7.DD.10PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
7.DD.10WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
7.DD.15SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
7.DD.20KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
7.DD.25ChristeliteCu2Zn3(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30CampigliaiteMn2+Cu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30NiedermayriteCdCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30EdwardsiteCu3Cd2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O
7.DD.35Carrboydite[(Ni1-xAlx)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35Honessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35MotukoreaiteMg6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.35Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFex3+)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35ShigaiteMn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.35WermlanditeMg7Al2(OH)18[Ca(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.35WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
7.DD.35Hydrowoodwardite(Cu1-xAlx)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35ZincowoodwarditeZn1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2O
7.DD.35NatroglaucoceriniteZn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6](SO4)2•6H2O
7.DD.35NikischeriteFe62+Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2O
7.DD.40Lawsonbauerite(Mn2+,Mg)9Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2O
7.DD.40Torreyite(Mg,Mn2+)72Mn22+Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2O
7.DD.45MooreiteMg92Mn2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)26 · 8H2O
7.DD.50NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.55BechereriteZn7Cu(OH)13[(SiO(OH)3(SO4)]
7.DD.60Ramsbeckite(Cu,Zn)15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2O
7.DD.65VonbezingiteCa6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12 · 2H2O
7.DD.70RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
7.DD.75ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
7.DD.75Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2O
7.DD.75KyrgyzstaniteZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12·3H2O
7.DD.80GuarinoiteZn6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2O
7.DD.80Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
7.DD.80ThérèsemagnaniteNaCo4(SO4)(OH)6Cl·6H2O
7.DD.80UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn(Zn,Cu)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
7.DD.85MontetrisaiteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · 2H2O
25.5.1ZinkositeZnSO4
25.5.2GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
25.5.3NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2O
25.5.4KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
25.5.5Ramsbeckite(Cu,Zn)15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2O
25.5.6Boyleite(Zn,Mg)SO4 · 4H2O
25.5.7SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
25.5.9ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
25.5.10Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
25.5.11GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
25.5.12ChaidamuiteZnFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
25.5.13Bianchite(Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
25.5.15Zincmelanterite(Zn,Cu,Fe)SO4 · 7H2O
25.5.16Zincobotryogen(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)Fe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
25.5.17SchuetteiteHg32+(SO4)O2
25.5.18Gianellaite[(NHg2)2](SO4)(H2O)x

Other Names for Orthoserpierite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Orthoserpierite

Reference List:
Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen (1985): 65: 1-7.

American Mineralogist (1987): 72: 1026.

Ondruš, P. & Hyršl, J. (1989): New finds and revision of secondary minerals from Příbram district. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica 1989, 521-533. [PXRD data]

Krause, W. & Täuber, H. (1992): Zum Kenntnisstand der Minerale Serpierit, Orthoserpierit und Devillin. Aufschluss 43, 1-25. (in German)

Internet Links for Orthoserpierite

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Localities for Orthoserpierite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)
        • Clarendon
Kolitsch, U. and Elliott, P. (1999): Mineralogy of the Mount Malvern Mine near Clarendon, South Australia. Australian J. Mineral. 5, 3-17.
Austria
 
