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Crystal System:
Member of:
after Levant - large historical area within the eastern part of Mediterranean
Unique combination of elements.

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Classification of LevantiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Pronounciation of LevantiteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Chemical Properties of LevantiteHide


Crystallography of LevantiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2 - Sphenoidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.1006(9) Å, b = 5.1103(4) Å, c = 10.8252(9) Å
β = 107.237(8)°
a:b:c = 2.368 : 1 : 2.118
Unit Cell V:
639.34 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of LevantiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, registration # 4898/1

Synonyms of LevantiteHide

Relationship of Levantite to other SpeciesHide

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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 LevantiteHide

Reference List:
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Galuskin, E.V., Krüger, B., Galuskina, I.O., Krüger, H., Vapnik, Y., Pauluhn, A. and Olieric, V. (2017) Levantite, IMA 2017- 010. CNMNC Newsletter No. 37, June 2017, page 740; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 737–742
IMA Newsletter 38 (correction of type locality; was wrong in Newsletter 37)

Internet Links for LevantiteHide

Localities for LevantiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
  • Negev
Galuskina, I.O., Krüger, H., Vapnik, Y., Pauluhn, A. and Olieric, V. (2017) Levantite, IMA 2017- 010. CNMNC Newsletter No. 37, June 2017, page 740; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 737–742. IMA No. 2017-011
      • Hatrurim (Hatrurim Basin)
IMA Newsletter 38 (correction of type locality; was wrong in Newsletter 37)
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