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Al3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 8H2O
Crystal System:
Named for V. P. Gutsevich, geologist in Kazakhstan
Originally reported from Kurumsak V Deposit, Kurumsak River Valley, Karatau Range, Ongtüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy (Southern-Kazakhstan Oblast'), Kazakhstan.

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Classification of GutsevichiteHide


7 : Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
D : Water-bearing phosphates with unfamiliar anions, mostly cations of small size: Be, Li
48 : Gutsevichite - Yukonite series

10 : A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O

Physical Properties of GutsevichiteHide

2½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of GutsevichiteHide


Chemical Properties of GutsevichiteHide

Al3(PO4)2(OH)3 · 8H2O

Crystallography of GutsevichiteHide

Crystal System:

Other Language Names for GutsevichiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping (8th Edition)Hide

7/D.48-20FerrisymplesiteFe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2O
7/D.48-40YukoniteCa3Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)3 · 5H2OOrth. mm2

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 GutsevichiteHide

Reference List:
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Zapiski Vses.Mineral.Obshch. (1961) 90, 104
Proceed.Kazak Mining Metall.Inst. (1961) 18, 125 [Amer.Mineral. (1961) 46, 1200 (abs).]
Mineral.Mag. (1962) 33, 261. [Discreditation]

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Localities for GutsevichiteHide

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- 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.
  • Turkistan
    • Karatau Range
      • Aksumbe
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
      • Ran River valley
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Amer.Mineral. (1961) 46, 1200 (abs).
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