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Rastsvetaevite

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Formula:
Na
 
27
K
 
8
Ca
 
12
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
6
Si
 
52
O
 
144
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
6
Cl
 
2
System:TrigonalColour:Reddish-pink
Hardness:5 - 6
Member of:Eudialyte Group
Name:named for Ramiza K. Rastsvetaeva (1936- ), prominent Russian crystallographer.


Eudialyte group

Classification of Rastsvetaevite

IMA status:Approved 2000
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/EX.00-00
Strunz 9th edition ID:9.CO.10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.CO.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
O : [Si9O27]18- 9-membered rings
Dana 8th edition ID:64.1b.1.2

64 : CYCLOSILICATES Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups
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Type Occurrence of Rastsvetaevite

Type Locality:Rasvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
General Appearance of Type Material:irregularly shaped grains 1-2 mm in size, up to 2 cm across
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, Russia
Geological Setting of type material:hyperagpaitic pegmatite
Associated Minerals at type locality:
VilliaumiteSodaliteSodaliteShcherbakoviteRasvumite
NephelineNatriteNacaphiteAegirine

Physical Properties of Rastsvetaevite

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

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:
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
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.002

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

Chemical Properties of Rastsvetaevite

Formula:
Na
 
27
K
 
8
Ca
 
12
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
6
Si
 
52
O
 
144
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
6
Cl
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:Na27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2
All elements listed in formula:Ca, Cl, Fe, H, K, Na, O, Si, Zr

Relationship of Rastsvetaevite to other Species

Member of:Eudialyte Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Alluaivite
Na
 
19
(Ca,Mn)
 
6
(Ti,Nb)
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
74
Cl · 2H
 
2
O
Andrianovite
Na
 
12
(K,Sr,Ce)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(O,H
 
2
O,OH)
 
5
Aqualite
(H
 
3
O)
 
8
(Na,K,Sr)
 
5
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
66
(OH)
 
9
Cl
Carbokentbrooksite
Na
 
11-12
(Na,Ce)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[(OH)
 
3
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
Davinciite
Na
 
12
K
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
(Si
 
26
O
 
73
OH)Cl
 
2
Dualite
Na
 
30
(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)
 
12
(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)
 
6
Zr
 
3
Ti
 
3
Mn[Si
 
51
O
 
144
](OH,H
 
2
O,Cl)
 
9
Eudialyte
Na
 
15
Ca
 
6
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)
 
3
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Feklichevite
Na
 
11
Ca
 
9
(Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
Zr
 
3
Nb[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](OH,H
 
2
O,Cl,O)
 
5
Fengchengite
Na
 
12
 
3
(Ca,Sr)
 
6
Fe
3+
3
Zr
 
3
Si(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(H
 
2
O,OH)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Ferrokentbrooksite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
6
(Fe,Mn)
 
3
Zr
 
3
NbSi
 
25
O
 
73
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
Cl
 
2
Georgbarsanovite
Na
 
12
(Mn,Sr,REE)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
NbSi
 
25
O
 
76
Cl
 
2
·H
 
2
O
Golyshevite
Na
 
10
Ca
 
3
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Fe
 
2
SiNb(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
CO
 
3
(OH)
 
3
· H
 
2
O
Ikranite
(Na,H
 
3
O)
 
15
(Ca,Mn
2+
 
)
 
6
Fe
3+
2
Zr
 
3-4
[Cl|(H
 
0-3
Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|{(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
,(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO}] · 2-3H
 
2
O
Johnsenite-(Ce)
Na
 
12
(Ce,La,Sr,Ca)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[(OH,Cl)
 
2
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
Kentbrooksite
(Na,REE)
 
15
(Ca,REE)
 
6
(Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[Si
 
25
O
 
74
]F
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
Khomyakovite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Labyrinthite
(Na,K,Sr)
 
35
Ca
 
12
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
6
TiSi
 
51
O
 
144
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
9
Cl
 
3
Manganoeudialyte
Na
 
14
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
26
O
 
72
(OH)
 
2
](H
 
2
O,Cl,O,OH)
 
6
Manganokhomyakovite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Mogovidite
Na
 
9
(Ca,Na)
 
5
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Fe
 
2
(Si,Nb)(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
Cl
 
0.3
Oneillite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
3
Mn
 
3
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Raslakite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
3
Fe
2+
3
(Na,Zr)
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb
 
<0.5
[(Cl,OH)|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · 3(OH,H
 
2
O)
Taseqite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[Cl
 
2
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · 3(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZr
Na
 
16
Ca
 
6
(Mn,Ce)
 
3
Zr
 
3
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
(OH,Cl)
 
4
Voronkovite
Na
 
15
(Na,Ca,Ce)
 
3
(Mn,Ca)
 
3
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
72
(OH,O)
 
4
Cl · H
 
2
O
Zirsilite-(Ce)
Na
 
11-12
(Ce,Na)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
19
O
 
55
)(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
3
· H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
9.CO.10Alluaivite
Na
 
