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Redgillite

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About RedgilliteHide

Formula:
Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O
Colour:
pale green, grass green, emerald green, nickel green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
3.45 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For its first noted occurrence at the Red Gill Mine (but not the type locality). The photo at right shows the mine that the mineral is named after, rather than the type locality.
A copper sulphate visually similar to malachite.
Chemically very similar to montetrisaite.



Classification of RedgilliteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
7.DD.70

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
D : With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra

Physical Properties of RedgilliteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
pale green, grass green, emerald green, nickel green
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {001}, good on {100} and {010}
Density:
3.45 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of RedgilliteHide

Formula:
Cu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2O

Crystallography of RedgilliteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.155 Å, b = 10.441 Å, c = 19.436 Å
β = 90.089°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.302 : 1 : 1.862
Unit Cell V:
640.2 ų
Z:
2
Twinning:
Rarely on (001) (Schnorrer et al., 2006)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
9.72 Å(90)
7.11 Å(100)
4.60 Å(30)
4.068 Å(20)
2.880 Å(30)
2.318 Å(50)

Type Occurrence of RedgilliteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
bladed crystals up to 0.15 mm long with squared-off or tapering terminations; usually in radiating groups.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
in thin fractures in partly oxidized copper sulphides, probably dump-formed.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of RedgilliteHide

Other Language Names for RedgilliteHide

Simplified Chinese:瑞羟铜矾
Traditional Chinese:瑞羥銅礬

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
8 photos of Redgillite associated with LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
7 photos of Redgillite associated with MontetrisaiteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · 2H2O
3 photos of Redgillite associated with CupriteCu2O
2 photos of Redgillite associated with Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
2 photos of Redgillite associated with SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
2 photos of Redgillite associated with HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
1 photo of Redgillite associated with SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
1 photo of Redgillite associated with CerussitePbCO3
1 photo of Redgillite associated with BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
1 photo of Redgillite associated with PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.DD.05FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2OMon. 2 : P21
7.DD.10LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. m
7.DD.10PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2OMon. m : Pm
7.DD.10WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. m : Pm
7.DD.15SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c
7.DD.20KtenasiteZnCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2OMon.
7.DD.25ChristeliteCu2Zn3(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OTric.
7.DD.30CampigliaiteMn2+Cu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OMon.
7.DD.30DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.30OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth. mm2 : Pca21
7.DD.30SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.DD.30NiedermayriteCdCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.DD.30EdwardsiteCu3Cd2(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.35Carrboydite(Ni1-xAlx)(SO4)x/2(OH)2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35Honessite(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig.
7.DD.35Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35MotukoreaiteMg6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.DD.35Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFe3+x)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35ShigaiteMn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6](SO4)2 · 6H2OTrig.
7.DD.35WermlanditeMg7Al2(OH)18[Ca(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1
7.DD.35WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.DD.35ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
7.DD.35Hydrowoodwardite(Cu1-xAlx)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.DD.35ZincowoodwarditeZn1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig.
7.DD.35NatroglaucoceriniteZn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6](SO4)2 · 6H2OHex.
7.DD.35NikischeriteFe2+6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6](SO4)2 · 6H2OTrig.
7.DD.40Lawsonbauerite(Mn2+,Mg)9Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.40Torreyite(Mg,Mn2+)72Mn2+2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.45MooreiteMg92Mn2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)26 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
7.DD.50NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DD.55BechereriteZn7Cu(OH)13[(SiO(OH)3(SO4)]Trig. 3 : P3
7.DD.60Ramsbeckite(Cu,Zn)15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2OMon. 2/m
7.DD.65VonbezingiteCa6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.75ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon. 2 : P21
7.DD.75Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon.
7.DD.75KyrgyzstaniteZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon.
7.DD.80GuarinoiteZn6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2OHex.
7.DD.80Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2OTrig.
7.DD.80ThérèsemagnaniteNaCo4(SO4)(OH)6Cl · 6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DD.80UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn(Zn,Cu)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DD.85MontetrisaiteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · 2H2OOrth. mm2 : Cmc21

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 RedgilliteHide

Reference List:
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Cooper, M.P., Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District - Caldbeck Fells. NHM Publications: 1990: 133.
Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M. (2002) IMA 18th General Meeting, Poster Session A12, A12-4.
Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., Green, D.I. (2005) Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)·H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine: 69: 973-980.
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F., Schwarz, L. (2006) Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss: 57: 15-22 (in German).

Internet Links for RedgilliteHide

Localities for RedgilliteHide

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
 
  • Vorarlberg
    • Bludenz District
      • Silbertal
        • Rinder valley (Gafluna valley)
Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2011): 1685) Aurichalcit, Brochantit, Calcit, Covellin, Gips, Magnetit, Montetrisait, Redgillit und Smithsonit von der Putzkammeralpe im Rindertal (Gaflunatal), Montafon. P. 152-153 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2011): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LX. Carinthia II, 201./121., 135-186.
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro
    • Dalence Province
      • Huanuni
Cacho, A.; Melgarejo, J.-C.; Camprubí, A.; Torró, L.; Castillo-Oliver, M.; Torres, B.; Artiaga, D.; Tauler, E.; Martínez, Á.; Campeny, M.; Alfonso, P.; Arce-Burgoa, O.R. (2019) Mineralogy and Distribution of Critical Elements in the Sn–W–Pb–Ag–Zn Huanuni Deposit, Bolivia. Minerals 9, 753
Gunnar Färber specimens
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Goslar District
      • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
        • Oberschulenberg
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German); Markus Gerstmann Collection
      • Langelsheim
        • Lautenthal
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Arnsberg
      • Hochsauerlandkreis
        • Bestwig
          • Ramsbeck
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
        • Meschede
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
      • Siegen-Wittgenstein
        • Burbach
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
        • Hilchenbach
          • Müsen
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
        • Siegen
          • Niederschelden
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
        • Wilnsdorf
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Neuwied District
      • Unkel
        • Rheinbreitbach
          • Virneberg Mine (St Josephsberg Mine)
Heinrich, M., Reinhardt, M. (2017): Virneberg, Rheinbreibach, Siebengebirge, Germania. I minerali delle scorie. Micro, 15, 2-2017, 104-107.
    • Rhein-Lahn District
      • Bad Ems-Nassau
        • Frücht
Schnorrer, G., Pfeiffer, F. & Schwarz, L. (2006): Redgillit – ein neues Cu-Sulfatmineral von zehn Fundstellen aus Deutschland. Aufschluss, 57, 15-22. (in German)
Greece
 
