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About KertscheniteHide

Dark blue, indigo-blue to nearly black
For the locality - the Kerch peninsula, Ukraine.
A supposed hydrated phosphate of iron which is an alteration product of Vivianite. Later studies have shown an intergrowth of vivianite or Metavivianite with varying amounts of amorphous ferric iron phosphate (Santabarbaraite) and Bobierrite.

Originally described from Kerch peninsula (Kertch peninsula), Crimea peninsula, Crimea Oblast', Ukraine.

Classification of KertscheniteHide

Rejected by the IMA

Physical Properties of KertscheniteHide

Dark blue, indigo-blue to nearly black

Synonyms of KertscheniteHide

Other Language Names for KertscheniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
4 photos of Kertschenite associated with VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O

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 KertscheniteHide

Reference List:
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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.: 742, 744.
Rodgers, K.A. (1986) Metavivianite and kerchenite: a review. Mineral. Mag., 50,
Chukanov F. V. (1993) Vivianite, kerchenite... . Zhurnal K. 0'93, 8-10 (in Russ.)

Internet Links for KertscheniteHide

Localities for KertscheniteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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.
  • Adamawa Region
    • Vina
      • Martap
FRANSOLET, A.-M., OUSTRIERE, P., FONTAN, F. & PILLARD, F. (1984) La mantiennéite, une nouvelle espèce minérale du gisement de vivianite d'Anloua, Cameroun. Bulletin de Minéralogie 107, 737-744.
  • Hyogo Prefecture
    • Kobe city
      • Nishi-ku
Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
  • Crimea
Nikita Vladimirovich Chukanov (2005) Kerch Iron-Ore Basin. Mineralogical Almanac vol 8, 112pp.
  • New Jersey
    • Gloucester Co.
      • Harrison Township
Henderson, Wm. A. (1980): Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Mineralogical Record 11, 307-311
Locality description: "[...] all the minerals given for Mullica Hill occur at the ferrostrunzite-producing site."
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