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Tsumcorite

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Formula:
PbZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
May contain minor Fe3+ replacing Zn.
Colour:
Yellow-brown, red-brown, orange
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after its type locality, the Tsumeb Corporation (Tsumcor) mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
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Classification of TsumcoriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1969
8.CG.15

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
G : With large and medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O = 1:1
Dana 7th ed.:
40.2.9.1
40.2.9.1

40 : HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
2 : AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
20.5.14

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
5 : Arsenates of Ti and Pb

Pronounciation of TsumcoriteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Debbie WoolfUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of TsumcoriteHide

Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Yellow-brown, red-brown, orange
Streak:
Yellow
Hardness:
4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of TsumcoriteHide

Type:
Biaxial
Dispersion:
dispersion not observed

Chemical Properties of TsumcoriteHide

Formula:
PbZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O

May contain minor Fe3+ replacing Zn.

Crystallography of TsumcoriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.124 Å, b = 6.329 Å, c = 7.577 Å
β = 115.3°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.442 : 1 : 1.197
Unit Cell V:
395.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2

Type Occurrence of TsumcoriteHide

Synonyms of TsumcoriteHide

Other Language Names for TsumcoriteHide

Relationship of Tsumcorite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CabalzariteCa(Mg,Al,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CobaltlotharmeyeriteCa(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CobalttsumcoritePb(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
FerrilotharmeyeriteCa(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
GartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1
HelmutwinkleritePb(Zn,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
KaliochalciteKCu2(SO4)2[(OH)(H2O)]Mon. 2/m : B2/m
KrettnichitePbMn3+2(VO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
LotharmeyeriteCa(Zn,Mn3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
LukrahniteCa(Cu,Zn)(Fe3+,Zn)(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1
ManganlotharmeyeriteCaMn3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
MawbyitePb(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)Mon.
MounanaitePbFe3+2(VO4)2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
NatrochalciteNaCu2(SO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Nickelschneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Ni,Co,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
NickeltsumcoritePb(Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
PhosphogartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+)2(PO4,AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric.
RappolditePb(Co,Ni,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
Schneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Co,Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
ThometzekitePb(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
YancowinnaitePbCuAl(AsO4)2OH · H2O Tric. 1 : P1
ZincgartrellitePb(Zn,Fe3+,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz17 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Mimetite16 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Mimetite on mindat.org.
Duftite11 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Duftite on mindat.org.
Cuprian Adamite8 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Cuprian Adamite on mindat.org.
Calcite6 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Segnitite6 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Segnitite on mindat.org.
Corkite5 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Corkite on mindat.org.
Tsumebite5 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Tsumebite on mindat.org.
Wulfenite4 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Wulfenite on mindat.org.
Willemite3 photos of Tsumcorite associated with Willemite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CG.05CassidyiteCa2(Ni2+,Mg)(PO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.05CollinsiteCa2(Mg,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.05FairfielditeCa2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.05GaititeCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.05MesseliteCa2(Fe2+,Mn2+)(PO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.05ParabrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.05β-RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.05TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.05HilliteCa2(Zn,Mg)(PO4)2 · 2 H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.10BrandtiteCa2(Mn2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CG.10RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CG.10WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CG.10ZincroseliteCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon.
8.CG.10RruffiteCa2Cu(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CG.15FerrilotharmeyeriteCa(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15LotharmeyeriteCa(Zn,Mn3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15MawbyitePb(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)Mon.
8.CG.15MounanaitePbFe3+2(VO4)2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15ThometzekitePb(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15CobaltlotharmeyeriteCa(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15CabalzariteCa(Mg,Al,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15KrettnichitePbMn3+2(VO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15CobalttsumcoritePb(Co,Fe3+,Ni)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15NickellotharmeyeriteCa(Ni,Fe3+,Co)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15ManganlotharmeyeriteCaMn3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15Schneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Co,Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15Nickelschneebergite(Bi3+,Ca)(Ni,Co,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.20GartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.CG.20HelmutwinkleritePb(Zn,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.20ZincgartrellitePb(Zn,Fe3+,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.CG.20RappolditePb(Co,Ni,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.20PhosphogartrellitePb(Cu,Fe3+)2(PO4,AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric.
8.CG.20LukrahniteCa(Cu,Zn)(Fe3+,Zn)(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric. 1 : P1
8.CG.25Pottsite(Pb3xBi4-2x)(VO4)4·H2O (0.8 < x < 1.0)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
8.CG.35NickeltalmessiteCa2Ni(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1

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

40.2.9.2HelmutwinkleritePb(Zn,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
40.2.9.3ThometzekitePb(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
40.2.9.4MawbyitePb(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

20.5.1CafarsiteCa5.9Mn1.7Fe3Ti3(AsO3)12 · 4-5H2OIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
20.5.2SchultenitePb(HAsO4)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
20.5.3DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
20.5.4BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
20.5.5PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2OTrig.
20.5.6ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
20.5.7HelmutwinkleritePb(Zn,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
20.5.8ThometzekitePb(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4,SO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
20.5.9Caryinite(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)CaMn2+2(AsO4)3Mon. 2/m
20.5.10LudlockitePbFe3+4As3+10O22Tric. 1 : P1
20.5.11GabrielsonitePbFe(AsO4)(OH)Orth. mm2 : Pmc21
20.5.12CarminitePbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cccm
20.5.13SegnititePbFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
20.5.15JamesitePb2Zn(Fe2+,Zn)2Fe3+4(AsO4)4(OH)10Tric.
20.5.16MawbyitePb(Fe3+,Zn)2(AsO4)2 · 2(OH,H2O)Mon.
20.5.17ArsenbrackenbuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)

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 TsumcoriteHide

Reference List:
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Walenta, K. & Wimmenauer, W. (1961): Der Mineralbestand des Michaelganges im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Jh. Geol. Landesamt Baden-Württemberg, 4, 7-37. [as unnamed Pb-Zn-arsenate]
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1971): 304-309.
American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 1558.
Walenta, K. (1976): Tsumcorit aus der Grube Michael im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Aufschluß, 27, 373-379. (in German)
Acta Crystallographica: B29: 2789-2794.
European Journal of Mineralogy (1998): 10: 179-206.

