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Tinticite

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About TinticiteHide

Formula:
Fe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
Colour:
Creamy white with yellowish or brownish tint, bright ocher-yellow
Lustre:
Dull
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
2.8 - 2.94
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, a cave near the Tintic Standard Mine, East Tintic District, Dividend, Utah, USA.
Isostructural with:
The phosphate analogue of kamarizaite.

Structurally related to afmite.

Chemically similar to allanpringite, santabarbaraite; further relation to mixed-valence Fe phosphates like beraunite, ferristrunzite, giniite, and others.

Structure details (Kolitsch et al., 2016): (1) 3 octahedral (O) Fe(Al) sites, 2 tetrahedral (T) As sites; (2) zigzag chains (along [1-10]) of dimers formed by 2 edge-sharing FeO6 octahedra, that corner-link to another octahedron; (3) mixed O-T framework formed by corner-linking of chains and tetrahedra; (4) layering || (001); (5) chanels along [010].


Classification of TinticiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
8.DC.32

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
C : With only medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 1:1 and < 2:1
42.12.4.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
12 : (AB)4(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
19.13.7

19 : Phosphates
13 : Phosphates of Fe alone

Physical Properties of TinticiteHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Creamy white with yellowish or brownish tint, bright ocher-yellow
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale
Density:
2.8 - 2.94 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.97 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of TinticiteHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.745 nγ = 1.746
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.000
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of TinticiteHide

Formula:
Fe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
IMA Formula:
Fe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 3H2O
Idealised Formula:
Fe3+4[OH|PO4]3 · 5H2O
Common Impurities:
V,S

Crystallography of TinticiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.646(2) Å, b = 7.962(2) Å, c = 9.998(2) Å
α = 67.87(2)°, β = 76.06(2)°, γ = 64.06(2)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.96 : 1 : 1.256
Unit Cell V:
504.9 ų
Morphology:
Thick clay-like coatings or fine-grained massive nodules composed of platy crystals to 1.5 μm.

Comment:
Originally assumed to have point group 2/m, m, or 2, with space group P2/m, Pm, or P2. Orthorhombic symmetry was also proposed.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.604 (40)
3.950 (95)
3.307 (100)
3.027 (95)
2.984 (60)
2.361 (40)
1.946 (40)

Type Occurrence of TinticiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Dense, earthy to porcelainous masses.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
The Natural History Museum, London, England: #1986,61.
The U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USA: #105407, #105609.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Interaction of phosphatic solutions derived from bat guano reacting on oxidizing pyrite in a cave.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for TinticiteHide

