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Rastsvetaevite

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Formula:
Na27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Reddish-pink
Hardness:
5 - 6
Member of:
Name:
named for Ramiza K. Rastsvetaeva (1936- ), prominent Russian crystallographer.
Eudialyte group

Classification of Rastsvetaevite

Approved 2000
8/EX.00-00
9.CO.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
O : [Si9O27]18- 9-membered rings
64.1b.1.2

64 : CYCLOSILICATES Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups
1b :
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First Recorded Occurrence of Rastsvetaevite

General Appearance of First Recorded Material:
irregularly shaped grains 1-2 mm in size, up to 2 cm across
Place of Conservation of First Recorded Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, Russia
Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
hyperagpaitic pegmatite

Physical Properties of Rastsvetaevite

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
Reddish-pink
Streak:
white
Hardness (Mohs):
5 - 6
Hardness Data:
Measured
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
2.86(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    2.84 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Rastsvetaevite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.249Å, c = 60.969Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 4.279
Unit Cell Volume:
V 10720 ų
Z:
3
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.987(100)
4.345(81)
2.861(70)
3.249(57)
6.48(47)
3.565(41)
2.695(40)

Optical Data of Rastsvetaevite

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.598 nε = 1.600
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of Rastsvetaevite

Formula:
Na27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rastsvetaevite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2O
AndrianoviteNa12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,H2O,OH)5
Aqualite(H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl
CarbokentbrooksiteNa11-12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb[(OH)3|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2O
DavinciiteNa12K3Ca6Fe32+Zr3(Si26O73OH)Cl2
DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9
EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
FeklicheviteNa11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5
FengchengiteNa123(Ca,Sr)6Fe33+ Zr3Si(Si25O73)(H2O,OH)3(OH,Cl)2
FerrokentbrooksiteNa15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2
GeorgbarsanoviteNa12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe32+Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2O
GolysheviteNa10Ca3Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2CO3(OH)3 · H2O
Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe23+Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2O
Johnsenite-(Ce)Na12(Ce,La,Sr,Ca)3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[(OH,Cl)2|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2O
Kentbrooksite(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2O
KhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Labyrinthite(Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3
ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6
ManganokhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
MogoviditeNa9(Ca,Na)5Ca6Zr3Fe2(Si,Nb)(Si9O27)2(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH,H2O)3Cl0.3
OneilliteNa15Ca3Mn3Fe32+Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
RaslakiteNa15Ca3Fe32+(Na,Zr)3Zr3Nb<0.5[(Cl,OH)|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(OH,H2O)
TaseqiteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3Nb[Cl2|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(O,OH,H2O)
UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4
VoronkoviteNa15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl · H2O
Zirsilite-(Ce)Na11-12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si19O55)(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH)3 · H2O
9.CO.10AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2O
9.CO.10EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
9.CO.10FerrokentbrooksiteNa15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2
9.CO.10Kentbrooksite(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2O
9.CO.10KhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
9.CO.10ManganokhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
9.CO.10OneilliteNa15Ca3Mn3Fe32+Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
9.CO.10RaslakiteNa15Ca3Fe32+(Na,Zr)3Zr3Nb<0.5[(Cl,OH)|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(OH,H2O)
9.CO.10FeklicheviteNa11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5
9.CO.10CarbokentbrooksiteNa11-12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb[(OH)3|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2O
9.CO.10Zirsilite-(Ce)Na11-12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si19O55)(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH)3 · H2O
9.CO.10Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe23+Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2O
9.CO.10TaseqiteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3Nb[Cl2|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(O,OH,H2O)
9.CO.10GolysheviteNa10Ca3Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2CO3(OH)3 · H2O
9.CO.10Labyrinthite(Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3
9.CO.10Johnsenite-(Ce)Na12(Ce,La,Sr,Ca)3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[(OH,Cl)2|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2O
9.CO.10MogoviditeNa9(Ca,Na)5Ca6Zr3Fe2(Si,Nb)(Si9O27)2(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH,H2O)3Cl0.3
9.CO.10GeorgbarsanoviteNa12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe32+Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2O
9.CO.10Aqualite(H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl
9.CO.10DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9
9.CO.10AndrianoviteNa12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,H2O,OH)5
9.CO.10VoronkoviteNa15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl · H2O
9.CO.10UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZrNa17(Ca,Ce,Sr)2Mn3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O73(O,OH,F,Cl)5
9.CO.10UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZrNa12(Ca,Mn)6(Sr,Na,K)3(Fe,Mn)3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O66(OH,Cl)11
9.CO.10ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6
9.CO.10UM1990-78-SiO:CaClFeHKNaZr(H3O)7(Na,K)5(Ca,Sr,Mn)6Zr3[Si3O7(O,OH)2]2[Si9O23(O,OH)4]2[SiNaFe(Zr,Ti,Al,Nb)□]Cl1.5(O,OH)
9.CO.10UM-1990-79-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbREEZrNa14Ca5(Mg,Ca,Mn)Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)2(Fe,Zr)3(Mn,Na,Ce,La,Y)(Na,H2O,K,Sr)(OH)4-5(OH,Cl)
9.CO.10UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZrNa12Ca5(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr3(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)3[Si9O24-26(OH)1-3]2[Si3O9]2Cl
9.CO.10UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4

Other Names for Rastsvetaevite

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Health Risks:
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References for Rastsvetaevite

Reference List:
• Khomyakov, A.P., Nechelyustov, G.N., Arakcheeva, A.V. (2006): Rastsvetaevite, Na27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si4[Si3O9]4[Si9O27]4(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2, a new mineral with a modular eudialyte-like structure and crystal-chemical systematics of the eudialyte group. Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society, 135(1), 49-65.

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Localities for Rastsvetaevite

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Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
Khomyakov, A.P., Nechelyustov, G.N., Arakcheeva, A.V. (2006): Rastsvetaevite, Na27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si4[Si3O9]4[Si9O27]4(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2, a new mineral with a modular eudialyte-like structure and crystal-chemical systematics of the eudialyte group. Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society, 135(1), 49-65.
Khomyakov, A.P., Nechelyustov, G.N., Arakcheeva, A.V. (2006): Rastsvetaevite, Na27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si4[Si3O9]4[Si9O27]4(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2, a new mineral with a modular eudialyte-like structure and crystal-chemical systematics of the eudialyte group. Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society, 135(1), 49-65.
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