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About MurashkoiteHide

Russian mineralogist and mineral dealer Mikhail N. Murashko
Crystal System:
Named after Russian mineralogist and mineral dealer Mikhail Nikolaevich Murashko (18 October 1952), who discovered a lot of new minerals in rocks of Hatrurim formation.
MnP structure type

Classification of MurashkoiteHide


Chemical Properties of MurashkoiteHide


Crystallography of MurashkoiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.098 Å, b = 3.251 Å, c = 5.699 Å
a:b:c = 1.568 : 1 : 1.753
Unit Cell V:
94.45 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of MurashkoiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum of the Mining Institute (Technical University), St Petersburg, Russia, catalogue number MGS 2211/1
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Halamish wadi, Hatrurim formation, Negev Desert, Israel (31º09’47’’N 35º17’57’’E)

Synonyms of MurashkoiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Barringerite3 photos of Murashkoite associated with Barringerite on mindat.org.
Diopside1 photo of Murashkoite associated with Diopside on mindat.org.

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 MurashkoiteHide

Reference List:
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Britvin, S.N., Vapnik, Y., Polekhovsky, Y.S. and Krivovichev, S.V. (2013) Murashkoite, IMA 2012-071. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 8; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12.

Internet Links for MurashkoiteHide

Localities for MurashkoiteHide

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.
Israel (TL)
  • Negev
    • Hatrurim Formation
Britvin, S.N., Vapnik, Y., Polekhovsky, Y.S. and Krivovichev, S.V. (2013) Murashkoite, IMA 2012-071. CNMNC Newsletter No. 15, February 2013, page 8; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 1-12
  • Amman
    • Hashem region
      • Lisdan-Siwaga Fault
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013), M.N. Murashko specimen
Specimen from Mikhail Murashko
  • Silesia
    • Rybnik District
      • Czerwionka-Leszczyny Commune
Kruszewski, Ł., Ciesielczuk, J., Misz-Kennan, M. (2012): What have meteorites to do with coal fires? A case of Upper and Lower Silesian Basins. Mineralogia Special Papers 40: 28-30 Ciesielczuk, J., Kruszewski, Ł., Majka, J. 2013: Comparative mineralogical study of thermally-altered coal-dump waste, natural rocks and the products of laboratory heating experiments. International Journal of Coal Geology: 139: 114-141
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