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Katerinopoulosite

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Professor A. Katerinopoulos
Formula:
(NH4)2Zn(SO4)2·6H2O
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honour of Athanasios Katerinopoulos, Professor of Mineralogy in the Department of Geology, University of Athens, in recognition of his extensive contributions to the knowledge of the mineralogy of the Lavrion deposits. Professor Katerinopoulos is Director of the Museum of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Athens, and Director of the Laboratory of Museum Studies, University of Athens. He has been granted Awards by the Society of Greek Litterateurs (1993) and the Academy of Athens (1996 & 2010), as well as the Honorary Diploma of the Russian Mineralogical Society (2011 & 2014).
Unique combination of elements: the first confirmed/approved N-Zn mineral species. The Zn analogue of boussingaultite, mohrite, and nickelboussingaultite.


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Classification of KaterinopoulositeHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:
2017

Chemical Properties of KaterinopoulositeHide

Formula:
(NH4)2Zn(SO4)2·6H2O

Crystallography of KaterinopoulositeHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.230(6) Å, b = 12.476(4) Å, c = 6.249(4) Å
β = 106.79(5)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.74 : 1 : 0.501
Unit Cell V:
688.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.00(18)
5.400(37)
4.411(19)
4.314(19)
4.229(24)
4.161(100)
3.749(53)
3.034(29)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of KaterinopoulositeHide

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 5014/1

Synonyms of KaterinopoulositeHide

Other Language Names for KaterinopoulositeHide

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 KaterinopoulositeHide

Reference List:
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Chukanov, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Britvin, S.N., Voudouris, P., Magganas, A. and Stergiou, V. (2017) Katerinopoulosite, IMA 2017-004. CNMNC Newsletter No. 37, June 2017, page 739; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 737–742.

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Localities for KaterinopoulositeHide

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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.
Greece (TL)
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium)
Chukanov, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Belakovskiy, D.I., Britvin, S.N., Voudouris, P., Magganas, A. and Stergiou, V. (2017) Katerinopoulosite, IMA 2017-004. CNMNC Newsletter No. 37, June 2017, page 739; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 737–742.
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