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Peretaite

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Formula:
Ca(SbO)4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2O
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Specific Gravity:
4.06 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
From the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Peretaite.


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Classification of PeretaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1979
7.DF.45

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
F : With large and medium-sized cations
31.6.4.1

31 : HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
6 : (AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
25.8.3

25 : Sulphates
8 : Sulphates of Sb, V, Cr and U

Physical Properties of PeretaiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless
Comment:
Can be pink due to encrustations of valentinite
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN15=170 - 190 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect on {100}
Density:
4.06 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
Measured > 3.8

Optical Data of PeretaiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.841(1) nγ = 1.935(1)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.094
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
relatively strong
Comments:
Beta not determined. 2V is very large

Chemical Properties of PeretaiteHide

Formula:
Ca(SbO)4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2O
IMA Formula:
CaSb3+4O4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2O

Crystallography of PeretaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 24.665(4) Å, b = 5.6006(9) Å, c = 10.185(1) Å
β = 95.98(1)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 4.404 : 1 : 1.819
Unit Cell V:
1,399.29 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Divergent sprays of laths, botyroidal, massive.
Twinning:
Very common on {100}

Type Occurrence of PeretaiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC 148481, 148482

Synonyms of PeretaiteHide

Other Language Names for PeretaiteHide

German:Peretait
Spanish:Peretaita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Klebelsbergite13 photos of Peretaite associated with Klebelsbergite on mindat.org.
Stibnite8 photos of Peretaite associated with Stibnite on mindat.org.
Kermesite3 photos of Peretaite associated with Kermesite on mindat.org.
Metastibnite2 photos of Peretaite associated with Metastibnite on mindat.org.
Sulphur1 photo of Peretaite associated with Sulphur on mindat.org.
Tripuhyite1 photo of Peretaite associated with Tripuhyite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Peretaite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.DF.05UklonskoviteNaMg(SO4)F · 2H2OMon.
7.DF.10KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.DF.15NatrochalciteNaCu2(SO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.DF.20MetasideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.DF.20SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.DF.25DespujolsiteCa3Mn4+(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6 m2 : P62c
7.DF.25FleischeritePb3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
7.DF.25SchaurteiteCa3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
7.DF.25MallestigitePb3Sb5+(SO4)(AsO4)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6 : P63
7.DF.30Slavíkite(H3O+)3Mg6Fe15(SO4)21(OH)18 · 98H2OTrig. 3 : R3
7.DF.35MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2OTrig.
7.DF.40LannoniteMg2Ca4Al4(SO4)8F8 · 24H2O Tet. 4/m : I4/m
7.DF.40VlodavetsiteAlCa2(SO4)2F2Cl · 4H2OTet. 4/m : I4/m
7.DF.50GordaiteNaZn4(SO4)(OH)6Cl · 6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DF.55Clairite(NH4)2Fe3(SO4)4(OH)3 · 3H2OTric.
7.DF.60ArzruniteCu4Pb2(SO4)(OH)4Cl6 · 2H2O (?)Orth.
7.DF.65ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2OMon. 2/m
7.DF.70YecoraiteFe3+3Bi5(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)O9 · 9H2O
7.DF.75RiomarinaiteBi(SO4)(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m
7.DF.80DukeiteBi3+24Cr6+8O57(OH)6 · 3H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c
7.DF.85XocolatliteCa2Mn4+2(Te6+O6)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

25.8.1KlebelsbergiteSb4O4(SO4)(OH)2Orth. mm2
25.8.2CoquanditeSb6+xO8+x(SO4)(OH)x(H2O)1- x (x = 0.3)Tric. 1 : P1
25.8.4CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
25.8.5Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2OMon. 2/m
25.8.6Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2OOrth.
25.8.7Redingtonite(Fe2+,Mg,Ni)(Cr,Al)2(SO4)4·22H2OMon.
25.8.8Metauranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2O
25.8.9Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2OMon.
25.8.10NatrozippeiteNa5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
25.8.11ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2OMon. 2 : B2
25.8.12JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1
25.8.13MagnesiozippeiteMg(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
25.8.14ZinczippeiteZn(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m

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 PeretaiteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1980): 65: 930-939.
American Mineralogist (1980): 65: 940-946.

Internet Links for PeretaiteHide

Localities for PeretaiteHide

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.
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
Skarpelis, N. and Argyraki, A. (2009): The geology and origin of supergene ores in Lavrion (Attica, Greece). Resource Geology, 59, 1-14.
Italy (TL)
 
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Scansano
        • Pereta
Cipriani, et al (1980); Am.Min.:65:936(1980); Min.Rec.:15 (1): 19-26.
    • Pisa Province
      • Pomarance
Nannoni R., Capperi M., 1985. I minerali della "Sorgente Solfurea" di Micciano (PI). Quad. Mus. Storia Nat. Livorno, 6: 11-25.; Duchi G. (1983) - Il deposito antimonifero di Micciano(Comune di Pomarance, Pisa)- Atti Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali - Memorie, serie A, 90, pp. 141-163; Bardi, T., Biagioni, C., & Orlandi, P. (2009). Aggiornamento sui minerali della Sorgente Solfurea di Micciano (Pomarance, Pisa, Toscana). MICRO (località), 1/2009, 261-276.
    • Siena Province
      • Chiusdino
Mineralogical Record, 15 (1), 27-36.; Menchetti, S., Batoni, M., Batacchi, C., Borselli, G., Brogi, A., Ceccantini, L., Fassina, B., Marchesini, M., Rossellini, A. & Ruggieri, G. (2015): Le Cetine di Cotorniano. Miniera e minerali. Associazione Micro-Mineralogica Italiana, Cremona, 354 p.
Luxembourg
 
  • Diekirch District
    • Wiltz
      • Goesdorf commune
        • Goesdorf
Simon Philippo analysis (to be published); [Filella M., Philippo S., Belzile N., Chen Y. and Quentel F. (2009) Natural attenuation processes applying to antimony: A study in the abandoned antimony mine in Goesdorf, Luxembourg - Science of the total environment (in press)]
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
Majzlan J., Števko M., Lánczoš T. (2016): Soluble secondary minerals of antimony in Pezinok and Kremnica (Slovakia) and the question of mobility or immobility of antimony in mine waters. Environmental Chemistry, 13, 6, 927-935.
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