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Crystal System:
Closely related to schulenbergite (also trigonal), having one of seven Cu-dominated sites replaced with single Zn-dominated one. Also chemically related to ktenasite and christelite. Compare 'UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn', the Zn analogue of schulenbergite; and 'Unnamed Cu-Zn Sulphate (of Schmutz et al.)'.

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Classification of HodgesmithiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of HodgesmithiteHide

IMA Formula:
(Cu,Zn)6Zn(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O

Crystallography of HodgesmithiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.190(1) Å, c = 7.099(1) Å
a:c = 1 : 0.867
Unit Cell V:
412.38 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
7.098 (100)
5.020 (5)
3.550 (19)
3.173 (19)
2.681 (16)
2.509 (19)
2.138 (6)
1.772 (4)

Type Occurrence of HodgesmithiteHide

Synonyms of HodgesmithiteHide

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 HodgesmithiteHide

Reference List:
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Elliott, P. (2016): Hodgesmithite, IMA 2015-112. CNMNC Newsletter No. 30, April 2016, page 411; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 407–413

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Localities for HodgesmithiteHide

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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.
Australia (TL)
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
        • Broken Hill
Elliott, P. (2016) Hodgesmithite, IMA 2015-112. CNMNC Newsletter No. 30, April 2016, page 411; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 407-413
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