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Crystal System:
Isostructural with:
Known synthetic analogue. The Fe analogue of chlorocalcite. Chemically identical to 'Unnamed (K-Fe Chloride)'. Compare erythrosiderite.

Extremely hygroscopic and readily oxidised if exposed to the air.

Note: isostructural with the synthetic analogue of chlorocalcite.

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Classification of JavorieiteHide

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Chemical Properties of JavorieiteHide


Crystallography of JavorieiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.715(6) Å, b = 3.845(8) Å, c = 14.15(3) Å
a:b:c = 2.267 : 1 : 3.68
Unit Cell V:
474.15 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Type Occurrence of JavorieiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
The Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, catalogue no. 7400

Synonyms of JavorieiteHide

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 JavorieiteHide

Reference List:
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Koděra, P., Takács, Á., Racek, M., Šimko, F., Luptáková, J., Váczi, T. and Antal, P. (2016) Javorieite, IMA 2016-020. CNMNC Newsletter No. 32, August 2016, page 917; Mineralogical Magazine, 80: 915–922.
Koděra, P., Takács, Á., Racek, M., Šimko, F., Luptáková, J., Váczi, T., Antal, P. (2018): Javorieite, KFeCl3: a new mineral hosted by salt melt inclusions in porphyry gold systems. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 995-1004.

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Localities for JavorieiteHide

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- 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.
Slovakia (TL)
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Detva Co.
      • Detva
Koděra, P., Takács, Á., Racek, M., Šimko, F., Luptáková, J., Váczi, T. and Antal, P. (2016) Javorieite, IMA 2016-020. CNMNC Newsletter No. 32, August 2016, page 917; Mineralogical Magazine, 80: 915–922
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