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Philipsburgite

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Formula:
(Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6 · H2O
Colour:
Bright green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3 - 4
Specific Gravity:
4.07
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
The arsenate analogue of kipushite.


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Classification of PhilipsburgiteHide

Approved
8.DA.35

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
A : With small (and occasionally larger) cations
42.2.4.2

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : (AB)3(XO4)Zq·xH2O
20.3.8

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

Physical Properties of PhilipsburgiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Bright green
Streak:
Pale green
Hardness:
3 - 4 on Mohs scale
Density:
4.07 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of PhilipsburgiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.729 nβ = 1.774 nγ = 1.775
2V:
Measured: 17° , Calculated: 16°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.046
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r < v

Chemical Properties of PhilipsburgiteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6 · H2O
Common Impurities:
Zn,P

Crystallography of PhilipsburgiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.33 Å, b = 9.2 Å, c = 10.69 Å
β = 96.92°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.34 : 1 : 1.162
Unit Cell V:
1,203.80 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.559 (100)
4.05 (90)
12.2 (80)
2.666 (60)
1.534 (60)
3.405 (50)
6.21 (40)

Type Occurrence of PhilipsburgiteHide

Synonyms of PhilipsburgiteHide

Other Language Names for PhilipsburgiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz14 photos of Philipsburgite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Veszelyite5 photos of Philipsburgite associated with Veszelyite on mindat.org.
Duftite4 photos of Philipsburgite associated with Duftite on mindat.org.
Cornwallite3 photos of Philipsburgite associated with Cornwallite on mindat.org.
Zálesíite3 photos of Philipsburgite associated with Zálesíite on mindat.org.
Chrysocolla2 photos of Philipsburgite associated with Chrysocolla on mindat.org.
Lavendulan2 photos of Philipsburgite associated with Lavendulan on mindat.org.
Mixite2 photos of Philipsburgite associated with Mixite on mindat.org.
Azurite2 photos of Philipsburgite associated with Azurite on mindat.org.
Cornubite1 photo of Philipsburgite associated with Cornubite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DA.05BearsiteBe2(AsO4)(OH) · 4H2OMon.
8.DA.05MoraesiteBe2(PO4)(OH) · 4H2OMon.
8.DA.10RoscheriteCa2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.DA.10ZanazziiteCa2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DA.10GreifensteiniteCa2Fe2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon.
8.DA.10AtencioiteCa2Fe2+3Mg2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2O
8.DA.10RuifrancoiteCa2(◻,Mn)2(Fe3+,Mn,Mg)4Be4(PO4)6(OH)4(OH,H2O)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DA.10GuimarãesiteCa2Be4Zn5(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DA.10FootemineiteCa2Mn2+Mn2+2Mn2+2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DA.15UraloliteCa2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 5H2OMon.
8.DA.20WeinebeneiteCaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DA.25TiptopiteK2(Na,Ca)2Li3Be6(PO4)6(OH)2 · H2OHex.
8.DA.30Veszelyite(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DA.35Kipushite(Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6 · H2OMon.
8.DA.40SpenceriteZn4(PO4)2(OH)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DA.45GlucineCaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4 · 0.5H2O
8.DA.50Ianbruceite[Zn2(OH)(H2O)(AsO4)](H2O)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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

42.2.4.1Kipushite(Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6 · H2OMon.

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.
20.3.6KöttigiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
20.3.7StranskiiteZn2Cu(AsO4)2Tric. 1 : P1
20.3.9AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
20.3.10ProsperiteCa2Zn4(AsO4)4 · H2OMon.
20.3.11GaititeCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
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
20.3.18LotharmeyeriteCa(Zn,Mn3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
20.3.19Metaköttigite(Zn,Fe,Fe)3(AsO4)2 · 8(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1
20.3.20OjuelaiteZnFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
20.3.21FahleiteCaZn5Fe3+2(AsO4)6 · 14H2OOrth.
20.3.22KeyiteCu2+3Zn4Cd2(AsO4)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/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 PhilipsburgiteHide

Reference List:
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Canadian Mineralogist (1985): 33: 255-258.
American Mineralogist (1986): 71: 1279.
Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W. and Nichols, M.C., Eds. Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, VA 20151-1110, USA. http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/ (2016)

Internet Links for PhilipsburgiteHide

Localities for PhilipsburgiteHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Karawanken
      • Finkenstein
        • Mallestiger Mittagskogel
[Der Aufschluss 1996,4 p.186-192]
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
          • Brixlegg - Rattenberg
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
Bulgaria
 
