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Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)

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yellowish white
Crystal System:
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

Rejected by the IMA

C : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals
A : Miscellaneous Organic Minerals

Physical Properties of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

yellowish white

Optical Data of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide


Chemical Properties of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide


Crystallography of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

Crystal System:

Synonyms of Tinnunculite (of Chesnokov & Shcherbakova)Hide

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

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

10.CA.05RefikiteC20H32O2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
10.CA.20AbelsoniteNi(C31H32N4)Tric. 1 : P1
10.CA.25KladnoiteC6H4(CO)2NHMon. 2/m
10.CA.35UreaCO(NH2)2Tet. 4 2m : P4 21m

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

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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.
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Kopeysk
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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