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Chloromenite

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Formula:
Cu9(SeO3)4O2Cl6
System:
Monoclinic
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
1½ - 2½
Name:
The name comes from chloros, green, and mene, moon, referring to the presence of essential selenium.
This page provides mineralogical data about Chloromenite.

Classification of Chloromenite

Approved 1996
4.JG.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
G : Selenites with additional anions, without H2O
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First Recorded Occurrence of Chloromenite

Physical Properties of Chloromenite

Vitreous
Hardness (Mohs):
1½ - 2½

Crystallography of Chloromenite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Optical Data of Chloromenite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.870 nβ = 1.920 nγ = 1.940
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.070
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of Chloromenite

Formula:
Cu9(SeO3)4O2Cl6
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Chloromenite to other Species

4.JG.PrewittiteKPb1.5ZnCu6(SeO3)2O2Cl10
4.JG.05GeorgbokiiteCu5(SeO3)2O2Cl2
4.JG.05ParageorgbokiiteCu5(SeO3)2O2Cl2
4.JG.15SofiiteZn2(SeO3)Cl2
4.JG.20Ilinskite(Na,K)Cu5(SeO3)2O2Cl3
4.JG.25FrancisiteCu3Bi(SeO3)2O2Cl
4.JG.30DerriksiteCu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6 · H2O
4.JG.35BurnsiteKCdCu72+(SeO3)2O2Cl9
4.JG.40AllochalcoseliteCu+PbCu52+(SeO3)2Cl5O2

Other Names for Chloromenite

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 Chloromenite

Reference List:
European Journal of Mineralogy: 11: 119-123.

Internet Links for Chloromenite

Localities for Chloromenite

(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
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Tolbachik volcano
        • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
          • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
Mandarino, J. A. (2003). New minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(3), 803-828.
Eur.J.Min.(1999) 11, 119-123; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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