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Alluaivite

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Formula:
Na
 
19
(Ca,Mn)
 
6
(Ti,Nb)
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
74
Cl · 2H
 
2
O
System:TrigonalColour:Colorless to weak ...
Lustre:VitreousHardness:5 - 6
Member of:Eudialyte Group
Name:After the type locality occurrence on Mt. Alluaiv, Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
This page provides mineralogical data about Alluaivite.

Classification of Alluaivite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/E.25-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.CO.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
O : [Si9O27]18- 9-membered rings
Dana 8th edition ID:64.1b.1.1

64 : CYCLOSILICATES Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups
1b :
Hey's CIM Ref.:17.3.7

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
3 : Silicates with chloride (including aluminosilicates)
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Type Occurrence of Alluaivite

Type Locality:Alluaiv Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Mining Museum, St. Petersburg Mining Institute, 1993/1{2; A.E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; The Natural History Museum, London, England, 1994,1.
Year of Discovery:1990
Geological Setting of type material:In ultra-agpaitic pegmatites in a di®erentiated alkalic massif.
Associated Minerals at type locality:
SodaliteNephelineK FeldsparEudialyteArfvedsonite
Aegirine

Physical Properties of Alluaivite

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent
Colour:Colorless to weak brownish pink
Hardness (Mohs):5 - 6
Tenacity:Brittle
Fracture:Conchoidal

Crystallography of Alluaivite

Crystal System:Trigonal
Cell Parameters:a = 14.04Å, c = 60.6Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 4.316
Unit Cell Volume:V 10,345.17 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:Irregular accumulations, to 1 mm.

Optical Data of Alluaivite

Type:Uniaxial (+)
RI values: nω = 1.618 nε = 1.626
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.008

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate

Chemical Properties of Alluaivite

Formula:
Na
 
19
(Ca,Mn)
 
6
(Ti,Nb)
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
74
Cl · 2H
 
2
O
Essential elements:Ca, Cl, H, Na, O, Si, Ti
All elements listed in formula:Ca, Cl, H, Mn, Na, Nb, O, Si, Ti
Common Impurities:Zr,La,Ce,TR,Sr,Ba,K

Relationship of Alluaivite to other Species

Member of:Eudialyte Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Andrianovite
Na
 
12
(K,Sr,Ce)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(O,H
 
2
O,OH)
 
5
Aqualite
(H
 
3
O)
 
8
(Na,K,Sr)
 
5
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
66
(OH)
 
9
Cl
Carbokentbrooksite
Na
 
11-12
(Na,Ce)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[(OH)
 
3
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
Davinciite
Na
 
12
K
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
(Si
 
26
O
 
73
OH)Cl
 
2
Dualite
Na
 
30
(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)
 
12
(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)
 
6
Zr
 
3
Ti
 
3
Mn[Si
 
51
O
 
144
](OH,H
 
2
O,Cl)
 
9
Eudialyte
Na
 
15
Ca
 
6
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)
 
3
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Feklichevite
Na
 
11
Ca
 
9
(Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
Zr
 
3
Nb[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](OH,H
 
2
O,Cl,O)
 
5
Fengchengite
Na
 
12
 
3
(Ca,Sr)
 
6
Fe
3+
3
Zr
 
3
Si(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(H
 
2
O,OH)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Ferrokentbrooksite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
6
(Fe,Mn)
 
3
Zr
 
3
NbSi
 
25
O
 
73
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
Cl
 
2
Georgbarsanovite
Na
 
12
(Mn,Sr,REE)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
NbSi
 
25
O
 
76
Cl
 
2
·H
 
2
O
Golyshevite
Na
 
10
Ca
 
3
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Fe
 
2
SiNb(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
CO
 
3
(OH)
 
3
· H
 
2
O
Ikranite
(Na,H
 
3
O)
 
15
(Ca,Mn
2+
 
)
 
6
Fe
3+
2
Zr
 
3-4
[Cl|(H
 
0-3
Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|{(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
,(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO}] · 2-3H
 
2
O
Johnsenite-(Ce)
Na
 
12
(Ce,La,Sr,Ca)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[(OH,Cl)
 
2
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
Kentbrooksite
(Na,REE)
 
15
(Ca,REE)
 
6
(Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[Si
 
25
O
 
74
]F
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
Khomyakovite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Labyrinthite
(Na,K,Sr)
 
35
Ca
 
12
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
6
TiSi
 
51
O
 
144
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
9
Cl
 
3
Manganoeudialyte
Na
 
14
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
26
O
 
72
(OH)
 