German:Tinticit
Spanish:Tinticita

Common AssociatesHide

Carbonate-rich ApatiteSynonyms pertaining to undifferentiated carbonate-bearing apatites are listed in this file.
Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcioferrite4 photos of Tinticite associated with Calcioferrite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DC.05NissoniteCu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2OMon.
8.DC.07EuchroiteCu2(AsO4)(OH) · 3H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
8.DC.10LegranditeZn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.12StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2OMon.
8.DC.15ArthuriteCuFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DC.15EarlshannoniteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DC.15OjuelaiteZnFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DC.15WhitmoreiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.15Cobaltarthurite(Co,Mg)Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.15BendadaiteFe2+Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.15KunatiteCuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.15UKI-2006-(PO:FeHZn)ZnFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DC.15UKI-2006-(PO:AlCuFeH)Fe2+Al3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
8.DC.17KleemaniteZnAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
8.DC.20BermaniteMn2+Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DC.20CoralloiteMn2+Mn3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.22KovdorskiteMg2(PO4)(OH) · 3H2OMon.
8.DC.25FerristrunziteFe3+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OTric.
8.DC.25FerrostrunziteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric.
8.DC.25MetavauxiteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.25MetavivianiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.25StrunziteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.27BerauniteFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DC.30GordoniteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30LaueiteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30MangangordoniteMn2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric.
8.DC.30ParavauxiteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30PseudolaueiteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.DC.30SigloiteFe3+Al2(PO4)2(OH)3 · 7H2OTric.
8.DC.30StewartiteMn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30UshkoviteMgFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric.
8.DC.30FerrolaueiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30Kastningite(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30MaghrebiteMgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.30NordgauiteMnAl2(PO4)2(F,OH)2 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.35VauxiteFe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.37VantasseliteAl4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 9H2OOrth.
8.DC.40CacoxeniteFe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.DC.45Gormanite(Fe2+,Mg)3(Al,Fe3+)4(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
8.DC.45Souzalite(Mg,Fe2+)3(Al,Fe3+)4(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
8.DC.47KingiteAl3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2OTric.
8.DC.50WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.DC.50AllanpringiteFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.DC.52KribergiteAl5(PO4)3(SO4)(OH)4 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DC.55MapimiteZn2Fe3+3(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 10H2OMon.
8.DC.57OgdensburgiteCa2Fe3+4(Zn,Mn2+)(AsO4)4(OH)6 · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
8.DC.60Nevadaite(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.DC.60CloncurryiteCu0.5(VO)0.5Al2(PO4)2F2 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.13.1BarbosaliteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.13.2StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
19.13.3PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
19.13.4DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
19.13.5GiniiteFe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
19.13.6WhitmoreiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
19.13.8FerristrunziteFe3+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OTric.
19.13.9FerrostrunziteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric.
19.13.10BerauniteFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
19.13.11VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
19.13.12MetavivianiteFe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1

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 TinticiteHide

Reference List:
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Stringham, B. (1946) Tinticite, a new mineral from Utah. American Mineralogist: 31: 395-400.
Stringham, B. (1962) Validity of tinticite. American Mineralogist: 47: 1188-1189.
Melgarejo, J.C., Galí, S., Ayora, C. (1988) Tinticite: new structural and chemical data. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1988: 446-453. [Abs. in American Mineralogist (1989): 74: 1404]
Rius, J., Louër, D., Louër, M., Galí, S., Melgarejo, J.C. (2000) Structure solution from powder data of the phosphate hydrate tinticite. European Journal of Mineralogy: 12: 581-588.
Chukanov, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Möckel, S., Mukhanova, A.A., Belakovsky, D.I., Levitskaya, L.A., Bekenova, G K. (2010) Kamarizaite, Fe33+(AsO4)2(OH)3•3H2O, a new mineral species, arsenate analogue of tinticite. Geology of Ore Deposits: 52: 599-605.
Kolitsch, U., Lengauer, C.L., Giester, G. (2014) Crystal structures and isotypism of the iron arsenate kamarizaite and the iron phosphate tinticite. 92nd Annual Meeting of the DMG, Jena, Germany, September 21-24; abstract in Programme, 257.
Kolitsch, U., Lengauer, C.L., Giester, G. (2016) Crystal structures and isotypism of the iron(III) arsenate kamarizaite and the iron(III) phosphate tinticite. European Journal of Mineralogy: 28: 71-81.

Internet Links for TinticiteHide

Localities for TinticiteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Barossa Valley
          • Angaston
Peter Elliott
        • Kapunda
Peter Elliott
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Ortenaukreis
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
WALENTA, K. (1999): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara. 8. Folge, 2. Teil. Lapis 24 (12), 40-44
  • Hesse
    • Wetzlar
      • Weilburg
        • Essershausen
Blaß, G. (2002): Eine neue Phosphatmineralien-Paragenese von der Grube Mark bei Essershausen, mittleres Lahngebiet, Taunus. Mineralien-Welt, 13 (6), 18-43. (in German)
  • Thuringia
    • Zeulenroda-Triebes
Pestel, S. & Kasiske, J. (2007): Fundstellen im Vogtland: Jarosit-Kristalle aus Weckersdorf. Mineralien-Welt 18(5), 32-34; Kolitsch, U., Lengauer, C.L. and Giester, G. (2016): Crystal structures and isotypism of the iron(III) arsenate kamarizaite and the iron(III) phosphate tinticite. Eur. J. Mineral. 28, 71-81.
Japan
 
