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Mojaveite

Blue green plates of mojaveite on kettnerite with hemimorphite. FOV 1.2mm. I collected this specimen from the "E" site dump in 2-08; Blue Bell Mine, Baker, Soda Lake Mts, San Bernardino Co., Califo...

Collection: Brent Thorne
Copyright: Brent Thorne
Contribution: Stefan 2015-06-30
Locality: Blue Bell Mine (Blue Bell Claims; Hard Luck Claims) / Baker / San Bernardino Co. / Kalifornien (California) / USA

Collectors Summary

Color grünlich-blau, himmelblau
Streak color hell grünlich-blau
Lustre Diamantglanz, Perlglanz, matt
Hardness (Mohs) rund 1
Cleavages sehr vollkommen nach {001}
Fracture uneben
Crystal System trigonal, R3
Morphology abgeflachte Plättchen nach {001} mit hexagonalem Querschnitt, daneben {001}, {100}, {010}, {110}, {120} weiterhin Verwachsungen, unter anderem zu kugeligen Aggregaten

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Cu6[Te6+O4(OH)2](OH)7Cl

Empir­ical formula (anal­y­sis)

Cu5.92Te1.00Pb0.08Bi0.01O4(OH)8.94Cl1.06

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Chlor, Kupfer, Tellur, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 776.0877622 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 29.95

Info

Empirical formula:

Cu5.92Te1.00Pb0.08Bi0.01O4(OH)8.94Cl1.06

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

1.16

8.94

29.85

1.0079470

9.0110462

Oxygen

O

26.68

12.94

43.21

15.9994300

207.0326242

Chlorine

Cl

4.84

1.06

3.54

35.4532000

37.5803920

Copper

Cu

48.47

5.92

19.77

63.5463000

376.1940960

Tellurium

Te

16.44

1

3.34

127.6030000

127.6030000

Lead

Pb

2.14

0.08

0.27

207.2100000

16.5768000

Bismuth

Bi

0.27

0.01

0.03

208.9803820

2.0898038

Anal­y­sis wt%

CuO : 56.74, PbO : 2.14, Bi2O3 : 0.33, TeO3 : 21.12, Cl : 4.51, H2O* : 9.71, Total: 93.53; EPMA (Mills et al. 2014); *berechnet

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

7.BC.

7: Sulfate (Selenate, Tellurate, Chromate, Molybdate, Wolframate)
B: Sulfate (Selenate, etc.) mit weitere Anionen, ohne H2O
C: Mit mittelgroßen und großen [Kationen]

IMA sta­tus

anerkannt - CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

grünlich-blau, himmelblau

Streak color

hell grünlich-blau

Lus­tre

Diamantglanz, Perlglanz, matt

RI value α / ω / n

>> 1.8

RI value γ / ε

>> 1.8

Ri mean

1.95

2V angle

einachsig (-)

Pleochro­ism

O = grünlich blau >> E = hell grünlich blau

Optical Data Luminescence

Lumi­nes­cence

keine

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

trigonal

Class (H-M)

3

Space Group number

146

Space Group

R3

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

8.316(2)

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

13.202(6)

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1.588

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Volumne (ų)

790.677

Kristall struc­ture

Verwandt mit Bluebellit

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

4.403(91), 2.672(28), 2.512(100), 2.110(27), 1.889(34), 1.570(39), 1.481(34), 1.338(14)

XRD chart Mojaveite

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

Morphol­ogy

abgeflachte Plättchen nach {001} mit hexagonalem Querschnitt, daneben {001}, {100}, {010}, {110}, {120} weiterhin Verwachsungen, unter anderem zu kugeligen Aggregaten

Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

rund 1

Density (g/cm³)

4.886 (berechnet)

Cleav­ages

sehr vollkommen nach {001}

Frac­ture

uneben

Radioac­tiv­ity

keine

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

USA/Kalifornien (California)/San Bernardino Co./Baker/Blue Bell Mine (Blue Bell Claims; Hard Luck Claims)

USA/Kalifornien (California)/San Bernardino Co./Baker/Otto Mountain/Aga Mine

USA/Kalifornien (California)/San Bernardino Co./Baker/Otto Mountain/Bird Nest drift

Type mate­r­ial

Mineral Sciences Department, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles California 90007, USA

Geosciences collections, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Col­lec­tion number of type mate­r­ial

64091 und 64092(Blue Bell claims) und 64093 and 64094 (Bird Nest drift) (Los Angeles)

M53019 (Bir

Preface

Gen­er­a­tion con­di­tions

Zersetzungsprodukt von Hessit und Chalcopyrit unter leicht sauren Bedingungen

Asso­cia­tions

Cerussit, Chlorargyrit, Chrysokoll, Hemimorphit, Kettnerit, Khinit, Perit, Quarz, Wulfenit

References

Mills, S.J., Kampf, A.R., Christy, A.G., Housley, R.M., Rossman, G.R., Reynolds, R.E., Marty, J. (2014): Mojaveite and bluebellite, two new minerals from the central Mojave Desert. 2014 Desert Symposium Volume, California State University, Desert Studies Consortium.

