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About AnkinovichiteHide

Ekaterina A. and Stepana G. Ankinovich
(Ni,Zn)Al4(V5+O3)2(OH)12 · 2.5H2O
colourless to pale bluish green
2½ - 3
Crystal System:
Name in honor of Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Ankinovich (Екатерины Александровны Анкинович) (24 November (7 December) 1911, Small Yalchiki, Tetyushsky uyezd, Kazan Province, Russian empire - 10 July 1991, Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, USSR) and Stepana Gerasimovicha Ankinovich (Степана Герасимовича Анкиновича) (22 October (4 November) 1912, Kashino, Mogilev Province, Russian empire - 16 June 1985, Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, USSR), husband and wife mineralogists and geologists, for their work on Asian vanadium deposits.
The nickel analogue of Alvanite.

Classification of AnkinovichiteHide

Approval Year:
First Published:

F : Polyphosphates, Polyarsenates, [4]-Polyvanadates
E : Ino-[4]-vanadates

Physical Properties of AnkinovichiteHide

colourless to pale bluish green
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale
on (010)

Chemical Properties of AnkinovichiteHide

(Ni,Zn)Al4(V5+O3)2(OH)12 · 2.5H2O
IMA Formula:
NiAl4(V5+O3)2(OH)12 · 2H2O

Crystallography of AnkinovichiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Cell Parameters:
a = 17.81 Å, b = 5.123 Å, c = 8.866 Å
β = 92.14°
a:b:c = 3.476 : 1 : 1.731
Unit Cell V:
808.38 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
elongated tabular crystals with a six-sided shape

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
8.89 (100)
7.83 (100)
1.97 (80)
1.90 (70)
1.48 (80)

Type Occurrence of AnkinovichiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
crusts of tabular crystals to 0.2 mm and V-shaped twins to 0.5 mm
Geological Setting of Type Material:
vugs of a vanadium-bearing slate/quartz breccia
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Karpenko, V.Yu., Pautov, L.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Agakhanov, A.A., Dkaya, T.V., Bekenova, G.K. (2004) Ankinovichite, nickel analogue of alvanite, a new mineral from Kurunsak (Kazakhstan) and Kara-Chagyr (Kirgizia). Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 133(2): 59-68.

Synonyms of AnkinovichiteHide

Other Language Names for AnkinovichiteHide

Simplified Chinese:安奇诺维奇石
Traditional Chinese:安奇諾維奇石

Relationship of Ankinovichite to other SpeciesHide

Structurally related to group(s):
Chalcoalumite GroupA group of metal(II)-Al-sulphates, with additional anions in some species.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Volborthite4 photos of Ankinovichite associated with Volborthite on mindat.org.
Kolovratite3 photos of Ankinovichite associated with Kolovratite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.FE.05Alvanite(Zn,Ni)Al4(V5+O3)2(OH)12 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m

Fluorescence of AnkinovichiteHide

Other InformationHide

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 AnkinovichiteHide

Reference List:
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Karpenko, V.Yu., Pautov, L.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Agakhanov, A.A., Dkaya, T.V., Bekenova, G.K. (2004) Ankinovichite, nickel analogue of alvanite, a new mineral from Kurunsak (Kazakhstan) and Kara-Chagyr (Kirgizia). Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 133(2): 59-68.
Lapis (2004): 29(9): 40.

Internet Links for AnkinovichiteHide

Localities for AnkinovichiteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Kazakhstan (TL)
  • Turkistan
    • Karatau Range
      • Aksumbe
Karpenko, V.V., Pautov, L.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Agakhanov, A.A., Dkaya, T.V., and Bekenova, G.K. (2004a): Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 133(2): 59-68.
Kyrgyzstan (TL)
  • Batken
Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society, 133(2), 2004, pp 59–70.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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