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Elsmoreite Group

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About Elsmoreite GroupHide

W-dominant members of the Pyrochlore Supergroup.

The nomenclature was recently revised by Atencio et al. (2010); see also Christy & Atencio (2013).

First Recorded Occurrence of Elsmoreite GroupHide

Varieties of Elsmoreite GroupHide

JixianiteJixianite (Liu 1979) is 'plumboelsmoreite'. In the absence of a crystal-structure study, it is not possible to know the dominant anion of the dominant valence at the Y site of jixianite.

Compare also hydrokenoelsmoreite (formerly ferritungstite, alumot...

Relationship of Elsmoreite Group to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Betafite GroupA2(Ti,Nb)2O6Z
Coulsellite GroupGroup, where M2+ cations are dominant at the B site, and Mg is dominant among them, and F1– is ...
Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-nIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Ralstonite GroupGroup, where M3+ cations are dominant at the B site, and Al is dominant among them, and F1– is ...
Roméite GroupSb-dominant members of the Pyrochlore Supergroup.
Group Members:
Hydrokenoelsmoreite 2W2O6(H2O)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
Hydroxykenoelsmoreite (□,Pb)2(W,Fe3+,Al)2(O,OH)6(OH)Trig. 3 : R3

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 Elsmoreite GroupHide

Reference List:
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Atencio, D., Andrade, M.B., Christy, A.G., Giere, R., and Kartashov, P.M. (2010) The pyrochlore supergroup of minerals: nomenclature. Canadian Mineralogist: 48: 673-698.
Brik, M.G. & Srivastava, A.M. (2012): Pyrochlore structural chemistry: predicting the lattice constant by the ionic radii and electronegativities of the constituting ions. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 95, 1454-1460.
Christy, A.G. and Atencio, D. (2013) Clarification of status of species in the pyrochlore supergroup. Mineralogical Magazine: 77: 13-20.

