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Beaverite-(Zn)

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Formula:
Pb(Fe3+2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
Colour:
Brownish yellow to yellow
Lustre:
Sub-Adamantine, Vitreous
Specific Gravity:
4.25 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
For the relation to beaverite-(Cu).
Chemically, the Zn-analogue of beaverite-(Cu).



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Classification of Beaverite-(Zn)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
2011
7.BC.10

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
B : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, without H2O
C : With medium-sized and large cations
30.2.5.9

30 : ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq

Physical Properties of Beaverite-(Zn)Hide

Sub-Adamantine, Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Brownish yellow to yellow
Streak:
Yellow ochre
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
None observed
Density:
4.25 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of Beaverite-(Zn)Hide

Formula:
Pb(Fe3+2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6
Common Impurities:
Cu,Al

Crystallography of Beaverite-(Zn)Hide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
R3m
Setting:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.3028(2) Å, c = 17.0517(4) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.335
Unit Cell V:
787.56 ų
Z:
3

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.930 (100)
3.651 (39)
3.110 (43)
3.072 (61)
2.965 (31)
2.540 (30)
2.273 (39)
1.977 (33)
1.826 (33)

Type Occurrence of Beaverite-(Zn)Hide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Powdery or earthy crust with beaverite-(Cu) on the surface or in the crack or cavity of the aggregate of anglesite, galena, pyrite, sphalerite, and quartz.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan, with the registered number NSM-M28910.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Oxidation zone of Pb-Zn-Cu deposit.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for Beaverite-(Zn)Hide

Relationship of Beaverite-(Zn) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
Ammonioalunite(NH4)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.
Ammoniojarosite(NH4)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
ArgentojarositeAgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
DorallchariteTlFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
HuangiteCa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.
Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
Natroalunite-2c(Na,Ca0.5,K)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Schlossmacherite(H3O)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.
WalthieriteBa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.BC.Adranosite-(Fe)(NH4)4NaFe3+2(SO4)4Cl(OH)2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
7.BC.Adranosite(NH4)4NaAl2(SO4)4Cl(OH)2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
7.BC.05D'AnsiteNa21Mg(SO4)10Cl3Iso.
7.BC.10AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
7.BC.10Ammonioalunite(NH4)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.
7.BC.10Ammoniojarosite(NH4)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
7.BC.10ArgentojarositeAgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
7.BC.10Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.BC.10DorallchariteTlFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.BC.10HuangiteCa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.
7.BC.10Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.BC.10JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.BC.10Natroalunite-2c(Na,Ca0.5,K)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.BC.10NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
7.BC.10NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
7.BC.10OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.BC.10PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.BC.10Schlossmacherite(H3O)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.
7.BC.10WalthieriteBa0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig.
7.BC.15Ye'elimiteCa4Al6(SO4)O12Iso.
7.BC.20AtlasoviteK(BiO)Cu6Fe3+(SO4)5O3ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/ncc
7.BC.20NabokoiteKCu7(SO4)5(Te4+O3)OClTet.
7.BC.25ChlorothioniteK2Cu(SO4)Cl2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.BC.30EuchlorineKNaCu3(SO4)3OMon.
7.BC.30FedotoviteK2Cu3(SO4)3OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.BC.35KamchatkiteKCu3(SO4)2OClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.BC.40PiypiteK4Cu4O2(SO4)4 · (Na,Cu)ClTet.
7.BC.45KlyuchevskiteK3Cu3(Fe3+,Al)(SO4)4O2Mon.
7.BC.45AlumoklyuchevskiteK3Cu3(Al,Fe3+)(SO4)4O2Tric. 1 : P1
7.BC.50CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
7.BC.55WherryitePb7Cu2(SO4)4(SiO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
7.BC.60MammothitePb6Cu4AlSb5+O2(OH)16Cl4(SO4)2Mon. 2 : B2
7.BC.65LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
7.BC.65SchmiederitePb2Cu2(Se6+O4)(Se4+O3)(OH)4Mon.
7.BC.65MunakataitePb2Cu2(Se4+O3)(SO4)(OH)4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
7.BC.70ChenitePb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6Tric. 1 : P1
7.BC.75KrivovichevitePb3Al(OH)6(SO4)(OH)Trig. 3m : R3c
7.BC.80AnhydrokainiteKMg(SO4)Cl

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

30.2.5.1JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
30.2.5.4Ammoniojarosite(NH4)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
30.2.5.5ArgentojarositeAgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
30.2.5.6PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
30.2.5.7Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
30.2.5.8DorallchariteTlFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Other InformationHide

IR Spectrum:
The spectrum exhibits absorption bands at 3400 cm–1 due to the OH group and at 1060 cm–1 and 1100 cm–1 due to the sulphate group. Weak absorption bands due to H-O-H bending are also observed at 1350 cm–1 and 1480 cm–1.
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 Beaverite-(Zn)Hide

Reference List:
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E. Sato, I. Nakai, Y. Terada, Y. Tsutsumi, K. Yokoyama, R. Miyawaki and S. Matsubara (2008): Study of Zn-bearing beaverite Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6 obtained from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 130, 141-144.
Bayliss, P., Kolitsch, U., Nickel, E.H. and Pring, A. (2010): Alunite supergroup: recommended nomenclature. Mineral. Mag. 74, 919-927.
Sato, E., Nakai, I., Terada, Y., Tsutsumi, Y., Yokoama, K., Miyawaki, R., Matsubara, S. (2011): Beaverite-(Zn), Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6, a new member of the alunite group, from Mikawa Mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 375-378. [Formula in paper title corrected according to erratum in Mineral. Mag. 75, 2541]

Internet Links for Beaverite-(Zn)Hide

Localities for Beaverite-(Zn)Hide

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.
Chile
 
  • Antofagasta Region
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Santa Catalina
        • Guanaco (Huanaco)
Joan Rosell - Rosellminerals
      • Sierra Gorda District
        • Caracoles
samples analysed by Gerhard Mohn and Joy Desor
Japan (TL)
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Niigata Prefecture
        • Aga-machi (Higashi-Kanbara-gun)
Eriko SATO, Izumi NAKAI, Yasuko TERADA, Yukiyasu TSUTSUMI, Kazumi YOKOYAMA, Ritsuro MIYAWAKI and Satoshi MATSUBARA (2008): Study of Zn-bearing beaverite Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6 obtained from Mikawa mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 103, 141-144; Sato, E., Nakai, I., Terada, Y., Tsutsumi, Y., Yokoama, K., Miyawaki, R., Matsubara, S. (2011): Beaverite-(Zn), Pb(Fe2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6, a new member of the alunite group, from Mikawa Mine, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 375-378.
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