Mills, S.J., Kampf, A.R., Christy, A.G., Housley, R.M., Rossman, G.R. and Marty, J. (2014) Mojaveite, IMA 2013-120. CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014, page 550; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558

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Pb2AlTeO6Cl

trigonal : 312 : P312

7.BC.

Mojaveite

Cu6[Te6+O4(OH)2](OH)7Cl

trigonal : 3 : R3

7.BC.

Adranosite-(Al)

(NH4)4NaAl2(SO4)4Cl(OH)2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/acd

7.BC.

Müllerite

Pb2Fe3+(Te6+O6)Cl

trigonal : 312 : P312

7.BC.

D'Ansite

Na21MgCl3(SO4)10

kubisch : 43m : I43d

7.BC.05

D'Ansite-(Fe)

Na21Fe(SO4)10Cl3

kubisch : 43m : I43d

7.BC.05

D'Ansite-(Mn)

Na21Mn2+(SO4)10Cl3

kubisch : 43m : I43d

7.BC.05

Alunite

KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Huangite

Ca0.5Al3[(OH)6|(SO4)2]

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Jarosite

KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Walthierite

Ba0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Natroalunite-1c

Na2Al3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Osarizawaite

Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Dorallcharite

(Tl,K)Fe3+3[(OH)6|(SO4)2]

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Natrojarosite

NaFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Ammonioalunite

NH4Al3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m, 3m : R3m, R3m

7.BC.10

Beaverite-(Cu)

Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Plumbojarosite

PbFe63+(SO4)4(OH)12

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Ammoniojarosite

NH4Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Argentojarosite

AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Beaverite-(Zn)

Pb(Fe3+2Zn)(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Natroalunite-2c

NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Schlossmacherite

(H3O,Ca)Al3(AsO4,SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Hydronium jarosite

(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

7.BC.10

Ye'elimite

Ca4Al6O12(SO4)

kubisch : 432 : I4132

7.BC.15

Nabokoite

Cu72+Te4+O4(SO4)5·KCl

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/ncc

7.BC.20

Atlasovite

KCu62+Fe3+Bi3+[O4|Cl|(SO4)5]

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/ncc

7.BC.20

Chlorothionite

K2Cu(SO4)Cl2

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pnma

7.BC.25

Puninite

Na2Cu3O(SO4)3

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

7.BC.30

Euchlorine

KNaCu32+(SO4)3O

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

7.BC.30

Fedotovite

K2Cu2+3(O|(SO4)3)

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

7.BC.30

Kamchatkite

KCu32+OCl(SO4)2

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pna21

7.BC.35

Piypite

K4Cu4O2(SO4)4·(Na,Cu)Cl

tetragonal : 4 : I4

7.BC.40

Eleomelanite

(K2Pb)Cu4O2(SO4)4

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

7.BC.45

Klyuchevskite

K3Cu3(Fe3+,Al)O2(SO4)4

monoklin : 2 : I2

7.BC.45

Alumoklyuchevskite

K3Cu3(Al,Fe3+)O2(SO4)4

monoklin : 2 : I2

7.BC.45

Caledonite

Pb5Cu2(CO3)(SO4)3(OH)6

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pmn21

7.BC.50

Wherryite

Pb7Cu2(SO4)4(SiO4)2(OH)2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

7.BC.55

Mammothite

Pb6Cu4AlSb5+O2(SO4)2Cl4(OH)16

monoklin : 2 : C2

7.BC.60

Linarite

PbCu(SO4)(OH)2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/m

7.BC.65

Munakataite

Pb2Cu2(Se4+O3)(SO4)(OH)4

monoklin : 2/m : P21/m

7.BC.65

Schmiederite

Pb2Cu22+(Se4+O3)(Se6+O4)(OH)4

monoklin : 2/m : P21/m

7.BC.65

Chenite

Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6

triklin : 1 : P1

7.BC.70

Krivovichevite

Pb3[Al(OH)6](SO4)(OH)

trigonal : 3m : R3c

7.BC.75

'Anhydrokainite'

KMg(SO4)Cl

7.BC.80

Balićžunićite

Bi2O(SO4)2

triklin : 1 : P1

7.BC.90

Adranosite-(Fe)

(NH4)4NaFe3+2(SO4)4Cl(OH)2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/acd

7.BC.90

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IMA Number

IMA 2013-120

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