Wildcatite

wildcatite

clinobisvanite

burkhardtite

tlapallite

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Formula: CaFe3+Te6+O5(OH)
Tellurate
Colour: orange to brown, white
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Wildcatite is a new mineral first published in 2021. To date (March 2022) it has been recorded only from the type locality.

Localities

At the type locality, the High Grade Hill prospect, Wildcat Project, Detroit Mining District, Juab County, Utah, USA, wildcatite ranges from transparent orange to brown coatings or masses to earthy, white polycrystalline coatings filling jasperoid fracture surfaces. Coatings of wildcatite are generally less than 0.1 mm thick and may cover up to 5 cm2, while nanoscale crystallites of wildcatite may form translucent red-brown “crystals” up to 0.1 mm. Wildcatite is found associated with gold, calcite, aragonite, native tellurium, manganese oxides, iron oxides, clinobisvanite, beyerite, coronadite, paratellurite, tellurite, andymcdonaldite, burckhardtite, carlfriesite, eckhardite, frankhawthorneite, khinite, mcalpineite, tlapallite and xocolatlite (CM 59.4.729–739).

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