Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery


This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
New structure type. Chemically close minerals are filatovite, pharmacoalumite, and to some extent also dmisokolovite. The second arsenate-oxide of K and Al after dmisokolovite.

Hide all sections | Show all sections

Classification of WrightiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of WrightiteHide


Crystallography of WrightiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.2377(3) Å, c = 17.683(1) Å
a:b:c =
Warning: Division by zero in /home/mindat/www/include.php on line 9264
Warning: Division by zero in /home/mindat/www/include.php on line 9277
Unit Cell V:
0.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of WrightiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Collections of the Mineralogical Museum, Saint-Petersburg State University, University Emb. 7/9, St. Petersburg 199034,
Russia (catalogue number 1/19653)

Synonyms of WrightiteHide

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 WrightiteHide

Reference List:
Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
Shablinskii, A.P., Filatov, S.K., Vergasova, L.P., Avdontseva, E.Y. and Moskaleva, S.V. (2016) Wrightite, IMA 2015-120. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 692; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 691–697

Internet Links for WrightiteHide

Localities for WrightiteHide

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)
  • Kamchatka Krai
    • Tolbachik volcano
      • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
        • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
Shablinskii, A.P., Filatov, S.K., Vergasova, L.P., Avdontseva, E.Y. and Moskaleva, S.V. (2016) Wrightite, IMA 2015-120. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 692; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 691–697;
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: February 20, 2019 18:29:20 Page generated: January 28, 2019 22:47:31
Go to top of page