  • Akita
Suo, T. & Nakata, M. (2004): Tinticite from Shunomata mine, Akita Prefecture. Chigaku Kenkyu, 53, 67-73 (in Japanese).
  • Nagano
    • Chino City
Sakurai, K., Matsubara, S. & Kato, A. (1991): Tinticite from the Suwa mine, Chino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal 15, 261-267.
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Baix Llobregat
Camprubí, A., Costa, F., Melgarejo, J.C., 1994. Mineralizaciones de fosfatos férrico-alumínicos de Gavà (Catalunya): tipología. Boletín Geológico y Minero, v. 105-5, p. 444-453.
Melgarejo, J.C., Galí, S. and Ayora, C. (1988): Tinticite: new structural and chemical data. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1988, 446-453; U. Kolitsch, C. L. Lengauer and G. Giester (2014): Crystal structures and isotypism of the iron arsenate kamarizaite and the iron phosphate tinticite. 92nd Annual Meeting of the DMG, Jena, Germany, September 21-24; abstract in Programme, 258; Kolitsch, U., Lengauer, C.L. and Giester, G. (2016): Crystal structures and isotypism of the iron(III) arsenate kamarizaite and the iron(III) phosphate tinticite. Eur. J. Mineral. 28, 71-81.
Bareche, E (2005) "Els minerals de Catalunya. Segle XX" Ed. Grup Mineralògic Català, Barcelona, 269 p.; "Sigurd Stordal" Collection; Kolitsch, U., Lengauer, C.L. and Giester, G. (2016): Crystal structures and isotypism of the iron(III) arsenate kamarizaite and the iron(III) phosphate tinticite. Eur. J. Mineral. 28, 71-81.
      • Maresme
        • Malgrat de Mar
Col. Agustin Agudo Espinosa.
      • Vallès Occidental
        • Montcada i Reixac
Mineralogistes de Catalunya (1997), VII (1): 34-55
Sweden
 
  • Norrbotten
    • Kiruna
      • Kiruna district
        • Svappavaara
Thorin, L. (1989). Mineralnotiser. Stuffen (Medlemsblad för Södertörn Amatörgeologiska Sällskap). Nr 38, 11.; Wilke, H.-J. (1997): Die Mineralien und Fundstellen von Schweden. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 200 pp. (in German)
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Cherokee Co.
Henry Barwood - confirmed by Tony Kampf using single crystal X-ray diffraction
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Carlin Trend
        • Maggie Creek Subdistrict
MinRec 26(5):449-469; Canadian Mineralogist: 42(3): 741-752.
      • Lynn District
        • Elko
Mineralogical Record 26:467
A Listing of North Carolina Minerals,Leonard S.Wiener and Sigrid Ballew,1995,Updated by Kenny Gay,June 2007, North Carolina Geological Survey,Geologic Note No.4
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
Anthony,J.W.,Bideaux,R.A.,Biadh,K.W.,and Nichols,M.C.,(2000)Handbook of Mineralogy Volume 4,Arsenates,phosphates,uraninates,vanadates,Mineral Data Publishing,Tucson,Arizona,pg.591
  • Utah
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • East Tintic District
          • Tintic Standard Mine (Tintic Standard Mines 1; 2 & 3)
Stringham, B. (1946): Tinticite, a new mineral from Utah. Am. Mineral., 31, 395-400.; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 971; Kolitsch, U., Lengauer, C.L. and Giester, G. (2016): Crystal structures and isotypism of the iron(III) arsenate kamarizaite and the iron(III) phosphate tinticite. Eur. J. Mineral. 28, 71-81.
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
  • Virginia
    • Albemarle Co.
      • Proffit
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
Uzbekistan
 
  • Navoiy Region
    • Kokpatas village
Mineraly Uzbekistana(Minerals of the Uzbekistan) - izd."FAN" UzbSSR-vol.1-4 - 1976-1977
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