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Nenadkevichite

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Formula:
(Na,◻)
 
8
Nb
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 8H
 
2
O
System:OrthorhombicColour:Rose-pink, very light ...
Hardness:5
Member of:Nenadkevichite Group
Name:After Konstantin Avtonomovich Nenadkevich [May 21 or June 2, 1880 Kashevka, now Kovel' Raion, Volyn' Oblast, Russia - June 19, 19633 Moscow, Russia] Russian mineralogist and geochemist, A.E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, Russia.

Classification of Nenadkevichite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/E.07-90
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.CE.30a

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
E : [Si4O12]8- 4-membered single rings (vierer-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions
Dana 8th edition ID:60.1.3.1

60 : CYCLOSILICATES Four-Membered Rings
1 : Four-Membered Rings, as Titanosilicates
Hey's CIM Ref.:17.8.8

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
8 : Silicates with niobate or tantalate
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Type Occurrence of Nenadkevichite

Type Locality:Natrolite Stock (Pegmatite No. 61), Karnasurt Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Year of Discovery:1955
Geological Setting of type material:Natrolite-albite-rich pegmatite in nepheline syenite in a differentiated alkalic massif.
Associated Minerals at type locality:
Microcline

Physical Properties of Nenadkevichite

Lustre:Vitreous, Dull
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
Colour:Rose-pink, very light pink, light yellow, brown; dark brown due to inclusions
Streak:White, very light rose-pink
Hardness (Mohs):5
Tenacity:Brittle
Cleavage:Poor/Indistinct
On {001}
Fracture:Irregular/Uneven
Density (measured):2.78 - 2.885 g/cm3
Density (calculated):2.7 g/cm3

Crystallography of Nenadkevichite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:Pbam
Cell Parameters:a = 7.408Å, b = 14.198Å, c = 7.148Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.522 : 1 : 0.503
Unit Cell Volume:V 751.82 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:4
Morphology:Crystals equant or bladed pseudohexagonal prisms. Foliated segregations and lamellar mases.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
3.20 (100)
3.10 (100)
1.427 (100)
1.289 (90)
2.49 (80)
2.58 (70)
1.705 (70)
Comments:Lovozero massif material.

Optical Data of Nenadkevichite

Type:Biaxial (+)
RI values: nα = 1.633 - 1.659 nβ = 1.642 - 1.686 nγ = 1.738 - 1.785
2V:Measured: 31° to 45°, Calculated: 36° to 58°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.105 - 0.126

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate
Dispersion:r > v strong
Pleochroism:Weak
Comments:X = colourless
Y = Light yellow
Z = Light rose-pink

Chemical Properties of Nenadkevichite

Formula:
(Na,◻)
 
8
Nb
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 8H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:(Na,◻)8Nb4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·
Idealised Formula:
(Na,Ca)(Nb,Ti)Si
 
2
O
 
7
· 2H
 
2
O
Essential elements:H, Na, Nb, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:H, Na, Nb, O, Si
Common Impurities:Al,TR,Fe,Mn,Mg,Ba

Relationship of Nenadkevichite to other Species

Member of:Nenadkevichite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Korobitsynite
Na
 
2
(Ti,Nb)
 
2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(OH,O)
 
2
· 3-4H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
9.CE.05Papagoite
CaCu[H
 
3
AlSi
 
2
O
 
9
]
9.CE.10Verplanckite
Ba
 
2
(Mn,Fe,Ti)Si
 
2
O
 
6
(O,OH,Cl,F)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O or near
9.CE.15Baotite
Ba
 
4
(Ti,Nb)
 
8
Si
 
4
O
 
28
Cl
9.CE.20Nagashimalite
Ba
 
4
(V,Ti)
 
4
B
 
2
Si
 
8
O
 
27
(O,OH)
 
2
Cl
9.CE.20Taramellite
Ba
 
4
(Fe
3+
 
,Ti,Fe
2+
 
,Mg)
 
