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Veszelyite

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About VeszelyiteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
Colour:
Green, blue, greenish blue, dark blue; greenish blue in transmitted light
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Specific Gravity:
3.4
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after A. Veszeli (1820-1888), Hungarian mining engineer, who discovered the species.
A rare secondary Cu-Zn mineral occurring in the oxidised zones of base metal deposits.


Classification of VeszelyiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
8.DA.30

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
A : With small (and occasionally larger) cations
42.2.3.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
2 : (AB)3(XO4)Zq·xH2O
19.6.5

19 : Phosphates
6 : Phosphates of Zn

Physical Properties of VeszelyiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Green, blue, greenish blue, dark blue; greenish blue in transmitted light
Streak:
Green to white
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
On {001} and {110}.
Density:
3.4 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.42 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of VeszelyiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.618 - 1.640 nβ = 1.622 - 1.658 nγ = 1.658 - 1.695
2V:
Measured: 35° to 71°, Calculated: 38° to 72°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.040 - 0.055
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Z = Blue
X = Greenish blue

Chemical Properties of VeszelyiteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)2 · 2H2O
IMA Formula:
(Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)(OH)3 · 2H2O

Crystallography of VeszelyiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.8275 Å, b = 10.2244 Å, c = 7.5322 Å
β = 103.18°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.961 : 1 : 0.737
Unit Cell V:
736.90 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Crystals short prismatic {100}, elongated [001]. Commonly pseudo-octahedral {100} and {011}, modified by {001}, {110}, {111} and {121}; also as granular aggregates.

Geological EnvironmentHide

Geological Setting:
Oxidised zones of base metal deposits.

Type Occurrence of VeszelyiteHide

Synonyms of VeszelyiteHide

Other Language Names for VeszelyiteHide

German:Veszelyit
Simplified Chinese:磷砷锌铜矿
Spanish:Veszelyita

Common AssociatesHide

Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Kipushite(Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6 · H2O
LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
71 photos of Veszelyite associated with HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
16 photos of Veszelyite associated with QuartzSiO2
8 photos of Veszelyite associated with ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
5 photos of Veszelyite associated with Philipsburgite(Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6 · H2O
3 photos of Veszelyite associated with Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
3 photos of Veszelyite associated with AndraditeCa3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
2 photos of Veszelyite associated with CalciteCaCO3
1 photo of Veszelyite associated with SmithsoniteZnCO3
1 photo of Veszelyite associated with MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
1 photo of Veszelyite associated with CerussitePbCO3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.DA.05BearsiteBe2(AsO4)(OH) · 4H2OMon.
8.DA.05MoraesiteBe2(PO4)(OH) · 4H2OMon.
8.DA.10RoscheriteCa2Mn2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.DA.10ZanazziiteCa2Mg5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DA.10GreifensteiniteCa2Fe2+5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon.
8.DA.10AtencioiteCa2Fe2+3Mg2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OTric.
8.DA.10RuifrancoiteCa2(◻,Mn)2(Fe3+,Mn,Mg)4Be4(PO4)6(OH)4(OH,H2O)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DA.10GuimarãesiteCa2Be4Zn5(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.DA.10FootemineiteCa2Mn2+Mn2+2Mn2+2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 6H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.DA.15UraloliteCa2Be4(PO4)3(OH)3 · 5H2OMon.
8.DA.20WeinebeneiteCaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.DA.25TiptopiteK2(Na,Ca)2Li3Be6(PO4)6(OH)2 · H2OHex.
8.DA.35Kipushite(Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6 · H2OMon.
8.DA.35Philipsburgite(Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6 · H2OMon.
8.DA.40SpenceriteZn4(PO4)2(OH)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.DA.45GlucineCaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4 · 0.5H2O
8.DA.50Ianbruceite[Zn2(OH)(H2O)(AsO4)](H2O)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.6.1TarbuttiteZn2(PO4)(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
19.6.2SpenceriteZn4(PO4)2(OH)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
19.6.3HopeiteZn3(PO4)2 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
19.6.4ParahopeiteZn3(PO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.6.6Kipushite(Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6 · H2OMon.
19.6.7ScholziteCaZn2(PO4)2 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
19.6.8ParascholziteCaZn2(PO4)2 · 2H2OMon.
19.6.9EhrleiteCa4Be3Zn2(PO4)6 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.6.10Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.6.11Aheylite(Fe2+,Zn)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
19.6.12JungiteCa2Zn4Fe3+8(PO4)9(OH)9 · 16H2OOrth.
19.6.13SchooneriteZnMn2+Fe2+2Fe3+(PO4)3(OH)2 · 9H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbam
19.6.14PhosphophylliteZn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Soluble in acids.
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 VeszelyiteHide

Reference List:
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Schrauf (1874) Anz. Ak. Wien: 11: 135.
Schrauf (1879) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 4: 31.
Mennell (1920) Mineralogical Magazine: 19: 69.
Larsen, E.S. (1921) The Microscopic Determination of the Nonopaque Minerals, First edition, USGS Bulletin 679: 153.
Wakabayashi and Komada (1921) Journal of the Geological Society Tokyo: 28: 191 (as Arakawaite).
Ito (1927) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 65: 305.
Zsivny (1931) Magyar Tudom. Akad. Mat. Termeszett. Ertisitö, Budapest: 48: 331.
Buttgenbach (1932) Ac. Roy. Belgique, Bull., Cl. Sc.: 18: 43.
Zsivny (1932) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 82: 87.
Hintze, C. (1933) Handbuch der Mineralogie, I(4.2), 891–893.
Buttgenbach (1941) Ac. Roy. Belgique, Bull., Cl. Sc.: 448.
Berry (1948) American Mineralogist: 33: 750.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 916-918.
Ghose, S., S.R. Leo, and C. Wan (1974) Structural chemistry of copper and zinc minerals: Part I. Veszelyite, (Cu, Zn)2ZnPO4(OH)3 •2H2O: a novel type of sheet structure and crystal chemistry of copper-zinc substitution. American Mineralogist: 59: 573–581.