19
(Ca,Mn)
 
6
(Ti,Nb)
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
74
Cl · 2H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Eudialyte
Na
 
15
Ca
 
6
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)
 
3
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
9.CO.10Ferrokentbrooksite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
6
(Fe,Mn)
 
3
Zr
 
3
NbSi
 
25
O
 
73
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
Cl
 
2
9.CO.10Kentbrooksite
(Na,REE)
 
15
(Ca,REE)
 
6
(Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[Si
 
25
O
 
74
]F
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Khomyakovite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
9.CO.10Manganokhomyakovite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
9.CO.10Oneillite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
3
Mn
 
3
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
9.CO.10Raslakite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
3
Fe
2+
3
(Na,Zr)
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb
 
<0.5
[(Cl,OH)|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · 3(OH,H
 
2
O)
9.CO.10Feklichevite
Na
 
11
Ca
 
9
(Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
Zr
 
3
Nb[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](OH,H
 
2
O,Cl,O)
 
5
9.CO.10Carbokentbrooksite
Na
 
11-12
(Na,Ce)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[(OH)
 
3
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Zirsilite-(Ce)
Na
 
11-12
(Ce,Na)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
19
O
 
55
)(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH)
 
3
· H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Ikranite
(Na,H
 
3
O)
 
15
(Ca,Mn
2+
 
)
 
6
Fe
3+
2
Zr
 
3-4
[Cl|(H
 
0-3
Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|{(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
,(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO}] · 2-3H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Taseqite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[Cl
 
2
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · 3(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
9.CO.10Golyshevite
Na
 
10
Ca
 
3
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Fe
 
2
SiNb(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
CO
 
3
(OH)
 
3
· H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Labyrinthite
(Na,K,Sr)
 
35
Ca
 
12
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
6
TiSi
 
51
O
 
144
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
9
Cl
 
3
9.CO.10Johnsenite-(Ce)
Na
 
12
(Ce,La,Sr,Ca)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[(OH,Cl)
 
2
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Mogovidite
Na
 
9
(Ca,Na)
 
5
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Fe
 
2
(Si,Nb)(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)(OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
Cl
 
0.3
9.CO.10Georgbarsanovite
Na
 
12
(Mn,Sr,REE)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
NbSi
 
25
O
 
76
Cl
 
2
·H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Aqualite
(H
 
3
O)
 
8
(Na,K,Sr)
 
5
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
66
(OH)
 
9
Cl
9.CO.10Dualite
Na
 
30
(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)
 
12
(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)
 
6
Zr
 
3
Ti
 
3
Mn[Si
 
51
O
 
144
](OH,H
 
2
O,Cl)
 
9
9.CO.10Andrianovite
Na
 
12
(K,Sr,Ce)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(O,H
 
2
O,OH)
 
5
9.CO.10Voronkovite
Na
 
15
(Na,Ca,Ce)
 
3
(Mn,Ca)
 
3
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
72
(OH,O)
 
4
Cl · H
 
2
O
9.CO.10UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZr
Na
 
17
(Ca,Ce,Sr)
 
2
Mn
 
3
(Zr,Nb)
 
4
Si
 
25
O
 
73
(O,OH,F,Cl)
 
5
9.CO.10UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZr
Na
 
12
(Ca,Mn)
 
6
(Sr,Na,K)
 
3
(Fe,Mn)
 
3
(Zr,Nb)
 
4
Si
 
25
O
 
66
(OH,Cl)
 
11
9.CO.10Manganoeudialyte
Na
 
14
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
26
O
 
72
(OH)
 
2
](H
 
2
O,Cl,O,OH)
 
6
9.CO.10UM1990-78-SiO:CaClFeHKNaZr
(H
 
3
O)
 
7
(Na,K)
 
5
(Ca,Sr,Mn)
 
6
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
3
O
 
7
(O,OH)
 
2
]
 
2
[Si
 
9
O
 
23
(O,OH)
 
4
]2[SiNaFe(Zr,Ti,Al,Nb)□]Cl
 
1.5
(O,OH)
9.CO.10UM-1990-79-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbREEZr
Na
 
14
Ca
 
5
(Mg,Ca,Mn)Zr
 
3
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)
 
2
(Fe,Zr)
 
3
(Mn,Na,Ce,La,Y)(Na,H
 
2
O,K,Sr)(OH)
 
4-5
(OH,Cl)
9.CO.10UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZr
Na
 
12
Ca
 
5
(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr
 
3
(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)
 
3
[Si
 
9
O
 
24-26
(OH)
 
1-3
]
 
2
[Si
 
3
O
 
9
]
 
2
Cl
9.CO.10UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZr
Na
 
16
Ca
 
6
(Mn,Ce)
 
3
Zr
 
3
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
(OH,Cl)
 
4

Other Names for Rastsvetaevite

Synonyms:
IMA2000-028
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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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    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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