4
(B
 
2
Si
 
8
O
 
27
)O
 
2
Cl
 
x
9.CE.20Titantaramellite
Ba
 
4
(Ti,Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
,Mg)
 
4
(B
 
2
Si
 
8
O
 
27
)O
 
2
Cl
 
x
9.CE.25Bario-orthojoaquinite
(Ba,Sr)
 
4
Fe
 
2
Ti
 
2
[Si
 
4
O
 
12
]
 
2
O
 
2
· H
 
2
O
9.CE.25Byelorussite-(Ce)
NaBa
 
2
Ce
 
2
MnTi
 
2
[Si
 
4
O
 
12
]
 
2
O
 
2
(F,OH) · H
 
2
O
9.CE.25Joaquinite-(Ce)
NaBa
 
2
Ce
 
2
FeTi
 
2
[Si
 
4
O
 
12
]
 
2
O
 
2
(OH,F) · H
 
2
O
9.CE.25Orthojoaquinite-(Ce)
NaBa
 
2
Ce
 
2
FeTi
 
2
[Si
 
4
O
 
12
]
 
2
O
 
2
(O,OH) · H
 
2
O
9.CE.25Strontiojoaquinite
Sr
 
2
Ba
 
2
(Na,Fe)
 
2
Ti
 
2
[Si
 
4
O
 
12
]
 
2
O
 
2
(O,OH)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
9.CE.25Strontio-orthojoaquinite
(Na,Fe)
 
2
Sr
 
2
Ba
 
2
Ti
 
2
[Si
 
4
O
 
12
]
 
2
O
 
2
(O,OH)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
9.CE.25Orthojoaquinite-(La)
NaBa
 
2
La
 
2
Fe
2+
 
Ti
 
2
[Si
 
4
O
 
12
]
 
2
O
 
2
(O,OH) · H
 
2
O
9.CE.30eLabuntsovite-Mn
Na
 
4
K
 
4
(Ba,K)
 
2
Mn
2+
 
(Ti,Nb)
 
8
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
4
(O,OH)
 
8
· 10-12H
 
2
O
9.CE.30dLemmleinite-K
K
 
2
(Ti,Nb)
 
2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(OH,O)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
9.CE.30aKorobitsynite
Na
 
2
(Ti,Nb)
 
2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(OH,O)
 
2
· 3-4H
 
2
O
9.CE.30cKuzmenkoite-Mn
K
 
2
Mn
2+
 
(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(OH,O)
 
4
· 5-6H
 
2
O
9.CE.30bVuoriyarvite-K
K
 
2
(Nb,Ti)
 
2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(O,OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
9.CE.30bTsepinite-Na
Na
 
2
(Ti,Nb)
 
2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(OH,O)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
9.CE.30cKarupmøllerite-Ca
(Na,Ca,K)
 
2
Ca(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
9.CE.30eLabuntsovite-Mg
Na
 
4
K
 
4
(Ba,K)
 
2
Mg(Ti,Nb)
 
8
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
4
(O,OH)
 
8
· 10H
 
2
O
9.CE.30eLabuntsovite-Fe
Na
 
4
K
 
4
(Ba,K)
 
2
Fe
2+
 
(Ti,Nb)
 
8
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
4
(O,OH)
 
8
· 10H
 
2
O
9.CE.30dLemmleinite-Ba
Na
 
2
K
 
2
Ba(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 5H
 
2
O
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-Fe
K
 
2
Fe
2+
 
(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
9.CE.30hNeskevaaraite-Fe
K
 
3
Na
 
2
Fe
2+
 
(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 5-6 H
 
2
O
9.CE.30bTsepinite-K
K
 
2
(Ti,Nb)
 
2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(OH,O)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
9.CE.30bParatsepinite-Ba
Ba
 
4
(Ti,Nb)
 
8
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
4
(OH,O)
 
