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New structure type. However, may be compared to averievite, which was once reported to be Cu5O2(VO4)2·CuCl2·(Cs, K, Rb)Cl. You might also want to compare with piypite.

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Classification of AleutiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of AleutiteHide


Crystallography of AleutiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 18.090(2) Å, b = 6.2248(6) Å, c = 8.2465(9) Å
β = 90.597(2)°
a:b:c = 2.906 : 1 : 1.325
Unit Cell V:
928.56 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of AleutiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
collections of the Mineralogical Museum, Department of Mineralogy, St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia, specimen number 1/19689

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 AleutiteHide

Reference List:
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Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, E.V., Agakhanov, A.A. and Polekhovsky, Y.S. (2018) Aleutite, IMA 2018-014. CNMNC Newsletter No 43, June 2018, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 82, xxx-xxx.

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Localities for AleutiteHide

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- 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)
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Tolbachik volcano
        • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
          • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
            • Second scoria cone
Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, E.V., Agakhanov, A.A. and Polekhovsky, Y.S. (2018) Aleutite, IMA 2018-014. CNMNC Newsletter No 43, June 2018, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 82, xxx-xxx.
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