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Professor A. Katerinopoulos
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.

Classification of Katerinopoulosite

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of Katerinopoulosite

Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Katerinopoulosite

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.230(6) Å, b = 12.476(4) Å, c = 6.249(4) Å
β = 106.79(5)°
a:b:c = 0.74 : 1 : 0.501
Unit Cell Volume:
V 688.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of Katerinopoulosite

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

Other Names for Katerinopoulosite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Katerinopoulosite

Reference List:
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.

Internet Links for Katerinopoulosite URL:
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Localities for Katerinopoulosite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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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