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In allusion to its close relation with Lomonosovite.
Isostructural with:
This page provides mineralogical data about β-Lomonosovite.

Classification of β-Lomonosovite

Approved 2015
Explanation of status:
Re-approved by IMA 2015 (IMA 14-J) URL:
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Type Occurrence of β-Lomonosovite

Year of Discovery:
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Pegmatites of nepheline-syenites.

Chemical Properties of β-Lomonosovite

All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:

Relationship of β-Lomonosovite to other Species

Other Names for β-Lomonosovite

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 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.).

CNMNC Newsletter No. 24, April 2015 ; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 247-251.

Internet Links for β-Lomonosovite

Localities for β-Lomonosovite

(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.
  • 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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