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Crystal System:
This page provides mineralogical data about Khesinite.

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Classification of KhesiniteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of KhesiniteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of KhesiniteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.5363(1) Å, b = 10.9242(2) Å, c = 9.0612(1) Å
α = 106.340(1)°, β = 95.765(1)°, γ = 124.373(1)°
a:b:c = 0.964 : 1 : 0.829
Unit Cell V:
780.54 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of KhesiniteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Museum of Natural History in Bern, Bernastrasse 5, CH-3005 Bern, Switzerland, catalogue number NMBE 4717

Synonyms of KhesiniteHide

Relationship of Khesinite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Aenigmatite GroupA subgroup of the Sapphirine Supergroup.
BeckettiteCa2V6Al6O20Tric. 1 : P1
Rhönite GroupSubgroup of the Sapphirine Supergroup.
Sapphirine GroupSubgroup of the Sapphirine Supergroup.

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 KhesiniteHide

Reference List:
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Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Pakhomova, A.S., Widmer, R., Armbruster, T., Lazic, B., Grew, E.S., Vapnik, Y., Dzierżanowski, P. and Murashko, M. (2014) Khesinite, IMA 2014-033. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 802; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804.

Internet Links for KhesiniteHide

Localities for KhesiniteHide

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.
  • Occitanie
    • Aveyron
Kruszewski, Ł., Gatel, P., Thiéry, V., Moszumańska, I., and Kusy, D. (2018) Crystallochemical Behavior of Slag Minerals and the Occurrence of Potentially New Mineral Species from Lapanouse-de-Sévérac, France. In: Stracher, G.B. (Ed.) Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Vol. 5: Case Studies - Advances in Field and Laboratory Research, xx-xx (in press; publication date: November 2018).
Israel (TL)
  • Negev
    • Hatrurim Formation
Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Pakhomova, A.S., Widmer, R., Armbruster, T., Lazic, B., Grew, E.S., Vapnik, Y., Dzierżanowski, P. and Murashko, M. (2014) Khesinite, IMA 2014-033. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 802; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804.; Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Vapnik, Y., Prusik, K., Stasiak, M., Dzierżanowski, P., Murashko, M. (2017): Gurimite, Ba3(VO4)2, and hexacelsian, BaAl2Si2O8 – two new minerals from schorlomite-rich paralava of the Hatrurim Complex, Negev Desert, Israel. Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1009-1019.; Arkadiusz Krzątała, Evgeny V. Galuskin, Irina O. Galuskina, Yevgeny Vapnik (2018) “Uranian cuspidine” – a potentially new mineral from paralava of Eastern Gurim, Hatrurim Complex, Israel. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 358
  • Wyoming
    • Campbell Co.
      • Reno Junction
Gunnar Färber - Mineralienliste 1-2018.
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