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About LesukiteHide

Al2Cl(OH)5 · 2H2O
Crystal System:
Named after Grigorii Ivanovich Lesuke (1935–1995), technical worker in the Department of Crystallography, University of St. Petersburg, Russia.
A synonym of Cadwaladerite
In 2019 it was demonstrated that cadwaladerite and lesukite are the same mineral species. Because cadwaladerite has historical precedence, it was recognized as a valid mineral species, whereas lesukite was discredited by IMA.

References for LesukiteHide

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Witzke, T. (1997): A new aluminium chloride mineral from Oelsnitz, Saxony. N. Jb. Mineral. Mh., 301-308.
Mineralogical Record: 29: 473-474.
Vergasova, L. P.; Stepanova, E. L.; Serafimova, E. K.; Filatov, S. K. (1997): Lesukite Al2(OH)5Cl.2H2O - a new mineral from volcanic exhalation. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society) 126, 104-110. [Abs. in American Mineralogist 83 (1998) 652–656.]
IMA proposal 18-H. CNMNC Newsletter No. 49, June 2019, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 83: 323–328.

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Localities for LesukiteHide

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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.
  • Antofagasta
    • Antofagasta Province
      • Mejillones
        • Mejillones peninsula
Natural History Museum Vienna collection (obtained from Udo Hörig, PXRD-analysed by Uwe Kolitsch)
    • El Loa Province
      • Calama
        • Cerritos Bayos
SEM-EDS by Igor V. Pekov, IR Spectroscopy by Nikita V. Chukanov
  • Arica and Parinacota
    • Arica Province
      • Caleta Vítor district
Maurizio Dini (sample collected in 2013 and tested)
Czech Republic
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Kladno District
      • Libušin
Hyrsl J., Korbel P.; Tschechien & Slowakei, Mineralien und Fundstellen. Bode Verlag, 2008. Page 268-273; Žáček V, Ondruš P (2000) Lesukite, cubic Al2Cl(OH)5.2H2O from Kladno, Czech Republic. Bulletin of Geosciences, volume 75, issue 1; pages: 23 - 26
  • Saxony
    • Zwickau
      • Oelsnitz
Witzke, T. (1997): A new aluminium chloride mineral from Oelsnitz near Zwickau, Saxony, Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1997, 301-308.
  • Yazd
    • Saghand (Sagand; Saqand)
Vincent Bourgoin
  • Batken Region
Museum of Victoria specimen no: M 46880
  • Silesian Voivodeship
    • Wodzisław Co.
      • Radlin
Łukasz Kruszewski (2012) Unique chloride assemblage of exhalative origin from burning coal-mining dump in Radlin (Rybnik Coal Area, S Poland). Mineralogical Society of Poland Special Papers 40
Russia (TL)
  • Kamchatka Krai
    • Tolbachik volcano
ZVMO,(1997) 126, n2, 104-110
  • Murcia
    • Cartagena
      • Cabo de Palos Range
Rewitzer, C., Calvo, M. Hochleitner, R., and Utrera, C. (2018). Cotunnite, caracolite, sideronatrite and other rare secondary minerals in the "Ferruginosa" mine, Cabo de Palos, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Mineral Up, 5 (1), 66-79.
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