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Pushcharovskite

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About PushcharovskiteHide

Prof. Dmitry Yurievich Pushcharovsky
Formula:
K0.6Cu18(AsO4)(HAsO4)10(H2AsO4)4(OH)9.6·18.6H2O
Lustre:
Vitreous
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named after Prof. Dmitry Yurievich Pushcharovsky (b. 1944), crystallographer, Moscow State University, Russia.
This page provides mineralogical data about Pushcharovskite.


Classification of PushcharovskiteHide

Approved
8.CA.55

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
A : With small and large/medium cations

Physical Properties of PushcharovskiteHide

Vitreous
Streak:
White

Optical Data of PushcharovskiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.602 nβ = 1.642 nγ = 1.725
2V:
Measured: 70° , Calculated: 74°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.123
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v medium

Chemical Properties of PushcharovskiteHide

Formula:
K0.6Cu18(AsO4)(HAsO4)10(H2AsO4)4(OH)9.6·18.6H2O
IMA Formula:
K0.6Cu18[AsO2(OH)2]4[AsO3OH]10(AsO4)(OH)9.6 · 18.6H2O
Idealised Formula:
Cu(HAsO4) · 1.5H2O

Crystallography of PushcharovskiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic

Type Occurrence of PushcharovskiteHide

Synonyms of PushcharovskiteHide

Other Language Names for PushcharovskiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Yvonite14 photos of Pushcharovskite associated with Yvonite on mindat.org.
Geminite8 photos of Pushcharovskite associated with Geminite on mindat.org.
Bismuth6 photos of Pushcharovskite associated with Bismuth on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CA.DavidlloyditeZn3(AsO4)2·4H2O Tric. 1 : P1
8.CA.ApexiteNaMg(PO4)·9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CA.05FransoletiteCa3Be2(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2OMon.
8.CA.05ParafransoletiteCa3Be2(PO4)2(HPO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CA.10EhrleiteCa4Be3Zn2(PO4)6 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CA.15FaheyiteBe2Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)4 · 6H2OTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
8.CA.20GainesiteNa(Na,K)(Be,Li)Zr2(PO4)4 · 1.5-2H2OTet. 4mm : I41md
8.CA.20MccrillisiteNaCs(Be,Li)Zr2(PO4)4 · 1-2H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
8.CA.20SelwyniteNaK(Be,Al)Zr2(PO4)4 · 2H2OTet.
8.CA.25PahasapaiteLi8(Ca,Li,K)10.5Be24(PO4)24 · 38H2OIso. 2 3 : I2 3
8.CA.30HopeiteZn3(PO4)2 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.CA.30ArsenohopeiteZn3(AsO4)2 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
8.CA.35WarikahniteZn3(AsO4)2 · 2H2OTric.
8.CA.40PhosphophylliteZn2Fe(PO4)2 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CA.45ParascholziteCaZn2(PO4)2 · 2H2OMon.
8.CA.45ScholziteCaZn2(PO4)2 · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
8.CA.50KeyiteCu2+3Zn4Cd2(AsO4)6 · 2H2OMon. 2/m
8.CA.60ProsperiteCa2Zn4(AsO4)4 · H2OMon.
8.CA.65GengenbachiteKFe3+3(HPO4)4(H2PO4)2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c
8.CA.70ParahopeiteZn3(PO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1

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 PushcharovskiteHide

Reference List:
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Sarp, H. and Sanz-Gysler, J. (1997): Pushcharovskite, Cu(AsO3)(OH).H2O, a new mineral from Cap Garonne (Var, France). Archs. Sci. Genève 50, 177-186. (in French).
Pushcharovsky, D. Y., Teat, S. J., Zaitsev, V. N., Zubkova, N. V., Sarp, H. (2000): Crystal structure of pushcharovskite. European Journal of Mineralogy 12, 95-104.

Internet Links for PushcharovskiteHide

Localities for PushcharovskiteHide

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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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
M.E. Ciriotti - 04.06.2008 - Probed
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Aude
      • Salsigne
[AmMin 84:197]
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
Archs Sci.Genève,(1997) 50, 177-186
Mineral and/or Locality  
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