Kamchatkite R070039

Name: Kamchatkite
RRUFF ID: R070039
Ideal Chemistry: KCu3O(SO4)2Cl
Locality: Great Tolbachik Eruption (1975-6), Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Source: Michael Scott S105068 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Light apple green poorly formed crystals, co-type material
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070039
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 20% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Kamchatkite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Vergasova L P, Filatov S K, Serafimova Y K, Varaksina T V (1988) Kamchatkite KCu3OCl(SO4)2 – a new mineral from volcanic sublimates, Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 117, issue 4 459-461   [view file]

Jambor J L, Puziewicz J (1990) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 75, 1209-1216   [view file]

Varaksina T V, Fundamensky V S, Filatov S K, Vergasova L P (1990) The crystal structure of kamchatkite, a new naturally occuring oxychloride sulphate of potassium and copper, Mineralogical Magazine, 54, 613-616   [view file]

Jambor J L, Grew E S (1992) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 77, 207-213   [view file]

Siidra O I, Nazarchuk E V, Zaitsev A N, Lukina E A, Avdontseva E Y, Vergasova L P, Vlasenko N S, Filatov S K, Turner R, Karpov G A (2017) Copper oxosulphates from fumaroles of Tolbachik volcano: puninite, Na2Cu3O(SO4)3- a new mineral species and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite, European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 499-510, 1089   [view file]

Gagné O C, Belakovskiy D I, Cámara F (2018) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 103, 657-663   [view file]