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Iranite Group

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About Iranite GroupHide

Thanks to the find of raygrantite it is known that there is a complete solid solution in terms of the OH–F, Cu–Zn and CrO42- and SO42- systems.

Relationship of Iranite Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Hemihedrite Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2Tric.
Iranite Pb10Cu(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2Tric.
Raygrantite Pb10Zn(SO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2Tric. 1 : P1

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 Iranite GroupHide

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Yang, H., Andrade, M.B., Downs, R.T., Gibbs, R.B., Jenkins, R.A. (2016): Raygrantite, Pb10Zn(SO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2, a new mineral isostructural with iranite, from Big Horn Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Canadian Mineralogist, 54, 625-634.

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Localities for Iranite 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.
  • Antofagasta
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Sierra Gorda District
        • Caracoles
[Iranite] M.Dini & A.Molina collection
    • Tocopilla Province
      • Sierra Gorda district
        • Caracoles
[Hemihedrite] Sample analysed by Tony Kampf of LAC Mineralogical Museum, USA
      • Tocopilla District
[Iranite] Yang, H., Sano, J.L., Eichler, C., Downs, R.T., Costin, G. (2007): Iranite, CuPb10(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2, isomorphous with hemihedrite. Acta Crystallographica, C63, i122-i124; Maurizio Dini collection
  • Isfahan
    • Nain County (Nayin County)
      • Anarak District
[Iranite] Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1963) 86, 133-135
South Africa
  • Mpumalanga
    • Nkangala District
      • Delmas
[Hemihedrite] Atanasova, M., Cairncross, B. and Windisch, W.R. (2016) Microminerals of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Popular Geoscience Series 6, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 435 pp
  • Arizona
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Belmont Mts
        • Wickenburg area
[Hemihedrite] Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd Edition, John W. Anthony et al, p247
      • Big Horn Mts
        • Osborn District
          • Hummingbird Spring
[Hemihedrite] Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 247.
          • Tonopah
            • Belmont Mountain
[Hemihedrite] collected by and in the collection of Eckhard D. Stuart
              • Tiger Wash
[Iranite] Rolf Luetcke; Bob Meyer (2012) Micro Mineral Collector. Friends of Mineralogy National Newsletter 42:10-13
      • Vulture Mts
        • Vulture District
[Hemihedrite] Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 247; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102; Williams, S.A., et al (1970), A study of phoenicochroite-Its structure and properties, Am.MIn.:: 55: 784-792; McLean, W.J. & J.W. Anthony (1970), The crystal structure of hemihedrite, Am.Min.: 55: 1103-1114.
    • Pinal Co.
      • Mammoth District
        • Tiger
          • St. Anthony deposit
[Iranite] Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 260.
      • Tortilla Mts
        • Ripsey District
          • Ripsey Hill area
[Hemihedrite] Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247, 413; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102; Clark, 1993, "Hey's Mineral Index".
    • Yavapai Co.
[Hemihedrite] Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 247.
      • Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range)
        • Castle Creek District
          • Copperopolis
[Hemihedrite] Rolf Luetcke
  • Colorado
    • Moffat Co.
      • Skull Creek District (Blue Mountain District)
[Iranite] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Eldorado Mts
        • Eldorado District (Colorado District)
[Hemihedrite] NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Robert M. Housley (2005) Recent rare mineral finds in southern California and Nevada desert mines. Abstracts from the 2005 Desert Symposium. California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc.
      • Spring Mts
        • Goodsprings District
[Hemihedrite] NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
[Hemihedrite] Southern California Micromounters Symposium 29 Jan 2010, Redlands, CA
[Iranite] Rocks & Minerals 83:1 pp 65-69
  • New Mexico
    • Socorro Co.
[Iranite] Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
        • Silver Hill area
[Iranite] Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
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