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About HalilsarpiteHide

Crystal System:
Named after Professor Dr. Halil Sarp (1944-), turkish mineralogist, Department of Mineralogy, Natural History Museum, Genève, Switzerland.
Isostructural with:
Chemically related to betpakdalite-CaMg. May be treated as MgCaMoAs-analogue of natrowalentaite.

Classification of HalilsarpiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of HalilsarpiteHide


Crystallography of HalilsarpiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 26.489(1) Å, b = 7.4205(3) Å, c = 10.4378(4) Å
a:b:c = 3.57 : 1 : 1.407
Unit Cell V:
2,051.67 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of HalilsarpiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical collections of (1) the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, PO 1172, Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Norway, registration number 44110 (holotype), and (2) the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA, catalogue number 73567 (cotype)

Synonyms of HalilsarpiteHide

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 HalilsarpiteHide

Reference List:
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Grey I.E., Husdal T., Friis H., Dal Bo F., Kampf A.R., MacRae C.M., Mumme W.G., Ljøstad O.-T., Shanks F. (2019): Halilsarpite, IMA 2019-023. CNMNC Newsletter No. 50; Mineralogical Magazine: 31, doi: 10.1180/mgm.2019.46; (visited 23.07.2019)

Internet Links for HalilsarpiteHide

Localities for HalilsarpiteHide

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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.
Morocco (TL)
  • Drâa-Tafilalet
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)
          • Oumlil
Grey I.E., Husdal T., Friis H., Dal Bo F., Kampf A.R., MacRae C.M., Mumme W.G., Ljøstad O.-T., Shanks F. (2019): Halilsarpite, IMA 2019-023. CNMNC Newsletter No. 50; Mineralogical Magazine: 31, doi: 10.1180/mgm.2019.46; (visited 23.07.2019)
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