8
· 8H
 
2
O
9.CE.30bTsepinite-Ca
Ca(Ti,Nb)
 
2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(OH,O)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
9.CE.30hAlsakharovite-Zn
NaSrKZn(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-Mn
K
 
2
Mn
2+
 
(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
9.CE.30cLepkhenelmite-Zn
(Ba,K)
 
2
Zn(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
9.CE.30bTsepinite-Sr
Sr(Ti,Nb)
 
2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)(OH,O)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O
9.CE.30bParatsepinite-Na
(Na,Sr,K,Ca)
 
7
(Ti,Nb)
 
8
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
4
(O,OH)
 
8
·nH
 
2
O n ~ 8
9.CE.30fParalabuntsovite-Mg
Na
 
8
K
 
8
Mg
 
8
Ti
 
16
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
8
(O,OH)
 
16
· nH
 
2
O
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-Ca
K
 
2
Ca(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-Na
K
 
2
Na
 
2
(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(OH,O)
 
4
· 5H
 
2
O
9.CE.30hGutkovaite-Mn
K
 
2
CaMn(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 5H
 
2
O
9.CE.30cKuzmenkoite-Zn
K
 
2
Zn(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(OH,O)
 
4
·6-8H
 
2
O
9.CE.30gOrganovaite-Mn
K
 
2
Mn(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 5-7H
 
2
O
9.CE.30gOrganovaite-Zn
K
 
2
Zn(Nb,Ti)
 
4
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
4
· 6H
 
2
O
9.CE.30gParakuzmenkoite-Fe
(K,Ba)
 
4
Fe(Ti,Nb)
 
8
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
4
(O,OH)
 
8
· 14H
 
2
O
9.CE.30cBurovaite-Ca
(Na,K)
 
4
Ca
 
2
(Ti,Nb)
 
8
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)
 
4
(OH,O)
 
8
· 12H
 
2
O
9.CE.45Komarovite
(Ca,Mn)Nb
 
2
[O
 
3
|Si
 
2
O
 
7
] · 3.5H
 
2
O
9.CE.45Natrokomarovite
(Na,Ca,H)
 
2
Nb
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
10
(OH,F)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
17.8.1Epistolite
Na
 
2
(Nb,Ti)
 
2
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)O
 
2
· nH
 
2
O
17.8.2Murmanite
Na
 
2
Ti
 
2
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)O
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
17.8.3Perraultite
BaNaMn
2+
4
Ti
 
2
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
2
O
 
2
(OH)
 
2
F
17.8.4Niocalite
(Ca,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)(O,OH,F)
 
2
17.8.5Mongolite
Ca
 
4
Nb
 
6
Si
 
5
O
 
24
(OH)
 
10
· nH
 
2
O
17.8.6Fersmanite
Ca
 
4
(Na,Ca)
 
4
(Ti,Nb)
 
4
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
2
O
 
8
F
 
3
17.8.7Nacareniobsite-(Ce)
Na
 
3
Ca
 
3
(Ce,La,Nd)Nb(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
2
OF
 
3
17.8.9Natrokomarovite
(Na,Ca,H)
 
2
Nb
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
10
(OH,F)
 
2
· H
 
2
O
17.8.10Wöhlerite
NaCa
 
2
(Zr,Nb)(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)(O,OH,F)
 
2
17.8.11Belkovite
Ba
 
3
(Nb,Ti)
 
6
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
2
O
 
12
17.8.12Baotite
Ba
 
4
(Ti,Nb)
 
8
Si
 
4
O
 
28
Cl
17.8.13Shcherbakovite
(K,Ba)KNa(Ti,Nb)
 
2
(Si
 
4
O
 
12
)O
 
2
17.8.14Ilímaussite-(Ce)
(Na,K)
 
7-8
(Ba,K)
 
10
Ce
 
5
(Nb,Ti)
 
6
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
4
(Si
 
9
O
 
18
)O
 
6
(O,OH)
 
