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Specific Gravity:
2.65 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Chemically comparable to rustumite.

With spurrite and rustumite; also andradite, calcite, hillebrandite, vesuvianite, wollastonite.

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Classification of UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHHide

Unnamed (probably invalid)
Approval History:
Unnamed, and probably invalid.

B : Carbonates with additional anions, without H2O
A : With Cu, Co, Ni, Zn, Mg, Mn

Physical Properties of UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHHide

{010} perfect, {001) doubtful
2.65 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.554 nβ = 1.573 nγ = 1.577
Measured: 48°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.023
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r < v, medium, elongation negative

Chemical Properties of UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHHide


Crystallography of UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHHide

Crystal System:
on {001}
crystal system not sure

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
11.43 Å(35)
8.36 Å(30)
5.701 Å(30)
3.062 Å(100)
2.909 Å(40)
2.771 Å(35)
2.417 Å(50)
2.230 Å(30)
1.962 Å(40)
1.899 Å(50)
1.899 Å(50)
1.837 Å(70)

First Recorded Occurrence of UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHHide

General Appearance of First Recorded Material:
Occurs in 0.1-0.4mm grains
Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
occurs in a thermally altered limestone at the contact with granite
Associated Minerals at First Recorded Locality:

Synonyms of UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.BA.05AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.10GeorgeiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2 · 6H2OAmor.
5.BA.10Glaukosphaerite(Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.10MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.10Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.10ChukanoviteFe2+2(CO3)(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.BA.15Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.BA.15HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.BA.20HoldawayiteMn6(CO3)2(OH)7(Cl,OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.BA.25DeferniteCa6(CO3)2-x(SiO4)x(OH)7(Cl,OH)1-2x (x<0.5)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.BA.30Loseyite(Mn2+,Zn,Mg)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10Mon. 2/m
5.BA.30SclariteZn7(CO3)2(OH)10Mon. 2/m : B2/b

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 UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHHide

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Taner, M.F., Bertrand, J., Sarp, H. (1977): On the presence of a carbonate associated with spurrite, rustumite, and hillebrandite in a limestone-granite contact zone near Ikizdere, eastern Pontides, Turkey. C. R. Soc. Phys. Hist. Nat. Geneve: 12: 30-37 (in French); in: Fleischer, M., Chao, G.Y., Mandarino, J.A. (1979): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 64: 658
Smith, D.G.W., Nickel, E.H. (2007): A System of Codification for Unnamed Minerals: Report of the SubCommittee for Unnamed Minerals of the IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification. Canadian Mineralogist: 45: 983-1055; (2016)

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Localities for UM1977-03-COSiO:CaClHHide

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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.
Turkey (FRL)
  • Black Sea Region
    • Rize Province
Am.Min. 64,658(1979)
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