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About KhorixasiteHide

Crystal System:
Named for the Khorixas District, Namibia, that includes the type locality.
Isostructural with:
The Bi analogue of mottramite (compare also the discredited, Ca- and Bi-bearing mottramite variety "duhamelite").
Chemically similar to namibite.

Classification of KhorixasiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of KhorixasiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of KhorixasiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.483(1) Å, b = 5.686(1) Å, c = 9.678(2) Å
β = 90.14(3)°
a:b:c = 1.316 : 1 : 1.702
Unit Cell V:
411.78 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of KhorixasiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical collections of the Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (registration number M53605)

Synonyms of KhorixasiteHide

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 KhorixasiteHide

Reference List:
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Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Birch, W.D., Bourgoin, V., Boulliard, J.-C. (2016): Khorixasite, IMA 2016-048. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1139; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1135–1144

Internet Links for KhorixasiteHide

Localities for KhorixasiteHide

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.
DR Congo
  • Lualaba
    • Kolwezi mining district
Vincent Bourgoin collection
Namibia (TL)
  • Kunene Region
    • Khorixas
      • Mesopotamia Copper Valley
Mills, S.J., Christy, A.G., Birch, W.D., Bourgoin, V., Boulliard, J.-C. (2016): Khorixasite, IMA 2016-048. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1139; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1135–1144
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