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Rodalquilarite

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Formula:
Fe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
Colour:
Emerald- to grass-green
Lustre:
Greasy
Hardness:
2 - 3
Specific Gravity:
4.97 - 5.15
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
For the type locality at Rodalquilar, Níjar, Almería, Andalusia, Spain.
This page provides mineralogical data about Rodalquilarite.


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Classification of RodalquilariteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1967
4.JL.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
L : Tellurites with additional anions, without H2O
34.6.2.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
6 : Anhydrous Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
28.3.26

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

Physical Properties of RodalquilariteHide

Greasy
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Emerald- to grass-green
Streak:
Greenish yellow
Hardness:
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
Density:
4.97 - 5.15 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.11(3) g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of RodalquilariteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 2.100 nγ = 2.200
2V:
Measured: 38°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v extreme

Chemical Properties of RodalquilariteHide

Formula:
Fe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)Cl
IMA Formula:
H3Fe3+2(Te4+O3)4Cl

Crystallography of RodalquilariteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.95(5) Å, b = 5.09(1) Å, c = 6.63 Å
α = 103.17°, β = 107.08°, γ = 77.87°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.758 : 1 : 1.303
Unit Cell V:
277.77 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Stout crystals to 2.5cm, crusts.

Type Occurrence of RodalquilariteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Natural History Museum, Paris

Synonyms of RodalquilariteHide

Other Language Names for RodalquilariteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Alunite35 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with Alunite on mindat.org.
Jarosite27 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with Jarosite on mindat.org.
Gold13 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with Gold on mindat.org.
Quartz9 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Empressite3 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with Empressite on mindat.org.
Schieffelinite2 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with Schieffelinite on mindat.org.
Girdite1 photo of Rodalquilarite associated with Girdite on mindat.org.
Poughite1 photo of Rodalquilarite associated with Poughite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JL.10MackayiteFe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
4.JL.15MroseiteCaTe4+(CO3)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
4.JL.20PingguiteBi6Te4+2O13Orth.
4.JL.25TlapalliteH6(Ca,Pb)2(Cu,Zn)3(TeO3)4(TeO6)(SO4)
4.JL.30GirditeH2Pb3(Te4+O3)(Te6+O6)Mon. m

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
28.3.24PoughiteFe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2OOrth.
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2OMon.
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 RodalquilariteHide

Reference List:
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Bulletin de la Société Française Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (1968): 91: 28-33.
American Mineralogist (1968): 53: 2104-2105.
Acta Crystallographica (1969): B25: 1551.
Journal of Solid State Chemistry (1999): 143: 254.
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 RodalquilariteHide

Localities for RodalquilariteHide

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.
Chile
 
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Elqui Province
      • El Indio deposit
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.
[AmMin 85:1324]; 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.
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Níjar
Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist. (1965) 91, 28-33; Bulletin de la Société Française Minéralogie et de Cristallographie 91 (1968), 28.
Sierra Lopez, J., Leal, G., Pierrot, R., Laurent, Y., Protas, J., Dusausoy, Y. (1968) La rodalquilarite, chlorotelurite de fer, une nouvelle espece minerale. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et Cristalographie, 91, 28-33.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Tombstone Hills
Williams, S.A. (1981b), Duhamelite, Cu4Pb2Bi(VO4)4(OH)3·8H2O, a new Arizona mineral, Mineralogical Magazine: 44: 151-152.
          • Contention-Grand Central Mine group
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 210, 232, 421.
In the collection of Brent Thorne
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 211, 212, 356.; Williams, S. (1980). Schieffelinite, a new lead tellurate-sulphate from Tombstone, Arizona. Mineralogical Magazine, 43(330), 771-773.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.:76
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