Internet Links for VeszelyiteHide

Localities for VeszelyiteHide

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.
Chile
 
  • Atacama
    • Huasco Province
      • Vallenar
        • Sierra Bolsico mining area
M. Dini & A.Molina Collections - analysed with quantitative and semi quantitative methods by Dr. Jochen Schluter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum)
China
 
  • Yunnan
    • Honghe
      • Gejiu City
        • Gejiu Sn-polymetallic ore field
Ottens, B. (2006): LAPIS 31 (4), 20
    • Wenshan
      • Maguan County
DR Congo
 
  • Haut-Katanga
    • Kipushi
Piret, P., Deliens, M., Piret-Meunier, J. (1985) Occurrence and crystal structure of kipushite, a new copper-zinc phosphate from Kipushi, Zaire. Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 35-42.; 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).; Kampunzu, A.B., Cailteux, J.L.H., Kamona, A.F., Intiomale, M.M., Melcher, F. (2009) Sediment-hosted Zn–Pb–Cu deposits in the Central African Copperbelt. Ore Geology Reviews, 35, 263-297.; http://www.champ-hannut.be/fichierpdf/Rev%20SP%202017%20NL.pdf
Greece
 
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion Mining District
          • Agios Konstantinos (Kamariza)
No reference listed
Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1986): Neufunde in den Schlacken von Laurion. Lapis, 11 (6), 25-29; 42.; Gelaude, Piet, van Kalmthout, Piet and Rewitzer, Christian (1996): Laurion: The Minerals in the Ancient Slags
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • South Sardinia Province
      • Sarrabus-Gerrei
        • Gerrei
          • Villaputzu
Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.
Japan
 
  • Akita Prefecture
    • Daisen City
Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
    • Nishisemboku
Ryoichi SADANAGA and Michiaki BUNNO (1974) THE WAKABAYASHI MINERAL COLLECTION Bulletin No. 7 The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
    • Semboku District
      • Kyohwa
Wakabayashi and Komada (1921) Journal of the Geological Society Tokyo: 28: 191; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 917.
  • Gifu Prefecture
    • Hida City
Garcia Moreno, R., Mathis, F., Mazel, V., Dubus, M., Calligaro, T., & Strivay, D. (2008). Discovery and Characterization of an Unknown Blue‐green Maya Pigment: Veszelyite*. Archaeometry, 50(4), 658-667.
  • Shiga Prefecture
    • Konan City
      • Ishibe
Okamoto, A., Miyawaki, R. & Nakai, I. (1988): Petersite from the Haiyama quarry, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Geoscience Magazine 37, 191-194.
Mexico
 
  • Puebla
    • Zacapoaxtla Municipality
      • Zacapoaxtla
Panczner(1987):390.
Romania (TL)
 
  • Caraş-Severin
    • Banat Mountains
      • Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District
Zsivny, V.(1932): Veszelyite from Vaskö, Moravia. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Kristallgeometrie, Kristallphysik, Kristallchemie 82, 87-110.; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 917.
UK
 
  • Scotland
    • Dumfries and Galloway
      • Wanlockhead
        • Wanlock Dod-Whytes Cleuch
S Rust Collection
BMS Database
USA
 
  • Michigan
    • Keweenaw Co.
      • Ahmeek
Mineralogy of Michigan (E. W. Heinrich & G. W. Robinson)
  • Montana
    • Granite Co.
      • Philipsburg Mining District (Flint Creek Mining District)
        • John Long Mountains
          • Black Pine Ridge
Waisman D. (1992) Minerals of the Black Pine Mine, Granite County, Montana Mineralogical Record, Vol. 23 No. 6, p. 477-483.; Gobla, M. J. (2012) Montana Mineral Locality Index. Rocks and Minerals 87:208-240.
  • Nevada
    • Lincoln Co.
      • Bristol and Jackrabbit Mining Districts
        • Bristol Silver Mines Inc.
Bob Werner (2009) Mineral News, 25, #11, 1-5.
Zambia
 
  • Central Province
    • Kabwe
      • Kabwe (Broken Hill)
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 917.
Zimbabwe
 
  • Mashonaland West
    • Kadoma District
Vetter, U., Weck, H.-D., Weale, T., Klosa, D., Wittich, C. and Hoffmann, K. (1999): A provisional inventory of the Sanyati oxide-zone minerals, Zimbabwe. Z. Angew. Geol. 45, 15-21.; Frei, Martina (2005) Composition, formation, and leaching behaviour of supergene, polymetallic ores from the Sanyati deposit (Zimbabwe): A case study
 
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