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9 - 9½
Named in honor of Ibragim Khamrabaevich Khamrabaeva (Ибраги́м Хамраба́евич Хамра́баев) (5 May 1920, Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan - 29 June 2002, Tashkent, Uzbekistan), Director, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Possibly the V analogue of 'UM1989-04-C:TiV'.

Synthetic titanium carbide is a very important high-performance ceramic.

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Classification of KhamrabaeviteHide


1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
B : Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
A : Carbides
Dana 7th ed.:

1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group

2 : Carbides, Nitrides, Silicides and Phosphides

Physical Properties of KhamrabaeviteHide

9 - 9½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of KhamrabaeviteHide

IMA Formula:

Type Occurrence of KhamrabaeviteHide

Novgorodova, M.I., Yusupov, R.G., Dmitrieva, M.T., Tsepin, A.I., Sivtsov, A.V., Gorshkov, A.I. (1984) Khamrabaevite, (Ti,V,Fe)C, a new mineral. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 113(6): 697-703.

Synonyms of KhamrabaeviteHide

Other Language Names for KhamrabaeviteHide

Simplified Chinese:碳钛矿

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.BA.10Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.BA.10Isovite(Cr,Fe)23C6Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.BA.20Niobocarbide(Nb,Ta)CIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.BA.20TantalcarbideTaCIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.BA.25QusongiteWCHex. 6 m2 : P6m2
1.BA.30YarlongiteCr4Fe4NiC4Hex. 6mm : P63mc

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

2.1MoissaniteSiCHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.3OsborniteTiNIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.5CarlsbergiteCrNIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.8XifengiteFe5Si3Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
2.10Haxonite(Fe,Ni)23C6Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.14Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4
2.15Barringerite(Fe,Ni)2PHex. 6 m2 : P62m

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 KhamrabaeviteHide

Reference List:
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Bowman, A.L. (1961) The variation of lattice parameter with carbon content of tantalum carbide. Journal of Physical Chemistry: 65: 1596-1602.
Christensen, A.N. (1978) The temperature factor parameters of some transition metal carbides and nitrides by single crystal X-ray and neutron diffraction. Acta Chemica Scandinavica: A32: 89-90.
Novgorodova, M.I., Yusupov, R.G., Dmitrieva, M.T., Tsepin, A.I., Sivtsov, A.V., Gorshkov, A.I. (1984) Khamrabaevite, (Ti,V,Fe)C, a new mineral. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 113(6): 697-703.
Dunn, P.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Fleischer, M., Gobel, V., Grice, J.D., Langley, R.H., Shigley, J.E., Vanko, D.A., Zilczer, J.A. (1985) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 70: 1329-1335.
Mineralogical Abstracts: (1986) 37: 98.
Jedwab, J., Boulègue, J. (1989) A vanadium-titanium carbide inclusion in graphite from hydothermal ejecta at 13°N, East Pacific Rise. The Canadian Mineralogist: 27: 617-623.

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Localities for KhamrabaeviteHide

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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.
  • Chihuahua
    • Pueblito de Allende
Ma, C., & Rossman, G. R. (2009). Tistarite, Ti2O3, a new refractory mineral from the Allende meteorite. American Mineralogist, 94(5-6), 841-844.
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Koriak Autonomous Okrug
Mineral. Zhurnal: 9: 7l-82: 1987 Zharg, J., Yang, G., Li, Z. (1986): Discovery of natural tungsten carbide (WC) in China. Kuangwu Xuebao: 6: 344-349 (in Chinese, with English abstract); in: Hawthorne, F.C., Jambor, J.L., Bladh, K.W., Burke, E.A.J., Grice, J.D., Phillips, D., Roberts, A.C., Schedler, R.A., Shigley, J.E. (1987): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 72: 1027
  • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
    • Zeravshan Range
      • Pendzhikent (Penjikent; Panjakent)
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Donetsk (Donets'k) Oblast'
    • Azov Sea Region
      • Eastern Azov area
Tatarintsev, V.I., Tsymbal, S.N., Sandomirskaya, S.M., Egorova, L.N., Vashtchenko, A.N., Khnyazkov, A.P. (1990): Iron-bearing manganese silicides from the Priazovye (USSR). Mineral. Zhurnal: 12 (6): 35-43 (in Russian); in: Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J. (1920): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 77: 1118
Uzbekistan (TL)
  • Tashkent Viloyati (Toshkent)
    • Angren Region
      • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
        • Arashan Mtn
ZVMO (1984) 113, 697-703; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Mineralogical Magazine 73,43-50(2009)
Outer Space
European Journal of Mineralogy; December; v. 19; no. 6; p. 771-782; DOI: 10.1127/0935-1221/2007/0019-1766
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