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Lovozerite

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Lovozerit
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Lovozerit

Bildbreite: 10 mm; Fundort: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Kanada

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2006-12-07
Locality: Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry; Uni-Mix Quarry; Desourdy Quarry) / Mont Saint-Hilaire / La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM / Montérégie, Region / Québec / Kanada
Lovozerit
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Lovozerit

Bildbreite: 3 mm; Fundort: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Kanada

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2008-08-22
Locality: Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry; Uni-Mix Quarry; Desourdy Quarry) / Mont Saint-Hilaire / La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM / Montérégie, Region / Québec / Kanada
Lovozerit
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Lovozerit

Bildbreite: 4 mm; Fundort: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Kanada

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2008-08-22
Locality: Poudrette Quarry (Demix Quarry; Uni-Mix Quarry; Desourdy Quarry) / Mont Saint-Hilaire / La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM / Montérégie, Region / Québec / Kanada
Aegirin, Lovozerit
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Aegirin, Lovozerit

Aegirin (schwarz) mit kleinen Lovozerit-Aggregaten (braun), Bildbreite: 2,3 cm, Fundort: Kukisvumchorr, Khibiny, Kola-Halbinsel, Murmansk, Russland

Copyright: Dan Weinrich
Contribution: thdun5 2013-02-12
Locality: Kukisvumchorr / Chibiny (Khibiny) / Kola-Halbinsel / Murmansk, Oblast / Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis / Russland

Collectors Summary

Color dunkelbraun, rötlichbraun, schwarz
Streak color braun
Lustre Glasglanz, Harzglanz, matt
Hardness (Mohs) 5
Cleavages zwei Richtungen, unvollkommen
Fracture uneben, muschelig
Solubility - Säuren
Crystal System trigonal, R3
Morphology Masiv; unregelmässige Körner von 0,3 - 30 mm Grösse; Auch Pseudomorphosen nach Eudialith. Nicht selten Zwillinge. Polysnthetisch.

Chemism

Chemical formula

Na3CaZrSi6O15(OH)3

Chemical composition

Calcium, Natrium, Silicium, Zirconium, Sauerstoff, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 659.7986716 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 32

Info

Empirical formula:

Na3CaZrSi6O15(OH)3

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

0.46

3

9.38

1.0079470

3.0238410

Oxygen

O

43.65

18

56.25

15.9994300

287.9897400

Sodium

Na

10.45

3

9.38

22.9897702

68.9693106

Silicon

Si

25.54

6

18.75

28.0855300

168.5131800

Calcium

Ca

6.07

1

3.13

40.0784000

40.0784000

Zirconium

Zr

13.83

1

3.13

91.2242000

91.2242000

Analysis wt%

SiO2 : 51.12, TiO2 : 1.02, ZrO2 : 16.54, ThO2 : 0.56, Al2O3 : 0.40, Fe2O3 : 0.72, MnO : 3.46, MgO : 0.76, CaO : 3.34, Na2O : 3.74, K2O : 1.90, H2O : 15.03 (Ref: Doklady Akademiia Nauk, SSSR 39)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

9.CJ.15

9: Silikate (Germanate)
C: Ringsilikate (Cyclosilikate)
J: ~[Si6O18]12- sechser-Einfachringe, ohne inselartig, komplexe [Anionen]
15:Lovozerit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

VIII/E.16-030

VIII: SILIKATE
E: Ringsilikate
16: Sechserringe [Si6O18] 12-; Lovozerit-Gruppe

Classification by Hölzel

9.CD.200

9: SILICATES
C: Cyclosilicates
D: ~[Si6O18]-rings, without borate
2: Lovozerite-Subgroup - Cation-defizient members (with vacant B- site)

Dana 8th edition

61.01.02a.01

61: Cyclosilicates Cyclosilicate Six-Membered Rings
01: Cyclosilicates Cyclosilicate Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
02a: Lovozerite group (HEX and HEX-R subgroup)

