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Rimkorolgite

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Formula:
(Mg,Mn)
 
5
(Ba,Sr,Ca)(PO
 
4
)
 
4
· 8H
 
2
O
System:OrthorhombicColour:Yellow-brown to dirty ...
Lustre:VitreousHardness:3
Name:Named after Ol'ga Mikhailovna Rimskaya -Korstakova, Professor of Mineralogy.


Structurally related to bakhchisaraitsevite and liversidgeite.

Classification of Rimkorolgite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:7/C.20-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:8.CH.45

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
H : With large and medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O < 1:1
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Type Occurrence of Rimkorolgite

Type Locality:Kovdor Zheleznyi Mine (Iron Mine), Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Year of Discovery:1995

Physical Properties of Rimkorolgite

Lustre:Vitreous
Colour:Yellow-brown to dirty pink
Streak:White
Hardness (Mohs):3

Crystallography of Rimkorolgite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 12.83Å, b = 8.33Å, c = 18.31Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 1.54 : 1 : 2.198
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,956.86 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Rimkorolgite

Type:Biaxial (+)
RI values: nα = 1.552 nβ = 1.552 nγ = 1.558
2V:Measured: 23°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.006

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

Chemical Properties of Rimkorolgite

Formula:
(Mg,Mn)
 
5
(Ba,Sr,Ca)(PO
 
4
)
 
4
· 8H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:(Mg,Mn)5(Ba,Sr,Ca)(PO4)4·8H2O
Essential elements:Ba, H, Mg, O, P
All elements listed in formula:Ba, Ca, H, Mg, Mn, O, P, Sr

Relationship of Rimkorolgite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
8.CH.05Walentaite
H(Ca,Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)Fe
3+
3
(AsO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
8.CH.10Anapaite
Ca
 
2
Fe
2+
 
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
8.CH.15Picropharmacolite
Ca
 
4
Mg(AsO
 
4
)
 
2
(HAsO
 
4
)
 
2
· 11H
 
2
O
8.CH.20Dittmarite
(NH
 
4
)Mg(PO
 
4
) · H
 
2
O
8.CH.20Niahite
(NH
 
4
)(Mn
2+
 
,Mg)(PO
 
4
) · H
 
2
O
8.CH.25Francoanellite
K
 
3
Al
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
(HPO
 
4
)
 
3
· 12H
 
2
O
8.CH.25Taranakite
(K,NH
 
4
)Al
 
3
(PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH) · 9H
 
2
O
8.CH.30Schertelite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
MgH
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
8.CH.35Hannayite
(NH
 
4
)
 
2
Mg
 
3
H
 
4
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
· 8H
 
2
O
8.CH.40Struvite
(NH
 
4
)Mg(PO
 
4
) · 6H
 
2
O
8.CH.40Struvite-(K)
KMg(PO
 
4
)·6H
 
2
O
8.CH.40Hazenite
KNaMg
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
· 14H
 
2
O
8.CH.50Bakhchisaraitsevite
Na
 
2
Mg
 
5
(PO
 
4
)
 
4
· 7H
 
2
O
8.CH.55Fahleite
Zn
 
5
CaFe
 
2
(AsO
 
4
)
 
6
· 14H
 
2
O
8.CH.55Smolyaninovite
(Co,Ni,Mg,Ca)
 
3
(Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
2
(AsO
 
4
)
 
4
· 11H
 
2
O
8.CH.60Barahonaite-(Al)
(Ca,Cu,Na,Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
12
Al
 
2
(AsO
 
4
)
 
8
(OH,Cl)
 
x
· nH
 
2
O
8.CH.60Barahonaite-(Fe)
(Ca,Cu,Na,Fe
3+
 
,Al)
 
12
Fe
3+
2
(AsO
 
4
)
 
8
(OH,Cl)
 
x
· nH
 
2
O

Other Names for Rimkorolgite

Synonyms:
IMA1990-032
Other Languages:
German:Rimkorolgit
Russian:Римкорольгит
Simplified Chinese:磷钡镁石
Spanish:Rimkorolgita
Traditional Chinese:磷鋇鎂石

Other Information

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 Rimkorolgite

Reference List:

- +
Zapiski Vsesoyuznyi Mineralogicheskoe Obshchestva: 124(1): 90-95.

Mineralogical Record: 27: 305.

European Journal of Mineralogy (2002): 14: 397-402.

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  • Localities for Rimkorolgite

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    (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.
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
    Subbotin, R. P. L. V. V., & Pakhomovsky, Y. A. (1998). A new type of scandium mineralization in phoscorites and carbonatites of the Kovdor massif, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist 36:971-980.
    [MinRec 27:305]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Yakovenchuk V N, Ivanyuk G Y, Mikhailova Y A, Selivanova E A, Krivovichev S V (2006) Pakhomovskyite, Co3(PO4)2·8H2O, a new mineral species from Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia, The Canadian Mineralogist 44, 117-123
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