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Rusinovite

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Formula:
Ca
 
10
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
3
Cl
 
2
System:Orthorhombic
Name:Named after Vladimir Leonidovich Rusinov (1935-2007), a Russian petrologist and expert in the field of thermodynamics of non-equilibrium mineral systems.


Related to the anthropogenic phase "chesofiite".

A synthetic analogue is known.

Classification of Rusinovite

IMA status:Approved 2011
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Type Occurrence of Rusinovite

Type Locality:Lakargi Mt., Verkhnechegemskaya caldera (Verkhni Chegem caldera; Upper Chegem caldera), Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, registration number 4022/1

Crystallography of Rusinovite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:Cmcm
Cell Parameters:a = 3.7617(2) Å, b = 16.9385(8) Å, c = 17.3196(9) Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.222 : 1 : 1.022
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,103.56 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Comment:OD structure; only average structure determined.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
8.471 (39)
3.209 (33)
3.134 (25)
3.082 (100)

Chemical Properties of Rusinovite

Formula:
Ca
 
10
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
3
Cl
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2
Essential elements:Ca, Cl, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:Ca, Cl, O, Si

Other Names for Rusinovite

Synonyms:
IMA2010-072
Other Languages:

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 Rusinovite

Reference List:

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Galuskin, E.V., Galuskina, I.O., Lazic, B., Armbruster, T., Zadov, A.E., Krzykawski, T., Banasik, K., Gazeev, V.M. and Pertsev, N.N. (2011) Rusinovite, IMA 2010-072. CNMNC Newsletter No. 8, April 2011, page 292; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 289-294.

Evgeny V. Galuskin, Irina O. Galuskina, Biljana Lazic, Thomas Armbruster, Aleksandr E. Zadov, Tomasz Krzykawski, Kamila Banasik, Viktor M. Gazeev and Nikolai N. Pertsev (2011): Rusinovite, Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2: a new skarn mineral from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia. Eur. J. Mineral. 23, 837-844.

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  • Localities for Rusinovite

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    Russia
     
    • Northern Caucasus Region
      • Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
        • Verkhnechegemskaya caldera (Verkhni Chegem caldera; Upper Chegem caldera)
    Galuskin, E.V., Galuskina, I.O., Lazic, B., Armbruster, T., Zadov, A.E., Krzykawski, T., Banasik, K., Gazeev, V.M. and Pertsev, N.N. (2011) Rusinovite, IMA 2010-072. CNMNC Newsletter No. 8, April 2011, page 292; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 289-294; Evgeny V. Galuskin, Irina O. Galuskina, Biljana Lazic, Thomas Armbruster, Aleksandr E. Zadov, Tomasz Krzykawski, Kamila Banasik, Viktor M. Gazeev and Nikolai N. Pertsev (2011): Rusinovite, Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2: a new skarn mineral from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia. Eur. J. Mineral. 23, 837-844.
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