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Rajite

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Robert Allen Jenkins
Formula:
Cu(Te4+2O5)
Colour:
Bright Duesbury green
Lustre:
Resinous, Dull
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
5.75
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Dr. Robert Allen Jenkins (R.A.J.) (b. 1944), American geologist and mineralogist with the Phelps Dodge Corporation, who found the first samples.
This page provides mineralogical data about Rajite.


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Classification of RajiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1978
First Published:
1979
4.JK.20

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
34.4.2.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
4 : A(X2O5)
28.3.2

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

Pronounciation of RajiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of RajiteHide

Resinous, Dull
Transparency:
Translucent
Comment:
Dull if altered
Colour:
Bright Duesbury green
Streak:
Pale green
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Imperfect/Fair
On {010}
Density:
5.75(6) g/cm3 (Measured)    5.77 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of RajiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.115 nβ = 2.135 nγ = 2.260
2V:
Measured: 40° , Calculated: 46°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.145
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
strong
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Watery greens

Chemical Properties of RajiteHide

Formula:
Cu(Te4+2O5)
IMA Formula:
CuTe4+2O5

Crystallography of RajiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.866 Å, b = 9.314 Å, c = 7.598 Å
β = 109.1°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.737 : 1 : 0.816
Unit Cell V:
459.14 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
As tabular to bladed crystals.

Type Occurrence of RajiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 119101
Reference:
Williams, S.A. (1979) Rajite, naturally occurring cupric pyrotellurite, a new mineral. Mineralogical Magazine: 43: 91-92.

Synonyms of RajiteHide

Other Language Names for RajiteHide

German:Rajit
Russian:Раджит
Spanish:Rajita

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.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.55PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)Orth.
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.
28.3.3GraemiteCu[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
28.3.24PoughiteFe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2OOrth.
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2OMon.
28.3.26RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)ClTric. 1 : P1
28.3.27EztlitePb2Fe3+6(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)(OH)10 · 8H2OMon.
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 RajiteHide

Reference List:
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Williams, S.A. (1979) Rajite, naturally occurring cupric pyrotellurite, a new mineral. Mineralogical Magazine: 43: 91-92.
American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1331.
Acta Crystallographica: B29: 963-970.

Internet Links for RajiteHide

Localities for RajiteHide

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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.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Zenzai & Nakada (2005) Chigaku Kenkyu, 54, #3, 131-136.
USA (TL)
 
  • New Mexico
    • Catron Co.
      • Wilcox District
        • Lone Pine Hill area
Williams, S.A. (1979): Rajite, naturally occurring cupric pyrotellurite, a new mineral. Mineralogical Magazine. 43:91-92: MinRec 20:10, 10:301]
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