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About EleomelaniteHide

Unique combination of elements. Related to wulffite and parawulffite (e.g., in stoichiometry). Compare palmierite.

Classification of EleomelaniteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of EleomelaniteHide


Crystallography of EleomelaniteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.3986(3) Å, b = 4.8911(1) Å, c = 18.2293(5) Å
β = 104.409(3)°
a:b:c = 1.922 : 1 : 3.727
Unit Cell V:
811.63 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
9.07 (63)
7.38 (44)
3.699 (78)
3.658 (100)
3.173 (40)
2.915 (35)
2.683 (36)
2.576 (51)

Type Occurrence of EleomelaniteHide

Synonyms of EleomelaniteHide

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 EleomelaniteHide

Reference List:
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Pekov, I.V., Zubkova, N.V., Agakhanov, A.A., Chukanov, N.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Sidorov, E.G., Britvin, S.N., Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2016): Eleomelanite, IMA 2015-118. CNMNC Newsletter No. 30, April 2016, page 412; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 407–413

Internet Links for EleomelaniteHide

Localities for EleomelaniteHide

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)
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Tolbachik volcano
        • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
          • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
            • Second scoria cone
Pekov, I.V., Zubkova, N.V., Agakhanov, A.A., Chukanov, N.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Sidorov, E.G., Britvin, S.N., Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2016): Eleomelanite, IMA 2015-118. CNMNC Newsletter No. 30, April 2016; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 407–413
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