2
](H
 
2
O,Cl,O,OH)
 
6
Manganokhomyakovite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Mogovidite
Na
 
9
(Ca,Na)
 
5
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Fe
 
2
(Si,Nb)[(OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
|Cl
 
0.3
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
]
Oneillite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
3
Mn
 
3
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
Raslakite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
3
Fe
2+
3
(Na,Zr)
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb
 
<0.5
[(Cl,OH)|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · 3(OH,H
 
2
O)
Rastsvetaevite
Na
 
27
K
 
8
Ca
 
12
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
6
Si
 
52
O
 
144
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
6
Cl
 
2
Taseqite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[Cl
 
2
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · 3(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZr
Na
 
16
Ca
 
6
(Mn,Ce)
 
3
Zr
 
3
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
(OH,Cl)
 
4
Voronkovite
Na
 
15
(Na,Ca,Ce)
 
3
(Mn,Ca)
 
3
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
72
(OH,O)
 
4
Cl · H
 
2
O
Zirsilite-(Ce)
Na
 
11-12
(Ce,Na)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[(OH)
 
3
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
9.CO.10Eudialyte
Na
 
15
Ca
 
6
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)
 
3
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
9.CO.10Ferrokentbrooksite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
6
(Fe,Mn)
 
3
Zr
 
3
NbSi
 
25
O
 
73
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
Cl
 
2
9.CO.10Kentbrooksite
(Na,REE)
 
15
(Ca,REE)
 
6
(Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[Si
 
25
O
 
74
]F
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Khomyakovite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
9.CO.10Manganokhomyakovite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
9.CO.10Oneillite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
3
Mn
 
3
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
9.CO.10Raslakite
Na
 
15
Ca
 
3
Fe
2+
3
(Na,Zr)
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb
 
<0.5
[(Cl,OH)|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · 3(OH,H
 
2
O)
9.CO.10Feklichevite
Na
 
11
Ca
 
9
(Fe
3+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
Zr
 
3
Nb[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](OH,H
 
2
O,Cl,O)
 
5
9.CO.10Carbokentbrooksite
Na
 
11-12
(Na,Ce)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[(OH)
 
3
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Zirsilite-(Ce)
Na
 
11-12
(Ce,Na)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[(OH)
 
3
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Ikranite
(Na,H
 
3
O)
 
15
(Ca,Mn
2+
 
)
 
6
Fe
3+
2
Zr
 
3-4
[Cl|(H
 
0-3
Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|{(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
,(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO}] · 2-3H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Taseqite
Na
 
12
Sr
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb[Cl
 
2
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · 3(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
9.CO.10Rastsvetaevite
Na
 
27
K
 
8
Ca
 
12
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
6
Si
 
52
O
 
144
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
6
Cl
 
2
9.CO.10Golyshevite
Na
 
10
Ca
 
3
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Fe
 
2
SiNb(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
CO
 
3
(OH)
 
3
· H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Labyrinthite
(Na,K,Sr)
 
35
Ca
 
12
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
6
TiSi
 
51
O
 
144
(O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
9
Cl
 
3
9.CO.10Johnsenite-(Ce)
Na
 
12
(Ce,La,Sr,Ca)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
W[(OH,Cl)
 
2
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
|(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
SiO] · H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Mogovidite
Na
 
9
(Ca,Na)
 
5
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Fe
 
2
(Si,Nb)[(OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
|Cl
 
0.3
|CO
 
3
|(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
]
9.CO.10Georgbarsanovite
Na
 
12
(Mn,Sr,REE)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Fe
2+
3
Zr
 
3
NbSi
 
25
O
 
76
Cl
 
2
·H
 
2
O
9.CO.10Aqualite
(H
 
3
O)
 
8
(Na,K,Sr)
 
5
Ca
 
6
Zr
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
66
(OH)
 
9
Cl
9.CO.10Dualite
Na
 
30
(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)
 
12
(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)
 
6
Zr
 
3
Ti
 
3
Mn[Si
 
51
O
 
144
](OH,H
 
2
O,Cl)
 
9
9.CO.10Andrianovite
Na
 
12
(K,Sr,Ce)
 
3
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
Nb(Si
 
25
O
 
73
)(O,H
 
2
O,OH)
 
5
9.CO.10Voronkovite
Na
 
15
(Na,Ca,Ce)
 
3
(Mn,Ca)
 
3
Fe
 
3
Zr
 
3
Si
 
26
O
 
72
(OH,O)
 
