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Kelyanite

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About KelyaniteHide

Formula:
(Hg+2)6Sb3+BrCl2O6
Colour:
reddish brown
Lustre:
Vitreous, Resinous
Hardness:
3 - 3½
Specific Gravity:
8.51 - 8.63
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For the type locality
This page provides mineralogical data about Kelyanite.


Classification of KelyaniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1981
3.DD.60

3 : HALIDES
D : Oxyhalides, hydroxyhalides and related double halides
D : With Hg
10.6.11.1

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
6 : AmBn(O,OH)pXq
8.9.2

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
9 : Halides of Sb and Bi

Physical Properties of KelyaniteHide

Vitreous, Resinous
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
reddish brown
Streak:
brownish red, cherry red
Hardness:
3 - 3½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=234 - 264 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
8.51 - 8.63 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of KelyaniteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
weak
Colour in reflected light:
grayish white
Internal Reflections:
deep red
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
reddish brown to pale brown

Chemical Properties of KelyaniteHide

Formula:
(Hg+2)6Sb3+BrCl2O6
IMA Formula:
Hg12SbO6BrCl2

Crystallography of KelyaniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 23.5 Å, b = 13.62 Å, c = 10.31 Å
β = 97.01°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.725 : 1 : 0.757
Unit Cell V:
3,275.25 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Irregular grains

Type Occurrence of KelyaniteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Alteration zone of mercury deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Vasil'yev, V. I., Lavrent'yev, Y. G., & Pal'chik, N. A. (1983). Kelyanite, Hg36Sb3 (Cl, Br) 9028-a new mineral. International Geology Review, 25(7), 864-868.

Synonyms of KelyaniteHide

Other Language Names for KelyaniteHide

German:Kelyanit
Spanish:Kelyanita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.DD.05Eglestonite(Hg2+2)3OCl3(OH)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
3.DD.05Kadyrelite(Hg2+2)3OBr3(OH)Iso.
3.DD.10Poyarkovite(Hg2+2)3Cl2O2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
3.DD.15Hanawaltite(Hg2+2)3Hg2+(Cl,OH)2O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.DD.20Terlinguaite(Hg2+2)Hg2+2Cl2O2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.DD.25PinchiteHg2+5Cl2O4Orth.
3.DD.30Gianellaite[(NHg2)2](SO4)(H2O)xIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.DD.30Mosesite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4,MoO4) · H2OIso.
3.DD.35Kleinite(Hg2N)(Cl,SO4) · nH2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.DD.40Tedhadleyite(Hg+2)5Hg2+I2(Cl,Br)2O4Tric.
3.DD.45Vasilyevite(Hg+2)10I3Br2Cl(CO3)O6Tric. 1 : P1
3.DD.50Aurivilliusite(Hg+2)0.5Hg2+(I,Br,Cl)OMon. 2/m : B2/b
3.DD.55TerlinguacreekiteHg2+3Cl2O2Orth.
3.DD.65ComancheiteHg2+55N3–24(NH2,OH)4(Cl,Br)34Orth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

8.9.1OnoratoiteSb8Cl2O11Tric. 1 : P1
8.9.3GananiteBiF3
8.9.4Zavaritskite(BiO)FTet.
8.9.5BismocliteBiOClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.9.6Daubréeite(BiO)(OH,Cl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
8.9.7PeritePbBiClO2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Develops iridescent coating
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 KelyaniteHide

Reference List:
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Vasil'yev, V. I., Lavrent'yev, Y. G., & Pal'chik, N. A. (1983). Kelyanite, Hg36Sb3 (Cl, Br) 9028-a new mineral. International Geology Review, 25(7), 864-868.
American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 1248-1249.
Pervukhina, N.V., et al. (2007): The crystal structure of kelyanite: American Mineralogist 93,1666-1669.

Internet Links for KelyaniteHide

Localities for KelyaniteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
    • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
      • Baunt District
        • North-Muya Range
          • Middle Kelyana River
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Vasil'yev, V. I., Lavrent'yev, Y. G., & Pal'chik, N. A. (1983). Kelyanite, Hg36Sb3 (Cl, Br) 9028-a new mineral. International Geology Review, 25(7), 864-868.
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