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Mg2(CO3)(OH)Cl · 2H2O
Specific Gravity:
1.758 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Chloride analog of artinite which was named after the Italian mineralogist E. Artini (1866-1928).
This page provides mineralogical data about Chlorartinite.

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Classification of ChlorartiniteHide

Approval Year:

D : Carbonates with additional anions, with H2O
A : With medium-sized cations

Physical Properties of ChlorartiniteHide

1.758 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ChlorartiniteHide

RI values:
nα = 1.510 nβ = 1.510
Max Birefringence:
δ = 1.510
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of ChlorartiniteHide

Mg2(CO3)(OH)Cl · 2H2O
IMA Formula:
Mg2CO3Cl(OH) · 2.5H2O

Crystallography of ChlorartiniteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 23.1442 Å, c = 7.22333 Å
a:c = 1 : 0.312
Unit Cell V:
3350.84 ų

Type Occurrence of ChlorartiniteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
white, rounded, fine-grained aggregates
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum of Saint Petersburg Mining Institute, Russia.

Synonyms of ChlorartiniteHide

Other Language Names for ChlorartiniteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.DA.AlexkhomyakoviteK6(Ca2Na)(CO3)5Cl·6H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mcm
5.DA.05DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2OMon.
5.DA.05GiorgiositeMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
5.DA.05HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
5.DA.05WidgiemoolthaliteNi5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2OMon.
5.DA.05UM1986-10-CO:ClHMgMnZn (also called Mineral F, Dunn, 1995)Mg5(Zn,Mn)3(CO3)2(OH,Cl)12 · H2O
5.DA.05UM1987-01-CO:HMgSMg4(CO3)2(OH)4 · 6H2O ?Mon.
5.DA.10ArtiniteMg2(CO3)(OH)2 · 3H2OMon.
5.DA.10IndigiriteMg2Al2(CO3)4(OH)2 · 15H2O
5.DA.15OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
5.DA.15ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?Iso.
5.DA.20KambaldaiteNaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3 · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.25CallaghaniteCu2Mg2(CO3)(OH)6 · 2H2OMon.
5.DA.35HydroscarbroiteAl14(CO3)3(OH)36 · nH2OTric.
5.DA.35ScarbroiteAl5(CO3)(OH)13 · 5H2OHex.
5.DA.40CaresiteFe2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
5.DA.40QuintiniteMg4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
5.DA.40CharmariteMn2+4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2O
5.DA.45Stichtite-2HMg6(Cr,Al)2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.DA.45BrugnatelliteMg6Fe3+(CO3)(OH)13 · 4H2OHex.
5.DA.45ChlormagaluminiteMg4Al2(OH)12Cl2 · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.45Hydrotalcite-2HMg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.DA.45Pyroaurite-2HMg6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.DA.45ZaccagnaiteZn4Al2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OHex.
5.DA.50ComblainiteNi4Co2(OH)12[CO3] · 3H2OTrig.
5.DA.50DesautelsiteMg6Mn3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m)
5.DA.50HydrotalciteMg6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50PyroauriteMg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50ReevesiteNi6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2OTrig.
5.DA.50StichtiteMg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
5.DA.50TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2OTrig.
5.DA.50UM1998-10-CO:CoHNiCo6Fe2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O ?
5.DA.55CoalingiteMg10Fe3+2(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2OTrig.

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 ChlorartiniteHide

Reference List:
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Vergasova, L.P., Filatov, S.K., Serafimova, E.K., and Sergeyeva, S.V. (1998) Chlorartinite Mg2(CO3)ClOH·3H2O — a new mineral from exhalations. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(2): 55-59 (in Russian).
Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., and Roberts, A.C. (1999) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 84: 1195-1198.
Sugimoto, K., Dinnebier, R.E., and Schlecht, T. (2006) Chlorartinite, a volcanic exhalation product also found in industrial magnesia screed. J. Appl. Crystallogr.: 39: 739-744.
Sugimoto, K., Dinnebier, R.E., and Schlecht, T. (2006) Crystal structure of dehydrated chlorartinite by X-ray powder diffraction. Powder Diffr.: 22: 64-67.

Internet Links for ChlorartiniteHide

Localities for ChlorartiniteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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 (TL)
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Tolbachik volcano
        • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
Vergasova, L.P., Filatov, S.K., Serafimova, E.K., and Sergeyeva, S.V. (1998) Chlorartinite Mg2(CO3)ClOH·3H2O — a new mineral from exhalations. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(2): 55-59 (in Russian).; Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., and Roberts, A.C. (1999) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 84: 1195-1198.
  • Michigan
    • Houghton Co.
      • Duncan
        • Kenton
George W. Robinson and S.M. Carlson (2009) What's New in Michigan Minerals. Presentation at The 36th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 23-26, 2009.
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