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Nabokoite

Nabokoite

Formula
Cu2+7Te4+O4(SO4)5¬∑KCl 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
yellow, yellow brown 
Streak
yellowish brown 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness
2-2.5 
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Nabokoite from Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

Nabokoite
            from Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
Special Info
XRD Confirmed,EDS Confirmed,Type & Only Locality

This is a one locality mineral and is an extremely rare copper tellurate. The specimen has a tiny orange tabular crystal to about 0.5mm or maybe a little less. Identified by Dr. Igor Pekov, to whom described the mineral.

The excat locality is: Yadovitaya fumarole, Second scoria cone, Northern Breakthrough (North Breach), Great Fissure eruption (Main Fracture), Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Krai, Russia

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