Internet Links for TsumcoriteHide

Localities for TsumcoriteHide

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
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill
        • Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine; South Mine)
Australian Min. 3:1 (1997)
      • Broken Hill district
[UKJMM 19:28]
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • North Flinders Ranges
        • Leigh Creek
          • Puttapa
Elliott, P., Pring, A. & Birch, W. D. (1988): Tsumcorite from Puttapa, South Australia. Australian Mineral. 3 (2), 67-69.
  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
Nickel, E.H., Gartrell, B.J. (1993) Secondary Minerals of Ashburton Downs Western Australia, Mineralogical Record (May-June 1993) 24:3: 203-218.
Nickel, E., Gartrell, B(1993): Secondary Minerals from Ashburton Downs Western Australia, Mineralogical Record (May-June 1993): 24:3:203-218
Bulgaria
 
  • Vratsa Oblast (Vratza)
    • Balkan Mts (Stara Planina)
Minceva-Stefanova, J. (2001). Arsenate minerals diversity in oxidation zones of the polymetallic stratabound deposits in Western Balkan Mountain. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie Bulgare des Sciences, 54(6), 39.
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Aude
      • Padern
Favreau, G., Berbain, C. & Meisser, N. (2003): Cyanophyllite et autres minéraux rares de Padern (Aude). Le Cahiers des Micromonteurs, 82(4), 17-23.
    • Aveyron
      • Monteils
- Favreau G., Eytier J-R., Eytier C. (2010), Les minéraux de la mine de Falgayrolles (Aveyron), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°109
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
No reference listed
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Gengenbach
        • Haigerach valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001; Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (2000): Neufunde von bekannten Fundorten im Schwarzwald. Mineralien-Welt, 11 (4), 57-60. (in German)
      • Lahr
        • Reichenbach
          • Weiler
Walenta, K. & Wimmenauer, W. (1961): Der Mineralbestand des Michaelganges im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Jh. Geol. Landesamt Baden-Württemberg, 4, 7-37. [as unnamed Pb-Zn-arsenate]; Walenta, K. (1976): Tsumcorit aus der Grube Michael im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Aufschluß, 27, 373-379. (in German); Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
WALENTA, K. (1997): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara 7. Folge. - Lapis 22 (11), 37-47; KOLITSCH, U., GRÖBNER, J. BLASS, G., GRAF, H.-W. & PRING, A. (2005): Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald (II): Dreyerit, Gasparit-(Ce), Klinobisvanit, Kobaltkoritnigit, Metatyuyamunit, Roscoelith, Sengierit, Vésigniéit und Wakefieldit. Lapis 30 (9), 35-39; 58.
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Lautertal (Odenwald)
        • Reichenbach
S. Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Siegerland
      • Müsen
Der Aufschluss 2000(2), 71-123
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    • Westerwald
      • Linz am Rhein
        • Kalenborn
          • Kasbach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Niederschlag-Bärenstein District
        • Bärenstein
          • Niederschlag
Lapis, 19 (4), 13-22+50.
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
Schnorrer, G. & Breitenbach, H. (1999): Neue Minerale von den alten Lagerstätten Lavrions/Griechenland. Aufschluss 50, 207-209.
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
No reference listed
Lapis No.7/8 1999 p.70-74
        • Sounion area
          • Sounion Mines
Branko Rieck collection
Hungary
 
  • Pest Co.
    • Börzsöny Mts
collector: Bence Bódy, XRD: Béla Fehér, EDS: Norbert Zajzon
Mexico
 
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Mapimí
      • Mapimí
Namibia (TL)
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Walenta, K. & Wimmenauer, W. (1961): Der Mineralbestand des Michaelganges im Weiler bei Lahr (Schwarzwald). Jh. Geol. Landesamt Baden-Württemberg, 4, 7-37. [as unnamed Pb-Zn-arsenate]; Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1971): 304-309; American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 1558; NJMM (1985), 446; European Journal of Mineralogy 10 (1998), 179.
  • Otjozondjupa Region
    • Grootfontein District
Stieglitz, B. and Stieglitz, H. (1995): Die Vanadium-Erzlagerstätte am Berg Aukas, Namibia. Lapis, 20 (9), 26-32 (in German) [no information on identification method]; several collections (mislabeled descloizite, see http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,7,304581,304581#msg-304581)
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Córdoba
      • Villanueva de Córdoba
Schnorrer, G. (2000): Die Minerale der ehemaligen Grube Espuela de San Miguel bei Villanueva de Cordoba, Prov. Cordoba in Spanien. Der Aufschluss, 51, 211-222. (in German)
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Iron Point District
        • Valmy
List provided by Paul Adams at SCMS 2015.
    • Nye Co.
      • Lodi Hills
        • Lodi District
          • Quartz Mountain camp
Joe Marty collection (Tony Kampf analysis)
  • South Dakota
    • Lawrence Co.
Rocks & Minerals: 75(3): 156-169.
Rocks & Min.: 60:111.
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Eureka
R&M 68:6 p406-416
          • Mammoth
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
    • Tooele Co.
      • Deep Creek Mts
        • Gold Hill District (Clifton District)
          • Gold Hill
            • Gold Hill Mine (Western Utah Mine)
Excalibur Mineral specimen
      • Oquirrh Mts
        • Ophir District
          • Dry Canyon area
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
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