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About IlirneyiteHide

Mg0.5ZnMn3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2O
reddish brown, dark brownish-red, brown, or light brown
Adamantine, Silky, Sub-Metallic
Specific Gravity:
4.205 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Member of:
Named after the type locality.
The Mn3+ analogue of zemannite. Also Zn-Mn(3+)-analogue of kinichilite and keystoneite.

Classification of IlirneyiteHide

Approval Year:

Physical Properties of IlirneyiteHide

Adamantine, Silky, Sub-Metallic
Transparent, Translucent
reddish brown, dark brownish-red, brown, or light brown
None Observed
4.205 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of IlirneyiteHide

Mg0.5ZnMn3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2O
IMA Formula:
Mg0.5[ZnMn3+(TeO3)3] · 4.5H2O

Crystallography of IlirneyiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
6/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.40(2) Å, c = 7.66(2) Å
a:c = 1 : 0.815
Unit Cell V:
586.16 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Occurrences of IlirneyiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):
•  Oxidation

Type Occurrence of IlirneyiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
(1) long prismatic hexagonal crystals up to 0.15 mm in length and up to 0.01 mm in thickness, typically combined in sprays or open-work chaotic groups; (2) moss-like aggregates consisting of acicular to hair-like crystals up to 0.03 mm in length and up to
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, registration number 4720/1.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Oxidation zone of telluride bearing quartz veins
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of IlirneyiteHide

Relationship of Ilirneyite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
KeystoneiteMg0.5Ni2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex.
KinichiliteMg0.5Mn2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
ZemanniteMg0.5ZnFe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m

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 IlirneyiteHide

Reference List:
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Pekov, I.V., Siidra, O.I., Vlasov, E.A., Yapaskurt, V.O., Lukina, E.A., Polekhovsky, Y.S. and Apletalin, A.V. (2015) Ilirneyite, IMA 2015-046. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1225; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Pekov, I. V., Siidra, O. I., Vlasov, E. A., Yapaskurt, V. O., Polekhovsky, Y. S., & Apletalin, A. V. (2018). Ilirneyite, Mg0. 5 [ZnMn3+ (TeO3) 3]· 4.5 H2O, a New Mineral from Chukotka, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist, canmin-1800028.

Internet Links for IlirneyiteHide

Localities for IlirneyiteHide

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.
Russia (TL)
  • Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
    • Ilirney ore district
Pekov, I.V., Siidra, O.I., Vlasov, E.A., Yapaskurt, V.O., Lukina, E.A., Polekhovsky, Y.S. and Apletalin, A.V. (2015) Ilirneyite, IMA 2015-046. CNMNC Newsletter No. 27, October 2015, page 1225; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1229–1236.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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