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Cheremnykhite

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Formula:
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(VO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
System:OrthorhombicHardness:
Member of:Dugganite Group
Name:Named for I.M. Cheremnykh (1928–), geologist, a discoverer of the Kuranakh deposit.

Classification of Cheremnykhite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/K.16-15
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.DL.20

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
D : Phosphates, etc. with additional anions, with H2O
L : With large and medium-sized cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 2:1
Dana 8th edition ID:43.2.5.3

43 : COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
2 : Anhydrous Normal Compound Phosphates, etc·
Hey's CIM Ref.:28.4.12

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
4 : Tellurates
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Type Occurrence of Cheremnykhite

Type Locality:Delbe orebody, Kuranakh Au Deposit, Aldan, Aldan Shield, Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Year of Discovery:1990

Physical Properties of Cheremnykhite

Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Cheremnykhite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 8.58Å, b = 14.86Å, c = 5.18Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.577 : 1 : 0.349
Unit Cell Volume:V 660.44 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Cheremnykhite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.986 nβ = 1.997 nγ = 1.997
2V:Measured: 20° , Calculated: 24°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.011

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Very High
Dispersion:r > v

Chemical Properties of Cheremnykhite

Formula:
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(VO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
Simplified for copy/paste:Pb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)
Essential elements:O, Pb, Te, V, Zn
All elements listed in formula:O, Pb, Te, V, Zn
Common Impurities:As

Relationship of Cheremnykhite to other Species

Member of:Dugganite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Dugganite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
Joëlbruggerite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(Sb
5+
 
,Te
6+
 
)As
 
2
O
 
13
(OH,O)
Kuksite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.DL.05Foggite
CaAl(PO
 
4
)(OH)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
8.DL.10Cyrilovite
NaFe
3+
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
8.DL.10Millisite
(Na,K)CaAl
 
6
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH)
 
9
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.10Wardite
NaAl
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 2H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Agardite-(Nd)
NdCu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Agardite-(Y)
(Y,Ca)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(AsO
 
4
,HAsO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Agardite-(Ce)
CeCu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Agardite-(La)
(La,Ce)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Goudeyite
(Al,Y)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Mixite
BiCu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Petersite-(Y)
(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu
 
6
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Zálesíite
(Ca,Y)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
,AsO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Plumboagardite
(Pb,REE,Ca)Cu
 
6
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
,AsO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.15Calciopetersite
CaCu
 
6
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(HPO
 
4
)(OH)
 
6
· 3H
 
2
O
8.DL.20Dugganite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
8.DL.20Kuksite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
8.DL.20Wallkilldellite-(Mn)
Ca
 
2
Mn
2+
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 9H
 
2
O
8.DL.20Wallkilldellite-(Fe)
(Ca,Cu)
 
4
Fe
2+
6
(AsO
 
4
,SiO
 
4
)
 
4
(OH,O)
 
8
· 18H
 
2
O
8.DL.25Angastonite
CaMgAl
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
28.4.1Xocomecatlite
Cu
 
3
(TeO
 
4
)(OH)
 
4
28.4.2Carlfriesite
CaTe
4+
2
Te
6+
 
O
 
8
28.4.3Yafsoanite
Ca
 
3
Zn
 
3
(TeO
 
6
)
 
2
28.4.4Tlalocite
Cu
 
10
Zn
 
6
(Te
6+
 
O
 
4
)
 
2
(Te
4+
 
O
 
3
)(OH)
 
25
Cl · 27H
 
2
O
28.4.5Oboyerite
H
 
6
(Pb,Ca)
 
6
(Te
4+
 
O
 
3
)
 
3
(Te
6+
 
O
 
6
)
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
28.4.6Schieffelinite
Pb
 
8
(TeO
 
4
)
 
5
(SO
 
4
)
 
3
· 8H
 
2
O
28.4.7Girdite
H
 
2
Pb
 
3
(Te
4+
 
O
 
3
)(Te
6+
 
O
 
6
)
28.4.8Khinite
Pb
2+
 
Cu
2+
3
Te
6+
 
O
 
6
(OH)
 
2
28.4.9Parakhinite
Pb
2+
 
Cu
2+
3
Te
6+
 
O
 
6
(OH)
 
2
28.4.10Dugganite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
28.4.11Kuksite
Pb
 
3
Zn
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(TeO
 
6
)
28.4.13Tlapallite
H
 
6
(Ca,Pb)
 
2
(Cu,Zn)
 
3
(TeO
 
3
)
 
4
(TeO
 
6
)(SO
 
4
)
28.4.14Montanite
Bi
 
2
(TeO
 
6
) · 2H
 
2
O
28.4.15Kuranakhite
PbMn
4+
 
Te
6+
 
O
 
6
28.4.16Cuzticite
Fe
3+
2
(TeO
 
6
) · 3H
 
2
O
28.4.17Yecoraite
Fe
3+
3
Bi
 
5
(Te
6+
 
O
 
4
)
 
2
(Te
4+
 
O
 
3
)O
 
9
· 9H
 
2
O

Other Names for Cheremnykhite

Synonyms:
IMA1989-017
Other Languages:
German:Cheremnykhit
Spanish:Cheremnykhita

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 Cheremnykhite

Reference List:

- +
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 119(5): 50-57.

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    (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.
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
        • Aldan Shield
          • Aldan
            • Kuranakh Au Deposit
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Mills, S. J., Kampf, A. R., Kolitsch, U., Housley, R. M. & Raudsepp, M. (2010) The crystal chemistry and crystal structure of kuksite, Pb3Zn3Te6+P2O14, and a note on the crystal structure of yafsoanite, (Ca,Pb)3Zn(TeO6)2. American Mineralogist, 95(7), 933–938.
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