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Huanzalaite

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Formula:
MgWO4
System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named for the type locality, the Huanzala mine.

Classification of Huanzalaite

Approved
Approval Year:
2009
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

Chemical Properties of Huanzalaite

Formula:
MgWO4
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Huanzalaite

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 Volume:
V 132.19 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray 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 Huanzalaite

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Massive talc band in dolomite-hydrothermal ore contact zone.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Relationship of Huanzalaite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
FerberiteFeWO4
HeftetjerniteScTaO4
HübneriteMnWO4
Rossovskyite(Fe3+,Ta)(Nb,Ti)O4
Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4
4.DB.05ArgutiteGeO2
4.DB.05CassiteriteSnO2
4.DB.05PlattneritePbO2
4.DB.05PyrolusiteMnO2
4.DB.05RutileTiO2
4.DB.05TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4
4.DB.05TugarinoviteMoO2
4.DB.05Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
4.DB.10ByströmiteMgSb2O6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
4.DB.10OrdoñeziteZnSb2O6
4.DB.15bAkhtenskiteε-Mn4+O2
4.DB.15cNsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
4.DB.15aParamontroseiteV4+O2
4.DB.15aRamsdelliteMn4+O2
4.DB.20Scrutinyiteα-PbO2
4.DB.25IshikawaiteU4+Fe2+Nb2O8
4.DB.25Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
4.DB.25SrilankiteZrTi2O6
4.DB.25Yttrocolumbite-(Y)Y(U4+,Fe2+)Nb2O8
4.DB.25Calciosamarskite(Ca,Fe3+,Y)2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O8
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Yb)(Yb,Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
4.DB.30FerberiteFeWO4
4.DB.30HübneriteMnWO4
4.DB.30Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4
4.DB.30KrasnoselskiteCoWO4
4.DB.30HeftetjerniteScTaO4
4.DB.35Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Qitianlingite(Fe,Mn)2(Nb,Ta)2WO10
4.DB.35Magnocolumbite(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)2O6
4.DB.40FerrowodginiteFe2+Sn4+Ta2O8
4.DB.40LithiotantiteLiTa3O8
4.DB.40LithiowodginiteLiTa3O8
4.DB.40TitanowodginiteMn2+TiTa2O8
4.DB.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
4.DB.40FerrotitanowodginiteFe2+TiTa2O8
4.DB.40WolframowodginiteMn(Mn,Sn,Fe,Ta)(W,Ta,Nb)2O8
4.DB.45TivaniteV3+TiO3(OH)
4.DB.50Carmichaelite(Ti,Cr,Fe)[O2-x(OH)x]
4.DB.55AlumotantiteAlTaO4
4.DB.60Biehlite((Sb,As)O)2[MoO4]

Other Names for Huanzalaite

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 Huanzalaite

Reference List:
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 Huanzalaite

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Localities for Huanzalaite

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.
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.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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