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Crystal System:
Member of:
Fe3+ analogue of sokolovaite. Unique combination of elements.

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Classification of KreiteriteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of KreiteriteHide


Crystallography of KreiteriteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.240(2) Å, b = 9.054(4) Å, c = 10.761(4) Å
β = C2/m, C2 or Cm(4)°
a:b:c = 0.579 : 1 : 1.189

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Unit Cell V:
0.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Spacegroup is C2/m, C2 or Cm

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of KreiteriteHide

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 4935/1

Synonyms of KreiteriteHide

Relationship of Kreiterite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Brittle MicaSynonymous with Sprödglimmer.
Dioctahedral micaA major subgroup of the micas, where there are two octahedrally coordinated cations per formula unit.
FluorluanshiweiiteKLiAl1.5(Si3.5Al0.5)O10F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
LuanshiweiiteKLiAl1.5(Si3.5Al0.5)O10(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
OrloviteKLi2Ti(Si4O10)OFMon. 2 : B2
Trioctahedral micasA major subgroup of the micas, where there are three octahedrally coordinated cations per formula unit.
VoloshiniteRb(LiAl1.51.5)(Al0.5Si3.5)O10F2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
YangzhumingiteKMg2.5(Si4O10)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m

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 KreiteriteHide

Reference List:
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Agakhanov, A.A., Pautov, L.A., Pekov, I.V., Karpenko, V.Y., Siidra, O.I., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Faiziev, A.R., Kasatkin, A.V., Kulikova, I.M. and Muftakhov, V.A. (2019) Kreiterite, IMA 2019-041. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31,

Internet Links for KreiteriteHide

Localities for KreiteriteHide

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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.
Tajikistan (TL)
  • Districts of Republican Subordination
Agakhanov, A.A., Pautov, L.A., Pekov, I.V., Karpenko, V.Y., Siidra, O.I., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Faiziev, A.R., Kasatkin, A.V., Kulikova, I.M. and Muftakhov, V.A. (2019) Kreiterite, IMA 2019-041. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31,
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