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Crystal System:
for Silesia, Latin name of Śląsk, which is a large area occupying >50% of the southern (south-west and south) part of Poland, and where the type locality is situated
Isostructural with:
The Fe(III)-analogue of kristiansenite. Chemically similar to toturite.

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Classification of SilesiaiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of SilesiaiteHide


Crystallography of SilesiaiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pedial
Cell Parameters:
a = 10;.028(1) Å, b = 8.408(1) Å, c = 13.339(2) Å
α = 90.01(1)°, β = 109.10(1)°, γ = 90.00(1)°
a:b:c = 1.189 : 1 : 1.586
Unit Cell V:
1,059.80 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
space group is C1

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of SilesiaiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Collections of the Mineralogical Museum, University of Wrocław, Cybulskiego 30, 50-205 Wrocław, Poland, catalogue number MMWr IV7929

Synonyms of SilesiaiteHide

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 SilesiaiteHide

Reference List:
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Pieczka, A., Ma, C., Rossman, G.R., Evans, R.J., Groat, L.A., Gołębiowska, B. (2017): Silesiaite, IMA 2017-064. CNMNC Newsletter No. 40, December 2017, page 1578; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1577–1581; (2017)

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Localities for SilesiaiteHide

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.
Poland (TL)
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Karkonosze Mts (Karkonosze Massif)
      • Szklarska Poręba District
Pieczka, A., Ma, C., Rossman, G.R., Evans, R.J., Groat, L.A., Gołębiowska, B. (2017): Silesiaite, IMA 2017-064. CNMNC Newsletter No. 40, December 2017, page 1578; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1577–1581; (2017)
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