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About RodalquilariteHide

Discovering engineer next to the collapsed entrance to 340

Filon 340, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
Emerald- to grass-green
2 - 3
Specific Gravity:
4.97 - 5.15
Crystal System:
For the type locality at Rodalquilar, Níjar, Almería, Andalusia, Spain.
This page provides mineralogical data about Rodalquilarite.

Classification of RodalquilariteHide

Approval Year:

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

6 : Anhydrous Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen

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

Physical Properties of RodalquilariteHide

Emerald- to grass-green
Greenish yellow
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
4.97 - 5.15 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.11(3) g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of RodalquilariteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 2.100 nγ = 2.200
Measured: 38°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
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and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r < v extreme

Chemical Properties of RodalquilariteHide

IMA Formula:
Emperical Formula (of original material):

Crystallography of RodalquilariteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
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°
a:b:c = 1.758 : 1 : 1.303
Unit Cell V:
277.77 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Stout crystals to 2.5cm, crusts.

Crystal StructureHide

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0009361RodalquilariteDusausoy Y, Protas J (1969) Determination et etude de la structure cristalline de la rodalquilarite, chlorotellurite acide de fer Acta Crystallographica B25 1551-15581969Almeria, Spain0293
0018501RodalquilariteKampf A R, Mills S J (2011) The role of hydrogen in tellurites: crystal structure refinements of juabite, poughite and rodalquilarite Journal of Geosciences 56 235-2472011Tambo mine, Coquimbo Regioin, Chile0293
0013969RodalquilariteFeger C R, Kolis J W, Gorny K, Pennington C (1999) Rodalquilarite revisited: the hydrothermal synthesis and structural reinvestigation of H3Fe2(TeO3)4Cl Journal of Solid State Chemistry 143 254-2591999synthetic0293
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Geological EnvironmentHide

Geological Setting:
Oxidation zone of tellurium-bearing precious metal deposits.

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:
35 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
27 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with JarositeKFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
13 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with GoldAu
9 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with QuartzSiO2
3 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with EmpressiteAgTe
2 photos of Rodalquilarite associated with SchieffelinitePb10Te6+6O20(OH)14(SO4)(H2O)5
1 photo of Rodalquilarite associated with GirditeH2Pb3(Te4+O3)(Te6+O6)
1 photo of Rodalquilarite associated with PoughiteFe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2O

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.25Tlapallite(Ca,Pb)3CaCu6[Te4+3Te6+O12]2(Te4+O3)2(SO4)2 · 3H2OTrig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
4.JL.30GirditeH2Pb3(Te4+O3)(Te6+O6)Mon. m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

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. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
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
28.3.11SpiroffiteMn2+2Te4+3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
28.3.12WinstanleyiteTiTe4+3O8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
28.3.15Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6ClIso. 4 3 2 : P41 3 2
28.3.16SmirniteBi2Te4+O5Orth. mm2
28.3.17ChekhovichiteBi2Te4+4O11Mon. 2/m
28.3.18Cliffordite(UO2)Te4+3O7Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
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.
28.3.27EztlitePb2+2Fe3+3(Te4+ O3)3(SO4)O2ClMon. m : Bm
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

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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.
  • Coquimbo
    • 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.; Cooper, M. A., Hawthorne, F. C., Abdu, Y. A., Walford, P. C., & Back, M. E. (2019). Relative humidity as a driver of structural change in three new ferric-sulfate-tellurite hydrates: New minerals tamboite and metatamboite, and a lower-hydrate derivative, possibly involving direct uptake of atmospheric {H2O} 4 clusters. The Canadian Mineralogist, 57(5), 605-635.
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Níjar (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.
  • Arizona
    • Cochise County
      • 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.
Williams, S.A. (1981b), Duhamelite, Cu4Pb2Bi(VO4)4(OH)3·8H2O, a new Arizona mineral, Mineralogical Magazine: 44: 151-152.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.:76
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