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Middlebackite

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About MiddlebackiteHide

Formula:
Cu2C2O4(OH)2
Colour:
Turquoise-blue
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For the Middleback Range, in which the type locality is situated.

Classification of MiddlebackiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:
2016

Physical Properties of MiddlebackiteHide

Colour:
Turquoise-blue

Chemical Properties of MiddlebackiteHide

Formula:
Cu2C2O4(OH)2

Crystallography of MiddlebackiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Setting:
P21/c

Type Occurrence of MiddlebackiteHide

Synonyms of MiddlebackiteHide

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 MiddlebackiteHide

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Pring, A., Kolitsch, U. and Francis, G. (2000): Additions to the mineralogy of the Iron Monarch deposit, Middleback Ranges, South Australia. Australian J. Mineral. 6, 9-23. [as "UK05"]
Elliott, P. (2016) Middlebackite,IMA 2015-115. CNMNC Newsletter No. 30, April 2016, page 411; Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 407–413 [http://mineralchallenge.net/carbon-mineral-challenge-update-spring-2016-four-new-minerals-found/]

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Localities for MiddlebackiteHide

ⓘ - 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 (TL)
 
  • South Australia
    • Eyre Peninsula
      • Middleback Range
        • Iron Knob
Pring, A., Kolitsch, U. and Francis, G. (2000): Additions to the mineralogy of the Iron Monarch deposit, Middleback Ranges, South Australia. Australian J. Mineral. 6, 9-23. [as "UK05"]; Elliott, P. (2016): Middlebackite, IMA 2015-115. CNMNC Newsletter No. 30, April 2016; Mineralogical Magazine 80. [http://mineralchallenge.net/carbon-mineral-challenge-update-spring-2016-four-new-minerals-found/]
Italy
 
  • Trentino-South Tyrol
    • Trento
      • Fiemme Valley
        • Carano
Demartin, F.; Campostrini, I.; Ferretti, P.; Rocchetti, I. Fiemmeite Cu2(C2O4)(OH)2∙2H2O, a New Mineral from Val di Fiemme, Trentino, Italy. Minerals 2018, 8, 248.
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