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Korshunovskite

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This page provides mineralogical data about Korshunovskite.


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Classification of KorshunovskiteHide

Approved
3.BD.15

3 : HALIDES
B : Simple halides, with H2O
D : Simple halides with H2O and additional OH
10.1.5.1

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
1 : A2(O,OH)3Xq
8.4.4

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
4 : Halides of the alkaline earths and Mg

Physical Properties of KorshunovskiteHide

Hardness:

Optical Data of KorshunovskiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.516 nβ = 1.538 nγ = 1.547
2V:
Measured: 62° , Calculated: 64°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.031
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of KorshunovskiteHide

Formula:
Mg2Cl(OH)3 · 4H2O

Crystallography of KorshunovskiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.64 Å, b = 6.25 Å, c = 7.42 Å
α = 101.4°, β = 103.9°, γ = 72.7°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.382 : 1 : 1.187
Unit Cell V:
367.89 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of KorshunovskiteHide

Synonyms of KorshunovskiteHide

Other Language Names for KorshunovskiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.BD.05CadwaladeriteAlCl(OH)2 · 4H2OAmor.
3.BD.10LesukiteAl2Cl(OH)5 · 2H2OIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
3.BD.20NepskoeiteMg4Cl(OH)7 · 6H2OOrth.
3.BD.25KoeneniteNa4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

8.4.1SellaiteMgF2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
8.4.2NeighboriteNaMgF3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
8.4.3BischofiteMgCl2 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
8.4.5CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnna
8.4.6TachyhydriteCaMg2Cl6 · 12H2OTrig.
8.4.7FluoriteCaF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
8.4.8SinjariteCaCl2 · 2H2OTet.
8.4.9AntarcticiteCaCl2 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
8.4.10ChlorocalciteKCaCl3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.4.11RorisiteCaFClTet.
8.4.12JarliteNa(Sr,Na)7MgAl6F32(OH,H2O)2Mon. 2/m
8.4.13CalcjarliteNa(Ca,Sr)3Al3(OH)2F14Mon.
8.4.14TikhonenkoviteSr[AlF4(OH)(H2O)]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
8.4.15AcuminiteSr[AlF4(OH)(H2O)]Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.4.16FrankdicksoniteBaF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
8.4.17UsoviteBa2CaMgAl2F14Mon.
8.4.18BøgvaditeNa2SrBa2Al4F20Mon. 2/m

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 KorshunovskiteHide

Reference List:
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Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 111: 324-329.
American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 643.
Acta Crystallographica: 6: 40-44.

Internet Links for KorshunovskiteHide

Localities for KorshunovskiteHide

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.
Poland
 
  • Upper Silesia (Śląskie)
    • Upper Silesian Coal Basin
      • Rybnik Coal Area
        • Radlin
Łukasz Kruszewski (2012) Unique chloride assemblage of exhalative origin from burning coal-mining dump in Radlin (Rybnik Coal Area, S Poland). Mineralogical Society of Poland Special Papers 40
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Zheleznogorsk (Korshunikha)
[ZVMO 111 (1982), 324; MinRec 32:500]; Mazurov et al (2007) Geology of Ore Deposits, 49, 271–284.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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