Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH) anhydrous vanadate containing hydroxyl
Duhamelite is a variety of mottramite
Specific gravity: 5.9
Hardness: 3 to 3½
Streak: Yellowish
Colour: Grass-green, olive-green, yellow-green, siskin-green, blackish brown, nearly black
Solubility: Readily soluble in acids

Hydrothermal environments

Mottramite is a secondary mineral associated with descloizite in oxidised zones, especially in sandstone.

At Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, England, UK, mottramite occurs as an encrustation on sandstone, associated with duftite, later mimetite and pyromorphite and plumbogummite (RES pps 58-60).

At Peldar Tor quarry, Spring Hill, Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, UK, mottramite crystals have been found on a calcite, dolomite and quartz matrix (RES p201).

At Pim Hill mine, Harmer Hill, Shropshire, England, UK, mottramite occurs on sandstone (RES p292).

At Judkins quarry, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK, mottramite has been found with baryte, coating calcite (RES p324).

At the Total Wreck mine, Cochise county, Arizona, USA, pseudomorphs of mottramite after wulfenite have been found (R&M 94.2.169).

At the Kabwe mine, Central Province, Zambia, mottramite has been reported in dolomite, with inclusions of rosasite (R&M 94.2.130).

Common impurities: Zn

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