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Chekhovichite

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About ChekhovichiteHide

Formula:
Bi2Te4+4O11
Colour:
Grayish yellow, pale gray, or grayish green.
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
6.88
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For Professor Sergei Konstantinovich Chekhovich (1917-1997) Mineralogist, Alma Ata, Kazakhstan.
This page provides mineralogical data about Chekhovichite.


Classification of ChekhovichiteHide

Approved
4.JK.35

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
K : Tellurites without additional anions, without H2O
34.6.4.1

34 : SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
6 : Anhydrous Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
28.3.17

28 : Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates
3 : Tellurites

Physical Properties of ChekhovichiteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Grayish yellow, pale gray, or grayish green.
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN100=205 - 325 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Cleavage:
Perfect
One perfect parallel to elongation
Less perfect 87 degrees from first cleavage
Density:
6.88(1) g/cm3 (Measured)    7 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ChekhovichiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 2.450(2) nβ = 2.500(2) nγ = 2.650(2)
2V:
Measured: 65° , Calculated: 64°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.200
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Marked
Bireflectance:
Observable
Dispersion:
r < v strong
Colour in reflected light:
Pale gray to gray
Internal Reflections:
White

Chemical Properties of ChekhovichiteHide

Formula:
Bi2Te4+4O11
IMA Formula:
Bi3+2Te4+4O11

Crystallography of ChekhovichiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Cell Parameters:
a = 18.8963(8) Å, b = 7.9563(8) Å, c = 6.9909(3) Å
β = 95.176(3)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 2.375 : 1 : 0.879
Unit Cell V:
1,046.76 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Subhedral platy grains
Twinning:
Polysynthetic, parallel elongation.
Comment:
On synthetic material

Type Occurrence of ChekhovichiteHide

Synonyms of ChekhovichiteHide

Other Language Names for ChekhovichiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JK.05WinstanleyiteTiTe4+3O8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
4.JK.05Walfordite(Fe3+,Te6+)Te4+3O8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
4.JK.10SpiroffiteMn2+2Te4+3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
4.JK.10ZincospiroffiteZn2Te4+3O8Mon. 2/m
4.JK.15BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)Orth.
4.JK.20RajiteCu(Te4+2O5)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.JK.25CarlfriesiteCaTe4+2Te6+O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
4.JK.30Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te4+2O5Tet.
4.JK.40SmirniteBi2Te4+O5Orth. mm2
4.JK.45Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
4.JK.50FairbankitePb(TeO3)Tric.
4.JK.55PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)Orth.
4.JK.60Magnolite(Hg+2)(Te4+O3)Orth. mm2
4.JK.65MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2Mon.
4.JK.70Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)Orth.
4.JK.75Cliffordite(UO2)Te4+3O7Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

28.3.1BalyakiniteCu(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.2RajiteCu(Te4+2O5)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
28.3.3GraemiteCu[TeO3] · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmma
28.3.4TeineiteCu2+(Te4+O3) · 2H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
28.3.5CesbroniteCu2+3Te6+O4(OH)4Orth.
28.3.6MroseiteCaTe4+(CO3)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
28.3.7QuetzalcoatliteZn6Cu3(TeO6)2(OH)6 · AgxPbyClx+2yTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
28.3.8ZemanniteMg0.5ZnFe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
28.3.9KinichiliteMg0.5Mn2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex. 6/m : P63/m
28.3.10Denningite(Mn2+,Ca,Zn)Te4+2O5Tet.
28.3.11SpiroffiteMn2+2Te4+3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/b
28.3.12WinstanleyiteTiTe4+3O8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Ia3
28.3.13FairbankitePb(TeO3)Tric.
28.3.14PlumbotelluritePb(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.15Choloalite(Cu,Sb)3(Pb,Ca)3(TeO3)6Cl
28.3.16SmirniteBi2Te4+O5Orth. mm2
28.3.18Cliffordite(UO2)Te4+3O7Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
28.3.19Schmitterite(UO2)(TeO3)Orth.
28.3.20MoctezumitePb(UO2)(TeO3)2Mon.
28.3.21EmmonsiteFe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
28.3.22BlakeiteFe3+2[TeO3]3 (?)
28.3.23MackayiteFe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/acd
28.3.24PoughiteFe3+2(TeO3)2(SO4)(H2O)2 · H2OOrth.
28.3.25SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2OMon.
28.3.26RodalquilariteFe2(TeO2OH)3(TeO3)ClTric. 1 : P1
28.3.27EztlitePb2+2Fe3+3(Te4+ O3)3(SO4)O2ClMon.
28.3.28KeystoneiteMg0.5Ni2+Fe3+(Te4+O3)3 · 4.5H2OHex.

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 ChekhovichiteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist: 74: 1400.
Moscow University Geology Bulletin: 42(6): 71-76.
Revue de Chimie Minérale: 9: 837-844.

Internet Links for ChekhovichiteHide

Localities for ChekhovichiteHide

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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.
Armenia (TL)
 
  • Gelark'unik' Province (Geghark'unik')
    • Vardenis
AM 74 (1989), 1400; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Thunder Bay District
Liferovich & Mitchell pers. comm. L. Horváth 2005: L. Horváth 2009
Kazakhstan (TL)
 
  • Akmola
    • Stepnyak
      • Aksu (Aqsu)
Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
USA
 
  • Utah
    • Utah Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • East Tintic District
SEM-EDS analzyed by Dr. Rob Bowell.
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