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Zirsinalite (Zirsinalith)

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Zirsinalith (beige) und Eudialyt (rot), Größe: 4 x 2,5 cm, Fundort: Apatitovyi Tsirk, Rasvumchorr, Khibiny, Kola-Halbinsel, Murmansk, Russland
Copyright: Pavel M. Kartashov; Contribution: thdun5
Location: Russland/Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis/Murmansk, Oblast/Kola-Halbinsel/Chibiny (Khibiny)/Rasvumchorr/Apatitovyi Tsirk
Mineral: Zirsinalite
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Zirsinalith

Zirsinalith (beige) und Eudialyt (rot), Größe: 4 x 2,5 cm, Fundort: Apatitovyi Tsirk, Rasvumchorr, Khibiny, Kola-Halbinsel, Murmansk, Russland

Copyright: Pavel M. Kartashov
Contribution: thdun5 2013-02-11
Locality: Apatitovyi Tsirk / Rasvumchorr / Chibiny (Khibiny) / Kola-Halbinsel / Murmansk, Oblast / Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis / Russland
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Diese etwa 27 mm x 19 mm große Stufe von Apatitovyi Tsirk, Rasvumchorr auf der Halbinsel Kola, Russland trägt hellen, beigebraunen Zirsinalit.
Copyright: Klaus Schäfer; Contribution: Klaus Schäfer
Collection: Klaus Schäfer, Collection number: Kola-Zirs-3-1-1
Location: Russland/Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis/Murmansk, Oblast/Kola-Halbinsel/Chibiny (Khibiny)/Rasvumchorr/Apatitovyi Tsirk
Mineral: Zirsinalite
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Zirsinalit (SNr: Kola-Zirs-3-1-1)

Diese etwa 27 mm x 19 mm große Stufe von Apatitovyi Tsirk, Rasvumchorr auf der Halbinsel Kola, Russland trägt hellen, beigebraunen Zirsinalit.

Collection: Klaus Schäfer
Copyright: Klaus Schäfer
Contribution: Klaus Schäfer 2023-12-28
Locality: Apatitovyi Tsirk / Rasvumchorr / Chibiny (Khibiny) / Kola-Halbinsel / Murmansk, Oblast / Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis / Russland

Collectors Summary

Color farblos, blass gelb grau
Streak color weiß
Lustre Glasglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 5.75
Fracture muschelig
Solubility ++ Säuren, + H2O
Crystal System trigonal, R3m

Chemism

Chemical formula

Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe2+)ZrSi6O18

Chemical composition

Calcium, Eisen, Mangan, Natrium, Silicium, Zirconium, Sauerstoff

Unit weight: 731.77871617 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 32

Info

Empirical formula:

Na6(Ca0.6Mn0.3Fe0.1)ZrSi6O18

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Oxygen

O

39.35

18

56.25

15.9994300

287.9897400

Sodium

Na

18.85

6

18.75

22.9897702

137.9386212

Silicon

Si

23.03

6

18.75

28.0855300

168.5131800

Calcium

Ca

3.29

0.6

1.88

40.0784000

24.0470400

Manganese

Mn

2.25

0.3

0.94

54.9380499

16.4814150

Iron

Fe

0.76

0.1

0.31

55.8452000

5.5845200

Zirconium

Zr

12.47

1

3.13

91.2242000

91.2242000

Analysis wt%

Ø SiO2 : 52.05, TiO2 : 0.48, ZrO2 : 12.84, FeO : 0.60, MnO : 2.61, CaO : 4.78, Na2O : 25.84, H2O : 0.85 (Ref: Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 1904-1974 74)

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.16-040

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

Classification by Hölzel

9.CD.100

9: SILICATES
C: Cyclosilicates
D: ~[Si6O18]-rings, without borate
1: Zirsinalite-Lovozerite-Subgroup - Cation-saturated members (with occupied B-site)

Dana 8th edition

61.01.02a.04

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

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Lovozerite group  ⇒ Zirsinalite-Lovozerite subgroup

Optical Properties

Color

farblos, blass gelb grau

Streak color

weiß

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

transparent

Lustre

Glasglanz

max. Birefringence

0.005

Birefringence chart\! Zirsinalite title=Birefringence chart Zirsinalite

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

1.610

RI value γ / ε

1.605

Ri mean

1.608

2V angle

Uniaxial (-)

Crystallography

Crystal System

trigonal

Class (H-M)

3m

Space Group number

166

Space Group

R3m

Cell parameters a (Å)

10.29

Cell parameters b (Å)

-

Cell parameters c (Å)

13.11

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

1.274

Cell parameters c/b

-

Z

3

Volume (ų)

1202.165

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

4.22(40),
3.68(40),
3.33(40),
3.26(60),
2.637(90),
2.569(80),
1.842(100),
1.539(40)

XRD chart Zirsinalite

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

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

5.75

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

680 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.9

3.032 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Fracture

muschelig

Instability

++ Säuren, + H2O

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Russland/Nordwestrussland, Föderationskreis/Murmansk, Oblast/Kola-Halbinsel/Chibiny (Khibiny)/Berg Koashva/Koashva Grube

Type material

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

Collection number of type material

75149

Preface

Name from

Der Name ist der Zusammensetzung geschuldet. ZIRconium, SIlicon, sodium, NAtrium

Author (Name, Year)

Kapustin & Pudovkina & Bykova, 1974

References

Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 103 (1974), 551

IMA group assignments

Other languages

Spanish

Cirsinalita

English

Zirsinalite

French

Zirsinalite

German

Zirsinalith

Russian

Цирсиналит

Alternative Name

Zirsinalit

Zirsinalita

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1973-025

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Zsl

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) b6VvwytzKEWvngmPpUFFmg
GUID (Global unique identifier) C36FA56F-732B-4528-AF9E-098FA541459A
Database ID 4312