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Mopungite

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About MopungiteHide

Formula:
Na[Sb5+(OH)6]
Colour:
Colourless, white
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
from the type locality at Mopung Hills, Nevada, USA

Classification of MopungiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1982
4.FC.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
C : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
6.3.7.4

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3
24.1.1

24 : Antimonates and Antimonites
1 : Antimonates and antimonites of Na, Cu or Ag

Physical Properties of MopungiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Colourless, white
Hardness:

Optical Data of MopungiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.614 nε = 1.605
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.009
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of MopungiteHide

Formula:
Na[Sb5+(OH)6]
IMA Formula:
NaSb5+(OH)6

Crystallography of MopungiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P42/n
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.994 Å, c = 7.859 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.983
Unit Cell V:
502.22 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of MopungiteHide

Synonyms of MopungiteHide

Other Language Names for MopungiteHide

German:Mopungit
Spanish:Mopungita

Relationship of Mopungite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]Tet.
TetrawickmaniteMn2+[Sn4+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
6 photos of Mopungite associated with Cetineite(K,Na)6Sb3+12(Sb3+S3)2O18(OH)0.5 · 5,5H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.FC.05BernaliteFe(OH)3 · nH2O (n = 0.0 to 0.25)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
4.FC.05DzhalinditeIn(OH)3Iso.
4.FC.05SöhngeiteGa(OH)3Tet.
4.FC.10BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
4.FC.10Mushistonite(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pn3m
4.FC.10NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pn3m
4.FC.10SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
4.FC.10VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
4.FC.10WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
4.FC.15JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 >= x > 0.5)Tet. 4/m : P42/n
4.FC.15StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]Tet.
4.FC.15TetrawickmaniteMn2+[Sn4+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-6N6S(Mg,Al,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-2N1S(Mg,Al,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-6N6S(Al,Fe,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-2N1S(Zn,Al,Mg)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-6N6S(Zn,Mg,Al)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3SMg2BeAl6O12Trig.
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2SMg3Al8BeO16Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m)

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

6.3.7.1StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]Tet.
6.3.7.2TetrawickmaniteMn2+[Sn4+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n
6.3.7.3JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 >= x > 0.5)Tet. 4/m : P42/n

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

24.1.2Cetineite(K,Na)6Sb3+12(Sb3+S3)2O18(OH)0.5 · 5,5H2OHex. 6 : P63
24.1.3CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.
24.1.4CualstibiteCu2Al(OH)6[Sb5+(OH)6]Trig. 3 : P3
24.1.5StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.

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 MopungiteHide

Reference List:
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Williams, S. A. (1985): Mopungite, a new mineral from Nevada. Mineralogical Record: 16: 73-74.
American Mineralogist (1985): 70: 1330.
Bittarello, E., Cámara, F., Ciriotti, M.E., Marengo, A. (2015): Ottensite, brizziite and mopungite from Pereta mine (Tuscany, Italy): New occurrences and crystal structure refinement of mopungite. Mineralogy and Petrology, 109, 431-442.

Internet Links for MopungiteHide

Localities for MopungiteHide

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.
China
 
  • Guizhou
    • Qianxinan
      • Qinglong County
        • Dachang Sb ore field
Mineralogical Record (2007) 38(1/2), 77-81.
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • South Sardinia Province
      • Sarrabus-Gerrei
        • Gerrei
          • Villasalto
E. Contini, S. Naitza, S. Tocco, A. Garau, M. Buosi, R. Sarritzu: http://www.associazioneminerariasarda.it/public/associazioneminerariasarda/foto/3324-villasalto.pdf
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Civitella Paganico
        • Casal di Pari
Brizzi G., Meli R., 1990. La miniera della Selva (Casal di Pari-GR). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 14 (4): 225-239.
      • Manciano
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
      • Scansano
        • Pereta
Marzoni Fecia di Cossato Y., Meacci C., Orlandi P. Vezzalini G. (1987): The second world occurrence of mopungite from the Pereta mine Tuscany Italy. Atti Soc. Tosc. Sc. Nat., Mem. serie A, 94, 125-138. ; Bittarello E., Cámara F., Ciriotti M. E., Zaccaria G., Piva P. (2014): Ottensite, brizziite e mopungite della miniera di Pereta (Toscana). GMT 2014 Giornate Mineralogiche di Tavagnasco, 6-8 giugno 2014. Plinius, 40, 174; Bittarello, E., Cámara, F., Ciriotti, M.E., Marengo, A. (2015): Ottensite, brizziite and mopungite from Pereta mine (Tuscany, Italy): New occurrences and crystal structure refinement of mopungite. Mineralogy and Petrology, 109, 431-442.
    • Siena Province
      • Chiusdino
Brizzi G., Ciselli I, Santucci A. (1988) - Cetineite ed altre novità dalle Cetine di Cotorniano - Riv. Miner. Ital., Milano, fasc. 3, pp.73-82; Menchetti, S., Batoni, M., Batacchi, C., Borselli, G., Brogi, A., Ceccantini, L., Fassina, B., Marchesini, M., Rossellini, A. & Ruggieri, G. (2015): Le Cetine di Cotorniano. Miniera e minerali. Associazione Micro-Mineralogica Italiana, Cremona, 354 p.
Slovakia
 
  • Bratislava Region
    • Pezinok District
      • Pezinok
Majzlan J., Števko M., Lánczoš T. (2016): Soluble secondary minerals of antimony in Pezinok and Kremnica (Slovakia) and the question of mobility or immobility of antimony in mine waters. Environmental Chemistry, 13, 6, 927-935.
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Pechina
        • Baños de Alhamilla
Rewitzer, C., Hochleitner, R. y Fehr, T. Mina Casualidad, Baños de Alhamilla, Almería, Spain (part2). Mineral Up, 5, (5), 8-36
USA (TL)
 
  • Nevada
    • Churchill Co.
      • Lake Mining District
Williams, S. A. (1985): Mopungite, a new mineral from Nevada. Mineralogical Record 16, 73-74; NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Schumer, B. N. (2012). Origins and Evolution of the Green Prospect Antimony Deposit, Churchill County, Nevada. Masters thesis University of Nevada, Reno.
 
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