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|Name:||For the locality at Kurumsak, Kazakhstan|
Classification of Kurumsakite
|IMA status:||Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/D.09-20|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.EC.40|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
C : Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
|Dana 8th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
78 : Unclassified Silicates
1 : Miscellaneous
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||17.7.3|
17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
7 : Silicates with vanadate, arsenate or antimonate
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Type Occurrence of Kurumsakite
|Type Locality:||Kurumsak V Deposit, Aksumbe, Karatau Range, Southern Kazakhstan Province (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy; Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast'), Kazakhstan|
|Year of Discovery:||1954|
Optical Data of Kurumsakite
|RI values:||nα = 1.616 nβ = 1.617 nγ = 1.622 - 1.623|
|2V:||Measured: 35° , Calculated: 46° to 50°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.006 - 0.007|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Dispersion:||r > v medium|
Chemical Properties of Kurumsakite
|Essential elements:||Al, H, O, Si, V, Zn|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, Cu, H, Ni, O, Si, V, Zn|
Relationship of Kurumsakite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Kurumsakite
|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 Kurumsakite
American Mineralogist (1957) 42: 583.
Izvestiya Akademii nauk SSSR 134(18): 116-117.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 84(3): 343-344.
Internet Links for Kurumsakite
Localities for Kurumsakite
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