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Chursinite

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Formula:
(Hg
+
2
)
 
0.5
Hg
2+
 
(AsO
 
4
)
System:MonoclinicHardness:3 - 4
Name:
In honour of the Russian theatre and film actress Lyudmila Alekseevna Chursina (1941– ).
This page provides mineralogical data about Chursinite.

Classification of Chursinite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/A.11-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.AD.60

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
A : Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
D : With only large cations
Dana 8th edition ID:38.5.1.1

38 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
5 : Miscellaneous
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Type Occurrence of Chursinite

Type Locality:Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit (Chaidarkan), Fergana Valley, Alai Range (Alay Range), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
Year of Discovery:1984

Physical Properties of Chursinite

Hardness (Mohs):3 - 4

Crystallography of Chursinite

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:a = 8.71Å, b = 5.08Å, c = 15.66Å
β = 128.27°
Ratio:a:b:c = 1.715 : 1 : 3.083
Unit Cell Volume:V 544.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Chursinite

Formula:
(Hg
+
2
)
 
0.5
Hg
2+
 
(AsO
 
4
)
Simplified for copy/paste:(Hg+2)0.5Hg2+(AsO4)
Essential elements:As, Hg, O
All elements listed in formula:As, Hg, O

Relationship of Chursinite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.AD.05Nahpoite
Na
 
2
HPO
 
4
8.AD.10Monetite
Ca(HPO
 
4
)
8.AD.10Weilite
Ca(HAsO
 
4
)
8.AD.10Švenekite
Ca(H
 
2
AsO
 
4
)
 
2
8.AD.15Archerite
(K,NH
 
4
)(H
 
2
PO
 
4
)
8.AD.15Biphosphammite
(NH
 
4
,K)(H
 
2
PO
 
4
)
8.AD.20Phosphammite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
(HPO
 
4
)
8.AD.25Buchwaldite
NaCa(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.30Schultenite
Pb(HAsO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Chernovite-(Y)
Y(AsO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Dreyerite
Bi(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Ce)
Ce(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(Y)
Y(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Y)
Y(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Pretulite
Sc(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Xenotime-(Yb)
(Yb,Y,HREE)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.35Wakefieldite-(La)
La(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.40Pucherite
Bi(VO
 
4
)
8.AD.45Ximengite
Bi(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Gasparite-(Ce)
(Ce,REE)(AsO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Ce)
(Ce,La,Nd,Th)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Monazite-(La)
(La,Ce,Nd)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Monazite-(Nd)
(Nd,La,Ce)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Rooseveltite
Bi(AsO
 
4
)
8.AD.50Cheralite
(Ca,Ce)(Th,Ce)(PO
 
4
)
 
2
8.AD.50Monazite-(Sm)
(Sm,Gd,Ce,Th)(PO
 
4
)
8.AD.50UM2005-35-VO:CaFePSiTh
(Th,Ca)(VO
 
4
,SiO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
8.AD.55Tetrarooseveltite
Bi(AsO
 
4
)
8.AD.65Clinobisvanite
Bi(VO
 
4
)

Other Names for Chursinite

Synonyms:
IMA1982-047a
Other Languages:
German:Chursinit
Spanish:Chursinita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Chursinite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist: 70: 871.

Acta Crystallographica: B29: 1666-1669.

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  • Localities for Chursinite

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    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Kyrgyzstan
     
    • Osh Oblast
      • Alai Range (Alay Range)
    [Lapis 1993:11 p11-24]
        • Fergana Valley
    [ZVMO,(1984) 113, 341-347; Lapis 11:11-24]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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