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Scotlandite

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About ScotlanditeHide

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Formula:
PbSO3
Colour:
Pale yellow, greyish-white, colourless, white
Lustre:
Adamantine, Pearly
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
6.37
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after the country of Scotland, United Kingdom, which includes the discovery locality.
A very rare lead sulphite.


Classification of ScotlanditeHide

Approved
First Published:
1984
4.JE.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
E : Sulfites
Dana 7th ed.:
34.1.1.2
34.1.1.2

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
1 : A(XO3)
27.1.2

27 : Sulphites, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
1 : Sulphites

Pronounciation of ScotlanditeHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ScotlanditeHide

Adamantine, Pearly
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Pale yellow, greyish-white, colourless, white
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect along {100} and good along {010}
Density:
6.37 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.40 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ScotlanditeHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.035 nβ = 2.040 nγ = 2.085
2V:
Measured: 35° , Calculated: 38°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.050
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of ScotlanditeHide

Formula:
PbSO3
IMA Formula:
Pb(S4+O3)

Crystallography of ScotlanditeHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.72 Å, b = 5.34 Å, c = 4.51 Å
β = 114°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.258 : 1 : 0.845
Unit Cell V:
147.85 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Acicular, prismatic, chisel-shaped (elongated along c-axis), bladed, with a tendency to form radiating clusters.

Type Occurrence of ScotlanditeHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Crystals in vuggy anglesite
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Institut fur Geowissenschaften (Mineralogie), Universitat Salzburg, Akademiestrasse 26, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria.
Institut fur Mineralogie und Kristallchemie, Universitat Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 55, D-7000 Stuttgart 80, Germany.
British Museum (Natur
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Paar, W.H., Braithwaite, R.S.W., Chen, T.T., Keller, P. (1984) A new mineral, scotlandite (PbSO3) from Leadhills, Scotland; the first naturally occurring sulfite. Mineralogical Magazine: 48: 283-288.

Synonyms of ScotlanditeHide

Other Language Names for ScotlanditeHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Leadhillite5 photos of Scotlandite associated with Leadhillite on mindat.org.
Fassinaite4 photos of Scotlandite associated with Fassinaite on mindat.org.
Anglesite4 photos of Scotlandite associated with Anglesite on mindat.org.
Cerussite4 photos of Scotlandite associated with Cerussite on mindat.org.
Susannite4 photos of Scotlandite associated with Susannite on mindat.org.
Caledonite2 photos of Scotlandite associated with Caledonite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JE.XAlbertiniiteFe2+(SO3)·3H2OMon. 2/m
4.JE.05GravegliaiteMn2+SO3 · 3H2OOrth.
4.JE.10HannebachiteCaSO3 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.JE.15OrschalliteCa3(SO3)2(SO4) · 12H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

34.1.1.1MolybdomenitePbSeO3Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

27.1.1HannebachiteCaSO3 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
27.1.3GravegliaiteMn2+SO3 · 3H2OOrth.

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 ScotlanditeHide

Reference List:
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Lutz, H.D., Buchmeier, W., Engelen, B. (1983) Die Kristallstruktur des Bleisulfits. Z. Naturforsch.: 38b: 523-525.
Paar, W.H., Braithwaite, R.S.W., Chen, T.T., Keller, P. (1984) A new mineral, scotlandite (PbSO3) from Leadhills, Scotland; the first naturally occurring sulfite. Mineralogical Magazine: 48: 283-288.
Sarp, H. (1984) Seconde occurrence du nouveau minéral Scotlandite PbSO3. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt.: 64: 317-321.
Pertlik, F., Zemann, J. (1985) The crystal structure of scotlandite, PbSO3. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 34: 289-295.
Dunn, P.J., Fleischer, M., Langley, R.H., Shigley, J.E., Zilczer, J.A. (1985) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 70: 871-881.
Green, D.I. (1989) Scotlandite from Higher Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Mineralogical Magazine: 53: 653.
Neall, T., Green, D.I., Bridges, T.F. (2006) Scotlandite in the British Isles: its occurrence morphology and paragenesis. Journal of the Russell Society: 9: 83-89.

