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About LucabindiiteHide

Luca Bindi
colorless to white
Specific Gravity:
3.68 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
The name is in honor of Luca Bindi (b. 1971), Professor of Mineralogy and former Head of the Division of Mineralogy of the Natural History Museum of the University of Florence
Isostructural with:
Comparable to torrecillasite and russoite (both As2O3-containing). The Cl analogue of mauriziodiniite.

Classification of LucabindiiteHide

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Pronounciation of LucabindiiteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of LucabindiiteHide

colorless to white
None observed
3.68 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of LucabindiiteHide


Crystallography of LucabindiiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.2386(7) Å, c = 9.014(2) Å
a:c = 1 : 1.721
Unit Cell V:
214.23 ų
Hexagonal and platy crystals

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0019797LucabindiiteGaravelli A, Mitolo D, Pinto D, Vurro F (2013) Lucabindiite, (K,NH4)As4O6(Cl,Br), a new fumarole mineral from the "La Fossa" crater at Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy American Mineralogist 98 470-4772013La Fossa crater at Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy0293
0019949LucabindiitePertlik F (1988) The compounds KAs4O6X (X=Cl,Br,I) and NH4As4O6X (X=Br,I): Hydrothermal syntheses and structure determinations Monatshefte fur Chemie 119 451-4561988synthetic0293
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X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
4.537 Å(30)
4.507 Å(52)
3.197 Å(100)
2.619 Å(67)
2.265 Å(19)
1.974 Å(28)
1.603 Å(20)
1.485 Å(21)

Type Occurrence of LucabindiiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
As aggregates of micrometer-sized hexagonal and platy crystals on the surface of the pyroclastic breccia
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Museum "C.L. Garavelli", Depart. Geomineralogico, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy, sample no. 11/nm/V28
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Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Garavelli, A., Mitolo, D., Pinto, D., Vurro, F. (2013) Lucabindiite, (K,NH4)As4O6(Cl,Br), a new fumarole mineral from the "La Fossa" crater at Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy. American Mineralogist: 98: 470–477.

Synonyms of LucabindiiteHide

Fluorescence of LucabindiiteHide


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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 LucabindiiteHide

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Garavelli, A., Mitolo, D., Pinto, D., Vurro, F. (2013) Lucabindiite, (K,NH4)As4O6(Cl,Br), a new fumarole mineral from the "La Fossa" crater at Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy. American Mineralogist: 98: 470–477.

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Localities for LucabindiiteHide

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.

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- 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.
  • Tarapacá
    • Iquique Province
      • Salar Grande
Maurizio Dini
  • Campania
    • Naples
      • Pozzuoli
        • Solfatara di Pozzuoli
- Russo, M., Campostrini, I., Demartin, F. (2017): I minerali di origine fumarolica dei Campi Flegrei: Solfatara di Pozzuoli (Napoli) e dintorni. Micro, 15, 122-192.
  • Sicily
    • Messina Province
      • Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands)
        • Lipari
          • Vulcano Island
Garavelli, A., Mitolo, D., Pinto, D., Vurro, F. (2013): Lucabindiite, (K,NH4)As4O6(Cl,Br), a new fumarole mineral from the "La Fossa" crater at Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy. American Mineralogist, 98, 470–477.
  • Sakhalin Oblast
    • Kuril Islands (Kurile Islands)
      • Paramushir Island
Shevko, E. P., Bortnikova, S. B., Abrosimova, N. A., Kamenetsky, V. S., Bortnikova, S. P., Panin, G. L., & Zelenski, M. (2018). Trace Elements and Minerals in Fumarolic Sulfur: The Case of Ebeko Volcano, Kuriles. Geofluids, 2018.
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