Internet Links for Elsmoreite GroupHide

Localities for Elsmoreite GroupHide

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.
  • Córdoba
    • Minas Department
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Fernández, R.R., 1999. El distrito minero La Bismutina, Córdoba. En Recursos Minerales de la República Argentina (Ed. E.O. Zappettini), Instituto de Geología y Recursos Minerales SEGEMAR, Anales 35:443-448.
  • Jujuy
    • Cochinoca Department
      • Tusaquillas
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Kittl (1939) Rev. min., Soc. Argentina Min. Geol.: 10: 78; 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: 1094.
  • New South Wales
    • Gough Co.
      • Dundee
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] Dieter Mylius collection, collected in 2015, analysed by XRD
      • Elsmore
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Rankin, J., Lawrence, L. J., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2002): Rare secondary bismuth, tungsten and molybdenum minerals from Elsmore, New England district of New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 8, 55-60.
    • Wellesley Co.
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] Williams, P.A., Leverett, J. L., Sharpe, L. & Colchester, D. M. (2005). Elsmoreite, Cubic WO3 0.5H20, A new mineral species from Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia. The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol 43. pp. 1061-1064
  • Tasmania
    • Circular Head municipality
      • Interview River district
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
    • Kentish municipality
      • Moina - Middlesex District
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] http://www.crocoite.com/locations/princessmoina.htm
  • Victoria
    • Campaspe Shire
      • Cornella
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Ryan Eagle field observation
    • Golden Plains Shire
      • Pittong
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] Birch, W.D., Grey, I.E., Mills, S.J., Bougerol, C., Pring, A., Ansermet, S. (2007): Pittongite, a new secondary tungstate from Pittong, Victoria, Australia. Canadian Mineralogist, 45, 857-864.
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] Museum Victoria Mineralogy Collection
  • Western Australia
    • Port Hedland Shire
      • Abydos Station
        • Wodgina
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
    • Westonia Shire
      • Westonia
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth. ; Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 2, p 284
  • Potosí
    • Nor Chichas Province
      • Atocha-Quechisla District
        • Cerro Tazna
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] [MinRec 32:472]
  • Muyinga Province
[Hydroxykenoelsmoreite] Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Kampf, A.R., Birch, W.D. and Kasatkin, A. (2016) Hydroxykenoelsmoreite, IMA 2016-056. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1141; Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 1135–1144; Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Kampf, A.R., Birch, W.D., Kasatkin, A. (2017): Hydroxykenoelsmoreite, the first new mineral from the Republic of Burundi. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 491-497.
  • Yukon
    • Mayo mining district
      • Mayo
        • Kalzas Mt
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] J.W. Anthony, R.A. Bideaux, K.W. Bladh, M.C. Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. III (1997); Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague); T. S. Ercit and G. W. Robinson (1994) A refinement of the structure of ferritungstite from Kalzas Mountain, Yukon, and observations on the tungsten pyrochlores. Can Mineral 32:567-574
  • Tianjin
    • Ji Co.
[var: Jixianite] Liu Jianchang (1979): Acta Geologica Sinica 53(1), 45-49.
Czech Republic
  • Vysočina Region
    • Pelhřimov District
      • Pacov
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Losertová, L., Losos, Z. (2014): W-mineralization from greisen at Cetoraz near Pacov, Czech Republic. 4th Central European Mineralogical Conference, Skalský Dvůr, Czech Republic, 23-26 April 2014, Abstract Volume, 78.
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Allier
      • Ébreuil
        • Échassières
[var: Jixianite] Kolitsch, U., Gröbner, J. & Brandstätter, F. (2009): Neufunde von Les Montmins, Allier, Frankreich. Lapis 34 (11), 24-32; 54 (in German). [citing unpublished analyses by N. Meisser and S. Ansermet]; unpublished analyses by S. Mills (see Comments field)
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Corrèze
      • Meymac
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Ansermet, S., Cuchet, S. & Meisser, N. (2010): Minéralogie de la mine de La grange, Meymac, Corrèze. Le Règne Minéral, 91: 23-31
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Patrice Queneau collection (analyzed)
      • Saint-Sulpice-Laurière
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] "Les minéraux, leurs gisements, leurs associations", P. Bariand, F. Cesbron et J. Geffroy (1977), Editions Minéraux et Fossiles, BRGM Germany; Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Ortenaukreis
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Weiß, S. (2001): Ferritungstit aus der Grube Clara. Lapis 25 (5), 35-36.
  • Saxony
    • Vogtland
      • Auerbach
        • Eich
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Andreas Gerstenberg collection
  • Piedmont
    • Biella Province
      • Cervo Valley
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Piccoli, G. C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., & Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo F. Eusebio - Alba, 607 pag.
          • Cascine Machetto
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.; Piccoli, G. C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., & Lombardo, B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo F. Eusebio - Alba, 607 pag.
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Ossola Valley
        • Vigezzo Valley
          • Druogno
            • Antoliva Valley
              • Alpe Campra (Campra)
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Vanini, F. , Meisser, N., Bonacina, E. (2008): Galenobismutite e ferritungstite in Val Vigezzo. Micro (notizie mineralogiche), 1/2008, 121-122.
  • Sardinia
    • South Sardinia Province
      • Fluminimaggiore
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G. A. (1996): Iglesiente – Arburese, Miniere e Minerali. Associazioni e Gruppi Mineralogici Italiani Ed., 238 pp.
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Brizzi G., Cocco E., Olmi F., Sabelli C. (1989) - Nuovi ritrovamenti di minerali nella Sardegna Sud Occidentale - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, fasc. 2, pp. 69-82
      • Gonnosfanadiga
        • Fenugu Sibiri Mine
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Brizzi, G., Olmi, F., Sabelli, C. (1994): Gli arseniati di Pira Inferida, Gonnofanadiga (CA). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 17, 3 (3-1994), 193-206.
