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Cardite

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Formula:
Zn5.5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)3·3H2O
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
New structure type (the structure is determined). The first zinc arsenate-hydroxyarsenate mineral. Chemically similar to koritnigite (another Zn hydroxyarsenate).


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Classification of CarditeHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:
2015

Chemical Properties of CarditeHide

Formula:
Zn5.5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)3·3H2O
IMA Formula:
Zn5.5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)3 · 3H2O

Crystallography of CarditeHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cmcm
Cell Parameters:
a = 15.110(3) Å, b = 15.492(3) Å, c = 6.385(1) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.975 : 1 : 0.412
Unit Cell V:
1,494.63 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
10.783(100)
7.564(85)
4.143(48)
3.328(31)
3.012(20)
2.763(31)
2.668(24)
2.451(21)

Synonyms of CarditeHide

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 CarditeHide

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Elliott, P. (2016) Cardite, IMA 2015-125. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31,
June 2016, page 693; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 691–697; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12867 (2016)

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Localities for CarditeHide

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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
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
        • Broken Hill
Elliott, P. (2016) Cardite, IMA 2015-125. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 693; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 691–697; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12867 (2016)
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