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Falgarite

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Known synthetic analogue. Unique combination of elements (among the known minerals): the first natural potassium vanadyl sulfate.


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Classification of FalgariteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:
2018

Chemical Properties of FalgariteHide

Formula:
K4(VO)3(SO4)5

Crystallography of FalgariteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/b
Setting:
C2/c
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.709(1) Å, b = 16.146(2) Å, c = 14.450(2) Å
β = 106.785(4)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.539 : 1 : 0.895
Unit Cell V:
1,945.33 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.26(40)
3.52(40)
3.34(40)
3.20(70)
3.17(80)
3.14(70)
3.01(50)
2.881(100)

Type Occurrence of FalgariteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskiy Prospekt 18-2, Moscow 119071, Russia, registration number 5234/1

Synonyms of FalgariteHide

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 FalgariteHide

Reference List:
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Pautov, L.A., Mirakov, M.A., Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, Е.V., Faiziev, A.R. and Karpenko, V.Y. (2018) Falgarite, IMA 2018-069. CNMNC Newsletter No. 45, October 2018, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 82, xxx-xxx

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Localities for FalgariteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Tajikistan (TL)
 
  • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
    • Zeravshan Range
      • Yagnob River
Pautov, L.A., Mirakov, M.A., Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, Е.V., Faiziev, A.R. and Karpenko, V.Y. (2018) Falgarite, IMA 2018-069. CNMNC Newsletter No. 45, October 2018, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 82, xxx-xxx
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