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3½ - 4
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Named by Andrew Y. Barkov, Yurii P. Men'shikov, Victor D. Begizov, and Andrew I. Lednev in 1996 for the Oulanka River, that passes near the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Oulankaite.

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Classification of OulankaiteHide

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2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
C : With Rh, Pd, Pt, etc.

Physical Properties of OulankaiteHide

3½ - 4 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of OulankaiteHide

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Crystallography of OulankaiteHide

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Type Occurrence of OulankaiteHide

Synonyms of OulankaiteHide

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Varieties of OulankaiteHide

Argentian OulankaiteA silver-bearing variety of oulankaite.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Telargpalite6 photos of Oulankaite associated with Telargpalite on
Moncheite4 photos of Oulankaite associated with Moncheite on
Tulameenite2 photos of Oulankaite associated with Tulameenite on
Chalcopyrite2 photos of Oulankaite associated with Chalcopyrite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BC.ColdwellitePd3Ag2SIso. 4 3 2 : P43 3 2
2.BC.15JagüéiteCu2Pd3Se4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.BC.35LuberoitePt5Se4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.BC.50TemagamitePd3HgTe3Trig. 3m : P3m1

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 OulankaiteHide

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Barkov, A.Yu., Men'shikov, Y.P., Begizov, V.D., Lednev, A.I. (1996) Oulankaite, a new platinum-group mineral from the Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion, Northern Karelia, Russia. European Journal of Mineralogy: 8: 311-316.
Mandarino, J.A. (996) Abstracts of New Mineral Descriptions. Mineralogical Record: 27: 465-466.
Barkov, A.Y., Fleet, M.E., Martin, R.F., Tarkian, M. (2004) Compositional variations of oulankaite and a new series of argentian oulankaite from the Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion, northern Russian Karelia. Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 439-453.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (2005) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 90: 271-275.

Internet Links for OulankaiteHide

Localities for OulankaiteHide

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.
Russia (TL)
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Northern Karelia
        • Oulanka plutonic complex
          • Olanga River (Oulanka River)
[MinRec 27:465]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Barkov, A. Y., Martin, R. F., Tarkian, M., Poirier, G., & Thibault, Y. (2001). Pd–Ag Tellurides from a Cl-rich environment in the Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion, northern Russian Karelia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 39(2), 639-653.
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