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Chiluite

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Formula:
Bi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5
Hardness:
3
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named for the type locality, Chilu molybdenum deposit.
This page provides mineralogical data about Chiluite.


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Classification of ChiluiteHide

Approved
7.BD.55

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
B : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
7.11.13.1

7 : MULTIPLE OXIDES
11 : Miscellaneous
7.17.4

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
17 : Oxides of Se and Te

Physical Properties of ChiluiteHide

Hardness:

Optical Data of ChiluiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 2.400 nε = 2.300
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of ChiluiteHide

Formula:
Bi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5
IMA Formula:
Bi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5

Crystallography of ChiluiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.97 Å, c = 12.2 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.36
Unit Cell V:
850.11 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ChiluiteHide

Synonyms of ChiluiteHide

Other Language Names for ChiluiteHide

German:Chiluit
Simplified Chinese:赤路矿
Spanish:Chiluita
Traditional Chinese:赤路礦

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.BD.05SulphohaliteNa6(SO4)2FClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
7.BD.05SulfohaliteNa6(SO4)2FCl
7.BD.10GaleiteNa15(SO4)5F4ClTrig.
7.BD.10SchaireriteNa21(SO4)7ClF6Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
7.BD.15KogarkoiteNa3(SO4)FMon.
7.BD.20CaracoliteNa3Pb2(SO4)3ClMon.
7.BD.20CesaniteNa3Ca2(SO4)3(OH)Hex.
7.BD.20AiolositeNa4Bi(SO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
7.BD.25BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2Orth.
7.BD.30HanksiteNa22K(SO4)9(CO3)2ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
7.BD.35CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.BD.40LanarkitePb2(SO4)OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.BD.45GrandreefitePb2(SO4)F2Mon. 2/m
7.BD.50ItoitePb3Ge4+(SO4)2O2(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
7.BD.60HectorfloresiteNa9(SO4)4(IO3)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.BD.65PseudograndreefitePb6(SO4)F10Orth. 2 2 2 : F2 2 2
7.BD.70SundiusitePb10(SO4)O8Cl2Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.17.1DowneyiteSeO2Tet.
7.17.2TelluriteTeO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.17.3ParatelluriteTeO2Tet.

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 ChiluiteHide

Reference List:
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Yang Xiuzhen, Li Deren, Wang Guanxin, Deng Mengxiang, Chen Nansheng, and Wang Shuzhen (1989): A study of chiluite - A new mineral found in Chilu, Fujian, China. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(1), 9-14 (in Chinese with English abstract). - American Mineralogist (1990), 76, 666 (abstract).

Internet Links for ChiluiteHide

Localities for ChiluiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
China (TL)
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Ningde Prefecture
      • Fu'an Co.
Yang Xiuzhen, Li Deren, Wang Guanxin, Deng Mengxiang, Chen Nansheng, and Wang Shuzhen (1989): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(1), 9-14
Mineral and/or Locality  
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