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Mg2(CO3)(OH)Cl · 2H2O
Chloride analog of artinite named after the Italian mineralogist, E. Artini (1866-1928).
This page provides mineralogical data about Chlorartinite.

Classification of Chlorartinite

Approved 1996

D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
A : With medium-sized cations URL:
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Type Occurrence of Chlorartinite

Occurrences of Chlorartinite

Geological Setting:
Serpentinized ultrabasics.

Physical Properties of Chlorartinite

1.758 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Chlorartinite

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 23.1442Å, c = 7.22333Å
a:c = 1 : 0.312
Unit Cell Volume:
V 3350.84 ų

Optical Data of Chlorartinite

RI values:
nα = 1.510 nβ = 1.510
Max Birefringence:
δ = 1.510
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of Chlorartinite

Mg2(CO3)(OH)Cl · 2H2O
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Chlorartinite to other Species

5.DA.05DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
5.DA.05GiorgiositeMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
5.DA.05HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
5.DA.05WidgiemoolthaliteNi5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
5.DA.05UM1986-10-CO:ClHMgMnZnMg5(Zn,Mn)3(CO3)2(OH,Cl)12 · H2O
5.DA.05UM1987-01-CO:HMgSMg4(CO3)2(OH)2 · 6H2O ?
5.DA.10ArtiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2O
5.DA.10IndigiriteMg2Al2(CO3)4(OH)2 · 15H2O
5.DA.15OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
5.DA.15ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O
5.DA.20KambaldaiteNaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3 · 3H2O
5.DA.25CallaghaniteCu2Mg2(CO3)(OH)6 · 2H2O
5.DA.30Claraite(Cu,Zn)3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O
5.DA.35HydroscarbroiteAl14(CO3)3(OH)36 · nH2O
5.DA.35ScarbroiteAl5(CO3)(OH)13 · 5H2O
5.DA.40CaresiteFe42+Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.40QuintiniteMg4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.40CharmariteMn42+Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.45Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
5.DA.45BrugnatelliteMg6Fe3+(CO3)(OH)13 · 4H2O
5.DA.45ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2O
5.DA.45Hydrotalcite-2HMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
5.DA.45Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
5.DA.45ZaccagnaiteZn4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.50ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.50DesautelsiteMg6Mn23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50HydrotalciteMg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50Pyroaurite-3RMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
5.DA.50StichtiteMg6Cr2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
5.DA.50UM1998-10-CO:CoHNiCo6Fe2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O ?
5.DA.55CoalingiteMg10Fe23+(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O

Other Names for Chlorartinite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Chlorartinite

Reference List:
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(2): 55-59.

K. Sugimoto, R. E. Dinnebier and T. Schlecht (2006): Chlorartinite, a volcanic exhalation product also found in industrial magnesia screed. J. Appl. Crystallogr. 39, 739-744.

K. Sugimoto, R. E. Dinnebier and T. Schlecht (2006): Crystal structure of dehydrated chlorartinite by X-ray powder diffraction. Powder Diffr. 22, 64-67.

Internet Links for Chlorartinite

Localities for Chlorartinite

(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.
Russia (TL)
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Tolbachik volcano
        • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
ZVMO (1998) 127, n.2, 55-59; Am Min 84 (1999), 1195
  • Michigan
    • Houghton Co.
      • Duncan
        • Kenton
George W. Robinson and S.M. Carlson (2009) What's New in Michigan Minerals. Presentation at The 36th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 23-26, 2009.
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