4
Cl · H
 
2
O
9.CO.10UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZr
Na
 
17
(Ca,Ce,Sr)
 
2
Mn
 
3
(Zr,Nb)
 
4
Si
 
25
O
 
73
(O,OH,F,Cl)
 
5
9.CO.10UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZr
Na
 
12
(Ca,Mn)
 
6
(Sr,Na,K)
 
3
(Fe,Mn)
 
3
(Zr,Nb)
 
4
Si
 
25
O
 
66
(OH,Cl)
 
11
9.CO.10Manganoeudialyte
Na
 
14
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
3
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
26
O
 
72
(OH)
 
2
](H
 
2
O,Cl,O,OH)
 
6
9.CO.10UM1990-78-SiO:CaClFeHKNaZr
(H
 
3
O)
 
7
(Na,K)
 
5
(Ca,Sr,Mn)
 
6
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
3
O
 
7
(O,OH)
 
2
]
 
2
[Si
 
9
O
 
23
(O,OH)
 
4
]2[SiNaFe(Zr,Ti,Al,Nb)□]Cl
 
1.5
(O,OH)
9.CO.10UM-1990-79-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbREEZr
Na
 
14
Ca
 
5
(Mg,Ca,Mn)Zr
 
3
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)
 
2
(Fe,Zr)
 
3
(Mn,Na,Ce,La,Y)(Na,H
 
2
O,K,Sr)(OH)
 
4-5
(OH,Cl)
9.CO.10UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZr
Na
 
12
Ca
 
5
(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr
 
3
(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)
 
3
[Si
 
9
O
 
24-26
(OH)
 
1-3
]
 
2
[Si
 
3
O
 
9
]
 
2
Cl
9.CO.10UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZr
Na
 
16
Ca
 
6
(Mn,Ce)
 
3
Zr
 
3
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(Si
 
9
O
 
27
)
 
2
(OH,Cl)
 
4
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
17.3.1Rustumite
Ca
 
10
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
2
(SiO
 
4
)(OH)
 
2
Cl
 
2
17.3.2Zunyite
Al
 
13
Si
 
5
O
 
20
(OH,F)
 
18
Cl
17.3.3Sodalite
Na
 
8
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)Cl
 
2
17.3.4Marialite
Na
 
4
Al
 
3
Si
 
9
O
 
24
Cl
17.3.5Tugtupite
Na
 
4
(AlBeSi
 
4
O
 
12
)Cl
17.3.6Eudialyte
Na
 
15
Ca
 
6
(Fe
2+
 
,Mn
2+
 
)
 
3
Zr
 
3
[Si
 
25
O
 
73
](O,OH,H
 
2
O)
 
3
(OH,Cl)
 
2
17.3.8Nasonite
Pb
 
6
Ca
 
4
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
3
Cl
 
2
17.3.9Asisite
Pb
 
7
SiO
 
9
Cl
 
2
17.3.10Jagoite
(Pb,Ca)
 
3
FeSi
 
3
O
 
10
(Cl,OH)
17.3.11Friedelite
(Mn,Fe)
 
8
Si
 
6
O
 
15
(OH,Cl)
 
10
17.3.12Pyrosmalite-(Fe)
(Fe,Mn)
 
8
Si
 
6
O
 
15
(OH,Cl)
 
10
17.3.13Pyrosmalite
17.3.14Pyrosmalite-(Mn)
(Mn,Fe)
 
8
Si
 
6
O
 
15
(OH,Cl)
 
10
17.3.16Mcgillite
(Mn,Fe)
 
8
Si
 
6
O
 
15
(OH)
 
8
Cl
 
2
17.3.17Traskite
Ba
 
21
Ca(Fe
2+
 
,Mn,Ti)
 
4
(Ti,Fe,Mg)
 
12
(Si
 
12
O
 
36
)(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
6
(O,OH)
 
30
Cl
 
6
·14H
 
2
O
17.3.18Muirite
Ba
 
10
Ca
 
2
Mn
2+
 
Ti[(OH,Cl,F)|HSi
 
2
O
 
7
]
 
5
17.3.19Verplanckite
Ba
 
2
(Mn,Fe,Ti)Si
 
2
O
 
6
(O,OH,Cl,F)
 
2
· 3H
 
2
O or near

Other Names for Alluaivite

Synonyms:
IMA1988-052
Other Languages:
German:Alluaivit
Russian:Аллуайвит
Spanish:Alluaivita

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 Alluaivite

Reference List:

- +
New Mins. (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (and Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva): 119(1): 117-120.

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