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Gauthierite

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Gilbert Gauthier
Formula:
KPb[(UO2)7O5(OH)7]·8H2O
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honour of Gilbert Joseph Gauthier (24 December 1924 - 23 June 2006), Belgian geological engineer, collector of uranium minerals.
New structure type. Unique combination of elements.

Structurally related to vandendriesscheite.


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Classification of GauthieriteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:
2016

Chemical Properties of GauthieriteHide

Formula:
KPb[(UO2)7O5(OH)7]·8H2O
IMA Formula:
KPb[(UO2)7O5(OH)7] · 8H2O

Crystallography of GauthieriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Setting:
P21/c
Cell Parameters:
b = 14.5368(8) Å, c = 14.0406(7) Å
β = 103.708(6)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1 : 0.966
Unit Cell V:
0.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
7.28(49)
3.566(67)
3.192(100)
2.541(18)
2.043(14)
2.001(23)
1.962(14)
1.783(17)

Type Occurrence of GauthieriteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical collections of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA (catalogue number 65644)

Synonyms of GauthieriteHide

Other Language Names for GauthieriteHide

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 GauthieriteHide

Reference List:
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Olds, T.A., Plášil, J., Kampf, A.R., Škoda, R., Burns, P.C., Čejka, J., Bourgoin, V., Boulliard, J.-C. (2016): Gauthierite, IMA 2016-004. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 695; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 691–697
Olds, T.A., Plášil, J., Kampf, A.R., Škoda, R., Burns, P.C., Čejka, J., Bourgoin, V., Boulliard, J.-C. (2016): Gauthierite, KPb[(UO2)7O5(OH)7].8H2O, a new uranyl-oxide hydroxy-hydrate mineral from Shinkolobwe with a novel uranyl-anion sheet-topology. European Journal of Mineralogy, 28, (in press).

Internet Links for GauthieriteHide

Localities for GauthieriteHide

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.
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) (TL)
 
  • Katanga (Shaba)
    • Kambove District
      • Shinkolobwe
Olds, T.A., Plášil, J., Kampf, A.R., Škoda, R., Burns, P.C., Čejka, J., Bourgoin, V., Boulliard, J.-C. (2016): Gauthierite, IMA 2016-004. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 695; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 691–697
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