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Quetzalcoatlite

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hellblauer Quetzalcoatlit auf Quarz
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hellblauer Quetzalcoatlit auf Quarz

Fundort: Bambollita Mine, Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexiko; Bildbreite: 2 mm

Copyright: Christian Rewitzer
Contribution: Klinoklas 2007-12-05
Locality: Bambollita Mine / Moctezuma / Moctezuma, Municipio / Sonora / Mexiko
Quetzalcoatlit
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Quetzalcoatlit

Bildbreite: 2 mm, Fundort: Blue Bell Claims, San Bernardino Co., Kalifornien, USA

Copyright: Luigi Chiappino
Contribution: thdun5 2011-04-21
Locality: Blue Bell Mine (Blue Bell Claims; Hard Luck Claims) / Baker / San Bernardino Co. / Kalifornien (California) / USA
Quetzalcoatlit
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Quetzalcoatlit

Bildbreite: 1,4 mm, Fundort: Blue Bell Claims, San Bernardino Co., Kalifornien, USA

Copyright: Jason B. Smith
Contribution: thdun5 2011-04-21
Locality: Blue Bell Mine (Blue Bell Claims; Hard Luck Claims) / Baker / San Bernardino Co. / Kalifornien (California) / USA

Collectors Summary

Color blau, hellblau
Streak color weiß
Lustre Glasglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 3
Solubility +++ Säuren, - H2O
Crystal System trigonal, P3m1
Morphology kleine, körnige Massen, grobe Kristalle

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Zn8Cu4(TeO3)3(OH)18

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Kupfer, Tellur, Zink, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 1610.397056 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 60

Info

Empirical formula:

Zn8Cu4(TeO3)3(OH)18

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

1.13

18

30.00

1.0079470

18.1430460

Oxygen

O

26.82

27

45.00

15.9994300

431.9846100

Copper

Cu

15.78

4

6.67

63.5463000

254.1852000

Zinc

Zn

32.49

8

13.33

65.4094000

523.2752000

Tellurium

Te

23.77

3

5.00

127.6030000

382.8090000

Anal­y­sis wt%

TeO2 : 30.20, CuO : 18.20, ZnO : 39.00, PbO : 3.22, Ag2O : 3.03, Cl : 2.11, H2O : 4.50 (Ref: American Mineralogist 2000)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

4.FE.45

4: Oxide, Hydroxide (Oxide, Hydroxide, V[5,6]-Vanadate, Arsenite, Antimonite, Bismutite, Sulfite, Selenite, Tellurite, Iodate)
F: Hydroxide (ohne V oder U)
E: Hydroxide mit OH, ohne H2O; Lagen kantenverknüpfter Oktaeder
45:

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

IV/K.10-040

IV: OXIDE
K: Sulfite, Selenite, Tellurite

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

5.MB.100

5: CARBONATES NITRATES ARSENITES SULFITES SELENITES TELLURITES IODATES
M: Tellurites
B: Tellurites (+Anions -Water)

Dana 8th edi­tion

34.06.03.01

34: Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites
06: Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

blau, hellblau

Streak color

weiß

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

durchscheinend

Lus­tre

Glasglanz

max. Birefrin­gence

0.062

Birefringence chart\! Quetzalcoatlite title=Birefringence chart Quetzalcoatlite

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

1.802

RI value γ / ε

1.740

Ri mean

1.781

2V angle

Uniaxial (-)

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

trigonal

Class (H-M)

3m

Space Group number

164

Space Group

P3m1

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

10.145

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

4.993

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

0.492

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Z

1

Volumne (ų)

445.037

Morphol­ogy

kleine, körnige Massen, grobe Kristalle

Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

3

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

83 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

6.1

6.008 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

+++ Säuren, - H2O

Preface

Asso­cia­tions

Dugganit, Khinit, verschiedene Tellurate und Tellurite, Gold

Name from

Quetzalcoatl ("gefiederte Schlange"), aztekischer Gott

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

Quetzalcoatlite

Zn8Cu4(TeO3)3(OH)18

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

4.FE.45

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

Keystoneite

Mg0.5[Ni2+Fe3+(TeO3)3]·4H2O

hexagonal : 6 : P63

IV/K.10-010

Kinichilite

Mg0.5[Mn2+Fe3+(TeO3)3]·4.5H2O

hexagonal : 6, 6/m : P63, P63/m

IV/K.10-020

Zemannite

Mg0.5[Zn2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3]·4.5H2O

hexagonal : 6 : P63

IV/K.10-030

Quetzalcoatlite

Zn8Cu4(TeO3)3(OH)18

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

IV/K.10-040

Francisite

Cu3Bi(SeO3)2O2Cl

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmn

IV/K.10-050

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

Quetzalcoatlite

Zn8Cu4(TeO3)3(OH)18

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

5.MB.100

Mackayite

Fe3+Te2O5(OH)

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/acd

5.MB.140

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

Mackayite

Fe3+Te2O5(OH)

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/acd

34.06.01.01

Rodalquilarite

H3Fe23+(Te4+O3)4Cl

triklin : 1 : P1

34.06.02.01

Quetzalcoatlite

Zn8Cu4(TeO3)3(OH)18

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

34.06.03.01

Chekhovichite

(Bi,Pb,Fe)2Te4O11

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

34.06.04.01

Francisite

Cu3Bi(SeO3)2O2Cl

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmn

34.06.06.01

Chloromenite

Cu9[O2|Cl6|(SeO3)4]

monoklin : 2/m : I2/m

34.06.07.01

Georgbokiite

Cu5[O|Cl|SeO3]2

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

34.06.07.02

Sidpietersite

Pb4[O2|(OH)2|S2O3]

triklin : 1 : P1

34.06.08.01

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1973-010

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Qzl

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