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Tlalocite

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About TlalociteHide

Tlaloc
Formula:
Cu10Zn6(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)(OH)25Cl · 27H2O
Colour:
Blue
Hardness:
1
Specific Gravity:
4.55
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after "Tlaloc", the Aztec god of rain, alluding to its high water content.
May be confused with quetzalcoatlite.


Classification of TlalociteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1974
7.DE.20

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations; unclassified
Dana 7th ed.:
33.3.2.1
33.3.2.1

33 : SELENATES AND TELLURATES
3 : Compound Selenates and Tellurates
28.4.4

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
4 : Tellurates

Physical Properties of TlalociteHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Blue
Streak:
Very pale blue
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Sectile
Comment:
Gummy and sectile
Density:
4.55(1) g/cm3 (Measured)    4.58 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of TlalociteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.758 nβ = 1.796 nγ = 1.810
2V:
Measured: 64° , Calculated: 60°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.052
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r > v
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
X= green
Y=Z= bluish green

Chemical Properties of TlalociteHide

Formula:
Cu10Zn6(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)(OH)25Cl · 27H2O
IMA Formula:
Cu10Zn6(Te4+O3)(Te6+O4)2Cl(OH)25 · 27H2O

Crystallography of TlalociteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 16.780(3) Å, b = 19.985(4) Å, c = 12.069(3) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.84 : 1 : 0.604
Unit Cell V:
4,047.32 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Velvety crusts of spherules, arcuate bands of laths

Type Occurrence of TlalociteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Smithsonian 135057
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Partially oxidized hydrothermal deposit.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of TlalociteHide

Other Language Names for TlalociteHide

German:Tlalocit
Spanish:Tlalocita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Stützite3 photos of Tlalocite associated with Stützite on mindat.org.
Tlapallite3 photos of Tlalocite associated with Tlapallite on mindat.org.
Teineite2 photos of Tlalocite associated with Teineite on mindat.org.
Azurite1 photo of Tlalocite associated with Azurite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.DE.05MangazeiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 3H2OTric.
7.DE.10CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2OOrth.
7.DE.10CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2OOrth.
7.DE.10UKI-1975-(SO:AlCu)(Cu, Al, SO4, H2O)
7.DE.15SchwertmanniteFe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2OTet.
7.DE.25UtahiteCu5Zn3(TeO4)4(OH)8 · 7H2OTric.
7.DE.35CoquanditeSb6+xO8+x(SO4)(OH)x(H2O)1- x (x = 0.3)Tric. 1 : P1
7.DE.40OsakaiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DE.45WilcoxiteMgAl(SO4)2F · 17H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DE.50Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2OOrth.
7.DE.55McalpineiteCu3(Te6+O6)Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
7.DE.60HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2OMon.
7.DE.62VolaschioiteFe4(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.DE.65ZaheriteAl12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2OTric.
7.DE.70LautenthalitePbCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DE.75CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

28.4.1XocomecatliteCu3(TeO4)(OH)4Orth.
28.4.2CarlfriesiteCaTe4+2Te6+O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
28.4.3YafsoaniteCa3Zn3(TeO6)2Iso. m3 (2/m 3)
28.4.5OboyeriteH6(Pb,Ca)6(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)2 · 2H2OTric.
28.4.6SchieffelinitePb10Te6+6O20(OH)14(SO4)(H2O)5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
28.4.7GirditeH2Pb3(Te4+O3)(Te6+O6)Mon. m
28.4.8KhinitePb2+Cu2+3[Te6+O6](OH)2Orth. mm2 : Fdd2
28.4.9Khinite-3TPb2+Cu2+3Te6+O6(OH)2Trig. 3 : P32
28.4.10DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
28.4.11KuksitePb3Zn3(PO4)2(TeO6)Trig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
28.4.12CheremnykhitePb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)Orth.
28.4.13TlapalliteH6(Ca,Pb)2(Cu,Zn)3(TeO3)4(TeO6)(SO4)
28.4.14MontaniteBi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
28.4.15KuranakhitePbMn4+Te6+O6Orth.
28.4.16CuzticiteFe3+2(TeO6) · 3H2OHex.
28.4.17YecoraiteFe3+3Bi5(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)O9 · 9H2O

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 TlalociteHide

Reference List:
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Mineralogical Magazine (1975): 40: 221-226.
American Mineralogist (1976): 61: 504.
Geological Survey of Canada, Scientific and Technical Notes in Current Research: 78-1C: 104.

Internet Links for TlalociteHide

Localities for TlalociteHide

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.
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Mineralogical Magazine(1975) 40, 221-226
USA
 
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Silver Lake District
        • Soda Mts
          • Zzyzx (Fort Soda; Soda; Soda Springs; Zzyzx Mineral Spring Resort)
Housley R., pers. comm., 2018
Mineral and/or Locality  
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