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Vasilyevite

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Formula:
(Hg2+)10I3Br2Cl(CO3)O6
System:
Triclinic
Colour:
Silverish grey to dark ...
Hardness:
3
Name:
Named after Vladimir Ivanovich Vasilyev (b. 1929) of the Geological Institute at Novosibirsk (Russia) who discovered nine mercury minerals.
This page provides mineralogical data about Vasilyevite.

Classification of Vasilyevite

Approved 2003
3.DD.45

3 : HALIDES
D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
D : With Hg
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Type Occurrence of Vasilyevite

General Appearance of Type Material:
microscopic, rounded hollow aggregates (< 0.5 mm across), probably pseudomorphs after mercury
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Physical Properties of Vasilyevite

Adamantine, Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Silverish grey to dark reddish black
Streak:
Reddish brown
Hardness (Mohs):
3
Tenacity:
Very brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
None observed
Density:
9.57 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Crystallography of Vasilyevite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.344Å, b = 10.65Å, c = 18.26Å
α = 93.26°, β = 90.55°, γ = 115.42°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.877 : 1 : 1.715
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.20 (80)
3.13 (90)
2.89 (100)
2.72 (80)

Chemical Properties of Vasilyevite

Formula:
(Hg2+)10I3Br2Cl(CO3)O6
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Vasilyevite to other Species

3.DD.05Eglestonite(Hg22+)3OCl3(OH)
3.DD.05Kadyrelite(Hg22+)3OBr3(OH)
3.DD.10Poyarkovite(Hg22+)3Cl2O2
3.DD.15Hanawaltite(Hg22+)3Hg2+(Cl,OH)2O3
3.DD.20Terlinguaite(Hg22+)Hg22+Cl2O2
3.DD.25PinchiteHg52+Cl2O4
3.DD.30Gianellaite(Hg2N)2SO4
3.DD.30Mosesite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4,MoO4) · H2O
3.DD.35Kleinite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4) · nH2O
3.DD.40Tedhadleyite(Hg2+)5Hg2+I2(Cl,Br)2O4
3.DD.50Aurivilliusite(Hg2+)0.5Hg2+(I,Br,Cl)O
3.DD.55TerlinguacreekiteHg32+Cl2O2
3.DD.60Kelyanite(Hg2+)6Sb3+BrCl2O6
3.DD.65ComancheiteHg552+N243–(NH2,OH)4(Cl,Br)34

Other Names for Vasilyevite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Vasilyevit
Simplified Chinese:碳氯溴碘汞石
Traditional Chinese:碳氯溴碘汞石

Other Information

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

References for Vasilyevite

Reference List:
Roberts, A.C. et al. (2003), Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 1167-1172.

Cooper, M.A., F.C. Hawthorne (2003), Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 1173-1181.

Lapis (2004): 29(2): 42.

Internet Links for Vasilyevite

Localities for Vasilyevite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
USA (TL)
 
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Picacho Peak
Canadian Mineralogist (2003): 41(5): 1167-1172; Lapis (2004): 29(2): 42.
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