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Mcalpineite

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About McalpineiteHide

Formula:
Cu3(Te6+O6)
Formula redefined as anhydrous by Carbone et al. (2013); isostructural with bixbyite, Mn2O3 = Mn3(MnO6).
Colour:
Green
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
6.65 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
For the mine at the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Mcalpineite.


Classification of McalpineiteHide

Approved
7.DE.55

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
E : With only medium-sized cations; unclassified
Dana 7th ed.:
33.2.5.1
33.2.5.1

33 : SELENATES AND TELLURATES
2 : (AB)m(XO6)·xH2O, where x can equal zero

Physical Properties of McalpineiteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Green
Streak:
Light green
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
6.65 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of McalpineiteHide

Type:
Isotropic
RI values:
nα = 2.010
Birefringence:
Isotropic minerals have no birefringence
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of McalpineiteHide

Formula:
Cu3(Te6+O6)

Formula redefined as anhydrous by Carbone et al. (2013); isostructural with bixbyite, Mn2O3 = Mn3(MnO6).
IMA Formula:
Cu3Te6+O6
Common Impurities:
Pb,Ni,Si

Crystallography of McalpineiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3 (2/m 3) - Diploidal
Space Group:
Ia3
Setting:
Ia3
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.555 Å
Unit Cell V:
872.35 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8

Type Occurrence of McalpineiteHide

Synonyms of McalpineiteHide

Other Language Names for McalpineiteHide

German:Mcalpineit
Spanish:Mcalpineita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
5 photos of Mcalpineite associated with XocomecatliteCu3(TeO4)(OH)4
3 photos of Mcalpineite associated with Eurekadumpite(Cu,Zn)16(TeO3)2(AsO4)3Cl(OH)18 · 7H2O
3 photos of Mcalpineite associated with JenseniteCu3[TeO6] · 2H2O
1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with FrankhawthorneiteCu2Te6+O4(OH)2
1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with UtahiteCu5Zn3(TeO4)4(OH)8 · 7H2O
1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with TimroseitePb2Cu5(TeO6)2(OH)2
1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with Goldfieldite(Cu102)Te4S12S
1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with ChlorargyriteAgCl
1 photo of Mcalpineite associated with DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.DE.05MangazeiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 3H2OTric.
7.DE.10CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2OOrth.
7.DE.10CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.DE.10UKI-1975-(SO:AlCu)(Cu, Al, SO4, H2O)
7.DE.15SchwertmanniteFe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2OTet.
7.DE.20TlalociteCu10Zn6(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)(OH)25Cl · 27H2OOrth.
7.DE.25UtahiteCu5Zn3(TeO4)4(OH)8 · 7H2OTric.
7.DE.35CoquanditeSb6+xO8+x(SO4)(OH)x(H2O)1- x (x = 0.3)Tric. 1 : P1
7.DE.40OsakaiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DE.45WilcoxiteMgAl(SO4)2F · 17H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DE.50Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2OOrth.
7.DE.60HydrobasaluminiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 12-36H2OMon.
7.DE.62VolaschioiteFe4(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.DE.65ZaheriteAl12(SO4)5(OH)26 · 20H2OTric.
7.DE.70LautenthalitePbCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DE.75CamérolaiteCu6Al3(OH)18(H2O)2[Sb(OH)6](SO4)Tric. 1 : P1

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 McalpineiteHide

Reference List:
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Roberts, A. C., Ercit, T. S., & Cureton, F. F. (1994). Mcalpineite, Cu3TeO6. H20, from the McAlpine mine, Tuolumne County, California, and from the Centennial Eureka mine, Juab County, Utah I. Mineralogical Magazine, 58, 417-424.
Carbone, C., Basso, R., Cabella, R., Martinelli, A., Grice, J.D. and Lucchetti, G. (2013) Mcalpineite from the Gambatesa mine, Italy, and redefinition of the species. American Mineralogist, 98, 1899-1905.

Internet Links for McalpineiteHide

Localities for McalpineiteHide

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.
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Genoa
      • Ne
        • Reppia
          • Monte Copello
Basso Riccardo, Cabella Roberto, Lucchetti Gabriella, Martinelli Alberto: AN INVESTIGATION ON MCALPINEITE FROM THE GAMBATESA AND THE EUREKA MINES. Geoitalia - FIST 2005, Poster 37-32 Pannello 29
Japan
 
  • Wakayama Prefecture
    • Iwade city
Fujiwara et al (2002) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 34.
Norway
 
  • Trøndelag
    • Oppdal
      • Gråurdfjellet
Rumsey, M.S., Welch, M.D., Mo, F., Kleppe, A.K., Spratt, J., Kampf, A.R., Raanes, M.P. (2018) Millsite CuTeO3·2H2O: a new polymorph of teineite from Gråurdfjellet, Oppdal kommune, Norway. Mineralogical Magazine: 82: 433-444
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise County
      • Carr Canyon
"The Accidental Pocket" talk presented by Robert E. Walstrom at 2012 NCMA meeting.
  • California
    • Mono Co.
      • Bodie Hills
        • Masonic Mining District
          • New York Hill
Kampf, A.R., Housley, R.M., Rossman, G.R., Marty, J., Chorazewicz, M. (2018) Bodieite, Bi3+2(Te4+O3)2(SO4), a New Mineral from the Tintic District, Utah, and the Masonic District, California, USA. Canadian Mineralogist: 56: 763-772.
Marty, J. pers. comm. 2018
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Silver Lake Mining District
        • Soda Mountains
          • Baker
            • Otto Mountain
EDS confirmed by Bob Housley.
Collected by and in the collections of Brent Thorne and Bob Housley. EDS analyzed by Bob Housley.
    • Tuolumne Co.
      • Mother Lode Belt
        • Coulterville Mining District
          • Peñon Blanco Peak
MM 58 (1994), 417; NM 90-94 (1997); Mineralogical Record (1996) 27:115-120
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • Drum Mountains
        • Detroit Mining District (Drum Mining District; Joy Mining District)
Raudsepp, M., Coolbaugh, M.F., McCormack, J.K., Czech, E. and McMillan, R. (2019) Andymcdonaldite, IMA 2018-141. CNMNC Newsletter No. 49, June 2019, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 83: 323–328.
Coolbaugh, M.F., McCormack, J.K., Raudsepp, M., Czech, E., McMillan, R., and Kampf, A.R., 2020, Andymcdonaldite (Fe3+2Te6+O6), a new ferric iron tellurate with inverse trirutile structure from the Detroit district, Juab County, Utah: Canadian Mineralogist, v. 58, p. 85-97.
      • Tintic Mining District
        • Eureka
Canadian Mineralogist; February 1996; v. 34; no. 1; p. 49-54; Roberts, A. C., Ercit, T. S., & Cureton, F. F. (1994). Mcalpineite, Cu3TeO6. H20, from the McAlpine mine, Tuolumne County, California, and from the Centennial Eureka mine, Juab County, Utah I. Mineralogical Magazine, 58, 417-424.
        • Mammoth
Collected by and in the collection Brent Thorne.
          • Mammoth Peak
            • North Star Mine (Star Consolidated Mine)
Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
    • Utah Co.
Georges FAVREAU collection
 
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