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Cheremnykhite

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Formula:
Pb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)
System:
Orthorhombic
Hardness:
Member of:
Name:
Named for I.M. Cheremnykh (1928–), geologist, a discoverer of the Kuranakh deposit.

Classification of Cheremnykhite

Approved
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
43.2.5.3

43 : COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
2 : Anhydrous Normal Compound Phosphates, etc·
28.4.12

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

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°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.011
Image 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:
Pb3Zn3(VO4)2(TeO6)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
As

Relationship of Cheremnykhite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)
JoëlbruggeritePb3Zn3(Sb5+,Te6+)As2O13(OH,O)
KuksitePb3Zn3(PO4)2(TeO6)
8.DL.05FoggiteCaAl(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
8.DL.10CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
8.DL.10Millisite(Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9 · 3H2O
8.DL.10WarditeNaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
8.DL.15Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.15Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.15Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.15Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.15GoudeyiteAlCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.15MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.15Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.15ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.15Plumboagardite(Pb,REE,Ca)Cu6(AsO4)2(HAsO4,AsO4)(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.15CalciopetersiteCaCu6(PO4)2(PO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
8.DL.20DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)
8.DL.20KuksitePb3Zn3(PO4)2(TeO6)
8.DL.20Wallkilldellite-(Mn)Ca2Mn32+(AsO4)2(OH)4 · 9H2O
8.DL.20Wallkilldellite-(Fe)(Ca,Cu)4Fe62+(AsO4,SiO4)4(OH,O)8 · 18H2O
8.DL.25AngastoniteCaMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)4 · 7H2O
28.4.1XocomecatliteCu3(TeO4)(OH)4
28.4.2CarlfriesiteCaTe24+Te6+O8
28.4.3YafsoaniteCa3Zn3(TeO6)2
28.4.4TlalociteCu10Zn6(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)(OH)25Cl · 27H2O
28.4.5OboyeriteH6(Pb,Ca)6(Te4+O3)3(Te6+O6)2 · 2H2O
28.4.6SchieffelinitePb8(TeO4)5(SO4)3 · 8H2O
28.4.7GirditeH2Pb3(Te4+O3)(Te6+O6)
28.4.8KhinitePb2+Cu32+[Te6+O6](OH)2
28.4.9Khinite-3TPb2+Cu32+Te6+O6(OH)2
28.4.10DugganitePb3Zn3(AsO4)2(TeO6)
28.4.11KuksitePb3Zn3(PO4)2(TeO6)
28.4.13TlapalliteH6(Ca,Pb)2(Cu,Zn)3(TeO3)4(TeO6)(SO4)
28.4.14MontaniteBi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
28.4.15KuranakhitePbMn4+Te6+O6
28.4.16CuzticiteFe23+(TeO6) · 3H2O
28.4.17YecoraiteFe33+Bi5(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)O9 · 9H2O

Other Names for Cheremnykhite

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 Cheremnykhite

Reference List:
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

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

Internet Links for Cheremnykhite

Localities for Cheremnykhite

(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
 
  • 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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