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Plumbotellurite

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Formula:
Pb(TeO3)
Colour:
Gray, brown to yellow-brown
Specific Gravity:
7.2
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for the composition, including lead (plumbo) and tellurium.
Dimorph of:
alpha-Pb(TeO3).

Three polymorphs of Pb(TeO3) are known as synthetic compounds (Weil et al., 2018).


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Classification of PlumbotelluriteHide

Approved
4.JK.55

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
K : Tellurites without additional anions, without H2O
Dana 7th ed.:
34.1.4.1
34.1.4.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
1 : A(XO3)
28.3.14

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
3 : Tellurites

Physical Properties of PlumbotelluriteHide

Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Gray, brown to yellow-brown
Streak:
Yellow-gray
Hardness:
VHN100=30 - 42 - Vickers
Cleavage:
None Observed
Density:
7.2 g/cm3 (Measured)    7.16 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of PlumbotelluriteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.190 nβ = 2.230 nγ = 2.350
2V:
Measured: 50° , Calculated: 64°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.160
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
distinct
Dispersion:
relatively strong
Colour in reflected light:
gray to brownish gray

Chemical Properties of PlumbotelluriteHide

Formula:
Pb(TeO3)
IMA Formula:
Pb(Te4+O3)

Crystallography of PlumbotelluriteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.41 Å, b = 13.72 Å, c = 9.18 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.613 : 1 : 0.669
Unit Cell V:
1,059.24 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
12

Type Occurrence of PlumbotelluriteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Replacement rims and pseudomorphs of altaite
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of PlumbotelluriteHide

Other Language Names for PlumbotelluriteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JK.05WinstanleyiteTiTe4+3O8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
4.JK.05Walfordite(Fe3+,Te6+)Te4+3O8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
4.JK.10SpiroffiteMn2+2Te4+3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
4.JK.10ZincospiroffiteZn2Te4+3O8Mon. 2/m
4.JK.15BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)Orth.
4.JK.20RajiteCu(Te4+2O5)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.JK.25CarlfriesiteCaTe4+2Te6+O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
4.JK.30Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te4+2O5Tet.
4.JK.35ChekhovichiteBi2Te4+4O11Mon. 2/m
4.JK.40SmirniteBi2Te4+O5Orth. mm2
4.JK.45Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
4.JK.50FairbankitePb(TeO3)Tric.
4.JK.60Magnolite(Hg+2)(Te4+O3)Orth. mm2
4.JK.65MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2Mon.
4.JK.70Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)Orth.
4.JK.75Cliffordite(UO2)Te4+3O7Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

28.3.1BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.2RajiteCu(Te4+2O5)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
28.3.3GraemiteCu[TeO3] · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmma
28.3.4TeineiteCu2+(Te4+O3) · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
28.3.5CesbroniteCu2+3Te6+O4(OH)4Orth.
28.3.6MroseiteCaTe4+(CO3)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
28.3.7QuetzalcoatliteZn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6 · AgxPbyClx+2yTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
28.3.8ZemanniteMg0.5ZnFe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
28.3.9KinichiliteMg0.5Mn2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
28.3.10Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te4+2O5Tet.
28.3.11SpiroffiteMn2+2Te4+3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
28.3.12WinstanleyiteTiTe4+3O8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
28.3.13FairbankitePb(TeO3)Tric.
28.3.15Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
28.3.16SmirniteBi2Te4+O5Orth. mm2
28.3.17ChekhovichiteBi2Te4+4O11Mon. 2/m
28.3.18Cliffordite(UO2)Te4+3O7Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
28.3.19Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.20MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2Mon.
28.3.21EmmonsiteFe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
28.3.22BlakeiteFe3+2[TeO3]3 (?)
28.3.23MackayiteFe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
28.3.24PoughiteFe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2OOrth.
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2OMon.
28.3.26RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)ClTric. 1 : P1
28.3.27EztlitePb2+2Fe3+3(Te4+ O3)3(SO4)O2ClMon.
28.3.28KeystoneiteMg0.5Ni2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex.

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 PlumbotelluriteHide

Reference List:
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Spiridonov E M, Tananeyva O I (1982) Plumbotellurite, α-PbTeO3, a new mineral. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR 262, 1231-1235
American Mineralogist (1982): 67: 1075.
Anzeiger Österreichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse: K1 Nd. 06: 129.
Weil, W., Shirkhanlou, M., Füglein, E., Libowitzky, E. (2018): Determination of the correct composition of “hydrous lead(II) oxotellurate(IV)” as PbTeO3, crystallizing as a new polymorph. Crystals 8, 51.

Internet Links for PlumbotelluriteHide

Localities for PlumbotelluriteHide

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.
Kazakhstan (TL)
 
  • Akmola
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
      • Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
USA
 
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Silver Lake District
        • Soda Mts
          • Baker
            • Otto Mountain
Robert M. Housley (2005) Recent rare mineral finds in southern California and Nevada desert mines. Abstracts from the 2005 Desert Symposium. California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc.
  • Utah
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • East Tintic District
SEM-EDS analzyed by Dr. Rob Bowell.
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