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ZnFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Yellowish green
Member of:
Named as the zinc end-member of the Copiapite Group

Classification of Zincocopiapite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

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

10 : Miscellaneous

Physical Properties of Zincocopiapite

Yellowish green
Hardness (Mohs):

Chemical Properties of Zincocopiapite

IMA Formula:
ZnFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Zincocopiapite

Crystal System:

Type Occurrence of Zincocopiapite

Relationship of Zincocopiapite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
CalciocopiapiteCaFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 10H2O
CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
CuprocopiapiteCuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
FerricopiapiteFe5(SO4)6O(OH) · 20H2O
MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.05AubertiteCu2+Al(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
7.DB.05MagnesioaubertiteMgAl(SO4)2Cl · 14H2O
7.DB.05SvyazhiniteMgAl(SO4)2F · 14H2O
7.DB.10KhademiteAlSO4F · 5H2O
7.DB.10RostiteAlSO4(OH) · 5H2O
7.DB.15JurbaniteAlSO4(OH) · 5H2O
7.DB.20MinasragriteV4+O(SO4) · 5H2O
7.DB.20OrthominasragriteV4+O(SO4) · 5H2O
7.DB.20AnorthominasragriteV4+O(SO4) · 5H2O
7.DB.25BobjonesiteV4+OSO4 · 3H2O
7.DB.30AmarantiteFe23+O(SO4)2 · 7H2O
7.DB.30HohmanniteFe23+O(SO4)2 · 8H2O
7.DB.30MetahohmanniteFe23+O(SO4)2 · 4H2O
7.DB.35Aluminocopiapite(Al,Mg)Fe43+(SO4)6(OH,O)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.35CalciocopiapiteCaFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.35CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.35CuprocopiapiteCu2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.35FerricopiapiteFe3+0.67Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
7.DB.35MagnesiocopiapiteMgFe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O

Other Names for Zincocopiapite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Zincocopiapite

Reference List:
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.

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Localities for Zincocopiapite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • 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
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Goslar
        • Rammelsberg
Collection Elmar Lackner ; Label says 'analyzed'; from 83m Level; Scharizer, Zs. Kr. 52:372 (1913)
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Plaka
          • Plaka Mines
No reference listed
Branko Rieck Collection
  • 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
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Martigny
      • Mont Chemin
Perroud, P. et al., Schweiz. Mineral. Petrog. Mitt. 67, 115-117(1987).
  • 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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