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Rusinovite

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Formula:
Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2
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

Approved 2011
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First Recorded Occurrence of Rusinovite

Place of Conservation of First Recorded 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 Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.471 (39)
3.209 (33)
3.134 (25)
3.082 (100)

Chemical Properties of Rusinovite

Formula:
Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Rusinovite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Health Risks:
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:
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.

Internet Links for Rusinovite

Localities for Rusinovite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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 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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