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Chukhrovite-(Ca)

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Formula:
Ca
 
4.5
Al
 
2
(SO
 
4
)F
 
13
·12H
 
2
O
System:Isometric
Member of:Chukhrovite Group
Name:
Named in 2011 by P. Vignola, F. Hatert, Olaf Medenbach, D. Bersani, V. Diella, P. Gentile, and A. Risplendente in honor of Fedor Vasil'evich Chukhrov and for its being the Ca analogue of chukrovite-(Ce).


Very closely related to meniaylovite.

Classification of Chukhrovite-(Ca)

IMA status:Approved 2011
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Type Occurrence of Chukhrovite-(Ca)

Type Locality:Val Cavallizza mine, Cavagnano, Cuasso al Monte, Ceresio Valley, Varese Province, Lombardy, Italy

Crystallography of Chukhrovite-(Ca)

Crystal System:Isometric
Class (H-M):m3 (2/m 3) - Diploidal
Space Group:Fd3 {F2/d 3}
Cell Parameters:a = 16.749(1) Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 4,698.58 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
9.665 (100)
5.921 (31)
5.053 (16)
4.190 (10)
3.226 (15)
2.556 (10)
2.182 (12)
1.915 (17)

Chemical Properties of Chukhrovite-(Ca)

Formula:
Ca
 
4.5
Al
 
2
(SO
 
4
)F
 
13
·12H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:Ca4.5Al2(SO4)F13·12H2O
Essential elements:Al, Ca, F, H, O, S
All elements listed in formula:Al, Ca, F, H, O, S

Relationship of Chukhrovite-(Ca) to other Species

Member of:Chukhrovite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Chukhrovite-(Ce)
Ca
 
3
(Ce,Y)[F|SO
 
4
|(AlF
 
6
)
 
2
] · 10H
 
2
O
Chukhrovite-(Nd)
Ca
 
3
(Nd,Y)Al
 
2
(SO
 
4
)F
 
13
·12H
 
2
O
Chukhrovite-(Y)
Ca
 
3
(Y,Ce)[F|SO
 
4
|(AlF
 
6
)
 
2
] · 10H
 
2
O
Meniaylovite
Ca
 
4
[F|SO
 
4
|SiF
 
6
|AlF
 
6
] · 12H
 
2
O

Other Names for Chukhrovite-(Ca)

Synonyms:
IMA2010-081
Other Languages:
German:Chukhrovit-(Ca)

Other Information

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 Chukhrovite-(Ca)

Reference List:

- +
Vignola, P., Hatert, F., Medenbach, O., Bersani, D., Diella, V., Gentile, P. and Risplendente, A. (2011) Chukhrovite-(Ca), IMA 2010-081. CNMNC Newsletter No. 8, April 2011, page 294; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 289-294.

Vignola, P., Hatert, F., Medenbach, O., Bersani, D., Diella, V., Gentile, P., Risplendente, A. (2012): Chukhrovite-(Ca), Ca4.5Al2(SO4)F13·12H2O, a new mineral species from the Val Cavallizza Pb-Zn-(Ag) mine, Cuasso al Monte, Varese province, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 1069-1076.

Kolitsch, U., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fink, R. & Auer, C. (2013): Die Mineralogie der weltweit einzigartigen Schlacken von Waitschach, Kärnten. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A, 115, 19-87 (in German).

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  • Localities for Chukhrovite-(Ca)

    (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.
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
        • Hüttenberg
          • Waitschach
    Kolitsch, U., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fink, R. & Auer, C. (2013): Die Mineralogie der weltweit einzigartigen Schlacken von Waitschach, Kärnten. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A, 115, 19-87 (in German).
    Italy
     
    • Lombardy
      • Varese Province
        • Ceresio Valley
          • Cuasso al Monte
            • Cavagnano
    Vignola, P., Hatert, F., Medenbach, O., Bersani, D., Diella, V., Gentile, P. and Risplendente, A. (2011) Chukhrovite-(Ca), IMA 2010-081. CNMNC Newsletter No. 8, April 2011, page 294; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 289-294; Vignola, P., Hatert, F., Medenbach, O., Bersani, D., Diella, V., Gentile, P., Risplendente, A. (2012): Chukhrovite-(Ca), Ca4.5Al2(SO4)F13·12H2O, a new mineral species from the Val Cavallizza Pb-Zn-(Ag) mine, Cuasso al Monte, Varese province, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 1069-1076.
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