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Zharchikhite

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About ZharchikhiteHide

Formula:
AlF(OH)2
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, Zharchikha Mo deposit, Transbaikalia, Russia.
This page provides mineralogical data about Zharchikhite.


Classification of ZharchikhiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1986
3.AC.05

3 : HALIDES
A : Simple halides, without H2O
C : M:X = 1:3
10.2.8.1

10 : OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
2 : A(O,OH)Xq
8.6.1

8 : Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates
6 : Halides of Al

Physical Properties of ZharchikhiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless
Hardness:
4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of ZharchikhiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.532 nβ = 1.552 nγ = 1.567
2V:
Measured: 80° , Calculated: 80°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.035
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
medium

Chemical Properties of ZharchikhiteHide

Formula:
AlF(OH)2
IMA Formula:
Al(OH)2F

Crystallography of ZharchikhiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.98 (10)
2.92 (8)
2.31 (7)
1.926 (5)
1.833 (9)
1.737 (7)
1.289 (7)

Type Occurrence of ZharchikhiteHide

Synonyms of ZharchikhiteHide

Other Language Names for ZharchikhiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz3 photos of Zharchikhite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

3.AC.10MolysiteFeCl3Hex.
3.AC.15Fluocerite-(Ce)(Ce,La)F3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1
3.AC.15Fluocerite-(La)(La,Ce)F3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1
3.AC.20GananiteBiF3

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

8.6.2ChloraluminiteAlCl3 · 6H2OTrig.
8.6.3CadwaladeriteAlCl(OH)2 · 4H2OAmor.
8.6.4CryolithioniteNa3Li3[AlF6]2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Ia3d
8.6.5CryoliteNa2NaAlF6Mon. 2/m
8.6.6ChioliteNa5Al3F14Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mnc
8.6.7ElpasoliteK2NaAlF6Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
8.6.8WeberiteNa2Mg[AlF6]FOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Immm
8.6.9Hydrokenoralstonite Na0.5(Al,Mg)2(F,OH)6•H2O Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
8.6.10KoeneniteNa4Mg9Al4Cl12(OH)22Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
8.6.11 Chlor-manasseiteMgxAl(OH)2x+2Cl · (x-0.8)H2O
x about 1.75
8.6.12GearksutiteCa[Al(F,OH)5(H2O)]Tric. 1 : P1
8.6.13ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0Mon. 2/m : B2/b
8.6.14YaroslaviteCa3Al2F10(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
8.6.15CarlhintzeiteCa2[AlF6]F · H2OTric.
8.6.16ColquiriiteCaLi[AlF6]Trig.
8.6.17ThomsenoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.6.18PachnoliteNaCa[AlF6] · H2OMon. 2/m
8.6.19Zirklerite(Fe,Mg,Ca)9Al4Cl18(OH)12 · 14H2O (?)Trig.

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 ZharchikhiteHide

Reference List:
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Bolokhontseva S.V., Baturin S.V., Ilmeyev E.S., Papova M.A., Purusova S.P. (1988) Zharchikhite AlF(OH)2 - a new mineral. Zapiski Vses.Mineral.Obshch., 117, 79-83.
American Mineralogist (1989): 74, 504.

Internet Links for ZharchikhiteHide

Localities for ZharchikhiteHide

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.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
BLAß, G. & GRAF, H. W. (1996): Neue Mineralienfunde aus dem Siegerland und von der Grube Clara im Schwarzwald. - Mineralien-Welt 7 (4), 14-16.
Namibia
 
  • Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
    • Tsumeb
BRANDSTÄTTER, F., H. KAISER und G. NIEDERMAYR (2001) Zharchikhit – ein neuer „alter“ Fund von Tsumeb, Namibia.- Mineralien-Welt 12 (5), 51-53.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
Bolokhontseva S.V., Baturin S.V., Ilmeyev E.S., Papova M.A., Purusova S.P. (1988): Zharchikhite AlF(OH)2 - a new mineral. Zapiski Vses.Mineral.Obshch., 117, 79-83.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Northern Caucasus Region
    • Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
      • Elbrus Mt
Gurbanov, A.G., Bogatikov, O.A., Dokuchaev, A.Y., Gazeev, V.M., Abramov, S.S., Groznova, E.O., and Shevchenko, A.V. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(3), 199-217.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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