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Poughite

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About PoughiteHide

Dr. Frederick Harvey Pough
Formula:
Fe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
Colour:
Yellow, brownish yellow, greenish yellow
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in 1968 by Richard Venable Gaines in honor of Dr. Frederick Harvey Pough [June 26, 1906 Brooklyn, New York, USA - April 7, 2006 Rochester, New York, USA), American mineralogist, curator of Mineralogy of the American Museum of Natural History, director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and author of Petersen's Field Guide to Minerals.
This page provides mineralogical data about Poughite.


Classification of PoughiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1966
4.JN.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
N : Tellurites with additional anions, with H2O
34.8.1.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
8 : Compound Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites
28.3.24

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

Pronounciation of PoughiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of PoughiteHide

Colour:
Yellow, brownish yellow, greenish yellow

Optical Data of PoughiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.720 nβ = 1.985 nγ = 1.990
2V:
Measured: 15° to 20°, Calculated: 14°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.270
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
relatively strong

Chemical Properties of PoughiteHide

Formula:
Fe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O
IMA Formula:
Fe3+2(Te4+O3)2(SO4) · 3H2O

Crystallography of PoughiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.66 Å, b = 14.2 Å, c = 7.86 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.68 : 1 : 0.554
Unit Cell V:
1,078.17 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of PoughiteHide

Synonyms of PoughiteHide

Other Language Names for PoughiteHide

German:Poughit
Russian:Поит
Simplified Chinese:碲铁矾
Spanish:Poughita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tellurium5 photos of Poughite associated with Tellurium on mindat.org.
Quartz4 photos of Poughite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Eztlite3 photos of Poughite associated with Eztlite on mindat.org.
Emmonsite2 photos of Poughite associated with Emmonsite on mindat.org.
Burckhardtite1 photo of Poughite associated with Burckhardtite on mindat.org.
Rodalquilarite1 photo of Poughite associated with Rodalquilarite on mindat.org.
Mackayite1 photo of Poughite associated with Mackayite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JN.05SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2OMon.
4.JN.15CesbroniteCu2+3Te6+O4(OH)4Orth.
4.JN.20EztlitePb2+2Fe3+3(Te4+ O3)3(SO4)O2ClMon.
4.JN.25OboyeriteH6(Pb,Ca)6(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)2 · 2H2OTric.
4.JN.30JuabiteCaCu10(TeO3)4(AsO4)4(OH)2 · 4H2OTric.

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.
28.3.14PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)Orth.
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
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(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 PoughiteHide

Reference List:
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Gaines, Richard Venable American Mineralogist (1968): 1075-1080.
Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen (1971): 15: 279-290.
Kampf, A.R. & Mills, S.J. (2011) The role of hydrogen in tellurites: crystal structure refinements of juabite, poughite and rodalquilarite. Journal of GEOsciences, 56(3), 235-247.

Internet Links for PoughiteHide

Localities for PoughiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Chile
 
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Elqui Province
      • El Indio deposit
Sample analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
maurizio dini - analysed material; Deyell, C. L., Rye, R. O., Landis, G. P., & Bissig, T. (2005). Alunite and the role of magmatic fluids in the Tambo high-sulfidation deposit, El Indio–Pascua belt, Chile. Chemical Geology, 215(1), 185-218.
Alain Hanson Collection; 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.
Honduras
 
  • Francisco Morazán Department
    • Distrito Central
      • Tegucigalpa
        • Ojojona
Rocks & Min.:64:48.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Sapporo
      • Nishi-ku
Ii and Okada (1990) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 93.; 井伊博行, & 岡田昭彦. (1991). 北海道札幌市小別沢鉱山産のテルル鉱物 (Poughite, Frohbergite, Melonite) について. 鉱物学雜誌, 20(3), 89-92.
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Matsubara, S. (2002) The Mineral Species of Japan, 5th edition (Kobutsu Joho); Takashi Yamada, Tokuhei Tagai, Takeshi Kojiro, Akira Harada, and Yasuhiro Kosuge (1999) Rare Minerals from Kawazu Mine, Shizuoka Prefecture. Chikyu-Wakusei Godo-Taikai Koen-Yoshi (Abstract of the Joint Meeting of the Societies of Earth and Planetary Sciences), conference presentation, Mc-002
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
      • La Verde District
        • Cumobabi
Panczner (1987): 136, 269, 292.
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
Amer.Min.(1968) 53, 1075-1080; Panczner(1987):108-401.
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Vulcan District (Cebolla District; Domingo District)
        • Vulcan
www.cannonmicroprobe.com/Mineral_Specimens.htm
    • Saguache Co.
      • Bonanza District (Kerber Creek District)
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
  • New Mexico
    • Catron Co.
      • Wilcox District
        • Lone Pine Hill area
Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
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