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Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)

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Formula:
C10H12N8O8
Colour:
yellowish white
Lustre:
Earthy
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after the European Falcon (Falco tinnunculus) since the mineral formed as a product of hot gases from a burning coal dump reacting with excrement from Falco tinnunculus.
A substance of anthropogenic origin (burning coal mine dumps). Current IMA regulations do not allow such substances to be validated as mineral species. The original proposal was therefore rejected, but the mineral and name were published nonetheless.

Not to be confused with tinnunculite which has a different formula.


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Classification of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

Notes:
Rejected by the IMA
10.CA.30

10 : ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
C : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
A : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals

Physical Properties of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

Earthy
Colour:
yellowish white
Streak:
white

Optical Data of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

Type:
Biaxial
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

Formula:
C10H12N8O8

Crystallography of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Synonyms of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

Other Language Names for Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

10.CA.Tholins(C,H,N)
10.CA.05RefikiteC20H32O2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
10.CA.10FlagstaffiteC10H22O3Orth.
10.CA.15HoeliteC14H8O2Orth.
10.CA.20AbelsoniteNi(C31H32N4)Tric. 1 : P1
10.CA.25KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NHMon. 2/m
10.CA.30GuanineC5H5N5OMon.
10.CA.35UreaCO(NH2)2Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m
10.CA.40UriciteC5H4N4O3Mon.

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 Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

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Chesnokov B.V., Shcherbakova T.P. (1991): The mineralogy of burnt dumps of the Chelyabinsk coal basin. Moscow, p. 152 (in Russian).
Chesnokov, B., Kotrly, M. and Nisanbajev, T. (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).

Internet Links for Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

Localities for Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

ⓘ - 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
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast
        • Chelyabinsk coal basin
          • Kopeisk
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Cesnokov, B., Kotrly, M. and Nisanbajev, T. (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).
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