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β-Lomonosovite

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Formula:
Na
 
4
(H,Na)
 
6
Ti
 
4
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
O
 
4
Member of:Lomonosovite Group
Name:In allusion to its close relation with Lomonosovite.
Isostructural with:Lomonosovite
This page provides mineralogical data about β-Lomonosovite.

Classification of β-Lomonosovite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
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Type Occurrence of β-Lomonosovite

Type Locality:Kedykverpakhk Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Year of Discovery:1950
Geological Setting of type material:Pegmatites of nepheline-syenites.

Chemical Properties of β-Lomonosovite

Formula:
Na
 
4
(H,Na)
 
6
Ti
 
4
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
O
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:Na4(H,Na)6Ti4(Si2O7)2(PO4)2O4
Idealised Formula:
2 Na
 
2
Ti
 
2
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)O
 
2
· Na
 
3
PO
 
4
· H
 
3
PO
 
4
Essential elements:H, Na, O, P, Si, Ti
All elements listed in formula:H, Na, O, P, Si, Ti
Common Impurities:Mn,Fe,Ca,Nb

Relationship of β-Lomonosovite to other Species

Member of:Lomonosovite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Lomonosovite
Na
 
5
Ti
 
2
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)(PO
 
4
)O
 
2

Other Names for β-Lomonosovite

Synonyms:
Beta-LomonosoviteLomonosovite-beta
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 β-Lomonosovite

Reference List:

- +
Gerasimovskii V.I., Kazakova M.E. (1950) Doklady AN SSSR, 142(3), 670-673 (in Russ.)

Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR (1971): 82.

Rastsvetaeva R.K., Sirota M.I., Belov N.V. (1975) Crystal structure of betalomonosovite. Kristallografia, 20(2), 259-264 (in Russ.).

Khalilov A.D. (1990) Refinement of crystal structure of betalomonosovite from the Lovozero alkaline massif. Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal, 12(5), 10-19 (in Russ.).

Ageeva O.A. (1999) Typomorphism of accessory lomonosovite from rocks of Khibiny massif. Zapiski RMO, №2, 99-104 (in Russ.).

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  • Localities for β-Lomonosovite

    (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
          • Khibiny Massif
            • Rasvumchorr Mt
    [World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]
    Pavel M. Kartashov data
          • Lovozero Massif
    Gerasimovskii V.I., Kazakova M.E. (1950) Doklady AN SSSR, 142(3), 670-673 (in Rus.); Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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