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|System:||Monoclinic||Hardness:||3 - 4|
Classification of Chernykhite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/H.12-50|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.EC.15|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
C : Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
|Dana 8th edition ID:||71.2.2a.3|
71 : PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
2 : Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||16.15.3|
16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
15 : Aluminosilicates of V and Cr
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Type Occurrence of Chernykhite
|Type Locality:||Balasauskandyk V Deposit, Karatau Range, Southern Kazakhstan Province (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy; Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast'), Kazakhstan|
|Year of Discovery:||1972|
Physical Properties of Chernykhite
|Hardness (Mohs):||3 - 4|
Crystallography of Chernykhite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 5.29Å, b = 9.18Å, c = 20.02Å|
β = 95.68°
|Ratio:||a:b:c = 0.576 : 1 : 2.181|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 967.44 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Chernykhite
|RI values:||nα = 1.640 - 1.643 nβ = 1.686 - 1.691 nγ = 1.702 - 1.704|
|2V:||Measured: 11° to 12°, Calculated: 52° to 58°|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.062|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Chernykhite
|Essential elements:||Ba, H, O, Si, V|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, Ba, H, Mg, Na, O, Si, V|
Relationship of Chernykhite to other Species
|Member of:||Mica Group|
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Other Names for Chernykhite
|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 Chernykhite
Ankinovich, S.G., Ankinovich, Ye.A., Rozdestvenskaya, I.V., and Frank-Kamenetsky, V.A. (1973) Chernykhite, a new barium-vanadium mica from northwestern Karatau. International Geology Review: 15: 641-647.
Canadian Mineralogist (1998): 36: 905-912.
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Localities for Chernykhite
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Locality Updated: Spray mine, Zeehan, Zeehan district, Tasmania, AustraliaFrom Rod Martin, 19th May 2013 09:41:10