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Chloromenite

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Formula:
Cu9(SeO3)4O2Cl6
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
1½ - 2½
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
The name comes from chloros, green, and mene, moon, referring to the presence of essential selenium.
This page provides mineralogical data about Chloromenite.


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Classification of ChloromeniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1996
4.JG.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
G : Selenites with additional anions, without H2O

Physical Properties of ChloromeniteHide

Vitreous
Hardness:
1½ - 2½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of ChloromeniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.870 nβ = 1.920 nγ = 1.940
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.070
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
strong

Chemical Properties of ChloromeniteHide

Formula:
Cu9(SeO3)4O2Cl6
IMA Formula:
Cu9O2(Se4+O3)4Cl6

Crystallography of ChloromeniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Type Occurrence of ChloromeniteHide

Synonyms of ChloromeniteHide

Other Language Names for ChloromeniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Melanothallite2 photos of Chloromenite associated with Melanothallite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JG.PrewittiteKPb1.5ZnCu6(SeO3)2O2Cl10Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
4.JG.05GeorgbokiiteCu5(SeO3)2O2Cl2Mon.
4.JG.05ParageorgbokiiteCu5(SeO3)2O2Cl2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.JG.15SofiiteZn2(SeO3)Cl2Orth.
4.JG.20Ilinskite(Na,K)Cu5(SeO3)2O2Cl3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.JG.25FrancisiteCu3Bi(SeO3)2O2ClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
4.JG.30DerriksiteCu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6
4.JG.35BurnsiteKCdCu2+7(SeO3)2O2Cl9
4.JG.40AllochalcoseliteCu+PbCu2+5(SeO3)2Cl5O2Mon. 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 ChloromeniteHide

Reference List:
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European Journal of Mineralogy: 11: 119-123.

Internet Links for ChloromeniteHide

Localities for ChloromeniteHide

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
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
      • Tolbachik volcano
        • Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture)
          • Northern Breakthrough (North Breach)
Mandarino, J. A. (2003). New minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(3), 803-828.
European Journal of Mineralogy(1999) 11, 119-123; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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