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion mining district
          • Agios Konstantinos (Kamariza)
            • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
Rieck, B., Kolitsch, U., Voudouris, P., Giester, G. and Tzeferis, P. (2018): Weitere Neufunde aus Lavrion, Griechenland. Mineralien-Welt 29 (5), 32-77 (in German).
Ireland
 
  • Connacht
    • Mayo County
Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
  • Leinster
    • Wicklow County
      • Glendasan
Moreton, S. & Green, D.I. (2007) “The mineralogy of the Wicklow lead mines”, Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland, No. 7, p.19-32.
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Bergamo Province
      • Oltre il Colle
        • Vedra Valley
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Piedmont
    • Alessandria Province
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Trento Province (Trentino)
      • Frassilongo
        • Roveda
Giorgio Bortolozzi Collection
      • Palù del Fersina
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Torrebelvicino
        • Mercanti Valley
Pegoraro, S., Orlandi, P., Chiereghin, P., Contin, A., Toniolo, E. (2009): Redgillite, Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza, prima segnalazione in Italia. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 2/2009, 114-116. ; Pegoraro S., Orlandi P., Chiereghin P., Contin.A. and Toniolo E. (2009): I minerali del Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 3, 160-179
Pegoraro S., Orlandi P., Chiereghin P., Contin.A. and Toniolo E. (2009): I minerali del Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, No. 3, 160-179
"Giorgio Bortolozzi (visual identification)"
Romania
 
  • Bihor
    • Brusturi
In the collection of Stephan Wolfsried. ID confirmed by Gábor Koller.
Russia
 
  • Altai Krai
    • Rubtsovsky District
Pekov, I.V., Lykova, I.S. (2011) Rubtsovskoe deposit, - Mineralogical Almanac, Vol. 16, 96 pp (in Rus).
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Hilary
Betterton, J. (2000) Famous Mineral Localities: Penberthy Croft Mine, St. Hilary, Cornwall, England. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, 20, 7-37. Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., Green, D.I. (2005) Redgillite, Cu₆(OH)₁₀(SO₄ )•H₂O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69:6, 973-980.
    • Cumbria
      • Allerdale
        • Caldbeck
Steve Rust collection
          • Roughton Gill
Green, D.I., Bridges, T.F., Rumsey, M.S., Leppington, C.M., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) A review of the mineralogy of the Roughton Gill Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria: Part 2 The Roughton Gill South Vein on Balliway Rigg. Journal of The Russell Society, vol. 11, 3-28.
Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.; Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., and Green, D.I. (2005) Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)·H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.; Bridges, T.F., Green, D.I., Rumsey, M.S., and Leppington, C.M. (2008) A review of the mineralisation at Red Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Journal of the Russell Society, 11, 29-47.
Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.; Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., Green, D.I. (2005) Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)·H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK: Description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.; Green, D.I., Bridges, T.F., Rumsey, M.S., Leppington, C.M., and Tindle, A.G. (2008) A review of the mineralogy of the Roughton Gill Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria: Part 2 The Roughton Gill South Vein on Balliway Rigg. Journal of The Russell Society, 11, 3-28.
    • Somerset
      • Somerset West and Taunton
        • Exmoor (civil parish)
Steve Rust Collection
  • Scotland
    • Dumfries and Galloway
      • Wanlockhead
S.Rust Collection
    • South Lanarkshire
S.Rust Collection
        • Mine Hill-Broad Law
S Rust Collection
  • Wales
    • Ceredigion
      • Ceulanymaesmawr
        • Talybont
          • Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area
S. Rust collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
S Rust collection, Nat Hist Museum London; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
      • Cwmrheidol
        • Ponterwyd
S Rust collection
      • Llangynfelyn
        • Tre-Taliesin
S.Rust collection
      • Trefeirig
        • Bontgoch
S Rust collection
        • Pen-bont Rhydybeddau
S. Rust collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
S. Rust collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
S. Rust Collection; Pluth, J. J., Steele, I. M., Kampf, A. R. & Green, D. I. (2005): Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.
      • Upper Llanfihangell-y-Creuddyn
        • Cwmystwyth
S.Rust Collection
        • Pontrhydygroes
Green, D.I., Rust, S.A., Mason, J.S. (1996) Classic British mineral localities: Frongoch mine, Dyfed. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, 17, 29-39. (as "unknown F2").; Pluth, J.J., Steele, I.M., Kampf, A.R., Green, D.I. (2005) Redgillite, Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O, a new mineral from Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 973-980.; Rust, Steve A. (2019) Minerals of the Frongoch Mine. Published by the author, 180 pages. ISBN 978-1-9162641-0-6.
      • Ysbyty Ystwyth
S Rust collection
    • Powys
      • Machynlleth
        • Dylife
S Rust collection
USA
 
  • North Carolina
    • Haywood Co.
      • Waterville Lake
A. Kampf 2-2018
 
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