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Santa Ana,Mazarron/Murcia,Spanien; Größe ca. 4 x 2,7 cm

Collection: Haubi
Copyright: Haubi
Contribution: Haubi 2017-09-26
Locality: Mazarrón, Bergbaurevier / Mazarrón / Murcia / Spanien

Collectors Summary

Color grünlichweiß
Streak color weiß
Solubility +++ H2O
Crystal System monoklin, P21/n

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

(Mn,Zn,Fe2+)SO4·4H2O

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Eisen, Mangan, Zink, Sauerstoff, Schwefel, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 226.29468594 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 18

Info

Empirical formula:

(Mn0.6Zn0.3Fe0.1)SO4·4H2O

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

3.56

8

44.44

1.0079470

8.0635760

Oxygen

O

56.56

8

44.44

15.9994300

127.9954400

Sulfur

S

14.17

1

5.56

32.0655000

32.0655000

Manganese

Mn

14.57

0.6

3.33

54.9380499

32.9628299

Iron

Fe

2.47

0.1

0.56

55.8452000

5.5845200

Zinc

Zn

8.67

0.3

1.67

65.4094000

19.6228200

Anal­y­sis wt%

MnO : 22.31, ZnO : 5.97, FeO : 4.18, SO3 : 36.07, H2O : 31.60 (Ref: Dana, 7th ed. 2)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

7.CB.15

7: Sulfate (Selenate, Tellurate, Chromate, Molybdate, Wolframate)
C: Sulfate (Selenate, etc.) ohne weitere Anionen, mit H2O
B: Mit ausschließlich mittelgroßen Kationen
15:Starkeyit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

VI/C.03-030

VI: SULFATE, CHROMATE, MOLYBDATE UND WOLFRAMATE
C: Wasserhaltige Sulfate, ohne fremde Anionen
3: Mittelgroße Kationen; Rozenit-Reihe

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

7.CB.160

7: SULFATES CHROMATES MOLYBDATES WOLFRAMATES
C: Sulfates (-Anions +Water)
B: Vitriol-Group, Mg,Fe,Co,Ni,Mn,Cu,Zn-Sulfates with 4 to 7 Water
1: Starkeyite-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

29.06.06.03

29: Hydrated Acid and Sulfates
06: Hydrated Acid and Sulfates where A XO4 · x(H2O)
06: Rozenite Group (Monoclinic)

IMA sta­tus

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

grünlichweiß

Streak color

weiß

max. Birefrin­gence

0.010

Birefringence chart\! Ilesite title=Birefringence chart Ilesite

Michel-Levy Color Chart viewed according to the maximum birefringence (at 30μm). Mineral color is not taken into account. Click on the image to enlarge or change thickness.

RI value α / ω / n

1.511

RI value β

1.519

RI value γ / ε

1.521

Ri mean

1.517

2V angle

Biaxial (-) 50°

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

monoklin

Class (H-M)

2/m

Space Group number

14

Space Group

P21/n

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

5.94

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

13.76

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

8.01

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

0.432

Cell param­e­ters c/b

0.582

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90.80

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

4

Volumne (ų)

654.629

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

4.99(40),
3.52(100),
3.36(20),
3.16(50),
2.60(50),
2.25(20),
1.72(20),
1.487(10)

XRD chart Ilesite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Density (g/cm³)

2.261 (gemessen)

2.296 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

+++ H2O

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Wünsch, 1881

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 5 (2003), 320

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Ilesite

(Mn,Zn,Fe2+)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.15

Aplowite

(Co,Mn,Ni)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.15

Boyleite

(Zn,Mg)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.15

Rozenite

Fe2+SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.15

'Starkeyite'

MgSO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.15

Drobecite

CdSO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/m

7.CB.15

Cranswickite

MgSO4·4H2O

monoklin : m : C2/c

7.CB.15

Related minerals "Lapis Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

'Starkeyite'

MgSO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

VI/C.03-010

Cranswickite

MgSO4·4H2O

monoklin : m : C2/c

VI/C.03-015

Rozenite

Fe2+SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

VI/C.03-020

Ilesite

(Mn,Zn,Fe2+)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

VI/C.03-030

Aplowite

(Co,Mn,Ni)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

VI/C.03-040

Boyleite

(Zn,Mg)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

VI/C.03-050

Drobecite

CdSO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/m

VI/C.03-060

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

'Starkeyite'

MgSO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.100

Cranswickite

MgSO4·4H2O

monoklin : m : C2/c

7.CB.105

Boyleite

(Zn,Mg)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.120

Rozenite

Fe2+SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.130

Aplowite

(Co,Mn,Ni)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.150

Ilesite

(Mn,Zn,Fe2+)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.CB.160

Drobecite

CdSO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/m

7.CB.170

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Bassanite

CaSO4·0.5H2O

monoklin : 2 : I2

29.06.01.01

Kieserite

MgSO4·H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.02.01

Szomolnokite

Fe2+SO4·H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.02.02

Szmikite

MnSO4·H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.02.03

Poitevinite

Cu(SO4)·H2O

triklin : 1 : P1

29.06.02.04

Gunningite

(Zn,Mn)SO4·H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.02.05

Dwornikite

(Ni,Fe2+)SO4·H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.02.06

Cobaltkieserite

Co[SO4]·H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.02.07

Gypsum

CaSO4·2H2O

monoklin : 2/m : I2/a

29.06.03.01

Bonattite

CuSO4·3H2O

monoklin : m : Cc

29.06.05.01

Rozenite

Fe2+SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

29.06.06.01

'Starkeyite'

MgSO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

29.06.06.02

Ilesite

(Mn,Zn,Fe2+)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

29.06.06.03

Aplowite

(Co,Mn,Ni)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

29.06.06.04

Boyleite

(Zn,Mg)SO4·4H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

29.06.06.05

Chalcanthite

CuSO4·5H2O

triklin : 1 : P1

29.06.07.01

Siderotil

Fe(SO4)·5H2O

triklin : 1 : P1

29.06.07.02

Pentahydrite

MgSO4·5H2O

triklin : 1 : P1

29.06.07.03

Jôkokuite

MnSO4·5H2O

triklin : 1 : P1

29.06.07.04

Hexahydrite

MgSO4·6H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.08.01

Bianchite

(Zn,Fe2+)(SO4)·6H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.08.02

Ferrohexahydrite

Fe2+SO4·6H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.08.03

Nickelhexahydrite

(Ni,Mg,Fe2+)(SO4)·6H2O

monoklin : 2/m : A2/a

29.06.08.04

Moorhouseite

(Co,Ni,Mn)SO4·6H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.08.05

Chvaleticeite

(Mn2+,Mg)SO4·6H2O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

29.06.08.06

Retgersite

NiSO4·6H2O

tetragonal : 422, 422 : P41212, P43212

29.06.09.01

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