IMA status

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Lovozerite group  ⇒ Zirsinalite-Lovozerite subgroup

Optical Properties

Color

dunkelbraun, rötlichbraun, schwarz

Streak color

braun

Change in color

dünn - gelblichrosa; gealtert - dunkelbraun

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

opak bis durchscheinend

Lustre

Glasglanz, Harzglanz, matt

max. Birefringence

0.016

Birefringence chart\! Lovozerite title=Birefringence chart Lovozerite

Michel-Levy Color Chart viewed according to the maximum birefringence (at 30μm). Mineral color is not taken into account. Click on the image to enlarge or change thickness.

RI value α / ω / n

α = 1.545, ω = 1.561

RI value β

1.560

RI value γ / ε

γ = 1.561, ε = 1.549

Ri mean

1.555

2V angle

Uniaxial (-), Biaxial (-)

Pleochroism

Schwach; gelblich bis rötlich

Crystallography

Crystal System

trigonal

Class (H-M)

3

Space Group number

148

Space Group

R3

Cell parameters a (Å)

10.18

Cell parameters b (Å)

-

Cell parameters c (Å)

13.13

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

1.29

Cell parameters c/b

-

Z

3

Volumne (ų)

1178.395

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

3.31(40),
3.24(50),
2.64(90),
2.57(80),
1.842(100),
1.543(40),
1.498(60),
1.369(40)

XRD chart Lovozerite

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

Morphology

Masiv; unregelmässige Körner von 0,3 - 30 mm Grösse; Auch Pseudomorphosen nach Eudialith. Nicht selten Zwillinge. Polysnthetisch.

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

5

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

390 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.69 (berechnet) 2.38 - 2.71 (gemessen)

2.789 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleavages

zwei Richtungen, unvollkommen

Fracture

uneben, muschelig

Tenacity

spröde

Instability

- Säuren

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Russland/Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis/Murmansk, Oblast/Kola-Halbinsel/Lovozero/Oberer El'maraiok (Elemaraik), Fluss

Type material

A. E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Academy of Sciences, Moskau, Russland

Collection number of type material

42701

Preface

Associations

Mikroklin, Ägirin, Nephelin, Eudialith u.a. (Lovozero)

Name from

Für das Auftreten in der Lovozero Massiv, Kola-Halbinsel, Russland

Author (Name, Year)

Kapustin & Bykova & Poduvkina, 1973

Additional Information

Mitglied der Lovozerit-Gruppe: Imandrit, Kazakovit, KOashvit, Lovozerit, Petarasit, Tisinalit, Zirsinalit

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 2 (1995), 484

IMA group assignments

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

Combeite

Na2Ca2Si3O9

trigonal : 32 : P3121

9.CJ.15

Kapustinite

Na5.5Mn0.25ZrSi6O16(OH)2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

9.CJ.15

Kazakovite

Na6(Mn,H2)TiSi6O18

trigonal : 3m : R3m

9.CJ.15

Litvinskite

Na2(Na,Mn2+)<1Zr[Si6(O,OH)18]

monoklin : m : Cm

9.CJ.15

Lovozerite

Na3CaZrSi6O15(OH)3

trigonal : 3 : R3

9.CJ.15

Tisinalite

Na3H3(Mn2+,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18·2H2O

trigonal : 3 : P3

9.CJ.15

Townendite

Na8ZrSi6O18

trigonal : 3m : R3m

9.CJ.15

Zirsinalite

Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe2+)ZrSi6O18

trigonal : 3m : R3m

9.CJ.15

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

Imandrite

Na12Ca3Fe23+Si12O36

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmnn

VIII/E.16-010

Kazakovite

Na6(Mn,H2)TiSi6O18

trigonal : 3m : R3m

VIII/E.16-020

Kapustinite

Na5.5Mn0.25ZrSi6O16(OH)2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

VIII/E.16-023

Litvinskite

Na2(Na,Mn2+)<1Zr[Si6(O,OH)18]

