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About McalpineiteHide

Formula redefined as anhydrous by Carbone et al. (2013); isostructural with bixbyite, Mn2O3 = Mn3(MnO6).
Specific Gravity:
6.65 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
For the mine at the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Mcalpineite.

Classification of McalpineiteHide


7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations; unclassified
Dana 7th ed.:

2 : (AB)m(XO6)·xH2O, where x can equal zero

Physical Properties of McalpineiteHide

Transparent, Translucent
Light green
None Observed
6.65 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of McalpineiteHide

RI values:
nα = 2.010
Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of McalpineiteHide


Formula redefined as anhydrous by Carbone et al. (2013); isostructural with bixbyite, Mn2O3 = Mn3(MnO6).
IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of McalpineiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
m3 (2/m 3) - Diploidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.555 Å
Unit Cell V:
872.35 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of McalpineiteHide

Synonyms of McalpineiteHide

Other Language Names for McalpineiteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Xocomecatlite5 photos of Mcalpineite associated with Xocomecatlite on mindat.org.
Eurekadumpite3 photos of Mcalpineite associated with Eurekadumpite on mindat.org.
Jensenite3 photos of Mcalpineite associated with Jensenite on mindat.org.
Frankhawthorneite1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with Frankhawthorneite on mindat.org.
Utahite1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with Utahite on mindat.org.
Timroseite1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with Timroseite on mindat.org.
Goldfieldite1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with Goldfieldite on mindat.org.
Chlorargyrite1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with Chlorargyrite on mindat.org.
Dugganite1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with Dugganite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.DE.05MangazeiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 3H2OTric.
7.DE.10CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2OOrth.
7.DE.10CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2OOrth.
7.DE.10UKI-1975-(SO:AlCu)(Cu, Al, SO4, H2O)
7.DE.15SchwertmanniteFe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2OTet.
7.DE.20TlalociteCu10Zn6(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)(OH)25Cl · 27H2OOrth.
7.DE.25UtahiteCu5Zn3(TeO4)4(OH)8 · 7H2OTric.
7.DE.35CoquanditeSb6+xO8+x(SO4)(OH)x(H2O)1- x (x = 0.3)Tric. 1 : P1
7.DE.40OsakaiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DE.45WilcoxiteMgAl(SO4)2F · 17H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DE.50Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2OOrth.
7.DE.60HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2OMon.
7.DE.62VolaschioiteFe4(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.DE.65ZaheriteAl12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2OTric.
7.DE.70LautenthalitePbCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DE.75CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)Tric. 1 : P1

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 McalpineiteHide

Reference List:
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Roberts, A. C., Ercit, T. S., & Cureton, F. F. (1994). Mcalpineite, Cu3TeO6. H20, from the McAlpine mine, Tuolumne County, California, and from the Centennial Eureka mine, Juab County, Utah I. Mineralogical Magazine, 58, 417-424.
Carbone, C., Basso, R., Cabella, R., Martinelli, A., Grice, J.D. and Lucchetti, G. (2013) Mcalpineite from the Gambatesa mine, Italy, and redefinition of the species. American Mineralogist, 98, 1899-1905.

Internet Links for McalpineiteHide

Localities for McalpineiteHide

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.
  • Liguria
    • Genova Province
      • Graveglia Valley
        • Ne
          • Reppia
            • Monte Copello
Basso Riccardo, Cabella Roberto, Lucchetti Gabriella, Martinelli Alberto: AN INVESTIGATION ON MCALPINEITE FROM THE GAMBATESA AND THE EUREKA MINES. Geoitalia - FIST 2005, Poster 37-32 Pannello 29
  • Wakayama
    • Iwade city
Fujiwara et al (2002) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 34.
  • Trøndelag
    • Oppdal
Rumsey, M.S., Welch, M.D., Mo, F., Kleppe, A.K., Spratt, J., Kampf, A.R., Raanes, M.P. (2018) Millsite CuTeO3·2H2O: a new polymorph of teineite from Gråurdfjellet, Oppdal kommune, Norway. Mineralogical Magazine: 82: 433-444
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Huachuca Mts
        • Hartford District (Huachuca Mountains District)
          • Carr Canyon
"The Accidental Pocket" talk presented by Robert E. Walstrom at 2012 NCMA meeting.
  • California
    • Mono Co.
      • Bodie Hills
        • Masonic District
          • New York Hill
Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M., Rossman, G.R., Marty, J., Chorazewicz, M. (2018) Bodieite, Bi3+2(Te4+O3)2(SO4), a New Mineral from the Tintic District, Utah, and the Masonic District, California, USA. Canadian Mineralogist: 56: 763-772.
Marty, J. pers. comm. 2018
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Silver Lake District
        • Soda Mts
          • Baker
            • Otto Mountain
EDS confirmed by Bob Housley.
Collected by and in the collections of Brent Thorne and Bob Housley. EDS analyzed by Bob Housley.
    • Tuolumne Co.
      • Mother Lode Belt
        • Coulterville District
          • Peñon Blanco Peak
MM 58 (1994), 417; NM 90-94 (1997); Mineralogical Record (1996) 27:115-120
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Eureka
Canadian Mineralogist; February 1996; v. 34; no. 1; p. 49-54; Roberts, A. C., Ercit, T. S., & Cureton, F. F. (1994). Mcalpineite, Cu3TeO6. H20, from the McAlpine mine, Tuolumne County, California, and from the Centennial Eureka mine, Juab County, Utah I. Mineralogical Magazine, 58, 417-424.
          • Mammoth
Collected by and in the collection Brent Thorne.
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • East Tintic District
Georges FAVREAU collection
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