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Known synthetic analogue. Third recognized Tl(III) mineral after avicennite and chrysothallite. First natural hexachlorothallate(III).

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Classification of KalithalliteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of KalithalliteHide

IMA Formula:
K3Tl3+Cl6 · 2H2O

Crystallography of KalithalliteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of KalithalliteHide

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 number 5066/1

Synonyms of KalithalliteHide

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 KalithalliteHide

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Pekov, I.V., Krzhizhanovskaya, M.G., Yapaskurt, V.O., Belakovskiy, D.I. and Sidorov, E.G. (2017) Kalithallite, IMA 2017-044. CNMNC Newsletter No. 39, October 2017, page 1280; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1279–1286.

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Localities for KalithalliteHide

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.
Russia (TL)
  • Kamchatka Krai
    • Tolbachik volcano
      • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
        • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
          • First scoria cone (First cinder cone)
Pekov, I.V., Krzhizhanovskaya, M.G., Yapaskurt, V.O., Belakovskiy, D.I. and Sidorov, E.G. (2017) Kalithallite, IMA 2017-044. CNMNC Newsletter No. 39, October 2017, page 1280; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1279–1286.
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