Internet Links for ScotlanditeHide

Localities for ScotlanditeHide

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.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Rhône
      • Monsols
Martine & Pierre Valverde collection; Favreau, G. (2011): Echos de la Minéralogie francaise. La Scotlandite de Monsols (Rhône). La Régne Minéral. 99, 49
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
    • Saône-et-Loire
      • Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray
        • Saint-Prix
          • L'Argentolle
Sarp, H. (1984): Seconde occurrence du nouveau minéral Scotlandite PbSO3. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 64, 317-321.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Badenweiler
        • Badenweiler Pb mining district
          • Sehringen
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
U. Kolitsch, J. Gröbner, G. Blaß and H.-W. Graf (2007): Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald (III): Cerianit-(Ce), Dravit, Florencit-(La), Gilmarit, Olenit und Scotlandit. Lapis 32 (6), 19-23; 70.
Italy
 
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Torrebelvicino
        • Mercanti Valley
Rocchetti, I., Boscardin, M. & Zordan, A. (2012): Scotlandite del Monte Trisa, un nuovo ritrovamento nel Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2012, 222-224
Rocchetti, I., Boscardin, M. & Zordan, A. (2012): Scotlandite del Monte Trisa, un nuovo ritrovamento nel Vicentino. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2012, 222-224
Namibia
 
  • Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
    • Tsumeb
Gebhard, G. (1999) Tsumeb II. A Unique Mineral Locality. GG Publishing, Grossenseifen, Germany. 271 (in English); Von Bezing, L., Bode, R., and Jahn, S., (2008) Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern. 772 (in English).
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Keivy Mountains
        • Western Keivy Massif
Voloshin A.V., Pakhomovskii Ya.A. [Волошин А. В., Пахомовский Я. А.] (1986): Minerals and evolution of mineral formation in amazonite pegmatites of the Kola Peninsula [Минералы и эволюция минералообразования в амазонитовых пегматитах Кольского полуострова]. Nauka, Leningrad, 168 pp. (in Russian).
UK
 
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Caldbeck Fells
        • Deer Hills
No reference listed
        • Roughton Gill
Journal of The Russell Society, Volume 9, 2006
Journal of The Russell Society, Volume 9, 2006
Green, D.I. (1989) Scotlandite from Higher Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 53, n° 373, 653.; Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1991) Famous mineral localities: Pyromorphite group minerals from the Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Mineralogical Record, 22(2), 105-121 (referring to Green, 1989); Neall, T., Green, D.I., and Bridges, T.F. (2006) Scotlandite in the British Isles: its occurrence morphology and paragenesis. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 9, 83-89.; Green, D.I., Bridges, T.F., Rumsey, M.S., Leppington, C.M., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) A review of the mineralogy of the Roughton Gill Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria: Part 2 The Roughton Gill South Vein on Balliway Rigg. Journal of The Russell Society, vol. 11, 3-28.
Neall, T., Green, D.I., and Bridges, T.F. (2006) Scotlandite in the British Isles; Its occurrence, morphology and paragenesis. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 9, 83-89.; Bridges, T.F., Green, D.I., Rumsey, M.S., and Leppington, C.M. (2008) A review of the mineralisation at Red Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 29-47.
Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1991) Famous mineral localities: Pyromorphite group minerals from the Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Mineralogical Record, 22(2), 105-121.
      • Threlkeld District
        • Blencathra
UK Journal of Mines and Minerals number 29 2008
  • Scotland
    • Dumfries & Galloway
      • Wanlockhead
        • Whytes Cleuch
Steve Rust
    • Strathclyde
      • South Lanarkshire
        • Leadhills
S Rust Collection
Paar, W. H., Braithwaite, R. S. W., Chen, T. T. & Keller, P. (1984): A new mineral, scotlandite (PbSO3) from Leadhills, Scotland; the first naturally occurring sulfite. Mineralogical Magazine 48, 283-288.
          • Wanlock Dod
S.Rust Collection
S.Rust Collection
          • Wool Law
S. Rust Collection
  • Wales
    • Caerphilly
      • Machen
Minerals of Machen Quarry, Plant & Jones, Journal of the Russell Society, Vol 6, Pt 1, 1995
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Graham Co.
      • Aravaipa District
        • Santa Teresa Mts
          • Klondyke
            • Grand Reef Mountain
              • Laurel Canyon
Rruff project single crystal XRD.
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Big Horn Mts
        • Osborn District
          • Tonopah
            • Belmont Mountain
              • Tiger Wash
Raman analyzed at the University of Arizona.
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