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About KuriliteHide

It was published in 1989, abstracted in Am. Min. in 1992, is in the ICDD PDF database as 00-45-1399. "It was not submitted to the New Minerals Commission of the IMA at that time, although it was formally discredited (Burke 2006), as being possibly synonymous with hessite or petzite. Additional mineralogical studies were undertaken, therefore to clarify the chemical composition and crystal structure. In light of these new data, the mineral and its name were approved by the IMA Commission..., IMA No. 2009-080."
Compare IMA2009-080.

Originally described from Kuril Islands, Maritime Province, Sakhalinskaya Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia.

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No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for KuriliteHide

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Jambor, J.E. and Grew, E.S. (1992) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 77: 207-213.
Burke, E.A.J. (2006) A mass discreditation of GQN minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.
Kovalenker, V.A., Plotinskaya, O.Y., Stanley, C.J., Roberts, A.C., McDonald, A.M., and Cooper, M.A. (2010) Kurilite − Ag8Te3Se − a new mineral from the Prasolovskoe deposit, Kuril Islands, Russian Federation. Mineralogical Magazine: 74: 463-468.
Bindi, L., Cooper, M.A., McDonald, A.M. (2015): Twinning and disorder in the crystal structure of kurilite, Ag8Te3Se: Toward a new fast conductor? Canadian Mineralogist, 53, 159-168.

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- 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.)

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  • British Columbia
    • Kamloops Mining Division
      • Kamloops
Garagan, M. J. (2014). Textural and spatial relationship between platinum-group elements and alteration assemblages in the Afton porphyry system, Kamloops, British Columbia. BS Thesis St. Marys University, Halifax
  • Sakhalin Oblast
Heys Mineral Index 3rd ed.
      • Kunashir Island
V.A. Kovalenker, O.Yu. Plotinskaya (2005): Te and Se mineralogy of Ozernovskoe and Prasolovskoe epithermal gold deposits, Kuril – Kamchatka volcanic belt. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology 43, 118-123. [http://www.geology.bas.bg/mineralogy/gmp_files/gmp43/Kovalenker.pdf]
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