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Quintinite

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About QuintiniteHide

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Quintin Wight
Formula:
Mg4Al2(OH)12(CO3) · 3H2O
Colour:
Yellow to colorless, orange-brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named in 1997 by George Y. Chao and Robert A. Gault in honor of Quintin Wight [b. April 23, 1935 Canada], of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, significant contributor to mineral studies at Mont Saint-Hilaire, and author of "The Complete Book of Micromounting" (1993).
Found as both 2H and 3T polytypes. Compare UM1987-05-OH:AlCMg and UM1996-25-OH:AlCMg.

Both polytypes were originally approved as separate species (IMA 1992-028 and IMA 1992-029, respectively), but polytypes are not considered as separate species anymore since 1998.


Classification of QuintiniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1992
5.DA.40

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
A : With medium-sized cations
16b.7.16.3

16b : HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
7 : Miscellaneous

Physical Properties of QuintiniteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Yellow to colorless, orange-brown
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of QuintiniteHide

Formula:
Mg4Al2(OH)12(CO3) · 3H2O

Crystallography of QuintiniteHide

Polytype:
Formula:
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Quintinite-1MQuintinite-2HQuintinite-3RQuintinite-3T
   Mg4Al2(OH)12CO3 · 4H2O
Monoclinic Hexagonal Trigonal Trigonal 
2/m - Prismatic6 2 2 - Trapezohedral3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral3 2 - Trapezohedral
B2/m P63 2 2R3m  
C2/m    
a = 5.266 Å, b = 9.114 Å, c = 7.766 Å
α = 90°, β = 103.17°, γ = 90°
a = 10.571 Å, c = 15.171 Å
a = 3.063(1) Å, c = 22.674(9) Å
a = 10.571 Å, c = 22.71 Å
a:b:c = 0.578 : 1 : 0.852a:c = 1 : 1.435a:c = 1 : 7.403a:c = 1 : 2.148
V 362.9 ųV 1,468.17 ų
(Calculated from Unit Cell)
V 184.2 ųV 2,197.76 ų
(Calculated from Unit Cell)
14 6

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IDSpeciesReferenceLinkYearLocalityPressure (GPa)Temp (K)
0012351QuintiniteArakcheeva A V, Pushcharovsky D Y, Rastsvetaeva R K, Atencio D, Lubman G U (1996) Crystal structure and comparative crystal chemistry of Al2Mg4(OH)12(CO3)*3H2O, a new mineral from the hydrotalcite-manasseite group Note polytype 2H Crystallography Reports 41 972-9811996synthetic0293
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Type Occurrence of QuintiniteHide

Other Language Names for QuintiniteHide

German:Quintinit
Spanish:Quintinita

Relationship of Quintinite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CaresiteFe2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
CharmariteMn2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex.
ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
ZaccagnaiteZn4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Quintinite associated with PyriteFeS2
1 photo of Quintinite associated with Hydrotalcite-2HMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
1 photo of Quintinite associated with GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.DA.AlexkhomyakoviteK6(Ca2Na)(CO3)5Cl · 6H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
5.DA.05DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2OMon.
5.DA.05GiorgiositeMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
5.DA.05HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
5.DA.05WidgiemoolthaliteNi5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2OMon.
5.DA.05UM1986-10-CO:ClHMgMnZn (also called Mineral F, Dunn, 1995)Mg5(Zn,Mn)3(CO3)2(OH,Cl)12 · H2O
5.DA.05UM1987-01-CO:HMgSMg4(CO3)2(OH)4 · 6H2O ?Mon.
5.DA.10ArtiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
5.DA.10IndigiriteMg2Al2(CO3)4(OH)2 · 15H2O
5.DA.10ChlorartiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m : R3c
5.DA.15OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
5.DA.15ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?Iso.
5.DA.20KambaldaiteNaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3 · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.25CallaghaniteCu2Mg2(CO3)(OH)6 · 2H2OMon.
5.DA.30Claraite(Cu,Zn)15(CO3)4(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)14 · 7H2OTric.
5.DA.35HydroscarbroiteAl14(CO3)3(OH)36 · nH2OTric.
5.DA.35ScarbroiteAl5(CO3)(OH)13 · 5H2OHex.
5.DA.40CaresiteFe2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
5.DA.40CharmariteMn2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.45Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.DA.45BrugnatelliteMg6Fe3+(CO3)(OH)13 · 4H2OHex.
5.DA.45ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
5.DA.45Hydrotalcite-2HMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.DA.45Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.DA.45ZaccagnaiteZn4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.50ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
5.DA.50DesautelsiteMg6Mn3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m)
5.DA.50HydrotalciteMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50PyroauriteMg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50ReevesiteNi6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2OTrig.
5.DA.50StichtiteMg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50UM1998-10-CO:CoHNiNi6Co2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
5.DA.55CoalingiteMg10Fe3+2(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2OTrig.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

16b.7.16.1CharmariteMn2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex.
16b.7.16.3CaresiteFe2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.

