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Zincalstibite

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About ZincalstibiteHide

Formula:
Zn2Al(OH)6[Sb5+(OH)6]
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named as the zinc analogue of Cualstibite, for its chemical composition containing zinc (Zn), aluminium (Al) and antimony (Sb, from Latin 'stibium')
The zinc analogue of Cualstibite


Classification of ZincalstibiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1998
4.FB.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
B : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; insular octahedra

Physical Properties of ZincalstibiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless
Streak:
White

Optical Data of ZincalstibiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.647() nε = 1.626(2)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.021
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic
Comments:
optical data from Mills et al. (2012)

Chemical Properties of ZincalstibiteHide

Formula:
Zn2Al(OH)6[Sb5+(OH)6]
IMA Formula:
Zn2Al(OH)6[Sb(OH)6]

Crystallography of ZincalstibiteHide

Polytype:
Formula:
Crystal System:
Class (H-M)
Space Group:
Space Group Setting:
Cell Parameters:
Ratio:
Unit Cell Volume (calc):
Z:
Zincalstibite-9R
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.904 (100)
4.620 (35)
4.179 (57)
2.669 (31)
2.343 (88)
1.805 (57)

Type Occurrence of ZincalstibiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Tiny colourless trigonal prisms.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Marble quarry.

Synonyms of ZincalstibiteHide

Other Language Names for ZincalstibiteHide

Relationship of Zincalstibite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CualstibiteCu2Al(OH)6[Sb5+(OH)6]Trig. 3 : P3
OmsiteNi2Fe3+(OH)6[Sb(OH)6]Trig. 3 : P3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.FB.OmsiteNi2Fe3+(OH)6[Sb(OH)6]Trig. 3 : P3
4.FB.05Shakhovite(Hg+2)Hg2+2(Sb3+O3)(OH)3Mon.
4.FB.10CualstibiteCu2Al(OH)6[Sb5+(OH)6]Trig. 3 : P3

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 ZincalstibiteHide

Reference List:
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Orlandi, P. (2004) Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 1/2004, 24-27.
Bonaccorsi, E., Merlino, S. and Orlandi, P. (2007) Zincalstibite, a new mineral, and cualstibite: Crystal chemical and structural relationships. American Mineralogist, 92, 198-203.
Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M., Favreau, G., Boulliard, J.-C., Bourgoin, V. (2012) Zincalstibite-9R: the first nine-layer polytype with the layered double hydroxide structure-type. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1337-1345.
Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Genin, J.-M.R., Kameda, T., Colombo, F. (2012): Nomenclature of the hydrotalcite supergroup: natural layered double hydroxides. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1289-1336.

Internet Links for ZincalstibiteHide

Localities for ZincalstibiteHide

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.
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Zemplén Mts (Tokaj Mts)
      • Telkibánya
GEODA 2011/1
Italy
 
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
    • Udine Province
      • Degano Valley
Bortolozzi, G.M., Bracco, R., De Tuoni, F., Vidus, L., Bittarello, E., Marengo, A., Ciriotti, M.E., Zorzi, F. (2018) Antiche miniere e affioramenti metalliferi a Comeglians (Val Degano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia): recenti ritrovamenti. Micro, 16, 1-2018, 2-36.
      • Forni Avoltri
[Zincalstibite-9R] Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M., Favreau, G., Boulliard, J.-C., Bourgoin, V. (2012) Zincalstibite-9R: the first nine-layer polytype with the layered double hydroxide structure-type. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1337-1345.
  • Tuscany
    • Massa-Carrara Province
      • Apuan Alps
Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp.
          • Miseglia quarrying basin (Miseglia-Fantiscritti quarrying basin)
Bonaccorsi, E., Merlino, S., Orlandi, P. (2007): Zincalstibite, a new mineral, and cualstibite: crystal chemical and structural relationships. American Mineralogist, 92, 198-203.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Saint-Luc
Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
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