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Millosevichite

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Formula:
(Al,Fe)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
3
System:TriclinicColour:Violet-blue.
Name:After F. Millosevich (1875-1942), Italian mineralogist, University of Rome.


Compare also sulfalumite.

Classification of Millosevichite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:6/A.02-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:7.AB.05

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
A : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without additional anions, without H2O
B : With medium-sized cations
Dana 8th edition ID:28.4.5.1

28 : ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
4 : Miscellaneous
Hey's CIM Ref.:25.11.24

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

Type Locality:Grotta dell'Allume, Porto Levante, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
Year of Discovery:1913

Physical Properties of Millosevichite

Lustre:Vitreous
Colour:Violet-blue.

Crystallography of Millosevichite

Crystal System:Triclinic
Cell Parameters:a = 8.05Å, c = 21.19Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 2.632
Unit Cell Volume:V 0.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:Granular masses exhibiting small, clear crystals on their surfaces.

Optical Data of Millosevichite

Type:Uniaxial (+)
RI values: nω = 1.500 nε = 1.515
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.015

Chart 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
(SO
 
4
)
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:(Al,Fe)2(SO4)3
Essential elements:Al, O, S
All elements listed in formula:Al, Fe, O, S

Relationship of Millosevichite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
7.AB.05Mikasaite
Fe
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
3
7.AB.10Chalcocyanite
CuSO
 
4
7.AB.10Zinkosite
ZnSO
 
4
7.AB.10Ferrotellurite
Fe(TeO
 
4
) (?)
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
25.11.1Natrojarosite
NaFe
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
25.11.2Sideronatrite
Na
 
2
Fe(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 3H
 
2
O
25.11.3Metasideronatrite
Na
 
2
Fe(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · H
 
2
O
25.11.4Ferrinatrite
Na
 
3
Fe(SO
 
4
)
 
3
· 3H
 
2
O
25.11.5Amarillite
NaFe(SO
 
4
)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
25.11.6Yavapaiite
KFe(SO
 
4
)
 
2
25.11.7Krausite
KFe(SO
 
4
)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
25.11.8Goldichite
KFe(SO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
25.11.9Jarosite
KFe
3+
 
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
25.11.10Voltaite
K
 
2
Fe
2+
5
Fe
3+
3
Al(SO
 
4
)
 
12
· 18H
 
2
O
25.11.11Ungemachite
K
 
3
Na
 
8
Fe(SO
 
4
)
 
6
(NO
 
3
)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
25.11.12Metavoltine
Na
 
6
K
 
2
FeFe
 
6
(SO
 
4
)
 
12
O
 
2
· 18H
 
2
O
25.11.13Sabieite
(NH
 
4
)Fe
3+
 
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
25.11.14Ammoniojarosite
(NH
 
4
)Fe
3+
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
6
25.11.15Clairite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
Fe
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
3
· 3H
 
2
O
25.11.16Mohrite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
Fe(SO
 
4
)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
25.11.17Lonecreekite
(NH
 
4
)Fe
3+
 
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
· 12H
 
2
O
25.11.18Godovikovite
(NH
 
4
)Al(SO
 
4
)
 
2
25.11.19Botryogen
MgFe
3+
 
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH) · 7H
 
2
O
25.11.21Slavíkite
(H
 
3
O
+
 
)
 
3
Mg
 
6
Fe
 
15
(SO
 
4
)
 
21
(OH)
 
18
· 98H
 
2
O
25.11.23Sturmanite
Ca
 
6
(Fe
3+
 
,Al,Mn
3+
 
)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
[B(OH)
 
4
](OH)
 
12
· 25H
 
2
O
25.11.25Aluminocopiapite
Al
 
2/3
Fe
3+
4
(SO
 
4
)
 
6
(OH)
 
2
· 20H
 
2
O
25.11.26Halotrichite
FeAl
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
4
· 22H
 
2
O
25.11.27Idrizite
(Mg,Fe)(Al,Fe)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
2
· 15H
 
2
O or near
25.11.28Lishizhenite
ZnFe
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
4
· 14H
 
2
O
25.11.29Zincovoltaite
K
 
2
Zn
 
5
Fe
3+
3
Al(SO
 
4
)
 
12
· 18H
 
2
O

Other Names for Millosevichite

Synonyms:
LippiteMilosevichite
Other Languages:
German:Lippit
Millosevichit
Milosevichit
Spanish:Lippita
Millosevichita
Milosevichita

Other Information

Other Information:Hygroscopic and easily altered.
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 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.

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  • Localities for Millosevichite

    The 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. ? 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
    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 Mtns
        • Pécs
    Koller G.Own found.
    • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
      • Bükk Mtns
        • 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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