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Yuksporite

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Formula:
(K,Ba)NaCa2(Si,Ti)4O11(F,OH) · H2O
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Brownish pink to red
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, Mount Yukspor, Khibina alkaline complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia.

Classification of Yuksporite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
9.DG.95

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
G : Inosilicates with 3-periodic single and multiple chains
66.3.1.5

66 : INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
3 : Amphiboles - Ca-Na subgroup
17.1.19

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
1 : Silicates with fluoride (not containing Al)
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First Recorded Occurrence of Yuksporite

Year of Discovery:
1922

Physical Properties of Yuksporite

Silky
Colour:
Brownish pink to red
Streak:
Nearly white

Crystallography of Yuksporite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 24.86Å, b = 16.75Å, c = 7.05Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.484 : 1 : 0.421
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2,935.66 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Yuksporite

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.644 nγ = 1.660
2V:
Measured: 46° to 76°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.016
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
relatively strong

Chemical Properties of Yuksporite

Formula:
(K,Ba)NaCa2(Si,Ti)4O11(F,OH) · H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Al,Fe,Mn,Mg,Sr,Cl

Relationship of Yuksporite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
9.DG.05BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)
9.DG.05FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)
9.DG.05PectoliteNaCa2(HSi3O9)
9.DG.05SéranditeNa(Mn2+,Ca)2(HSi3O9)
9.DG.05WollastoniteCaSiO3
9.DG.05Wollastonite-1ACaSiO3
9.DG.07CascanditeCa(Sc,Fe3+)(HSi3O9)
9.DG.08Plombièrite[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)
9.DG.10Clinotobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
9.DG.10RiversideiteCa5(HSi3O9)2 · 2H2O
9.DG.10Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
9.DG.15FoshagiteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2
9.DG.20JenniteCa9(Si3O9)2(OH)8 · 8H2O
9.DG.25ParaumbiteK3Zr2H(Si3O9)2 · nH2O
9.DG.25UmbiteK2(Zr,Ti)Si3O9 · H2O
9.DG.30SørenseniteNa4SnBe2Si6O16(OH)4
9.DG.35XonotliteCa6(Si6O17)(OH)2
9.DG.40HillebranditeCa2(SiO3)(OH)2
9.DG.45ZoriteNa8(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 14H2O
9.DG.45ChivruaiiteCa4(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 13-14H2O
9.DG.50Haineaultite(Na,Ca)5Ca(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,F)8 · 5H2O
9.DG.55EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
9.DG.60EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
9.DG.65ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
9.DG.70Fenaksite(K,Na)4(Fe,Mn)2(Si4O10)2(OH,F)
9.DG.70LitidioniteCuNaKSi4O10
9.DG.70ManaksiteKNaMnSi4O10
9.DG.75TinaksiteK2Na(Ca,Mn2+)2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]
9.DG.75TokkoiteK2Ca4Si7O17(O,OH,F)4
9.DG.75SenkevichiteCsKNaCa2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]
9.DG.80CanasiteK2Na4Ca5(Si12O30(OH,F)4
9.DG.80FluorcanasiteK3Na3Ca5Si12O30F4 · H2O
9.DG.85MiseriteK1.5-x(Ca,Y,REE)5(Si6O15)(Si2O7)(OH,F)2 · yH2O
9.DG.90FrankameniteK3Na3Ca5(Si12O30)(F,OH)4 · H2O
9.DG.92Charoite(K,Sr)15-16(Ca,Na)32[Si6O11(O,OH)6]2[Si12O18(O,OH)12]2[Si17O25(O,OH)18]2(OH,F)4 · ~3H2O
9.DG.97Eveslogite(Na,K,Ca,Sr,Ba)48 [(Ti,Nb,Mn,Fe2+)12Si48O144(OH)12](F,OH,Cl)14
17.1.1HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
17.1.3AgrelliteNaCa2Si4O10F
17.1.4Fluorapophyllite-(Na)NaCa4(Si8O20)F · 8H2O
17.1.5Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
17.1.6Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
17.1.7HsianghualiteCa3Li2(Be3Si3O12)F2
17.1.8LeucophaniteNaCaBeSi2O6F
17.1.9NorbergiteMg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2
17.1.10Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
17.1.11Humite(Mg,Fe2+)7(SiO4)3(F,OH)2
17.1.12ClinohumiteMg9(SiO4)4F2
17.1.13CanasiteK2Na4Ca5(Si12O30(OH,F)4
17.1.14Charoite(K,Sr)15-16(Ca,Na)32[Si6O11(O,OH)6]2[Si12O18(O,OH)12]2[Si17O25(O,OH)18]2(OH,F)4 · ~3H2O
17.1.15CuspidineCa4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2
17.1.16BultfonteiniteCa2(HSiO4)F · H2O
17.1.17ZeophylliteCa13(Si10O28)F10 · 6H2O
17.1.18Rowlandite-(Y)(Y,Ce)4Fe2+(Si2O7)2F2 (?)
17.1.20Yftisite-(Y)(Y,Dy,Er)4(Ti,Sn)(SiO4)2O(F,OH)6
17.1.21Mosandrite(◻,Ca,Na)3(Ca,REE)4Ti(Si2O7)2[H2O,OH,F]4 · H2O
17.1.22Hiortdahlite(Ca,Na)3(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2
17.1.23BurpaliteNa2CaZr(Si2O7)F2
17.1.24SeidozeriteNa8Mn22+Zr3Ti3(Si2O7)4O4F4
17.1.25ThorosteenstrupineCaMnThSi4O11(OH)F · 6H2O
17.1.26Zircophyllite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe2+)7(Zr,Ti)2Si8O24(O,OH,F)7
17.1.27JinshajiangiteBaNaFe42+Ti2(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2F
17.1.28Rosenbuschite(Ca,Na)3(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)OF
17.1.29NarsarsukiteNa4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
17.1.30SonoliteMn92+(SiO4)4(OH,F)2

Other Names for Yuksporite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:针碱钙石
Traditional Chinese:針鹼鈣石

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 Yuksporite

Reference List:
Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal, Kiev (1985): 7(4): 74-78.

Sergey V. Krivovichev, Viktor N. Yakovenchuk,Thomas Armbruster, Nicola Dobelin, Phillip Pattison, Hans-Peter Weber, Wulf Depmeier (2004) Porous titanosilicate nanorods in the structure of yuksporite, (Sr,Ba)2K4(Ca,Na)14( ,Mn,Fe)
{(Ti,Nb)4(O,OH)4[Si6O17]2[Si2O7]3}(H2O,OH)n, resolved using synchrotron radiation. American Mineralogist: 89: 1561-1565.

Internet Links for Yuksporite

Localities for Yuksporite

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.
China
 
  • Zhejiang Province
    • Quzhou Prefecture
      • Qujiang District
Letian Du and Wenguang Wang (2012): Geological Review 58(6), 1017-1022
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence
[Lapis 1993:4 p.13-20]
            • Ditmar stream
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
Yakovenchuk, V. N., Ivanyuk, G., Pakhomovsky, Y. & Men'shikov, Y. (2005): Khibiny. Laplandia Minerals, Apatity. 468p.
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
American Mineralogist 70 (1985): 1329-1335.
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
P.M. Kartashov data
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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