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About SeeligeriteHide

Bright yellow
Vitreous, Waxy
Crystal System:
Named after Erich Seeliger, Professor of Mineralogy, Technical University, Berlin, Germany.
This page provides mineralogical data about Seeligerite.

Classification of SeeligeriteHide


4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
K : Iodates: Trigonal [IO3] pyramids (mostly).
B : Iodates with additional anions, without H2O
Dana 7th ed.:

1 : Miscellaneous

29 : Iodates

Physical Properties of SeeligeriteHide

Vitreous, Waxy
Bright yellow

Optical Data of SeeligeriteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 2.120 nβ = 2.320 nγ = 2.320
Measured: 4°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.200
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
r < v

Chemical Properties of SeeligeriteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of SeeligeriteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.971(2) Å, b = 7.976(2) Å, c = 27.341(5) Å
a:b:c = 0.999 : 1 : 3.428
Unit Cell V:
1738.3 ų
The TEM investigation has revealed additional superlattice reflections.

Type Occurrence of SeeligeriteHide

Synonyms of SeeligeriteHide

Other Language Names for SeeligeriteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
3 photos of Seeligerite associated with SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
3 photos of Seeligerite associated with BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
3 photos of Seeligerite associated with PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
2 photos of Seeligerite associated with WulfenitePb(MoO4)
2 photos of Seeligerite associated with PhoenicochroitePb2(CrO4)O
1 photo of Seeligerite associated with IranitePb10Cu(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
1 photo of Seeligerite associated with DiaboleitePb2CuCl2(OH)4

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.KB.05SalesiteCu(IO3)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.KB.10SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

29.1SalesiteCu(IO3)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
29.2BellingeriteCu3(IO3)6 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
29.3LautariteCa(IO3)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
29.4BrüggeniteCa(IO3)2 · H2OMon.
29.5DietzeiteCa2(IO3)2(CrO4) · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
29.7SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
29.8HectorfloresiteNa9(SO4)4(IO3)Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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 SeeligeriteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 327-328.
Bindi, L., M. D. Welch, P. Bonazzi, G. Pratesi, & S. Menchetti (2008): The crystal structure of seeligerite, Pb3IO4Cl3, a rare Pb-I-oxychloride from the San Rafael mine, Sierra Gorda, Chile. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 771-783.

Internet Links for SeeligeriteHide

Localities for SeeligeriteHide

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.
  • Antofagasta
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Antofagasta
Lukas Kruszewski collection
Arfè, G., Boni, M., Mondillo, N., Aiello, R., Balassone, G., Arseneau, V. and Soyk, D. (2016): Supergene alteration in the Capricornio Au-Ag epithermal vein system, Antofagasta Region, Chile. Can. Mineral. 54, 681-706.
      • Cerro Palestina
        • Estación Cerro Negro
          • Magallanes district
Samples analysed by Dr. Jochen Schluter (Hamburg University), Germany.
Peebles F./Ruiz Fuller C.(1988); "Yacimientos Metalíferos de Chile", Fondecyt, Stgo. de Chile.
      • Sierra Gorda
        • Caracoles
Brugger J, Meisser N, Ansermat S, Krivovichev S V, Kahlenberg V, Belton D, Ryan C G (2012) Leucostaurite, Pb2[B5O9]Cl·0.5H2O, from the Atacama Desert: The first Pb-dominant member of the hilgardite group, and micro-determination of boron minerals by PIGE. American Mineralogist 97, 1206-1212
Martins da Pedra collection
V. Sapienza collection
Mr. Terry Szenics; V. Sapienza collection
M. Dini specimens
Neues Jahrb.Min.,Mh.(1971) 210-217
        • Caracoles mining district
          • Quebrada Honda
Brent Thorne specimen
    • Tocopilla Province
      • Tocopilla District
Raman Spectroscopy by Joy Desor
  • Tarapacá
    • Tamarugal Province
      • Challacollo
maurizio dini collection - analysed material
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