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About DuhameliteHide

Crystal System:
For J.E. Duhamel.
A variety of Mottramite

Ca- and Bi-bearing variety of mottramite, typically with acicular habit.
Discredited as a mineral species.

Originally reported from Lousy Gulch, Payson area, Payson District (Green Valley District), Gila Co., Arizona, USA.

Classification of DuhameliteHide


21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
3 : Vanadates of Al, rare earths, Pb, V or Bi

Physical Properties of DuhameliteHide


Optical Data of DuhameliteHide

RI values:
nα = 2.080 nβ = 2.110
Max Birefringence:
δ = 2.080
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of DuhameliteHide

Emperical Formula (of original material):
(Pb0.49Bi0.36Ca0.12)Σ0.97Cu1.01 [(VO4)0.85(AsO4)0.08(SiO4)0.07]Σ1.00[O0.27(OH)0.71]Σ0.98

Crystallography of DuhameliteHide

Crystal System:

Other Language Names for DuhameliteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
8 photos of Duhamelite associated with ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
7 photos of Duhamelite associated with QuartzSiO2
4 photos of Duhamelite associated with CupriteCu2O
3 photos of Duhamelite associated with MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
3 photos of Duhamelite associated with SilléniteBi12SiO20
3 photos of Duhamelite associated with MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
3 photos of Duhamelite associated with Ajoite(K,Na)Cu7AlSi9O24(OH)6 · 3H2O
3 photos of Duhamelite associated with NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
1 photo of Duhamelite associated with BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

21.3.1SteigeriteAl(VO4) · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
21.3.2AlvaniteZnAl4(V5+O3)2(OH)12 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
21.3.3MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m
21.3.4SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2OMon.
21.3.5SatpaeviteAl12V4+2V5+6O37 · 30H2OOrth.
21.3.6VanaliteNaAl8V10O38 · 30H2OMon.
21.3.7Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
21.3.7Wakefieldite-(Y)Y(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
21.3.9MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
21.3.10DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
21.3.11ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)Mon. 2/m
21.3.11DreyeriteBi(VO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
21.3.11PucheriteBi(VO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
21.3.13NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
21.3.14Pottsite(Pb3xBi4-2x)(VO4)4 · H2O (0.8 < x < 1.0)Tet. 4/m : I41/a

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 DuhameliteHide

Reference List:
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Williams, S. A. (1981): Duhamelite, Cu4Pb2Bi(VO4)4(OH)3.8H2O, a new Arizona mineral. Mineralogical Magazine 44, 151-152.
Krause, W., U. Kolitsch, H.-J. Bernhardt and H. Effenberger (2003): Duhamelite discredited. Neues Jahrbuch Mineral. Monatsh. 2003, 75-96.

Internet Links for DuhameliteHide

Localities for DuhameliteHide

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.
  • Córdoba Province
    • San Javier Department
      • Las Tapias
        • Cerro Achala
Samples acquired from Nelson Valenzuela
  • South Australia
    • Eyre Peninsula
      • Middleback Range
        • Iron Knob
Australian Jour.Min. v.6, no. 1
DR Congo
  • Lualaba
    • Kolwezi mining district
Lhoest, Joseph J., Gauthier, Gilbert, King, Vandall T. (1991) Famous Mineral Localities: The Mashamba West Mine, Shaba, Zaire. Mineralogical Record, 22(1), 13-20, 28.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).;
  • Occitanie
    • Hérault
      • Lodève
        • Le Puech
Robert PECORINI collection
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Mayen-Koblenz District
      • Pellenz
        • Nickenich
          • Nickenicher Sattel (Eicher Sattel)
Blass, G. (1992): Spektakuläre Neufunde vom "Eicher Sattel" in der östlichen Vulkaneifel, Mineralien-Welt 5/1992
  • Sardinia
    • Sassari Province
      • Ozieri
Olmi F.,Sabelli C.,Santucci A.,Brizzi G.- I silicati e i vanadati di Ozieri (SS)-Rivista Mineralogica Italiana 2/1995,pp145-160
  • Sonora
    • Navojoa Municipality
Dakota Matrix specimen (Phillips collection)
  • Kunene Region
    • Khorixas
      • Mesopotamia copper valley
Niedermayr, G.(2001): Mesopotamia 504 - die Typlokalität des Namibit. In: S. Jahn, O. Medenbach, G. Niedermayr, G. Schneider: Namibia - Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle (1 Edition, in German), 97-99
  • Valais
    • Sierre
      • Anniviers
        • Saint-Luc
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 143.
  • Arizona
    • Cochise County
      • Bowie area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 209, 267.
      • Dos Cabezas Mountains
        • Dos Cabezas Mining District (Two Heads Mining District)
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 139, 209.
          • Comstock Mine area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 176.
    • Gila Co.
      • Mazatzal Mountains
        • Payson Mining District (Green Valley Mining District)
          • Oxbow Estates
Rolf Luetcke
            • Lousy Gulch
Williams, S. A. (1981): Duhamelite, Cu4Pb2Bi(VO4)4(OH)3.8H2O, a new Arizona mineral. Mineralogical Magazine 44, 151-152; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 209.
    • Graham Co.
      • Bowie area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 139.
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Vulture Mining District
Ron Gibbs
    • Yavapai Co.
      • Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range)
        • Castle Creek Mining District
Bob Meyer (2012) Micro Mineral Collector. Friends of Mineralogy National Newsletter 42:10-13
Collected by Joe Ruiz.
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
      • Spring Mountains
        • Goodsprings Mining District
Self collected by Brent Thorne. SEM EDAX verified by Robert Housley; Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data of 2016
    • Lander Co.
      • Spencer Hot Springs Mining District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • New Mexico
    • Hidalgo Co.
      • Peloncillo Mountains
        • San Simon District
          • Kimball
Robert E. Walstrom Collection
    • Sierra Co.
      • Hillsboro District
Jerry Cone Collection
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