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Cyrill P. Florensky
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Named in honor of Cyrill Pavlovich Florensky (Кири́лл Па́влович Флоре́нский) (27 December 1915, Sergiyev Posad, Russian Empire - 9 April 1982, Moscow, Russia), geochemist and planetologist, and one of the founders of the Laboratory of Comparative Planetology at the Vernadsky Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He was given many awards and the Florensky Crater on the Moon is also named after him.
First approved Ti phosphide mineral, second to badengzhuite; compare 'UM1986-25-P:Ti'.

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Classification of FlorenskyiteHide

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1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
B : Metallic Carbides, Silicides, Nitrides and Phosphides
D : Phosphides

1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group

Physical Properties of FlorenskyiteHide


Chemical Properties of FlorenskyiteHide


Crystallography of FlorenskyiteHide

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Type Occurrence of FlorenskyiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Isolated grains to 14 micrometers
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Meteorite Curation Facility,NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Ivanov, A.V., Zolensky, M.E., Saito, A., Ohsumi, K., Yang, S.V., Kononkova, N.N., Mikouchi, T. (2000) Florenskyite, FeTiP, a new phosphide from the Kaidun meteorite. American Mineralogist: 85: 1082-1086.

Synonyms of FlorenskyiteHide

Other Language Names for FlorenskyiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.BD.ZuktamruriteFeP2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
1.BD.05Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3PTet. 4 : I4
1.BD.10Barringerite(Fe,Ni)2PHex. 6 m2 : P62m
1.BD.10MonipiteMoNiPHex. 6 m2 : P62m
1.BD.15Allabogdanite(Fe,Ni)2POrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.15AndreyivanoviteFeCrPOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
1.BD.20Melliniite(Ni,Fe)4PIso. 2 3 : P21 3

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

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 FlorenskyiteHide

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Ivanov, A.V., Zolensky, M.E., Saito, A., Ohsumi, K., Yang, S.V., Kononkova, N.N., Mikouchi, T. (2000) Florenskyite, FeTiP, a new phosphide from the Kaidun meteorite. American Mineralogist: 85: 1082-1086.
Mandarino, J.A. (2002) New minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 40: 1215-1234.
Mikouchi, T., Zolensky, M., Tachikawa, O., Komatsu, M., Ivanova, M.A., Le, L., Gounelle, M. (2006) Electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis of two unusual minerals in carbonaceous chondrites. Lunar and Planetary Science: 37: 1855-1855.

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Localities for FlorenskyiteHide

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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.
  • Silesian Voivodeship
    • Rybnik County
      • Gmina Czerwionka-Leszczyny
Kruszewski, Ł., Ciesielczuk, J., Misz-Kennan, M. (2012): What have meteorites to do with coal fires? A case of Upper and Lower Silesian Basins. Mineralogia Special Papers 40: 28-30
Yemen (TL)
  • Hadhramaut Governorate
[MinRec 32:213, Am. Min. (2000) 85, 1082–1086]; Zolensky, M. & A.Ivanov, Chemie der Erde 63,185-246(2003)
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