  • Vratsa Oblast (Vratza)
    • Balkan Mts (Stara Planina)
Minceva-Stefanova, J. (2001). Arsenate minerals diversity in oxidation zones of the polymetallic stratabound deposits in Western Balkan Mountain. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie Bulgare des Sciences, 54(6), 39.
Chile
 
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Choapa Province
      • Combarbalá
        • Cogotí
Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.; http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~mineralogische-sammlungen-dmg/analysen/philipsburgit.htm
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
Vrtiška L., Sejkora J., Malíková R. (2016) Philipsburgit z Krásna u Horního Slavkova, Slavkovský les (Česká republika); Philipsburgite from Krásno near Horní Slavkov, Slavkovský les Mts. (Czech Republic);. Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha), 24, 2, 243-251.
Vrtiška L., Sejkora J., Malíková R. (2016) Philipsburgit z Krásna u Horního Slavkova, Slavkovský les (Česká republika); Philipsburgite from Krásno near Horní Slavkov, Slavkovský les Mts. (Czech Republic);. Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha), 24, 2, 243-251
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Calw
Walenta, K. (1992): "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich).
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
BLAß, G. & GRAF, H. W. (1994): Neufunde von bekannten Fundstellen (XI). - Mineralien-Welt 5 (3), 53-55.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
      • Bad Ems District
        • Frücht
Schnorrer, G., (1993): Mineralogische Notitzen VI, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 44, 44-58
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schwarzenberg District
        • Langenberg
http://www.dergraul.de
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
No reference listed
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • Carbonia-Iglesias Province
      • Domusnovas
        • Oridda
[MinRec 19:308-309]
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Yamaguchi Prefecture
        • Mine city
Shirose, Y. & Uehara, S. (2011) Philipsburgite from the Yamato mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 106, 153-157.; Nagashima, M., Akasaka, M., & Morifuku, Y. (2016). Ore and Skarn Mineralogy of the Yamato Mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, with Emphasis on Silver‐, Bismuth‐, Cobalt‐, and Tin‐bearing Sulfides. Resource Geology, 66(1), 37-54.
Namibia
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Krahn, L. (2010): Neu: Philipsburgit aus der Tsumeb-Mine, Namibia. Lapis 35 (1), 42-43; 62.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Rudawy Janowickie Mts
      • Jelenia Góra District
Siuda R., Kruszewski L., 2006: New data on bayldonite, cornwallite, olivenite and philipsburgite from Miedzianka (Rudawy Janowickie Mts., Sudetes, Poland). Mineralogia Polonica Special Papers, 28, 202-204
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Huércal de Almería
        • Del Cura Ravine
José Miguel Sola ; https://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-420445.html; Jose M. Sola collection; Jose M Sola collection
  • Catalonia
    • Lleida (Lérida)
      • Cerdanya
Xavi Ortiz Collection
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Gwinear-Gwithian
        • Fraddam
[Golley & Williams, 1995, 47 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]
      • Mount's Bay District
        • St Hilary
[Golley & Williams, 1995, 47 - "Cornish Mineral Reference Manual"]
    • Cumbria
      • Caldbeck Fells
Schultenite: Symes,R.F.,Wirth,M., Mineral Mag. (1990), 54,p.659
No reference listed
Bridges, T.F. and Green, D.I. (2008) Baryte formation in supergene environments in the Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 48-50.
Journal of The Russell Society, Volume 9, 2006
        • Potts Gill
No reference listed
BMS Database
USA (TL)
 
  • Montana
    • Granite Co.
      • Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District)
        • John Long Mts
          • Black Pine Ridge
[MinRec 17:342, 23:482]; Gobla, M. J. (2012) Montana Mineral Locality Index. Rocks and Minerals 87:208-240.
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Eureka
[Mineralogical Record 29:177]
          • Mammoth
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
    • Tooele Co.
      • Deep Creek Mts
        • Gold Hill District (Clifton District)
          • Gold Hill
Kokinos, M. and Wise, W.S. (1993), Famous Mineral Localities: the Gold Hill mine, Tooele County, Utah. Mineralogical Record: 24(1): 11-22.
Rick Dalrymple Collection
Min Rec 24:1 pp11-22; Adams, P.M. (2005): Zalesiite from the Gold Hill Mine, Toole County, Utah. Mineral News, 21(8), 1; 3; 5.
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