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Housleyite

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Dr. Bob Housley
Formula:
Pb6CuTe6+4O18(OH)2
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Dr. Bob Housley, of Pasadena, California, USA, in recognition of his contributions to the mineralogy of the type locality. Bob Housley explored the entirety of Otto Mountain near Baker, California, and re-discovered the forgotten mines on it and researched their history, leading to the discovery of the suite of tellurite species and related mineral species.
This page provides mineralogical data about Housleyite.


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Classification of HousleyiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2009
33.1.7.

33 : SELENATES AND TELLURATES
1 : (AB)m(XO4)pZq

Chemical Properties of HousleyiteHide

Formula:
Pb6CuTe6+4O18(OH)2
IMA Formula:
Pb6CuTe4O18(OH)2

Crystallography of HousleyiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.8552(5) Å, b = 10.4837(7) Å, c = 11.0426(8) Å
β = 95.547(2)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.749 : 1 : 1.053
Unit Cell V:
905.12 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.336 (69)
3.292 (50)
3.195 (100)
3.068 (47)
3.007 (49)
2.942 (80)
2.723 (29)
2.580 (38)

Type Occurrence of HousleyiteHide

Synonyms of HousleyiteHide

Other Language Names for HousleyiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Markcooperite12 photos of Housleyite associated with Markcooperite on mindat.org.
Ottoite9 photos of Housleyite associated with Ottoite on mindat.org.
Chlorargyrite3 photos of Housleyite associated with Chlorargyrite on mindat.org.
Yafsoanite1 photo of Housleyite associated with Yafsoanite on mindat.org.
Eckhardite1 photo of Housleyite associated with Eckhardite on mindat.org.
Gold1 photo of Housleyite associated with Gold on mindat.org.

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 HousleyiteHide

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IMA Approvals - July 2009.
Kampf, A. R., J. Marty, and B. Thorne (2010), Lead-tellurium oxysalts from Otto Mountain near Baker, California: II. Housleyite, Pb6CuTe4O18(OH)2, a new mineral with Cu-Te octahedral sheets, American Mineralogist: 95: 1337-1342.

Internet Links for HousleyiteHide

Localities for HousleyiteHide

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.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Tombstone Hills
        • Tombstone District
PXRD analyzed by Tony Kampf.
          • Silver Plume Mine (Emerald & Silver Plume Mine group)
Marty, J., Kampf, A. R., Housley, R. M., Mills, S. J. & Weiß, S.. (2010). Seltene neue Tellurmineralien aus Kalifornien, Utah, Arizona und New Mexiko (USA). Lapis, 35 (12), 42-51; 66.
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Silver Lake District
        • Soda Mts
          • Baker
            • Otto Mountain
Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., Housley, R.M., Marty, J., and Thorne, B. (2010): American Mineralogist 95, 1554–1559.
IMA Approvals - July 2009; Kampf, A. R., J. Marty, and B. Thorne (2010), Lead-tellurium oxysalts from Otto Mountain near Baker, California: II. Housleyite, Pb6CuTe4O18(OH)2, a new mineral with Cu-Te octahedral sheets, American Mineralogist: 95: 1337-1342; Kampf, A.R., Mills, S.J., Housley, R.M., Marty, J., and Thorne, B. (2010): American Mineralogist 95, 1554–1559.
Collected by Eckhard D. Stuart and John Hangstrom. PRXD verified by Tony Kampf.
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