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Simonkolleite

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Werner Simon
Formula:
Zn5(OH)8Cl2 · H2O
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Hardness:
Name:
Named in 1985 by Karl Schmetzer, Günther Schnorrer-Köhler, and Olaf Medenbach in honor of Werner Simon [b. December 18, 1939 Rockensuess, Germany], a professional printer and business owner and Kurt Kolle [b. 1949 Germany], both mineral collectors of Cornberg, near Michelsdorf who submitted the samples for investigation.
This page provides mineralogical data about Simonkolleite.


Classification of Simonkolleite

Approved
Approval Year:
1983
3.DA.20

3 : HALIDES
D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
A : With Cu, etc., without Pb
10.5.8.1

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
5 : Am(O,OH)pXq
8.5.1

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
5 : Halides of Zn and Hg

Physical Properties of Simonkolleite

Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Colourless
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
{0001}
Density:
3.20 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.35 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Simonkolleite

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.657 nε = 1.700
Birefringence:
0.043
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.043
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of Simonkolleite

IMA Formula:
Zn5(OH)8Cl2 · H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Simonkolleite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
P3m1
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.34 Å, c = 23.66 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 3.732
Unit Cell Volume:
V 823.61 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
7.87 (100)
3.58 (30)
3.17 (40)
2.94 (30)
2.73 (60)
2.67 (70)
2.37 (40)
1.59 (40)
Comments:
IcDD 7-155

Type Occurrence of Simonkolleite

General Appearance of Type Material:
Tabular hexagonal crystals to 1 mm
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Originally found as a weathering product of zn-bearing slags at the Richelsdorf Smelting Refinery.

Relationship of Simonkolleite to other Species

3.DA.05MelanothalliteCu2OCl2
3.DA.10aAtacamiteCu2Cl(OH)3
3.DA.10bBotallackiteCu2Cl(OH)3
3.DA.10bClinoatacamiteCu2Cl(OH)3
3.DA.10aHibbingiteFe22+(OH)3Cl
3.DA.10aKempiteMn22+Cl(OH)3
3.DA.10cParatacamiteCu32+(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
3.DA.10bBelloiteCu(OH)Cl
3.DA.10cHerbertsmithiteCu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
3.DA.10cKapellasiteCu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
3.DA.10cGillarditeCu3NiCl2(OH)6
3.DA.10cHaydeeiteCu3Mg(OH)6Cl2
3.DA.15ClaringbulliteCu42+FCl(OH)6
3.DA.15BarlowiteCu4BrF(OH)6
3.DA.25ButtgenbachiteCu36(NO3)2Cl6(OH)64 · nH2O
3.DA.25ConnelliteCu36(SO4)(OH)62Cl8 · 6H2O
3.DA.30AbhuriteSn212+O6(OH)14Cl16
3.DA.35PonomareviteK4Cu4OCl10
3.DA.40AnthonyiteCu(OH)2 · 3H2O
3.DA.40CalumetiteCu(OH)2 · 2H2O
3.DA.45KhaidarkaniteCu4Al3(OH)14F3 · 2H2O
3.DA.50BobkingiteCu52+Cl2(OH)8 · 2H2O
3.DA.55AvdoniniteK2Cu5Cl8(OH)4 · 2H2O
3.DA.60DroninoiteNi3Fe3+Cl(OH)8 · 2H2O
8.5.2CalomelHgCl
8.5.3TerlinguaiteHg2OCl
8.5.4PoyarkoviteHg3OCl
8.5.5PinchiteHg5O4Cl2
8.5.6EglestoniteHg61+OCl3(OH)
8.5.7KadyreliteHg61+Br3O1.5
8.5.8ComancheiteHg552+N243-(NH2,OH)4(Cl,Br)34
8.5.9KuzminiteHg(Br,Cl)
8.5.10MoscheliteHgI
8.5.11Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I

Other Names for Simonkolleite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Simonkolleite

Reference List:
Schmetzer, K., Schnorrer-Köhler, G. & Medenbach, O. (1985): Wülfingite, epsilon-Zn(OH)2, and simonkolleite, Zn5(OH)8Cl2.H2O, two new minerals from Richelsdorf, Hesse, F. R. G. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1985, 145-154.

American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 194-195.

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 126: 417-426.

Internet Links for Simonkolleite

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Localities for Simonkolleite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Belgium
 
  • Liège Province
    • Verviers
      • Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining district
        • Plombières (Blieberg; Bleiberg; Bleyberg)
Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1995b): Neufunde von Schlackenhalden in der nördlichen Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 28-31.
  • Limburg Province
    • Dilsen-Stokkem
Germany
 
  • Hesse
    • Frankfurt
Blessing,C. & Pock,R. (1991). Mineralbildungen in Schlacken auf dem Gelände der ehemaligen Kupferwerke in Frankfurt/M-Heddernheim. Aufschluss, Jg.42, Nr.6, S.339-57
    • Richelsdorf District
      • Nentershausen
        • Süß
          • Richelsdorf Smelter
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Goslar
        • Astfeld
Schnorrer, G. (1995): Mineralogische Neuheiten von bekannten deutschen Fundorten. Lapis 20 (12), 43-48; 62.
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Aachen
      • Stolberg
Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von Schlackenhalden in der nördlichen Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 28-31.
International Association of Collectors of Slag Minerals, 9 (3), 3-6; Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von Schlackenhalden in der nördlichen Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 28-31.
    • Eifel
      • Mechernich
        • Kall
Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von Schlackenhalden in der nördlichen Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 28-31.
    • Sauerland
      • Arnsberg
        • Hüsten
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
      • Iserlohn
        • Letmathe
http://www.mg-mineralien-fossilien.de/?Rpage=sauerland/?Rpage=letmathe1.html
Switzerland
 
  • Vaud (Waadt)
    • Bex
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 372.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Painted Rock Mts
        • Painted Rock District
          • Theba
RRUFF project
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
Van King
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