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Specific Gravity:
4.404 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Named after locality.
Post-spinel calcium ferrite

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Classification of HarmuniteHide


Physical Properties of HarmuniteHide

VHN100=655 - Vickers
4.404 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of HarmuniteHide


Crystallography of HarmuniteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.2183(3) Å, b = 3.0175(1) Å, c = 10.6934(4) Å
a:b:c = 3.055 : 1 : 3.544
Unit Cell V:
297.45 ų

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of HarmuniteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Occurs in larnite pebbles of the pseudo-conglomerate, the cement of which consists of intensely altered larnite-bearing rocks. Srebrodolskite, magnesioferrite, and harmunite are intergrown forming black porous aggregates to the central part of the pebbles
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
St Petersburg University, Universytetskaya Naberezhnaya 7/9, 199034 St Petersburg, Russia, catalogue number 1/19518
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Hatrurim Complex of pyrometamorphic larnite rocks.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of HarmuniteHide

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 HarmuniteHide

Reference List:
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Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Lazic, B., Armbruster, T., Murashko, M. and Galuskin, E.V. (2013) Harmunite, IMA 2012-045. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 2; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.
Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik Ye., Lazic B., Armbruster T., Murashko M. and Galuskin E. Harmunite CaFe2O4: A new mineral from the Jabel Harmun, West Bank, Palestinian Autonomy, Israel. American Mineralogist, 99, 965–975.

Internet Links for HarmuniteHide

Localities for HarmuniteHide

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.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Daun
        • Üdersdorf
Blaß, G. & Kruijen, F. (2014): Die Neuigkeiten aus der Vulkaneifel (2/14). Mineralien-Welt 25 (5), 62-75 (in German).
Palestine (TL)
  • West Bank
    • Hatrurim Formation
Galuskina, I.O., Vapnik, Y., Lazic, B., Armbruster, T., Murashko, M. and Galuskin, E.V. (2013) Harmunite, IMA 2012-045. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 2; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.
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