mineral specimens
rare minerals
mineral dealer
systematic minerals
Black Hills minerals
fine minerals
mineral dealer
Dana minerals
IMA minerals
mineral collections
rock and minerals
gem crystal
0 item @ $0.00  

Mineralpedia Details for Schmiederite

Reset

Schmiederite

Schmiederite

Named for German geographer and a director of the Museum of Mineralogy and Geology at the National University at Cordoba in Argentina, Oscar Schmieder. Schmiederite is a rare mineral found in only a few localities worldwide as a secondary mineral in oxidized hydrothermal deposits of selenium-rich metal deposits.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/schmiederite.pdf

Formula
Cu2Pb2(Se4+O3)(Se6+O4)(OH)4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Color
blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
WebMineral
View Schmiederite 
Mindat
View Schmiederite 

Schmiederite from Greystones quarry, Lezant, Cornwall, England

Schmiederite
            from Greystones quarry, Lezant, Cornwall, England

Sky blue, slender prismatic or fibrous crystals to about 0.1mm.

Click thumbnail images for larger view.

Schmiederite from El Dragón mine, Quijarro, Potosí dept., Bolivia

Schmiederite
            from El Dragón mine, Quijarro, Potosí dept., Bolivia

Light blue, spongy or fibrous looking rare Schmiederite in a 6x4mm area within Penroseite and associated with Chalcomenite.

Sky blue tuft of rare Schmiederite to about 1mm in vuggy Penroseite with Chalcomenite

Click thumbnail images for larger view.

Schmiederite from El Cóndor mine, Los Llantenes dist., La Rioja, Argentina

Schmiederite
            from El Cóndor mine, Los Llantenes dist., La Rioja, Argentina
Special Info
Type Locality, Co-type material

The specimen is important as it is a co-type and from the Mineralogical & Petrological Institute of Hamburg.

Click thumbnail images for larger view.

All photos by Dakota Matrix and are Copyrighted © and may not be used without permission. Copyright © 2019 - Dakota Matrix Minerals, Inc. Privacy | Terms & Conditions | Site Map