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
          • Brixlegg - Rattenberg
            • Geyer - Silberberg District
              • Silberberg
Schnorrer, G. and Poeverlein, R. (2002) Schwaz-Brixlegg-Fundstellen: 2. Die Minerale des Stockerstollens bei Brixlegg in Tirol. Aufschluss, 53, 209-228.
                • West slope ("Am Geyer")
Der Aufschluß (2006)
Lapis 19(7/8):13-78 (1994); Schnorrer, G. & Poeverlein, R. (2008): Schwaz-Brixlegger Fundstellen. 6. Die Minerale des Gratlspitz bei Brixlegg in Tirol. Aufschluss 59, 7-28.
          • Schwaz
            • Ringenwechsel District
              • Weißer Schrofen
Schnorrer, G., Poeverlein, R. (2007): Die Minerale des Martinstollens am Weißen Schrofen, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 58, 27-40
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Huasco Province
      • Vallenar
        • Sierra Bolsico area
maurizio dini - analysed with EDX, Pdf and microprobe (by dr. Jochen Scluter)
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Příbram
        • Březové Hory ore region (Birkenberg)
          • Březové Hory deposit
Ondruš, P. & Hyršl, J. (1989): New finds and revision of secondary minerals from Příbram district. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica 1989, 521-533.
          • Černojamské deposit (Black pits deposit)
Ondruš, P. & Hyršl, J. (1989): New finds and revision of secondary minerals from Příbram district. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica 1989, 521-533.
RÜSENBERG, K. A. & PAULIŠ, P. (1996): Umbildungen und Neubildungen in den Schlackehalden der Blei- und Silberhütte von Příbram/ČR. Aufschluss 47, 267-287 (in German).
France (TL)
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Rhône
      • Le Bois d'Oingt
        • Chessy-les-Mines
Schweiz.Min.Petr.Mitt.(1985) 65, 1-7
  • Corsica
    • Haute-Corse
      • Corte
        • Venaco
Lheur, C., Meisser,N., Pecorini, R. and Steinmetz, A. (2011): Nouveautés minéralogiques en Corse. La Régne Minéral. 102: 33-40
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch)
        • Neuenberg
          • Sankt Jakob vein
Arliguie M collection
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
        • Bockswies veins
          • Oberschulenberg
No reference listed
      • Goslar
        • Grane Reservoir
No reference listed
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Meschede
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
SCHNORRER, G. (1995): Mineralogische Neuheiten von bekannten deutschen Fundorten. Lapis 20 (12), 43-48; 62.
    • Siegerland
      • Niederschelden
Heinrich, M. & Reinhardt, M. (2011): Die Mineralien der Kobaltgrube "Alte Buntekuh" bei Niederschelden im Siegerland. Mineralien Welt. 22 (3): 14-27
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
      • Bad Ems District
        • Frücht
Möhn, G., Frohwein, J. & Blaß, G. (2009): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Friedrichssegen bei Bad Ems. Lapis 34 (5), 35-40; 58.
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
Lapis 30(7/8):78-80 (2005)
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
No reference listed
        • Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium)
No reference listed
        • Sounion area
          • Sounion Mines
Lapis, 24, 7/8 (1999)
Ireland
 
  • Co. Galway
    • Killimor
Sarp, H.; Perroud, P.; DeHaller, A. (1987): Second occurrence of orthoserpierite in the Tynagh mine (Ireland). Arch. Sci. Genève, 40, 47-50. (in French)
  • Co. Wicklow
    • Glendasan
XRD of specimens from nos. 3 & 4 levels by Dr Green, Manchester Museum.
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Massa Marittima
Ciriotti, M.E., Blaß, G. (2010): Pot-pourri 2009: Identificazioni UKiS AMI, Minerali italiani di interesse. Micro, 1/2010, 124-127
Mexico
 
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Mapimí
      • Bermejillo
Origlieri, unpub
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Girona (Gerona)
      • Ripollès
        • Camprodon
          • Rocabruna
Joan Rosell
    • Tarragona
      • Priorat
        • Ulldemolins
Minerals as determined by analysis by the Dr Joan Vinals Barcelona
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Saint-Luc
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
    • Martigny
      • Mont Chemin
UK
 
  • England
    • Co. Durham
      • North Pennines
        • Derwent Valley
          • Castleside
Norman Wilson Personal Collection
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Pinal Co.
      • Galiuro Mts
        • Bunker Hill District (Copper Creek District)
T. Kennedy collection
            • Copper Creek
Shannon, David (1996) Orthoserpierite from the Copper Creek District, Pinal County, Arizona. Mineralogical Record: 27: 189-190. Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 7.
Mielke-Wilson
      • Mammoth District
Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 7.
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Inyo Mts (Inyo Range)
        • Malpais Mesa
In the collection of Brent Thorne. Specimens collected by Paul Adams and available at the 2017 Pacific Micromount conference.
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
Jenkins, R.E., II: The Picking Table:33(2):12-13 (1992); Dunn(1995):Pt5:639.
  • Utah
    • Piute Co.
      • Tushar Mts
        • Cottonwood Creek
          • Mount Baldy District
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
    • Tooele Co.
      • Oquirrh Mts
        • Ophir District
          • Ophir
Rocks & Minerals 83:1 pp 52-62
          • Ophir Hill area
Rocks & Minerals 83:1 pp 52-62
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