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 QuintiniteHide

Reference List:
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Chao, G.Y., and Gault, R.A. (1997) Quintinite-2H, quintinite-3T, charmarite-2H, charmarite-3T and caresite-3T, a new group of carbonate minerals related to the hydrotalcite-manasseite group. Canadian Mineralogist, 35, 1541-1549.
Krivovichev, S.V., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Zhitova, E.S., Zolotarev, A.A., Pakhomovsky, Y.A. and Ivanyuk, G.Yu. (2010) Crystal chemistry of natural layered double hydroxides. 1. Quintinite-2H-3c from the Kovdor alkaline massif, Kola peninsula, Russia. Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 821-832.
Krivovichev, S.V., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Zhitova, E.S., Zolotarev, A.A., Pakhomovsky, Y.A. and Ivanyuk, G.Yu. (2010) Crystal chemistry of natural layered double hydroxides. 2. Quintinite-1M. First evidence of a monoclinic polytype in M2+-M3+ layered double hydroxides. Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 833-840.
Krivovichev, S.V., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Zhitova, E.S., Zolotarev, A.A., Pakhomovsky, Y.A. and Ivanyuk, G.Yu. (2010) Crystal chemistry of natural layered double hydroxides. 3. The crystal structure of Mg,Al-disordered quintinite-2H. Mineralogical Magazine, 74, 841-848.
Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Genin, J.-M.R., Kameda, T., Colombo, F. (2012): Nomenclature of the hydrotalcite supergroup: natural layered double hydroxides. Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1289-1336.

Internet Links for QuintiniteHide

Localities for QuintiniteHide

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
 
  • Burgenland
    • Oberpullendorf District
      • Kobersdorf
        • Pauliberg
Kolitsch, U., Postl, W., Bernhard, F., Bojar, H.-P., Trattner, W. (2019): 2152) Ägirin, Albit, Alunit, Baryt, Calcit, Chalkopyrit, Cordierit, Corkit, Cristobalit, Diopsid, Dolomit, Dravit, Fayalit, Fluorapatit, Gehlenit, Gips, Goethit, Hämatit, Hauyn, Jarosit, Kaolinit, Kupfer, Laihunit(?), Magnesit, Magnetit, Montmorillonit, Mullit, Natroalunit, Natrojarosit, Nephelin, Opal (Hyalit), Plumbojarosit, Phosphohedyphan, Pyrit, Pyromorphit, Pyrrhotin, Quintinit(?), Rhönit, Rutil, Sodalith, Todorokit, Topas, Tridymit und Uricit aus dem Steinbruch am Pauliberg bei Landsee, Burgenland. Pp. 310-319 in Walter, F. et al. (2019): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXVIII. Carinthia II, 209./129., 237-362.
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba
    • Ayopaya Province
[Quintinite-1M] A.R. Kampf
Brazil (TL)
 
  • São Paulo
    • Cajati
Chao, G.Y., Gault, R.A. (1997), Quintinite-2H, quintinite-3T, charmarite-2H, charmarite-3T, and caresite-3T, a new group of carbonate minerals related to the hydrotalcite-manasseite group. Canadian Mineralogist: 35: 1541-1549.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Chao, G.Y., Gault, R.A. (1997), Quintinite-2H, quintinite-3T, charmarite-2H, charmarite-3T, and caresite-3T, a new group of carbonate minerals related to the hydrotalcite-manasseite group. Canadian Mineralogist: 35: 1541-1549.
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Genoa
      • Rovegno
A. Kampf, personal communication
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Modum
      • Snarum
Raade, G. (2013): Hydrotalcite and quintinite from Dypingdal, snarum, Buskerud, Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter. 50, 55-57
Russia
 
  • Irkutsk Oblast
    • Zheleznogorsk (Korshunikha)
[Quintinite-2H] Lapis 37(2) 2012, p. 12
  • Murmansk Oblast
[Quintinite-1M] Mineralogical Magazine 74, 833–840 (2010)
http://maurice.strahlen.org/kola/kovdor.htm; Britvin, S. N., Chukanov, N. V., Bekenova, G. K., Yagovkina, M. A., Antonov, A. V., Bogdanova, A. N., & Krasnova, N. I. (2008). Karchevskyite,[Mg18Al9 (OH) 54][Sr2 (CO3, PO4) 9 (H2O, H3O) 11], a new mineral species of the layered double hydroxide family. Geology of Ore Deposits, 50(7), 556-564.
Mikhailova, J. A., Kalashnikov, A. O., Sokharev, V. A., Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Konopleva, N. G., Yakovenchuk, V. N., ... & Ivanyuk, G. Y. (2016). 3D mineralogical mapping of the Kovdor phoscorite–carbonatite complex (Russia). Mineralium Deposita, 51(1), 131-149.
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Malyshevo
      • Izumrudnye Kopi area
Zhitova, E. S., Popov, M. P., Krivovichev, S. V., Zaitsev, A. N., & Vlasenko, N. S. (2017). Quintinite-1M from the Mariinsky Deposit, Ural Emerald Mines, Central Urals, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 59(8), 745-751.
Sweden
 
  • Värmland County
    • Filipstad
      • Långban Ore District
        • Långban mine
[Quintinite-2H] Strand, U. (2016) Quintinit-2H, ett nytt mineral för Långban. LångbansNytt 22 (1): 21-23
USA
 
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Trojan
MarekC pers. coll. 2015
 
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