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Rusakovite

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Formula:
(Fe3+,Al)5(VO4,PO4)2(OH)9 · 3H2O
Colour:
Yellow-orange to ...
Hardness:
1½ - 2
Name:
Named after Mikhail Petrovich Rusakov, geologist.
This page provides mineralogical data about Rusakovite.

Classification of Rusakovite

Approved
8.DF.15

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
F : With only medium-sized cations, (OH,etc.):RO4 > 3:1
42.3.1.1

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
3 : A5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
21.4.26

21 : Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)
4 : Vanadates of U, Mn, Fe or Ni
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Type Occurrence of Rusakovite

Year of Discovery:
1960

Physical Properties of Rusakovite

Colour:
Yellow-orange to reddish-yellow
Hardness (Mohs):
1½ - 2
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.17 (4)
4.20 (5)
3.21 (10)
2.945 (9)
2.441 (8)
2.140 (7)
1.569 (6)

Optical Data of Rusakovite

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.833
Max Birefringence:
δ = 1.833
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of Rusakovite

Formula:
(Fe3+,Al)5(VO4,PO4)2(OH)9 · 3H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rusakovite to other Species

8.DF.05HotsoniteAl11(SO4)3(PO4)2(OH)21 · 16H2O
8.DF.10BolivariteAl2(PO4)(OH)3 · 4-5H2O
8.DF.10EvansiteAl3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
8.DF.10Liskeardite[(Al,Fe)32(AsO4)18(OH)42(H2O)22] · 52H2O
8.DF.10Rosièresite(Pb, Cu, Al, P, O, H)
8.DF.20LiroconiteCu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
8.DF.25SieleckiiteCu3Al4(PO4)2(OH)12 · 2H2O
8.DF.30ChalcophylliteCu18Al2(SO4)3(AsO4)3(OH)27 · 33H2O
8.DF.35ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
8.DF.40GladiusiteFe2(Fe,Mg)4(PO4)(OH)11(H2O)
21.4.1UvaniteU26+V65+O21 · 15H2O (?)
21.4.2Vanuranylite(H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 4H2O
21.4.3StrelkiniteNa2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2O
21.4.4CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
21.4.5Margaritasite(Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · H2O
21.4.6SengieriteCu2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 6H2O
21.4.7MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
21.4.8TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
21.4.9RauviteCa(UO2)2(V10O28) · 16H2O
21.4.10Francevillite(Ba,Pb)(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
21.4.11MetavanuraliteAl(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH) · 8H2O
21.4.12VanuraliteAl(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH) · 11H2O
21.4.13CurienitePb(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
21.4.14FritzscheiteMn(UO2)2(PO4,VO4)2 · 10H2O (?)
21.4.15Palenzonaite(Ca,Na)3CaMn22+(VO4)3
21.4.16Santafeite(Na,Ca,Sr)12(Mn2+,Fe3+,Al,Mg)8Mn84+(VO4)16(OH,O)20 · 8H2O
21.4.17PyrobelonitePbMn2+(VO4)(OH)
21.4.18BrackebuschitePb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
21.4.19ČechitePb(Fe2+,Mn2+)(VO4)(OH)
21.4.20HeyitePb5Fe22+(VO4)2O4
21.4.21MounanaitePbFe23+(VO4)2(OH,F)2
21.4.22SchubneliteFe3+VO4 · H2O
21.4.23FervaniteFe43+V45+O16 · 5H2O
21.4.24KazakhstaniteFe53+V34+V125+O39(OH)9 · 9H2O
21.4.25Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2O
21.4.27KolovratiteNixZny(VO4)0.67(x+y) · nH2O

Other Names for Rusakovite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Rusakovit
Spanish:Rusakovita

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 Rusakovite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1960): 45: 1316.

Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 89: 440-447.

Internet Links for Rusakovite

Localities for Rusakovite

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.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Southern Kazakhstan Province (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy; Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    • Karatau Range
      • Aksumbe
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
ZVMO,(1960) 89, 440-447; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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