24
17.8.15Komarovite
(Ca,Mn)Nb
 
2
[O
 
3
|Si
 
2
O
 
7
] · 3.5H
 
2
O
17.8.16Manganbelyankinite
(Mn,Ca)(Ti,Nb)
 
5
O
 
12
· 9H
 
2
O
17.8.17Niobophyllite
(K,Na)
 
3
(Fe,Mn)
 
6
(Nb,Ti)
 
2
Si
 
8
(O,OH,F)
 
31
17.8.18Caesium-Kupletskite

Other Names for Nenadkevichite

Other Languages:
German:Nenadkevichit
Russian:Ненадкевичит
Simplified Chinese:硅钛铌钠矿
硅钛铌钠石
Spanish:Nenadkevichita
Traditional Chinese:矽鈦鈮鈉礦
矽鈦鈮鈉石

Other Information

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References for Nenadkevichite

Reference List:

- +
Kuz'menko, M.V., and Kazakova, M.E. (1955) Nenadkevichite - anew mineral.Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 100: 1159-1160 (in Russian).

American Mineralogist (1955): 40: 1154 (abstract).

Vlasov, K.A., editor (1966) Mineralogy of rare elements, volume II: 547-549.

Perrault, G., Boucher, C., and Vicat, J. (1973) Structure cristalline du nenadkevichite (Na,K)2-x(Nb,Ti)(O,OH)Si2O6·2H2O. Acta Crystallographica: B29: 1432-1438 (in French with English abstracts).

Mandarino, J.A. and Anderson, V. (1989) Monteregian Treasures Cambridge University Press: 155.

Canadian Mineralogist (1999): 901-910.

European Journal of Mineralogist (2002): 14: 165-173.

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    Localities for Nenadkevichite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Araxá
    Traversa, G., Gomes, C. B., Brotzu, P., Buraglini, N., Morbidelli, L., Principato, M. S., ... & Ruberti, E. (2001). Petrography and mineral chemistry of carbonatites and mica-rich rocks from the Araxá complex (Alto Paranaíba Province, Brazil). Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 73(1), 71-98.
    Canada
     
    • Québec
      • Montérégie
        • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
          • Mont Saint-Hilaire
    Horváth, L and Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record: 21: 284-359., AmMin 40:1154(1955)
        • Lajemmerais RCM
          • Varennes & St-Amable
    HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
    Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
    China
     
    • Liaoning Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
      • Dandong Prefecture
        • Fengcheng Co.
          • Saima complex
    Saima Deposit Research Group, Beijing Institute of Uranium Geology (1978): Scientia Sinica 11(3), 365-389
    Greenland
     
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
        • Igaliku (Igaliko)
          • Narsaarsuk Plateau
    Petersen, O.V (1995): Alkaline mineralforekomster i syd og syd-vest Grønland. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 9,7-17
    Soerensen, H. (2001): The Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland: status of mineralogical research with new results, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 190, GEUS; Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
    Namibia
     
    • Khomas Region
      • Windhoek District
        • Aris
    Uwe Kolitsch (single-crystal X-ray diffraction); Petersen et al.: Mineralienwelt 15(2): 44-48 (2004)
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Khibiny Massif
            • Kukisvumchorr Mt
    Lapis 28(12), 46-47 (2003)
    Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
    http://maurice.strahlen.org/kola/khibiny.htm
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
          • Lovozero Massif
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
              • Umbozero mine (Umbozerskii mine; Umba Mine)
    Pekov, I.V. (2000): Lovozero Massif. Moscow, Ocean Pictures Ltd, 480 pp.
    Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
    I. Pekov (1998) Minerals First Discovered on the Territory of the former Soviey Union
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        • Northern Karelia
          • Vuoriyarvi alkaline-ultrabasic massif
    Lapis 28(12), 47 (2003)
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      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
    New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
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    Henry Barwood - unpublished (2010)
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    Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
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