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Named in honor of Fernando Cámara (born 1967) of Melilla, Spain, in recognition of his contributions in the fields of mineralogy and crystallography.
Closely related to jinshajiangite and bafertisite.

Classification of Cámaraite

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Chemical Properties of Cámaraite

Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Cámaraite

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pedial
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.6965(7) Å, b = 21.478(2) Å, c = 21.478(2) Å
α = 99.345(1)°, β = 92.315(2)°, γ = 89.993(2)°
a:b:c = 0.498 : 1 : 1
Unit Cell Volume:
V 4,864.78 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Non-standard space group C-1.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
3.825 (30)
3.394 (50)
3.182 (50)
2.869 (40)
2.788 (90)
2.629 (100)
2.101 (50)
1.721 (70)

Type Occurrence of Cámaraite

Other Names for Cámaraite

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Other Information

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 Cámaraite

Reference List:
IMA Approvals - May 2009

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Localities for Cámaraite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Kazakhstan (TL)
  • Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    • Tarbagatai Range
      • Akzhaylyautas Mts (Akzhailyautas Mts; Akjaylautas Mts; Akzhalautas Mts)
IMA Approvals - May 2009 Sokolova, E., Y. Abdu, F.C. Hawthorne, A.V. Stepanov, G.K. Bekenova, and P.E. Kotel’nikov (2009) Cámaraite, Ba3NaTi4(Fe2+,Mn)8(Si2O7)4O4(OH,F)7. I. A new Ti-silicate mineral from the Verkhnee Espe Deposit, Akjailyautas Mountains, Kazakhstan. Mineralogical Magazine, 73, 847–854.
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