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente e Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Edito a cura dell'EMSA e "varie associazioni mineralogiche", Volume 2°, 239 pp.
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente e Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Edito a cura dell'EMSA e "varie associazioni mineralogiche", Volume 2°, 239 pp.
  • Kagoshima
    • Yakushima-cho
      • Yakushima Island
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Matsubara, S., et al (1994) Bulletin of the National Science Museum, 20, 45-51; rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/ferritungstite.pdf
  • Kyoto
    • Sohraku-gun
      • Wazuka-cho
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] SHIMOBAYASHI, N., OHNISHI, M., and TSURUTA, K. (2012) Secondary tungsten minerals in quartz veins in the Ishidera area, Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan: anthoinite, mpororoite, and Fe-free hydrokenoelsmoreite. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 107, No. 1 (February), 33-38.
  • Yamaguchi
    • Mine city
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Shirose, Y. & Uehara, S. (2011) Philipsburgite from the Yamato mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 106, 153-157.; Nagashima, M., Akasaka, M., & Morifuku, Y. (2016). Ore and Skarn Mineralogy of the Yamato Mine, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, with Emphasis on Silver‐, Bismuth‐, Cobalt‐, and Tin‐bearing Sulfides. Resource Geology, 66(1), 37-54.
  • Yamanashi
    • Kinpuzan district
      • Kofu City
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Tsunoda & Shimizu (1995) Shigen-Chishitsu, 45, 111-120.
  • Karaganda
    • Karazhal
      • Betpakdala Desert (Bet-Pak-Dal Desert)
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Jeremolenko, V. (2002): Kara-Oba: Mineralogische Perle der Betpak-Ebene bei Dzhambul, Kasachstan. Lapis 27 (4), 13-34 + 50
    • Shet
      • Akchatau (Aqshatau; Akschatau; Akchataul; Akshatau)
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
  • Braga
    • Terras de Bouro
      • Cibões
        • Vergaço
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Pedro Alves collection
  • Bragança
    • Freixo de Espada à Cinta
      • Lagoaça
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Gomes, M.E.P., Antunes, I.M.H.R., Pacheco, F.A.L., Neiva, A. M. R., and Silva, P.B. (2010): Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2010.
  • Castelo Branco
    • Idanha-a-Nova
      • Proença-a-Velha
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] Alexandre Pedroso samples.
  • Vila Real
    • Montalegre
      • Salto
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague) Sahama, T.G. (1981) The secondary tungsten minerals, a review. Mineral. Record, 12, 81–87
    • Sabrosa
      • Souto Maior
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] Alves, P. (2017) The Mining District of Vale das Gatas, Sabrosa, Portugal. Mineral Up Vol. IV, nº5, 8-53.
  • Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
    • Iul'tinskiy Mining Complex
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Stuart Mills
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Chitinskaya Oblast
[var: Jixianite] A. Kasatkin and I. Pekov analytical data
  • Kigali City Province
    • Kigali
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague); Dewaele, S., De Clercq, F., Hulsbosch, N., Piessens, K., Boyce, A., Burgess, R., & Muchez, P. (2016). Genesis of the vein-type tungsten mineralization at Nyakabingo (Rwanda) in the Karagwe–Ankole belt, Central Africa. Mineralium Deposita, 51(2), 283-307.
  • Northern Province
    • Cyeru Commune
      • Gifurwe sector
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] J. W. Anthony et al.: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol.3 (1997), 11
  • Extremadura
    • Cáceres
      • Almoharín
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Bocamina, GMM (Grupo Mineralogista de Madrid)
  • Phrae Province
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Dill, H.G., Melcher, F., and Botz, R. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 242-262.
  • Western Region
    • Kabale District
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Ricard W. Barstow List. November 1977 (http://barstow.mindat.org/pdf/1977-11.pdf)
    • Kigezi District
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] J. W. Anthony et al.: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol.3 (1997), 11
      • Kisoro
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] O. von Knorring, T.G. Sahama, M. Lehtinen: Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland 44:107-110 (1972); Amer. Mineral. 58:1112 (1973)
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Elmar Lackner specimen
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Calstock
        • Gunnislake
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Golley, P., and Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
      • St Day
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] No reference listed
    • Devon
      • Plymouth
        • Plympton
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Steve Rust and Richard de Nul specimens.
  • Northern Ireland
    • Co. Down
      • Mourne Mts
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] Moles, N. R., & Tindle, A. G. (2012). Tungsten and bismuth minerals, including russellite, within greisen veins in the western Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland. Journal of the Russell Society, 15, 40-48.
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] Moles, N. R., & Tindle, A. G. (2012). Tungsten and bismuth minerals, including russellite, within greisen veins in the western Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland. Journal of the Russell Society, 15, 40-48.
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Boulder County Tungsten District
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Reported by Dick Schooner (not analyzed?)
  • Missouri
    • Madison Co.
      • Fredericktown District
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] R&M 73:2 pp 98-117; Graf, D.L. (1947) A study of the mineral ferritungstite (unpublished masters thesis, Columbia University).
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Osgood Mts
        • Potosi District
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Mineral Co.
      • Eagleville District
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] NBMG Bull 58 Geology and Mineral Resources of Mineral County, Nevada
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • New Mexico
    • Hidalgo Co.
[var: Jixianite] DeMark, R.S. (2004): News from the Apache mine, New Mexico. Mineral News, 20, 8.
[var: Jixianite] Min News 20:10 p 8
  • Utah
    • Tooele Co.
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
  • Washington
    • Stevens Co.
      • Huckleberry Range
        • Deer Trail & Cedar Canyon Districts
          • Adams Mountain
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite] Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities. (Granit, Prague)
  • Matabeleland North
    • Hwange District
[Hydrokenoelsmoreite] Wolfgang Hampel, studies 2017
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