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Kyrgyzstanite

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About KyrgyzstaniteHide

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Tian Shan mountains range in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
Formula:
ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12·3H2O
Colour:
Light blue - greenish
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2 - 2½
Specific Gravity:
2.25
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For the country.

Classification of KyrgyzstaniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2004
First Published:
2005
7.DD.75

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
D : With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra

Physical Properties of KyrgyzstaniteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Light blue - greenish
Hardness:
2 - 2½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN20=47 - 87 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Cleavage:
Perfect
(001)
Density:
2.25(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    2.242 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of KyrgyzstaniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.517(2) nβ = 1.525(2) nγ = 1.527(2)
2V:
Calculated: -53°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
Strong r < v

Chemical Properties of KyrgyzstaniteHide

Formula:
ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12·3H2O
IMA Formula:
ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O

Crystallography of KyrgyzstaniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.246 Å, b = 8.873 Å, c = 17.22 Å
β = 96.41°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.155 : 1 : 1.941
Unit Cell V:
1,555.73 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.60Å(100)
7.93Å(70)
4.83Å(80)
4.27Å(100)
2.516Å(70)
2.292Å(80)
1.998Å(95)
1.896Å(65)
Comments:
From type description.

Type Occurrence of KyrgyzstaniteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Crusts of radiating fibrous aggregates
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow.
Reference:
Agakhanov, A.A., Karpenko, V.Y., Pautov, L.A., Uvarova, Y.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Bekenova, G.K. (2005) Kyrgyzstanite, ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12(H2O)3 - a new mineral from the Kara-Tangi, Kyrgyzstan. New Data on Minerals. Moscow: 40: 23-28.

Synonyms of KyrgyzstaniteHide

Other Language Names for KyrgyzstaniteHide

Relationship of Kyrgyzstanite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon. 2 : P21
Mbobomkulite(Ni,Cu)Al4((NO3)2,SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon.
Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
5 photos of Kyrgyzstanite associated with GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
2 photos of Kyrgyzstanite associated with SphaleriteZnS

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.DD.05FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2OMon. 2 : P21
7.DD.10LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. m
7.DD.10PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2OMon. m : Pm
7.DD.10WroewolfeiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2OMon. m : Pm
7.DD.15SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c
7.DD.20KtenasiteZnCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2OMon.
7.DD.25ChristeliteCu2Zn3(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OTric.
7.DD.30CampigliaiteMn2+Cu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OMon.
7.DD.30DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.30OrthoserpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OOrth. mm2 : Pca21
7.DD.30SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
7.DD.30NiedermayriteCdCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.DD.30EdwardsiteCu3Cd2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.35Carrboydite(Ni1-xAlx)(SO4)x/2(OH)2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35Glaucocerinite(Zn1-xAlx)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35Honessite(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig.
7.DD.35Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35MotukoreaiteMg6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.DD.35Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFe3+x)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2OHex.
7.DD.35ShigaiteMn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6](SO4)2 · 6H2OTrig.
7.DD.35WermlanditeMg7Al2(OH)18[Ca(H2O)6][SO4]2 · 6H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3c1
7.DD.35WoodwarditeCu1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.DD.35ZincaluminiteZn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)16 · 5H2O
7.DD.35Hydrowoodwardite(Cu1-xAlx)(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.DD.35ZincowoodwarditeZn1-xAlx(OH)2[SO4]x/2 · nH2OTrig.
7.DD.35NatroglaucoceriniteZn6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6](SO4)2•6H2OHex.
7.DD.35NikischeriteFe2+6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6](SO4)2 · 6H2OTrig.
7.DD.40Lawsonbauerite(Mn2+,Mg)9Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.40Torreyite(Mg,Mn2+)72Mn2+2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.45MooreiteMg92Mn2Zn4(SO4)2(OH)26 · 8H2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
7.DD.50NamuwiteZn4(SO4)(OH)6 · 4H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DD.55BechereriteZn7Cu(OH)13[(SiO(OH)3(SO4)]Trig. 3 : P3
7.DD.60Ramsbeckite(Cu,Zn)15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2OMon. 2/m
7.DD.65VonbezingiteCa6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.70RedgilliteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DD.75ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon. 2 : P21
7.DD.75Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2OMon.
7.DD.80GuarinoiteZn6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2OHex.
7.DD.80Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2OTrig.
7.DD.80ThérèsemagnaniteNaCo4(SO4)(OH)6Cl · 6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DD.80UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn(Zn,Cu)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10 · 3H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DD.85MontetrisaiteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · 2H2OOrth. mm2 : Cmc21

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Insoluble in water, dissolves in heated HCl
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 KyrgyzstaniteHide

Reference List:
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New Data on Minerals 39: 32
Agakhanov, A.A., Karpenko, V.Y., Pautov, L.A., Uvarova, Y.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Bekenova, G.K. (2005) Kyrgyzstanite, ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12(H2O)3 - a new mineral from the Kara-Tangi, Kyrgyzstan. New Data on Minerals. Moscow: 40: 23-28.
Uvarova, Y.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., Karpenko, V.V., Agakhanov, A.A., Pautov, L.A. (2005) The crystal chemistry of the "nickelalumite"–group minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1511-1519.
Pekov, I.V. (2007) New minerals from former Soviet Union countries, 1998-2006: new minerals approved by the IMA commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Almanac: 11: 9-51.
Kolitsch, U., Rieck, B., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fabritz, K., Blaß, G., Gröbner, J. (2014) Neufunde aus dem alten Bergbau und den Schlacken von Lavrion (I). Mineralien Welt: 1: 60-75.

Internet Links for KyrgyzstaniteHide

Localities for KyrgyzstaniteHide

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.
Argentina
 
  • Jujuy Province
    • Rinconada Department
M. de Brotdkorb (2002)
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Weiz District
      • Rettenegg
        • Prinzkogel (Prinzenkogel)
          • Prinzkogel mines
            • Northern District
Jakely, D. et al. (2008)
Greece
 
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion mining district
          • Agios Konstantinos (Kamariza)
            • Mercati mines
M.E. Ciriotti collection [S. Möckel 2010 - EDX+PXRD]; Kolitsch, U., Rieck, B., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fabritz, K. H., Blaß, G. & Gröbner, J. (2014): Neufunde aus dem altem Bergbau und den Schlacken von Lavrion (I). Mineralien-Welt 25 (1), 60-75 (in German).
Italy
 
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Recoaro Terme
        • Civillina Mountain
Boscardin M. et alii. "I minerali nel Vicentino", Museo "G. Zannato", Montecchio Maggiore, (Vicenza) 2011.
Kyrgyzstan (TL)
 
  • Batken Region
Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1511-1519.; Atali A. Agakhanov et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp23-28; Karpenko, V. Y., Pautov, L. A., Agakhanov, A. A., & Bekenova, G. K. (2011). Mannardite from vanadium-bearing schists of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. New Data on Minerals, 46, 25-33.
Romania
 
  • Maramureș
    • Baia Sprie (Felsőbánya)
      • Baia Sprie mine (Felsőbánya mine)
Collector: Gábor Koller, XRD: Sándor Szakáll/Béla Fehér
 
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