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Huanzalaite

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Formula:
MgWO4
Lustre:
Adamantine, Vitreous
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named for the type locality, the Huanzala mine.
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Classification of HuanzalaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2009
First Published:
2010
4.DB.30

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
B : With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
4.4.16.4

4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
4 : AX2

Physical Properties of HuanzalaiteHide

Adamantine, Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent

Chemical Properties of HuanzalaiteHide

Formula:
MgWO4

Crystallography of HuanzalaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P2/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.703(2) Å, b = 5.689(1) Å, c = 4.941(1) Å
β = 90.72(2)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.827 : 1 : 0.869
Unit Cell V:
132.19 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.69 (28)
4.70 (74)
3.73 (100)
3.63 (39)
2.93 (83)
2.91 (94)
2.47 (39)
2.203 (26)

Type Occurrence of HuanzalaiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Aggregates of minute crystals
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan, NSM–MF15366.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Massive talc band in dolomite-hydrothermal ore contact zone.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Miyawaki, R., Yokoyama, K., Matsubara, S., Furuta, H., Gomi, A., Murakami, R. (2010) Huanzalaite, MgWO4, a new mineral species from the Huanzala mine, Peru. Canadian Mineralogist: 48: 105-112.

Synonyms of HuanzalaiteHide

Other Language Names for HuanzalaiteHide

Relationship of Huanzalaite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
FerberiteFeWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
HeftetjerniteScTaO4Mon. 2/m
HübneriteMnWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
Rossovskyite(Fe3+,Ta)(Nb,Ti)O4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.DB.05ArgutiteGeO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05CassiteriteSnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05PlattneritePbO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DB.05PyrolusiteMnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05RutileTiO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4Tet.
4.DB.05TugarinoviteMoO2Mon.
4.DB.05Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
4.DB.10ByströmiteMgSb2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.10OrdoñeziteZnSb2O6Tet.
4.DB.15bAkhtenskiteε-Mn4+O2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
4.DB.15cNsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2Hex.
4.DB.15aParamontroseiteV4+O2Orth.
4.DB.15aRamsdelliteMn4+O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DB.20Scrutinyiteα-PbO2Orth.
4.DB.25IshikawaiteU4+Fe2+Nb2O8Mon.
4.DB.25Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8Orth.
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.25SrilankiteZrTi2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.25Yttrocolumbite-(Y)Y(U4+,Fe2+)Nb2O8
4.DB.25Calciosamarskite(Ca,Fe3+,Y)2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O8Mon.
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Yb)(Yb,Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.30FerberiteFeWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.30HübneriteMnWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.30Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.DB.30KrasnoselskiteCoWO4Mon.
4.DB.30HeftetjerniteScTaO4Mon. 2/m
4.DB.35Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth.
4.DB.35Qitianlingite(Fe,Mn)2(Nb,Ta)2WO10Orth.
4.DB.35Magnocolumbite(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DB.40FerrowodginiteFe2+Sn4+Ta2O8Mon.
4.DB.40LithiotantiteLiTa3O8Mon.
4.DB.40LithiowodginiteLiTa3O8Mon.
4.DB.40TitanowodginiteMn2+TiTa2O8Mon.
4.DB.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8Mon.
4.DB.40FerrotitanowodginiteFe2+TiTa2O8Mon.
4.DB.40WolframowodginiteMn(Mn,Sn,Fe,Ta)(W,Ta,Nb)2O8
4.DB.45TivaniteV3+TiO3(OH)Mon.
4.DB.50Carmichaelite(Ti,Cr,Fe)[O2-x(OH)x]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.DB.55AlumotantiteAlTaO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.60Biehlite((Sb,As)O)2[MoO4]Mon.

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

4.4.16.1CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4Orth.
4.4.16.5KrasnoselskiteCoWO4Mon.

Fluorescence of HuanzalaiteHide

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 HuanzalaiteHide

Reference List:
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IMA Approvals - July 2009
Miyawaki, R., Yokoyama, K., Matsubara, S., Furuta, H., Gomi, A., Murakami, R. (2010) Huanzalaite, MgWO4, a new mineral species from the Huanzala mine, Peru. Canadian Mineralogist: 48: 105-112.

Internet Links for HuanzalaiteHide

Localities for HuanzalaiteHide

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.
Peru (TL)
 
  • Ancash Department
    • Bolognesi Province
      • Huallanca District
        • Huallanca
Ritsuro Miyawaki, Kazumi Yokoyama, Satoshi Matsubara, Hirofumi Furuta, Atsushi Gomi and Ryosuke Murakami (2010) HUANZALAITE, MgWO4, A New Mineral Species From The Huanzala Mine, Peru. Can Mineral February 2010 v. 48 no. 1 p. 105-112; IMA Approvals - July 2009
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Ochtiná (Achten)
Števko & Sejkora, unpublished-EMPA-WDS confirmed
Ferenc Š. & Uher P., 2007: Magnesian wolframite from hydrothermal quartz veins in the Rochovce granite exocontact, Ochtiná, Western Carpathians, Slovakia. N. Jb. Mineral. Abh., 183, 2, 165-172.
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