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Vasilyevite

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Formula:
(Hg+2)10I3Br2Cl(CO3)O6
Colour:
Silverish grey to dark reddish black
Lustre:
Adamantine, Metallic
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
9.57
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named after Vladimir Ivanovich Vasilyev (b. 1929) of the Geological Institute at Novosibirsk (Russia) who discovered nine mercury minerals.
This page provides mineralogical data about Vasilyevite.


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Classification of VasilyeviteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
3.DD.45

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

Physical Properties of VasilyeviteHide

Adamantine, Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Silverish grey to dark reddish black
Streak:
Reddish brown
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Very brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
None observed
Density:
9.57 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Chemical Properties of VasilyeviteHide

Formula:
(Hg+2)10I3Br2Cl(CO3)O6
IMA Formula:
Hg1+20O6I3Br2Cl(CO3)

Crystallography of VasilyeviteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.344 Å, b = 10.65 Å, c = 18.26 Å
α = 93.26°, β = 90.55°, γ = 115.42°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.877 : 1 : 1.715
Unit Cell V:
1,637.37 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.20 (80)
3.13 (90)
2.89 (100)
2.72 (80)

Type Occurrence of VasilyeviteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
microscopic, rounded hollow aggregates (< 0.5 mm across), probably pseudomorphs after mercury
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of VasilyeviteHide

Other Language Names for VasilyeviteHide

German:Vasilyevit
Simplified Chinese:碳氯溴碘汞石
Traditional Chinese:碳氯溴碘汞石

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.50Aurivilliusite(Hg+2)0.5Hg2+(I,Br,Cl)OMon. 2/m : B2/b
3.DD.55TerlinguacreekiteHg2+3Cl2O2Orth.
3.DD.60Kelyanite(Hg+2)6Sb3+BrCl2O6Mon.
3.DD.65ComancheiteHg2+55N3–24(NH2,OH)4(Cl,Br)34Orth.

Fluorescence of VasilyeviteHide

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 VasilyeviteHide

Reference List:
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Roberts, A.C. et al. (2003), Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 1167-1172.
Cooper, M.A., F.C. Hawthorne (2003), Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 1173-1181.
Lapis (2004): 29(2): 42.

Internet Links for VasilyeviteHide

Localities for VasilyeviteHide

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.
USA (TL)
 
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Picacho Peak
Canadian Mineralogist (2003): 41(5): 1167-1172; Lapis (2004): 29(2): 42.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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