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About QuintiniteHide

Quintin Wight
Mg4Al2(OH)12(CO3) · 3H2O
Yellow to colorless, orange-brown
Crystal System:
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

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D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
A : With medium-sized cations

7 : Miscellaneous

Physical Properties of QuintiniteHide

Yellow to colorless, orange-brown

Chemical Properties of QuintiniteHide

Mg4Al2(OH)12(CO3) · 3H2O

Crystallography of QuintiniteHide

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Class (H-M)
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   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  
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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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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Liguria
    • Genoa
      • Rovegno
A. Kampf, personal communication
  • Buskerud
    • Modum
      • Snarum
Raade, G. (2013): Hydrotalcite and quintinite from Dypingdal, snarum, Buskerud, Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrifter. 50, 55-57
  • Irkutsk Oblast
    • Zheleznogorsk (Korshunikha)
[Quintinite-2H] Lapis 37(2) 2012, p. 12
  • Murmansk Oblast
[Quintinite-1M] Mineralogical Magazine 74, 833–840 (2010); 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.
  • 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
  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Trojan
MarekC pers. coll. 2015
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