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Alsakharovite-Zn

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Formula:
NaSrKZn(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
System:MonoclinicColour:white, light brown, ...
Hardness:5
Member of:Nenadkevichite Subgroup > Labuntsovite Group
Name:After Aleksey S. Sakharov (1910-1996), Russian geologist, who worked on the Lovozero massif.

Classification of Alsakharovite-Zn

IMA status:Approved 2002
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/E.07-
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.CE.30h

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
E : [Si4O12]8- 4-membered single rings (vierer-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions
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Type Occurrence of Alsakharovite-Zn

Type Locality:Lepkhe-Nel'm Mt (Lepkhe-Nelm; Nepkha), Seidozero Lake, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Year of Discovery:2002
Geological Setting of type material:in Eudialyte-Aegirine-Feldspar pegmatite

Physical Properties of Alsakharovite-Zn

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent, Translucent
Colour:white, light brown, colourless
Streak:white
Hardness (Mohs):5
Cleavage:None Observed
Fracture:Irregular/Uneven
Density (measured):2.9 g/cm3
Density (calculated):2.94 g/cm3

Crystallography of Alsakharovite-Zn

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Class (H-M):m - Domatic
Space Group:Bm {B1 1m} {Cm} {C1m1}
Cell Parameters:a = 14.495Å, b = 13.945Å, c = 7.838Å
β = 117.75°
Ratio:a:b:c = 1.039 : 1 : 0.562
Unit Cell Volume:V 1402 ų
Z:2

Optical Data of Alsakharovite-Zn

Type:Biaxial (+)
RI values: nα = 1.680 nβ = 1.687 nγ = 1.787
2V:Measured: 25°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.107

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:High

Chemical Properties of Alsakharovite-Zn

Formula:
NaSrKZn(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:NaSrKZn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2O
Essential elements:H, K, Na, O, Si, Sr, Ti, Zn
All elements listed in formula:H, K, Na, Nb, O, Si, Sr, Ti, Zn

Relationship of Alsakharovite-Zn to other Species

Member of:Nenadkevichite Subgroup > Labuntsovite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Burovaite-Ca
(Na,K)
 
4
Ca
 
2
(Ti,Nb)
 
8
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
4
(OH,O)
 
8
· 12H
 
2
O
Gjerdingenite-Ca
K
 
2
Ca(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
Gjerdingenite-Fe
K
 
2
Fe
2+
 
(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
Gjerdingenite-Mn
K
 
2
Mn
2+
 
(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
Gjerdingenite-Na
K
 
2
Na
 
2
(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(OH,O)
 
4
· 5H
 
2
O
Nenadkevichite
(Na,◻)
 
8
Nb
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 8H
 
2
O
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12
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O
 
12
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· 5-6H
 
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O
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O
 
12
)(O,OH)
 
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· 4H
 
2
O
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Na
 
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(Ti,Nb)
 
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(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(OH,O)
 
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· 3H
 
2
O
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(Si
 
4
O
 
12
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· 7H
 
2
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12
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K
 
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4
O
 
12
)
 
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(O,OH)
 
4
· 5H
 
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(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
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Na
 
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Fe
2+
 
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4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 5-6 H
 
2
O
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2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(OH,O)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
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(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
4
(OH,O)
 
8
· 8H
 
2
O
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O
 
12
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· 3H
 
2
O
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12
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· 3H
 
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O
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O
 
12
)
 
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8
·nH
 
2
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16
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O
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·6-8H
 
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O
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· 5-7H
 
2
O
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2
O
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8
· 14H
 
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O
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Ca
 
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O
 
12
)
 
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(OH,O)
 
8
· 12H
 
2
O
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[O
 
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O
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10
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O

Other Names for Alsakharovite-Zn

Synonyms:
IMA2002-003
Other Languages:
German:Alsakharovit-Zn
Russian:Алсахаровит-Zn
Simplified Chinese:阿萨克哈洛夫石
Traditional Chinese:阿薩克哈洛夫石

Other Information

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References for Alsakharovite-Zn

Reference List:

- +
Pekov, I.V., N.V. Chukanov, A.E. Zadov, K.A. Rozenberg & R.K. Rastsvetaeva (2003): Alsakharovite-Zn, NaSrKZn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·7 H2O, a new mineral of the labuntsovite group from Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula: Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (and Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva): 132(1), 52-58.

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    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Lovozero Massif
            • Seidozero Lake
    Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
    I.V. Pekov et al.: Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 133(1):49-59 (2004)
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