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Millosevichite

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Formula:
(Al,Fe)2(SO4)3
System:
Triclinic
Colour:
Violet-blue.
Name:
After F. Millosevich (1875-1942), Italian mineralogist, University of Rome.
Compare also sulfalumite.

Classification of Millosevichite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
7.AB.05

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
A : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without additional anions, without H2O
B : With medium-sized cations
28.4.5.1

28 : ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
4 : Miscellaneous
25.11.24

25 : Sulphates
11 : Sulphates of Fe and other metals
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Type Occurrence of Millosevichite

Year of Discovery:
1913

Physical Properties of Millosevichite

Vitreous
Colour:
Violet-blue.

Crystallography of Millosevichite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.05Å, c = 21.19Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.632
Morphology:
Granular masses exhibiting small, clear crystals on their surfaces.

Optical Data of Millosevichite

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.500 nε = 1.515
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.015
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low

Chemical Properties of Millosevichite

Formula:
(Al,Fe)2(SO4)3
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Millosevichite to other Species

7.AB.05MikasaiteFe2(SO4)3
7.AB.10ChalcocyaniteCuSO4
7.AB.10ZinkositeZnSO4
7.AB.10FerrotelluriteFe(TeO4) (?)
25.11.1NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
25.11.2SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
25.11.3MetasideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2O
25.11.4FerrinatriteNa3Fe(SO4)3 · 3H2O
25.11.5AmarilliteNaFe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
25.11.6YavapaiiteKFe(SO4)2
25.11.7KrausiteKFe(SO4)2 · H2O
25.11.8GoldichiteKFe(SO4)2 · 4H2O
25.11.9JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
25.11.10VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
25.11.11UngemachiteK3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
25.11.12MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2O
25.11.13Sabieite(NH4)Fe3+(SO4)2
25.11.14Ammoniojarosite(NH4)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
25.11.15Clairite(NH4)2Fe3(SO4)4(OH)3 · 3H2O
25.11.16Mohrite(NH4)2Fe(SO4)2 · 6H2O
25.11.17Lonecreekite(NH4)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 12H2O
25.11.18Godovikovite(NH4)Al(SO4)2
25.11.19BotryogenMgFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 7H2O
25.11.21Slavíkite(H3O+)3Mg6Fe15(SO4)21(OH)18 · 98H2O
25.11.23SturmaniteCa6(Fe3+,Al,Mn3+)2(SO4)2[B(OH)4](OH)12 · 25H2O
25.11.25AluminocopiapiteAl2/3Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
25.11.26HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
25.11.27Idrizite(Mg,Fe)(Al,Fe)2(SO4)3(OH)2 · 15H2O or near
25.11.28LishizheniteZnFe2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
25.11.29ZincovoltaiteK2Zn5Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O

Other Names for Millosevichite

Other Information

Other Information:
Hygroscopic and easily altered.
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 Millosevichite

Reference List:
Panichi (1913) Reale accademia nazionale dei Lincei, Att., Rome: 22: I: 303.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 539.

American Mineralogist (1974): 59: 1140-1141.

Internet Links for Millosevichite

Localities for Millosevichite

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.
Bulgaria
 
  • Blagoevgrad Oblast
Elena Shcherbakova, Larisa Nesheva (2010) Ammonium sulfates from coal mine Pirin REVIEW OF THE BULGARIAN GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol. 71, part 1–3, , p. 17–23
China
 
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Wuhai League (Wuhai Prefecture)
      • Wuda District
        • Wuda Coal mining area
American Mineralogist: 90: 1729-1739.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
Zacek, V., Oplustil, S., Mayova, A. & Meyer, F. R. (1995): Die Mineralien von Kladno in Mittelböhmen, Tschechische Republik. Mineralien-Welt 6 (1), 13-30 (in German).
        • Libušin
Hyrsl J., Korbel P.; Tschechien & Slowakei, Mineralien und Fundstellen. Bode Verlag, 2008. Page 268-273
    • Hradec Králové Region
      • Trutnov (Trautenau)
        • Radvanice
Sejkora, J., Kotrlý, M.: Sulfáty vysokoteplotní oxidační minerální asociace; hořící odval dolu Kateřina v Radvanicích v Čechách. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2001, roč. 9, s. 261-267.
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
      • La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar)
Bourgoin, V., Favreau, G., Boulliard, J.-C. (2011): Jas Roux: un gisement exceptionnel à minéraux de thallium. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 3-2011, 2-91.
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Aachen
      • Alsdorf
  • Thuringia
    • Gera
      • Ronneburg U deposit
T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Plaka
          • Plaka Mines
Schnorrer, G. & Breitenbach, H. (1996): Lavrion: Neufunde aus dem antiken Bergbau und in historischen Schlacken. Lapis, 21 (1), 45-48; 62.
  • Thraki Department (Thrace; Thracia)
    • Évros Prefecture
      • Alexandroupoli (Alexandroupolis)
Vodouris, P. C. (2011): Conditions of formation of the Mavrokoryfi high-sulfidation epithermal Cu–Ag–Au–Te mineralization (Petrota Graben, NE Greece). Mineralogy and Petrology 101, 97-113.
Hungary
 
  • Baranya Co.
    • Mecsek Mts
      • Pécs
Koller G.Own found.
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Bükk Mts
      • Miskolc
ACTA MIN. PETR. Suppl. Tomus XXXVIII., 1997
Italy
 
  • Sicily
    • Messina Province
      • Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands)
        • Lipari
          • Vulcano Island
            • Porto Levante
PANICHI U. (1913): Millosevichite, nuovo minerale del Faraglione di Levante, nell'Isola di Vulcano. - Atti R. Acc. Naz. Lincei - serie 5 - Rend. Cl. Sc. Fis. Mat. Nat. - 22, 5 , 303. PANICHI U. (1924): Contributo allo studio dei minerali dell'Isola di Vulcano. - Memorie della Società Italiana delle Scienze (detta dei XL) - serie 3 - 19, 3-55.
Panichi, U. (1913): Millosevichite, nuovo minerale del Faraglione di Levante nell'Isola di Vulcano. Rendiconti dell'Accademia dei Lincei, Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali, Serie 5, 12, 303
Poland
 
  • Upper Silesia (Śląskie)
    • Upper Silesian Coal Basin
      • Katowice area
Parafiniuk, J. and Kruszewski, Ł. (2009): Ammonium minerals from burning coal-dumps of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin (Poland). Geol. Quart., 53, 341-356. http://www.pgi.gov.pl/images/stories/G_Q/53_3/parafiniuk.pdf (esp. p. 347)]
Parafiniuk, J. and Kruszewski, Ł. (2009): Ammonium minerals from burning coal-dumps of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin (Poland). Geol. Quart., 53, 341-356. http://www.pgi.gov.pl/images/stories/G_Q/53_3/parafiniuk.pdf]
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
USA
 
  • Pennsylvania
    • Northumberland Co.
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/millosevichite.pdf.
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