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Paratellurite

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Formula:
TeO2
Colour:
Greyish-white, pale yellow, creamy yellow
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
1
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Member of:
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Paratellurite.


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Classification of ParatelluriteHide

Approved
4.DE.25

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
E : With medium-sized cations; with various polyhedra
4.4.3.2

4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
4 : AX2
7.17.3

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
17 : Oxides of Se and Te

Physical Properties of ParatelluriteHide

Resinous
Colour:
Greyish-white, pale yellow, creamy yellow
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of ParatelluriteHide

Formula:
TeO2
CAS Registry number:
7446-07-3

CAS Registry numbers are published by the American Chemical Society

Crystallography of ParatelluriteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.81 Å, c = 7.61 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.582
Unit Cell V:
176.07 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ParatelluriteHide

Other Language Names for ParatelluriteHide

Simplified Chinese:副黄碲矿

Relationship of Paratellurite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
ArgutiteGeO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
CassiteriteSnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
PlattneritePbO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
PyrolusiteMnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
RutileTiO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
StishoviteSiO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4Tet.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tellurite7 photos of Paratellurite associated with Tellurite on mindat.org.
Tellurium3 photos of Paratellurite associated with Tellurium on mindat.org.
Zemannite3 photos of Paratellurite associated with Zemannite on mindat.org.
Emmonsite3 photos of Paratellurite associated with Emmonsite on mindat.org.
Denningite2 photos of Paratellurite associated with Denningite on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Paratellurite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Mackayite1 photo of Paratellurite associated with Mackayite on mindat.org.
Alunite1 photo of Paratellurite associated with Alunite on mindat.org.
Spiroffite1 photo of Paratellurite associated with Spiroffite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.DE.05DowneyiteSeO2Tet.
4.DE.10Koragoite(Mn2+,Fe3+)3(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(Nb,Mn)2(W,Ta)2O20Mon. 2 : P21
4.DE.15KoechliniteBi2MoO6Orth. mm2 : Pna21
4.DE.15RusselliteBi2WO6Orth.
4.DE.15TungstibiteSb3+2WO6Orth. 2 2 2
4.DE.20TelluriteTeO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DE.30BismutotantaliteBi(Ta,Nb)O4Orth.
4.DE.30BismutocolumbiteBi(Nb,Ta)O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DE.30CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4Orth.
4.DE.30StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4Orth. mm2
4.DE.30StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4Orth. mm2
4.DE.30ClinocervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4Mon.
4.DE.35BaddeleyiteZrO2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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

4.4.3.1DowneyiteSeO2Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.17.1DowneyiteSeO2Tet.
7.17.2TelluriteTeO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.17.4ChiluiteBi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5Hex.

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 ParatelluriteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1960): 45: 1272-1274.
Bulletin Society Géol. Belg. (1976): 99: 54.

Internet Links for ParatelluriteHide

Localities for ParatelluriteHide

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.
Belgium
 
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
du Ry, P., Fouassin, M., Jedwab, J. & Van Tassel, R. (1976): Occurence de chalcoalumite, de minéraux de tellure (teinéite et paratellurite) et de béryl à Salmchâteau, Ardennes belges. Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique, 99, 47.
Chile
 
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Elqui Province
      • El Indio deposit
M.Dini collectioni - analysed with EDX, PDf & microprobe (by dr. Jochen Schluter)
maurizio dini collection - analysed material; http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/winstanleyit.htm; Back, M.E., Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A., Criddle, A.J. & Mandarino, J.A. (1999): Walfordite, a new tellurite from the Wendy open pit, El Indio - Tambo mining property, Chile. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 1261-1268.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Sakurai & Kato (1965) Kobutsu-Gaku Zasshi (Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Japan), 7, 346-347.
Mexico (TL)
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Cananea
      • Cananea
Amer.Min.(1960) 45, 1272-1274
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
      • Moctezuma
Amer.Min.(1960) 45, 1272-1274
No reference listed
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
Pekov, I. V., Vlasov, E. A., Zubkova, N. V., Yapaskurt, V. O., Chukanov, N. V., Belakovskiy, D. I., ... & Pushcharovsky, D. Y. (2015). Raisaite, CuMg [Te6+ O4 (OH) 2]· 6H2O, a new mineral from Chukotka, Russia. European Journal of Mineralogy, ejm2490_pap_gsw.
    • Sakhalinskaya Oblast'
      • Kuril Islands (Kurile Islands)
        • Kunashir Island
P.M. Kartashov data; V.A. Kovalenker, O.Yu. Plotinskaya (2005): Te and Se mineralogy of Ozernovskoe and Prasolovskoe epithermal gold deposits, Kuril – Kamchatka volcanic belt. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology 43, 118-123. [http://www.geology.bas.bg/mineralogy/gmp_files/gmp43/Kovalenker.pdf]
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
[MinRec 24:421]
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 321; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
      • Tombstone Hills
        • Tombstone District
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 269, 321.
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Jamestown District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Magnolia District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Nevada
    • White Pine Co.
      • Ward District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Am Min 49:1143-1145
  • New Mexico
    • Catron Co.
      • Wilcox District
        • Lone Pine Hill area
self-collected, xrf & eds confirmed (Paul Hlava)
  • Utah
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • East Tintic District
XRD analzyed by Dr. Rob Bowell.
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