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Crystal System:
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This page provides mineralogical data about Khangalasite.

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Classification of KhangalasiteHide

Rejected by the IMA
Approval History:
NOTE: The pre-print version of the Newsletter 48 (IMA CNMNC list of the new mineral proposals approved in February 2019) incorrectly reports the approval of the phase. Contrary to what has been indicated, the proposal has not been approved and therefore both the name and the mineral must not be included among the approved mineral species.
The name and the entire card will be removed from the final version of Newsletter 48 which will be published both in the Mineralogical Magazine and in the European Journal or Mineralogy.

Chemical Properties of KhangalasiteHide


Crystallography of KhangalasiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.30(1) Å, b = 10.96(2) Å, c = 11.70(2) Å
α = 108(1)°, β = 102.1(4)°, γ = 97.0(2)°
a:b:c = 0.666 : 1 : 1.068
Unit Cell V:
852.78 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Space group is P1 or P-1

First Recorded Occurrence of KhangalasiteHide

Place of Conservation of First Recorded Material:
Collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskiy Prospekt 18-2, Moscow 119071, Russia, registration number 4254/1

Synonyms of KhangalasiteHide

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 KhangalasiteHide

Reference List:
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Kudrin, M.V., Zayakina, N.V., Fridovsky, V.V. and Galenchikova, L.T. (2019) Khangalasite, IMA 2017-091a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 48, April 2019: xxx; Mineralogical Magazine: 83: xxx-xxx;

Internet Links for KhangalasiteHide

Localities for KhangalasiteHide

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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 (FRL)
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Oymyakonsky District
Kudrin, M.V., Zayakina, N.V., Fridovsky, V.V. and Galenchikova, L.T. (2019) Khangalasite, IMA 2017-091a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 48, April 2019: xxx; Mineralogical Magazine: 83: xxx-xxx
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