Mineralpedia Details for Ericlaxmanite
Ericlaxmanite from Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
- Special Info
- XRD Confirmed, EDS Confirmed, Type & Only Locality
Virtually all of the bright green crystalline areas on this specimen is Ericlaxmanite. Very few of these specimens were collected by the team of geologists from Russia including Dmitriy Belakovskiy and Igor Pekov. The team took fascinating videos while collecting on and in the scoria cone vents under extremely hot and toxic conditions. The remoteness and altitude alone are enough of an obstacle to keep most serious collectors away from this place. Type material is deposited at the Fersman Museum in Moscow and the new mineral was published in Mineralogical Magazine 77, 2695-2709.