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Ottoite

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About OttoiteHide

This page provides mineralogical data about Ottoite.


Classification of OttoiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2009
First Published:
2010

Physical Properties of OttoiteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Yellow
Streak:
Pale yellow
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
8.721 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of OttoiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
Pleochroism:
Not Visible
Comments:
Y ≈ a

Chemical Properties of OttoiteHide

Formula:
Pb2TeO5

Crystallography of OttoiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.5353(6) Å, b = 5.7142(5) Å, c = 10.8981(12) Å
β = 91.330(6)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.319 : 1 : 1.907
Unit Cell V:
469.13 ų
Z:
4
Comment:
Space-group setting I2/a.

Type Occurrence of OttoiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Spear-shaped crystals.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Five cotype specimens are deposited in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, catalog numbers 62511, 62512, 62528, 62529, and 62530.
Reference:
Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M., Mills, S.J., Marty, J., Thorne, B. (2010) Lead-tellurium oxysalts from Otto Mountain near Baker, California: I. Ottoite, Pb2TeO5, a new mineral with chains of tellurate octahedra. American Mineralogist: 95: 1329-1336.

Synonyms of OttoiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Housleyite9 photos of Ottoite associated with Housleyite on mindat.org.
Markcooperite7 photos of Ottoite associated with Markcooperite on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Ottoite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Chlorargyrite2 photos of Ottoite associated with Chlorargyrite on mindat.org.
Khinite1 photo of Ottoite associated with Khinite on mindat.org.
Eckhardite1 photo of Ottoite associated with Eckhardite on mindat.org.
Raspite1 photo of Ottoite associated with Raspite on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Ottoite associated with Calcite 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 OttoiteHide

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Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M., Mills, S.J., Marty, J., Thorne, B. (2010) Lead-tellurium oxysalts from Otto Mountain near Baker, California: I. Ottoite, Pb2TeO5, a new mineral with chains of tellurate octahedra. American Mineralogist: 95: 1329-1336.

Internet Links for OttoiteHide

Localities for OttoiteHide

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
          • Contention-Grand Central Mine group
Tony Kampf identification 2011, Bruce J. Murphy collection
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.
Joe Marty specimens; EDS and XRD confirmed. Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M., Mills, S.J., Marty, J., Thorne, B. (2010): Lead-tellurium oxysalts from Otto Mountain near Baker, California: I. Ottoite, Pb2TeO5, a new mineral with chains of tellurate octahedra. American Mineralogist, 95, 1329-1336.
collected by and in the collection of Eckhard D. Stuart; XRD confirmed by A. Kampf
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