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Zuktamrurite

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Zuk-Tamrur cliff, Israel
Formula:
FeP2
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for Zuk-Tamrur cliff (Dead Sea) located nearby the type locality.
Marcasite structure type. The Sb analogue of seinäjokite and (at least to some extent) of löllingite.

The most P-rich phosphide in nature.


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Classification of ZuktamruriteHide

Approved
Approval year:
2013
First published:
2019
1.BD.

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
B : Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
D : Phosphides

Physical Properties of ZuktamruriteHide

Tenacity:
Brittle

Optical Data of ZuktamruriteHide

Anisotropism:
distinct; bluish colours
Reflectivity:
470nmR1=50.40%R2=47.20%
546nmR1=49.16%R2= 46.23%
589nmR1=48.97%R2=46.16%
650nmR1=49.40%R2=46.40%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 50.40%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red
Colour in reflected light:
white with a distinct bluish tint
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of ZuktamruriteHide

Formula:
FeP2

Crystallography of ZuktamruriteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pnnm
Setting:
Pnnm
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.9276(6) Å, b = 5.6460(7) Å, c = 2.8174(4) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.873 : 1 : 0.499
Unit Cell V:
78.38 ų
Z:
2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.713 Å(61)
2.823 Å(30)
2.450 Å(36)
2.446 Å(100)
1.849 Å(32)
1.762 Å(55)
1.577 Å(27)
1.565 Å(29)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of ZuktamruriteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
grains up to 50 µm
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Mineralogical Museum of the Department of Mineralogy, St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia, catalogue number 19607.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Pyrometamorphic rocks are affected by severe retrograde alteration involving low-temperature hydrothermal processes and supergene weathering
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Britvin, S.N., Murasko, M.N., Vapnik, Y., Polekhovsky, Y.S., Krivovichev, S.V., Vereshchagin, O.S., Vlasenko, N.S., Shilovskikh, V.V., Zaitsev, A.N. (2019) Zuktamrurite, FeP2, a new mineral, the phosphide analogue of löllingite, FeAs2. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 46: 361–369.

Synonyms of ZuktamruriteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.BD.MurashkoiteFePOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.NegeviteNiP2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
1.BD.HalamishiteNi5P4Hex. 6mm : P63mc
1.BD.TransjordaniteNi2PHex. 6 m2 : P62m
1.BD.NickolayiteFeMoPOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.05Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4
1.BD.05Nickelphosphide(Ni,Fe)3PTet.
1.BD.10Barringerite(Fe,Ni)2PHex. 6 m2 : P62m
1.BD.10MonipiteMoNiPHex. 6 m2 : P62m
1.BD.15FlorenskyiteFeTiPOrth.
1.BD.15Allabogdanite(Fe,Ni)2POrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.15AndreyivanoviteFeCrPOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.20Melliniite(Ni,Fe)4PIso. 2 3 : P21 3

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 ZuktamruriteHide

Reference List:
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Britvin, S.N., Murashko, M.N., Vapnik, Ye., Polekhovsky, Y.S. and Krivovichev, S.V. (2014) Zuktamrurite, IMA 2013-107. CNMNC Newsletter No. 19, February 2014, page 167. Mineralogical Magazine: 78: 165-170.
Britvin, S.N., Murasko, M.N., Vapnik, Y., Polekhovsky, Y.S., Krivovichev, S.V., Vereshchagin, O.S., Vlasenko, N.S., Shilovskikh, V.V., Zaitsev, A.N. (2019) Zuktamrurite, FeP2, a new mineral, the phosphide analogue of löllingite, FeAs2. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 46: 361–369.

Internet Links for ZuktamruriteHide

Localities for ZuktamruriteHide

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)
 
  • Southern District (HaDarom District)
    • Tamar Regional Council
      • Hatrurim Basin
Britvin, S.N., Murasko, M.N., Vapnik, Y., Polekhovsky, Y.S., Krivovichev, S.V., Vereshchagin, O.S., Vlasenko, N.S., Shilovskikh, V.V., Zaitsev, A.N. (2019) Zuktamrurite, FeP2, a new mineral, the phosphide analogue of löllingite, FeAs2. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 46: 361–369.; Britvin, S.N., Murashko, M.N., Vapnik, Ye., Polekhovsky, Y.S. and Krivovichev, S.V. (2014) Zuktamrurite, IMA 2013-107. CNMNC Newsletter No. 19, February 2014, page 167. Mineralogical Magazine: 78: 165-170.; Britvin, S. N., Vapnik, Y., Polekhovsky, Y. S., Krivovichev, S. V., Krzhizhanovskaya, M. G., Gorelova, L. A., ... & Zaitsev, A. N. (2019) Murashkoite, FeP, a new terrestrial phosphide from pyrometamorphic rocks of the Hatrurim Formation, South Levant. Mineralogy and Petrology: 113(2): 237-248.
Middle East
 
Vapnik, Y., Galuskina, I., Murashko, M., Britvin, S., & Galuskin, E. (2014). The Hatrurim Complex-the New Unique Locality on World Mineral Map: the Review of Mineral Discoveries. In Israel Geological Society 2014, Annual Meeting, En Boqeq (pp. 143-144).
 
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