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Aciculite

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Formula:
CaFe2O4
Colour:
Black, brownish red
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for the hair-like appearance.
A substance of anthropogenic origin (burning coal mine dump). Current IMA regulations do not allow such substances to be approved as valid mineral species.


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Classification of AciculiteHide

Notes:
Unnamed (probably valid)
Approval History:
Unnamed, but probably valid.

Physical Properties of AciculiteHide

Colour:
Black, brownish red

Chemical Properties of AciculiteHide

Formula:
CaFe2O4

Crystallography of AciculiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

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 AciculiteHide

Reference List:
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Cesnokov, B., Kotrly, M. and Nisanbajev, T. (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).

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Localities for AciculiteHide

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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.
Russia
 
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Chelyabinsk coal basin
Sharygin, V. V. (2015). Mayenite-supergroup minerals from burned dump of the Chelyabinsk Coal Basin. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 56(11), 1603-1621.
Cesnokov, B., M. Kotrly, and T. Nisanbajev (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).
        • Coal mine No. 45
Exotic Minerals of Russia
Cesnokov, B., M. Kotrly, and T. Nisanbajev (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).
 
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