monoklin : m : Cm

VIII/E.16-025

Lovozerite

Na3CaZrSi6O15(OH)3

trigonal : 3 : R3

VIII/E.16-030

Townendite

Na8ZrSi6O18

trigonal : 3m : R3m

VIII/E.16-035

Zirsinalite

Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe2+)ZrSi6O18

trigonal : 3m : R3m

VIII/E.16-040

Koashvite

Na6(Ca,Mn)(Ti,Fe)Si6O18·H2O

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmnb

VIII/E.16-050

Tisinalite

Na3H3(Mn2+,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18·2H2O

trigonal : 3 : P3

VIII/E.16-060

Petarasite

Na5Zr2Si6O18(Cl,OH)·2H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/m

VIII/E.16-070

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

Lovozerite

Na3CaZrSi6O15(OH)3

trigonal : 3 : R3

9.CD.200

Litvinskite

Na2(Na,Mn2+)<1Zr[Si6(O,OH)18]

monoklin : m : Cm

9.CD.220

Tisinalite

Na3H3(Mn2+,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18·2H2O

trigonal : 3 : P3

9.CD.240

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Beryl

Be3Al2Si6O18

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P6/mcc

61.01.01.01

Bazzite

Be3(Sc,Al)2Si6O18

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P6/mcc

61.01.01.02

Indialite

Mg2Al4Si5O18

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P6/mcc

61.01.01.03

Stoppaniite

Fe3+2Be3Si6O18·H2O

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P6/mcc

61.01.01.04

Pezzottaite

Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18

trigonal : 3m : R3c

61.01.01.05

Lovozerite

Na3CaZrSi6O15(OH)3

trigonal : 3 : R3

61.01.02a.01

Kazakovite

Na6(Mn,H2)TiSi6O18

trigonal : 3m : R3m

61.01.02a.02

Tisinalite

Na3H3(Mn2+,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18·2H2O

trigonal : 3 : P3

61.01.02a.03

Zirsinalite

Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe2+)ZrSi6O18

trigonal : 3m : R3m

61.01.02a.04

Combeite

Na2Ca2Si3O9

trigonal : 32 : P3121

61.01.02a.05

Kapustinite

Na5.5Mn0.25ZrSi6O16(OH)2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

61.01.02a.06

Imandrite

Na12Ca3Fe23+Si12O36

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmnn

61.01.02b.01

Koashvite

Na6(Ca,Mn)(Ti,Fe)Si6O18·H2O

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmnb

61.01.02b.02

Petarasite

Na5Zr2Si6O18(Cl,OH)·2H2O

monoklin : 2/m : P21/m

61.01.02b.03

Litvinskite

Na2(Na,Mn2+)<1Zr[Si6(O,OH)18]

monoklin : m : Cm

61.01.02b.04

Dioptase

CuSiO3·H2O

trigonal : 3 : R3

61.01.03.01

Baratovite

KCa7(Ti,Zr)2Li3Si12O36F2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

61.01.04.01

Katayamalite

KLi3Ca7Ti2(SiO3)12(OH)2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/c

61.01.04.02

Odintsovite

K2(Na,Li)4Ca3Be4Ti4+2[O|Si6O18]2

orthorhombisch : mmm : Fddd

61.01.05.01

Gerenite-(Y)

(Ca,Na)2(Y,Ce)3[Si6O18]·2H2O

triklin : 1 : P1

61.01.06.01

Other languages

German

Lovozerit

Spanish

Lovozerita

French

Lovozerite

English

Lovozerite

Russian

Ловозерит

Simplified Chinese

基性异性石

Traditional Chinese

基性異性石

Japanese

ロボゼライト

Alternative Name

Lovozerite M

Lovozerite T

Mineral No. 7 (of Chirvinsky)

Monoclinic lovozerite

Oxy-Lovozerite

Trigonal Lovozerite

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