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Sidpietersite

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About SidpietersiteHide

Formula:
Pb2+4(S2O3)O2(OH)2
Colour:
Colourless, beige
Lustre:
Vitreous, Earthy
Hardness:
1 - 2
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named after Sidney Pieters (1920-2003), of Windhoek, Namibia for his outstanding contributions to Namibian mineralogy.
A compound with a thiosulphate anion (a sulphate anion with one oxygen atom replaced by a sulphur atom), which only occurs very rarely in natural minerals. Other Pb-bearing thiosulphate minerals are fassinaite, steverustite and Unnamed (Pb Thiosulphate). You can also compare 'UM1995-35-SO:FePb'.


Classification of SidpietersiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1998
7.JA.05

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
J : Thiosulfates
A : Thiosulfates of Pb

Pronounciation of SidpietersiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of SidpietersiteHide

Vitreous, Earthy
Transparency:
Transparent, Opaque
Colour:
Colourless, beige
Hardness:
1 - 2 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of SidpietersiteHide

Formula:
Pb2+4(S2O3)O2(OH)2

Crystallography of SidpietersiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.455(2) Å, b = 6.496(2) Å, c = 11.207(4) Å
α = 114. 33(2)°, β = 89.65(2)°, γ = 88.68(2)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.148 : 1 : 1.725
Unit Cell V:
495.60 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2

Type Occurrence of SidpietersiteHide

Synonyms of SidpietersiteHide

Other Language Names for SidpietersiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cerussite2 photos of Sidpietersite associated with Cerussite on mindat.org.
Hydrocerussite2 photos of Sidpietersite associated with Hydrocerussite on mindat.org.
Galena2 photos of Sidpietersite associated with Galena on mindat.org.
Fluorite2 photos of Sidpietersite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.JA.10SteverustitePb2+5(OH)5[Cu+(S6+O3S2-)3](H2O)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m

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 SidpietersiteHide

Reference List:
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Roberts, A.C., Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Criddle, A.J., Stanley, C.J., Key, C.L. and Jambor, J.L. (1999) Sidpietersite, Pb2+4(S6+O3S2-)O2(OH)2, a new thiosulfate-bearing mineral species from Tsumeb, Namibia. Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 1269-1273.
Cooper, M.A. and Hawthorne, F.C. (1999) The structure topology of sidpietersite, Pb2+4(S6+O3S2-)O2(OH)2, a novel thiosulfate structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 1275-1282.

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Localities for SidpietersiteHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hüttenberg
        • Waitschach
U. Kolitsch (2012): Crystal structure of a new lead nitrate chloride and further surprises from the Pb- and Ba-rich ancient slag at Maria Waitschach, Carinthia, Austria. M&M7, 7th Intern. Conf. on Mineralogy & Museums, Dresden, Germany, August 27-29, 2012; Program and Abstracts Volume, 90.; Kolitsch, U., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fink, R. & Auer, C. (2013): Die Mineralogie der weltweit einzigartigen Schlacken von Waitschach, Kärnten. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A, 115, 19-87 (in German).
Namibia (TL)
 
  • Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
    • Tsumeb
Roberts, A.C., Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Criddle, A.J., Stanley, C.J., Key, C.L. and Jambor, J.L. (1999) Sidpietersite, Pb2+4(S6+O3S2-)O2(OH)2, a new thiosulfate-bearing mineral species from Tsumeb, Namibia. Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 1269-1273; Cooper, M.A. and Hawthorne, F.C. (1999) The structure topology of sidpietersite, Pb2+4(S6+O3S2-)O2(OH)2, a novel thiosulfate structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 1275-1282; Am. Mineral. 85, 1323 (abs.)
UK
 
  • England
    • Derbyshire
      • Ashover
        • Milltown
Steve Rust collection (analysed)
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