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|Name:||After the type locality, the Dovyren Bald Mountain, Yoko-Dovyren layered massif, Northern Baikal Region, Russia.|
Exhibits a new type of modular structure with stacking of the tobermorite-like and the rosenbuschite-like layers parallel to (010). Single-crystal structural data point to an incompletely occupied Ca(2) site from the rosenbuschite module which is confirmed by microprobe analysis.
Classification of Dovyrenite
|IMA status:||Approved 2007|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.BE.23|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
B : Sorosilicates
E : Si2O7 groups, with additional anions; cations in octahedral  and greater coordination
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Type Occurrence of Dovyrenite
|Type Locality:||Yoko-Dovyrensky Massif, Dovyren Highlands, Buriatia Republic (Buryatia), Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia|
|Place of Conservation of Type Material:||Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (#3545).|
|Year of Discovery:||2006|
|Geological Setting of type material:||Altered pyroxene and melilite-monticellite skarn in carbonate xenoliths in ultra-basic rocks.|
|Associated Minerals at type locality:|
Crystallography of Dovyrenite
|Class (H-M):||mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal|
|Cell Parameters:||a = 5.666Å, b = 18.844Å, c = 3.728Å|
|Ratio:||a:b:c = 0.301 : 1 : 0.198|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 398.04 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Dovyrenite
Chemical Properties of Dovyrenite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Ca6Zr(Si2O7)2(OH)4|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ca, H, O, Si, Zr|
Relationship of Dovyrenite to other Species
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Other Names for Dovyrenite
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Dovyrenite
Galuskin, E. V. et al. (2007): Dovyrenite Ca6Zr[Si2O7]2(OH)4 – A New Mineral From Skarned Carbonate Xenoliths In Basic-Ultrabasic Rocks Of The Ioko-Dovyren Massif, Northern Baikal Region, Russia. Mineralogia Polonica, 38, 15-27. [http://www.ptmin.agh.edu.pl/vol38no1/vol38no1_2.pdf]
Kadiyski, M., Armbruster, T., Galuskin, E.V., Pertsev, N.N., Zadov, A.E., Galuskina, I.O., Wrzalik, R., Dzierzanowski, P. and Kislov, E. V. (2008): The modular structure of dovyrenite, Ca6Zr[Si2O7]2(OH)4: Alternate stacking of tobermorite and rosenbuschite-like units. American Mineralogist, 93, 456-462.
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Localities for Dovyrenite
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Locality Updated: Bahleida occurrence, Crooks Township, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, CanadaFrom Dana Slaughter, 23rd Oct 2014 06:14:29