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Sergey Mironovich Kirov
(Fe,Mg,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O
Named in 1939 by G. N. Vertushkov for copper in the mineral and in honor of Sergey Mironovich Kirov [March 27 [O.S. March 15], 1886 Urzhum (formerly Vyatka Governorate of the Russian Empire) – December 1, 1934 St. Petersberg, Russia]. Kirov was a Russian Government official and Communist Party member who was assassinated and many things were immediately named in his memory: including Kirovsk City, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk Oblast, Russia, as well as other cities variously named Kirovohrad, Kirovakan, and Kirovabad, and several places named Kirovsk. The Great Purge by the Communist Party in the 1930s was a direct result of the assassination.
A variety of Melanterite

A variety containing 3.36% MgO and 3.18% CuO - from underground fires.

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Chemical Properties of CuprokiroviteHide

(Fe,Mg,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O

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Vertushkov (1939).
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 499.

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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.)

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  • Košice Region
    • Gelnica Co.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 502.
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