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Zincocopiapite

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Formula:
ZnFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 18H2O
Colour:
Yellowish green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Member of:
Name:
Named as the zinc end-member of the Copiapite Group
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Classification of ZincocopiapiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
7.DB.35

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
B : With only medium-sized cations; insular octahedra and finite units
31.10.5.6

31 : HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
10 : Miscellaneous

Physical Properties of ZincocopiapiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Yellowish green
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of ZincocopiapiteHide

Formula:
ZnFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 18H2O
IMA Formula:
ZnFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O

Crystallography of ZincocopiapiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.35 Å, b = 18.16 Å, c = 7.28 Å
α = 93.5°, β = 101.3°, γ = 99.22°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.405 : 1 : 0.401
Unit Cell V:
936.26 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ZincocopiapiteHide

Other Language Names for ZincocopiapiteHide

Relationship of Zincocopiapite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
CalciocopiapiteCaFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
CopiapiteFe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.DB.05AubertiteCuAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2OTric. 1
7.DB.05Magnesioaubertite(Mg,Cu)Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
7.DB.05Svyazhinite(Mg,Mn2+,Ca)(Al,Fe3+)(SO4)2F · 14H2OTric.
7.DB.10KhademiteAl(SO4)F · 5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.DB.10RostiteAl(SO4)(OH) · 5H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.DB.15JurbaniteAl(SO4)(OH) · 5H2OMon.
7.DB.20Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2OMon. 2/m
7.DB.20Orthominasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
7.DB.20Anorthominasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DB.25Bobjonesite(V4+O)(SO4) · 3H2OMon. 2/m
7.DB.30AmarantiteFe3+2(SO4)2O · 7H2OTric. 1
7.DB.30HohmanniteFe3+2(SO4)2O · 8H2OTric. 1
7.DB.30MetahohmanniteFe3+2(SO4)2O · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DB.35AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DB.35CalciocopiapiteCaFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DB.35CopiapiteFe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DB.35CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DB.35FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DB.35MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1

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

31.10.5.1CopiapiteFe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
31.10.5.2MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
31.10.5.3CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
31.10.5.4FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2OTric. 1 : P1
31.10.5.5CalciocopiapiteCaFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
31.10.5.7AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2OTric. 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 ZincocopiapiteHide

Reference List:
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Tu Kwang-chih, Li Hsi-lin, Hsieh Hsen-deh, and Yin Shu-sen (1964) Zincobotryogen and zincocopiapite, two new varieties of sulfate minerals. Acta Geologica Sinica 44(1), 99-101 (in Chinese, English abstract). - American Mineralogist: 49, 1777 (abstract).
Kuliyev, A. (1967) Zincocopiapite from the thermal zone of the front range of the western Kopet-Dag: Akad. Nauk Turkm. SSR, Izv., Ser. Fiz.-Tekh., Khim. Geol. Nauk. 2, p122-125.
Canadian Mineralogist (1985), 23, 53.
Perroud, P. et al. (1987) Presence de zincocopiapite en Valais, Schweiz. Mineral. Petrog. Mitt. 67, 115-117.
Majzlan, J. & Michallik, R. (2007): The crystal structures, solid solutions, and infrared spectra of copiapite-group minerals. Mineralogical Magazine 71, 553-569.

Internet Links for ZincocopiapiteHide

Localities for ZincocopiapiteHide

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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.
Canada
 
  • Nunavut
    • Baffin Island
      • Nanisivik
Mineralogical Record: 21: 533.
China (TL)
 
  • Qinghai Province
    • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
      • Da Qaidam Co. (Dachaidan Co.)
        • Xitieshan
Guangzhi Tu, Xilin Li, Xande Xie, and Shusen Yin (1964): Acta Geologica Sinica 44(1), 99-101
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Goslar
        • Rammelsberg
Collection Elmar Lackner ; Label says 'analyzed'; from 83m Level; Scharizer, Zs. Kr. 52:372 (1913)
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Plaka
          • Plaka Mines
No reference listed
Branko Rieck Collection
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
Ďuďa R.,Kotuľak P., Káňa R., 1993: Bergbau und Mineralien von Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Slowakei. Emser Hefte, 14, 3, 1-70, Haltern
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Martigny
      • Mont Chemin
Perroud, P. et al., Schweiz. Mineral. Petrog. Mitt. 67, 115-117(1987).
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
          • Bisbee
            • Higgins Mine (Higgins tunnel)
Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 9.
  • Colorado
    • Gilpin Co.
      • Nevada
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    • Saguache Co.
      • Bonanza District (Kerber Creek District)
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
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