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Nickeltsumcorite

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Formula:
Pb(Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2
May be Fe3+-free but contain minor Co instead.
Colour:
Yellow, brownish-yellow, light brown or brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
5.02 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named as the Ni analogue of tsumcorite and cobalttsumcorite.
The Ni analogue of tsumcorite and cobalttsumcorite. Also the Pb analogue of nickellotharmeyerite. Forms a series with the latter.


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Classification of NickeltsumcoriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2013

Physical Properties of NickeltsumcoriteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Yellow, brownish-yellow, light brown or brown
Streak:
Yellow
Hardness:
Comment:
ca. 4
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
one direction
Density:
5.02 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of NickeltsumcoriteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.820(2) nβ = 1.870(1) nγ = 1.900(1)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.080
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Comments:
2V(obs.) is large

Chemical Properties of NickeltsumcoriteHide

Formula:
Pb(Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2

May be Fe3+-free but contain minor Co instead.
Common Impurities:
Fe(III),Ca

Crystallography of NickeltsumcoriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Setting:
C2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.124(8) Å, b = 6.339(3) Å, c = 7.567(7) Å
β = 115.19(6)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.439 : 1 : 1.194
Unit Cell V:
396 ų
Z:
2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.64 (100)
4.47 (41)
3.238 (82)
3.008 (60)
2.859 (41)
2.730 (54)
2.545 (79)
2.505 (61)

Type Occurrence of NickeltsumcoriteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
(1) coarse radial spherulites or dense concentric nodules, up to 0.15 mm in diameter, forming open-work aggregates and interrupted crusts, up to 3 × 5 mm (and up to 0.2 mm thick); (2) bunches or hemispherical clusters of crude individuals and separate, im
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, registration number 4391/1.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
oxidation zone of a hydrothermal orebody
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of NickeltsumcoriteHide

Other Language Names for NickeltsumcoriteHide

Relationship of Nickeltsumcorite 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
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
TsumcoritePbZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon.
YancowinnaitePbCuAl(AsO4)2OH · H2O Tric. 1 : P1
ZincgartrellitePb(Zn,Fe3+,Cu)2(AsO4)2 · 2(H2O,OH)Tric. 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 NickeltsumcoriteHide

Reference List:
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U. Kolitsch, G. Blaß, H.-W. Graf und J. Gröbner (2004): Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald. Lapis 29 (2) 18-23; 50. (in German) [as Unnamed Ni-analogue of Cobalttsumcorite]
U. Kolitsch et al. (unpublished data)
Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Varlamov, D.A., Belakovskiy, D.I., Voudouris, P., Katerinopoulos, A. and Magganas, A. (2014) Nickeltsumcorite, IMA 2013-117. CNMNC Newsletter No. 19, February 2014, page 170; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 165-170.
Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Varlamov, D.A., Belakovskiy, D.I., Turchkova, A.G., Voudouris, P., Katerinopoulos, A., Magganas, A. (2016): Nickeltsumcorite, Pb(Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2, a new tsumcorite-group mineral from Lavrion, Greece. Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 337-346

Internet Links for NickeltsumcoriteHide

Localities for NickeltsumcoriteHide

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.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
U. Kolitsch, G. Blaß, H.-W. Graf und J. Gröbner (2004): Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald. Lapis 29 (2) 18-23; 50. (in German) [as Unnamed Ni-analogue of Cobalttsumcorite]; U. Kolitsch et al. (unpublished data)
Greece (TL)
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium)
Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Varlamov, D.A., Belakovskiy, D.I., Voudouris, P., Katerinopoulos, A. and Magganas, A. (2014) Nickeltsumcorite, IMA 2013-117. CNMNC Newsletter No. 19, February 2014, page 170; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 165-170; Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Varlamov, D.A., Belakovskiy, D.I., Turchkova, A.G., Voudouris, P., Katerinopoulos, A., Magganas, A. (2016): Nickeltsumcorite, Pb(Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2, a new tsumcorite-group mineral from Lavrion, Greece. Mineralogical Magazine (in press)
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