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Elbrusite

Collectors Summary

Cleavages keine
Crystal System kubisch, Ia3d

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

{Ca3}[U6+0.5Zr1.5](Fe3+3)O12

Addi­tional chem. informa­tion

Granat-Gruppe

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Calcium, Eisen, Zirconium, Sauerstoff, Uran

Unit weight: 735.6147165 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 20

Info

Empirical formula:

{Ca3}[U0.5Zr1.5](Fe3)O12

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Oxygen

O

26.10

12

60.00

15.9994300

191.9931600

Calcium

Ca

16.34

3

15.00

40.0784000

120.2352000

Iron

Fe

22.77

3

15.00

55.8452000

167.5356000

Zirconium

Zr

18.60

1.5

7.50

91.2242000

136.8363000

Uranium

U

16.18

0.5

2.50

238.0289130

119.0144565

Anal­y­sis wt%

SiO2 : 0.79, UO3 : 25.14, TiO2 : 2.12, ZrO2 : 17.11, SnO2 : 5.13, Al2O3 : 3.67, Fe2O3 : 16.80, FeO : 5.36, ThO2 : 0.65, CaO : 22.76 (Ref: American Mineralogist 2010)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

9.AD.25

9: Silikate (Germanate)
A: Inselsilikate (Nesosilikate)
D: Insel(Neso)silikate ohne weitere Anionen; Kationen in oktahedraler [6] und gewöhnlich größerer Koordination
25:Granat-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

VIII/A.08-190

VIII: SILIKATE
A: Inselsilikate mit [SiO4] 4--Baugruppen
8: Kationen in kubischer und oktaedrischer Koordination [8+6]; Granat-Gruppe

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

4.DM.160

4: OXIDES
D: Dioxides
M: Oxides with Garnet structure

IMA sta­tus

anerkannt, Neue Mineralien - IMA Web-Seite, Okt. 2009

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Clas­sifica­tion

Garnet supergroup  ⇒ Oxide garnets; Bitikleite group (Z charge 9)

Optical Properties

max. Birefrin­gence

0.000

2V angle

Isotropisch

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

kubisch

Class (H-M)

m3m

Space Group number

230

Space Group

Ia3d

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

12.746

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

8

Volumne (ų)

2070.722

Kristall struc­ture

Struktur bestimmt

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

2.846(1), 2.598(1), 2.012(1), 1.701(1), 1.423(1), 1.357(1)

XRD chart Elbrusite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Physical Properties

Density (g/cm³)

4.801 (berechnet)

4.719 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleav­ages

keine

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Russland/Nordkaukasus, Föderationskreis/Kabardino-Balkarien, Republik/Obere vulkanische Chegem-Struktur (Verkhnechegemskaya Caldera)

Russland/Nordkaukasus, Föderationskreis/Kabardino-Balkarien, Republik/Obere vulkanische Chegem-Struktur (Verkhnechegemskaya Caldera)/Lakargi-Gebirge

Par­a­ge­n­e­sis of type mate­r­ial

Spurrit, Rondorfit, Wadalit, Kimzeyit, Perowskit, Lakargiit, Ellestadit-(OH), Hillebrandit, Afwillit, Hydrocalumit, Mineral(e) der Ettringit-Gruppe, Hydrogrossular

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Irina O. Galuskina, Evgeny V. Galuskin, Thomas Armbruster, Biljana Lazic, Joachim Kusz, Piotr Dzierzanowski, Viktor M. Gazeev, Nikolai N. Pertsev, Krystian Prusik, Aleksandr E. Zadov, Antoni Winiarski, Roman Wrzalik, Anatoly G. Gurbanov (2010)

References

Neue Mineralien - IMA Web-Seite, Okt. 2009

Irina O. Galuskina, Evgeny V. Galuskin, Thomas Armbruster, Biljana Lazic, Joachim Kusz, Piotr Dzierzanowski, Viktor M. Gazeev, Nikolai N. Pertsev, Krystian Prusik, Aleksandr E. Zadov, Antoni Winiarski, Roman Wrzalik, Anatoly G. Gurbanov: Elbrusite-(Zr)—A new uranian garnet from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia. American Mineralogist Vol. 95, Nr. 8-9 (2010) S. 1172-1181.

Grew, E.S., Locock, A.J., Mills, S.J., Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Halenius, U., 2012; Counting garnets: a new nomenclature of the garnet supergroup; European Mineralogical Conference; Vol. 1, EMC2012-21-2

Grew, E.S., Locock, A.J., Mills, S.J., Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Halenius, U., 2012; Nomenclature of the garnet supergroup. American Mineralogist; preprint December 2012 - [Formel]

IMA group assignments

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Pyrope

{Mg3}[Al2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

'Garnet supergroup'

neue Definition: {X3}[Y2](Z3)φ12

kubisch : kubisch-hexakisoktaedrisch

9.AD.25

Katoite

{Ca3}[Al2](☐3)(OH)12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Majorite

Mg3(MgSi)(SiO4)3

9.AD.25

'Melanite' (Var.v. Andradite)

9.AD.25

Rubinite

Ca3Ti3+2Si3O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Wadalite

Ca6Al5Si2O16Cl3

kubisch : 43m : I43d

9.AD.25

Almandine

{Fe2+3}[Al2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Andradite

{Ca3}[Fe3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Calderite

{Mn2+3}[Fe3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

'Hessonite' (Var.v. Grossular)

Ca3Al2(SiO4)3

9.AD.25

'Hibschite' (Var.v. Grossular)

Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4*x {x<0.2-1.5}

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Kimzeyite

{Ca3}[Zr2](SiAl2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Uvarovite

{Ca3}[Cr3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Goldmanite

{Ca3}[V3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Grossular

{Ca3}[Al2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Holtstamite

{Ca3}[Al2](Si2)(☐)O8(OH)4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/acd

9.AD.25

Hutcheonite

{Ca3}[Ti2](SiAl2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Knorringite

{Mg3}[Cr3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Morimotoite

{Ca3}[TiFe2+](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Schorlomite

{Ca3}[Ti2](SiFe3+2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Spessartine

{Mn2+3}[Al2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Momoiite

{Mn2+3}[V3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Kerimasite

{Ca3}[Zr2](SiFe3+2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Toturite

{Ca3}[Sn4+2](SiFe3+2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Menzerite-(Y)

{Y2Ca}[Mg2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Elbrusite

{Ca3}[U6+0.5Zr1.5](Fe3+3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Bitikleite

{Ca3}[Sb5+Sn4+](Al3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Usturite

{Ca3}[Sb5+Zr](Fe3+3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Eringaite

{Ca3}[V3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Dzhuluite

{Ca3}[Sb5+Sn4+](Fe3+3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Irinarassite

{Ca3}[Sn4+2](SiAl2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

Eltyubyuite

Ca12Fe3+10Si4O32Cl6

kubisch : 43m : I43d

9.AD.25

Adrianite

Ca12(Al4Mg3Si7)O32Cl6

kubisch : 43m : I43d

9.AD.25

Priscillagrewite-(Y)

YCa2Zr2Al3O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

9.AD.25

'Hydroandradite' (Var.v. Andradite)

Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x

9.AD.25

'Hydrougrandite'

(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x

9.AD.25

Nikmelnikovite

Ca12Fe2+Fe3+3Al3(SiO4)6(OH)20

trigonal : 3 : R3

9.AD.25

Henritermierite

{Ca3}[Mn3+2](Si2)(☐)O8(OH)4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/acd

9.AD.25

Related minerals "Lapis Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Pyrope

{Mg3}[Al2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-010

Almandine

{Fe2+3}[Al2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-020

Spessartine

{Mn2+3}[Al2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-030

Calderite

{Mn2+3}[Fe3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-040

Knorringite

{Mg3}[Cr3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-050

Majorite

Mg3(MgSi)(SiO4)3

VIII/A.08-060

Menzerite-(Y)

{Y2Ca}[Mg2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-065

Grossular

{Ca3}[Al2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-070

'Hibschite' (Var.v. Grossular)

Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4*x {x<0.2-1.5}

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-080

Katoite

{Ca3}[Al2](☐3)(OH)12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-090

'Hydrougrandite'

(Ca,Mg,Fe2+)3(Fe3+,Al)2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x

VIII/A.08-100

Andradite

{Ca3}[Fe3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-110

Schorlomite

{Ca3}[Ti2](SiFe3+2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-120

Morimotoite

{Ca3}[TiFe2+](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-125

Uvarovite

{Ca3}[Cr3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-130

Momoiite

{Mn2+3}[V3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-138

Goldmanite

{Ca3}[V3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-140

Eringaite

{Ca3}[V3+2](Si3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-145

Kimzeyite

{Ca3}[Zr2](SiAl2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-150

Bitikleite

{Ca3}[Sb5+Sn4+](Al3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-160

Dzhuluite

{Ca3}[Sb5+Sn4+](Fe3+3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-165

Usturite

{Ca3}[Sb5+Zr](Fe3+3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-170

Irinarassite

{Ca3}[Sn4+2](SiAl2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-175

Toturite

{Ca3}[Sn4+2](SiFe3+2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-180

Kerimasite

{Ca3}[Zr2](SiFe3+2)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-185

Elbrusite

{Ca3}[U6+0.5Zr1.5](Fe3+3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

VIII/A.08-190

Wadalite

Ca6Al5Si2O16Cl3

kubisch : 43m : I43d

VIII/A.08-200

Eltyubyuite

Ca12Fe3+10Si4O32Cl6

kubisch : 43m : I43d

VIII/A.08-205

Holtstamite

{Ca3}[Al2](Si2)(☐)O8(OH)4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/acd

VIII/A.08-210

Henritermierite

{Ca3}[Mn3+2](Si2)(☐)O8(OH)4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/acd

VIII/A.08-220

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Bitikleite

{Ca3}[Sb5+Sn4+](Al3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

4.DM.100

Dzhuluite

{Ca3}[Sb5+Sn4+](Fe3+3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

4.DM.110

Usturite

{Ca3}[Sb5+Zr](Fe3+3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

4.DM.150

Elbrusite

{Ca3}[U6+0.5Zr1.5](Fe3+3)O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

4.DM.160

Yafsoanite

Ca3Te6+2Zn3O12

kubisch : m3m : Ia3d

4.DM.180

old name

German

Elbrusit-(Zr)

Grew, E.S., Locock, A.J., Mills, S.J., Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Halenius, U., 2012; Counting garnets: a new nomenclature of the garnet supergroup; European Mineralogical Conference; Vol. 1, EMC2012-21-2

English

Elbrusite-(Zr)

Grew, E.S., Locock, A.J., Mills, S.J., Galuskina, I.O., Galuskin, E.V., Halenius, U., 2012; Counting garnets: a new nomenclature of the garnet supergroup; European Mineralogical Conference; Vol. 1, EMC2012-21-2

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 2009-051

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Ebs

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