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Crystal System:
Possibly a Cu- and Zn-ordered counterpart of chalcanthite (? - to be confirmed).

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Classification of BelogubiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of BelogubiteHide

IMA Formula:
CuZn(SO4)2 · 10H2O

Crystallography of BelogubiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pedial
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.2548(1) Å, b = 10.6112(2) Å, c = 6.0439(1) Å
α = 82.587(1)°, β = 109.625(1)°, γ = 104.848(1)°
a:b:c = 0.589 : 1 : 0.57
Unit Cell V:
364.81 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of BelogubiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian
Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospekt 18-2, 119071 Moscow, Russia, registration number 5130/1

Synonyms of BelogubiteHide

Relationship of Belogubite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
JôkokuiteMnSO4 · 5H2OTric.
PentahydriteMgSO4 · 5H2OTric.
SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2OTric.

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 BelogubiteHide

Reference List:
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Kasatkin, A.V., Britvin, S.N., Škoda, R., Agakhanov, A.A., Belakovskiy, D.I. and Chukanov, N.V. (2018) Belogubite, IMA 2018-005. CNMNC Newsletter No 43, June 2018, page 782; Mineralogical Magazine: 82: 779-785

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Localities for BelogubiteHide

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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.
Russia (TL)
  • Orenburg Oblast
    • Gay
Kasatkin, A.V., Britvin, S.N., Škoda, R., Agakhanov, A.A., Belakovskiy, D.I. and Chukanov, N.V. (2018) Belogubite, IMA 2018-005. CNMNC Newsletter No 43, June 2018, page 782; Mineralogical Magazine: 82: 779-785
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