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Cobalttsumcorite

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About CobalttsumcoriteHide

Formula:
PbCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Co may be replaced by minor Fe3+.
Colour:
Brown to red-brown
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
5.31 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For the relationship to Tsumcorite
Tsumcorite Group.

The cobalt analogue of Nickeltsumcorite.



Classification of CobalttsumcoriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1999
8.CG.15

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
G : With large and medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O = 1:1

Physical Properties of CobalttsumcoriteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Brown to red-brown
Streak:
Light brown
Hardness:
4½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN25=500 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Hardness Data:
Measured
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
on {001}
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
5.31 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CobalttsumcoriteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.920 nβ = 1.940 nγ = 1.980
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.060
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
none
Pleochroism:
Strong
Comments:
X=Light Brown
Y=Red-Brown
Z=Yellow

X^C = 15º in acute angle β
Y=b
Z^a = 40º in obtuse angle β

Chemical Properties of CobalttsumcoriteHide

Formula:
PbCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O

Co may be replaced by minor Fe3+.

Crystallography of CobalttsumcoriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.097 Å, b = 6.313 Å, c = 7.555 Å
β = 115.08°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.441 : 1 : 1.197
Unit Cell V:
393 ų
Z:
2
Morphology:
{_201} dominant, {001} and {_111}
Twinning:
None mentioned.

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0014915CobalttsumcoriteKrause W, Bernhardt H J, Effenberger H, Martin M (2001) Cobalttsumcorite and nickellotharmeyerite, two new minerals from Schneeberg, Germany: description and crystal structure Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Monatshefte 2001 588-5762001Schneeberg, Germany0293
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X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.656 Å(87)
4.462 Å(96)
3.243 Å(100)
3.010 Å(58)
2.868 Å(50)
2.733 Å(47)
2.538 Å(40)

Type Occurrence of CobalttsumcoriteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
rosettes to 2 mm across, consisting of tabular crystals to 0.3 mm
Geological Setting of Type Material:
From the oxidation zone of the deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of CobalttsumcoriteHide

Other Language Names for CobalttsumcoriteHide

Relationship of Cobalttsumcorite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CabalzariteCaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
CobaltlotharmeyeriteCaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
FerrilotharmeyeriteCaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
GartrellitePbCuFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2OTric. 1 : P1
HelmutwinkleritePbZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
KaliochalciteKCu2(SO4)2[(OH)(H2O)]Mon. 2/m : B2/m
KrettnichitePbMn3+2(VO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
LotharmeyeriteCaZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
LukrahniteCaCuFe3+(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2Tric. 1 : P1
ManganlotharmeyeriteCaMn3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
MawbyitePbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon.
MounanaitePbFe3+2(VO4)2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
NatrochalciteNaCu2(SO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
NickellotharmeyeriteCaNi2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
NickelschneebergiteBiNi2(AsO4)2(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
NickeltsumcoritePb(Ni,Fe3+)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
PhosphogartrellitePbCuFe3+(PO4)2(OH,H2O)2Tric.
RappolditePbCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
SchneebergiteBiCo2(AsO4)2(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
ThometzekitePbCu2+2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
TsumcoritePbZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon.
YancowinnaitePbCuAl(AsO4)2OH · H2O Tric. 1 : P1
ZincgartrellitePbZn2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CG.05CassidyiteCa2Ni(PO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.05CollinsiteCa2Mg(PO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.05FairfielditeCa2Mn2+(PO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.05GaititeCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.05MesseliteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.05ParabrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.05β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.05TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.05HilliteCa2(Zn,Mg)(PO4)2 · 2 H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.10BrandtiteCa2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CG.10RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CG.10WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CG.10ZincroseliteCa2Zn(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon.
8.CG.10RruffiteCa2Cu(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CG.15FerrilotharmeyeriteCaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15LotharmeyeriteCaZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15MawbyitePbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon.
8.CG.15MounanaitePbFe3+2(VO4)2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15ThometzekitePbCu2+2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15TsumcoritePbZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon.
8.CG.15CobaltlotharmeyeriteCaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15CabalzariteCaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15KrettnichitePbMn3+2(VO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15NickellotharmeyeriteCaNi2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15ManganlotharmeyeriteCaMn3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15SchneebergiteBiCo2(AsO4)2(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.15NickelschneebergiteBiNi2(AsO4)2(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.CG.20GartrellitePbCuFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CG.20HelmutwinkleritePbZn2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.20ZincgartrellitePbZn2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2Tric. 1 : P1
8.CG.20RappolditePbCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CG.20PhosphogartrellitePbCuFe3+(PO4)2(OH,H2O)2Tric.
8.CG.20LukrahniteCaCuFe3+(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2Tric. 1 : P1
8.CG.25Pottsite(Pb3xBi4-2x)(VO4)4·H2O (0.8 < x < 1.0)Tet. 4/m : I41/a
8.CG.35NickeltalmessiteCa2Ni(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1

Fluorescence of CobalttsumcoriteHide

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 CobalttsumcoriteHide

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Krause, W., Bernhardt, H.-J., Effenberger, H., Martin, M. (2001): Cobalttsumcorite and nickellotharmeyerite, two new minerals from Schneeberg, Germany: description and crystal structure. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte: 2001, 558-576.
Lapis 30(7/8):68 (2005).

Internet Links for CobalttsumcoriteHide

Localities for CobalttsumcoriteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
      • Schneeberg
        • Neustädtel
Th. Witzke collection
      • Zschorlau
MinRec 33:351; Lapis 30(7/8):68 (2005)
Namibia
 
  • Oshikoto Region
    • Tsumeb
Bowell, R.J & Mocke, H. 2018. Minerals new to Tsumeb. Communications of the Geological Survey of Namibia, 19, 20-46
Portugal
 
  • Beja
    • Odemira
      • São Luís
Pedro Alves collection and analytical data.
 
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