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Posted by Marco Ciriotti  
Marco Ciriotti December 20, 2003 02:40PM
Neskevaaraite-Fe, a new labuntsovite-group mineral, was found in the Vuoriyarvi alkaline-ultramafic pluton, Northern Karelia, within a hydrothermally altered carbonatite body. The mineral occurs as rough brown translucent prismatic crystals up to 6 mm long. Associated minerals are dolomite, calcite, phlogopite, fluorapatite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, serpentine, and nenadkevichite. Another occurrence is a fieldspare-calcite vein located in the Kukisvumchorr Mt., Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, where the new mineral is closely associated with labuntsovite-Fe

Chukanov N.V., Subbotin V.V., Pekov I.V., Zadov A.E., Tsepin, A.I., Rozenberg K.A., Tastsvetaeva R.K., Ferraris G. (2003): Neskevaarite-Fe, - NaK3Fe(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·6H2O - a new labuntsovite group mineral. New Data on Minerals, 38, 9-14.
Jim Ferraiolo December 21, 2003 12:53AM
Neskevaaraite-Fe was also published in the Abstracts of the 18th General Meeting of the IMA,2002, p137 as an unnamed mineral.
Ernie Nickel December 22, 2003 03:44AM

Presumably your reference to "New Data on Minerals" is a translation of the Russian publication "Novye dannye o Mineralakh". Is there a published English translation of this publication, or did you translate the articles yourself?

Marco Ciriotti December 22, 2003 12:43PM
now the periodic is published in English language by Ocean Pictures Ltd. & Fersman Mineralogical Museum RAS, Eds., Moscow.

Editor-in-Chief is the Prof. Margarita I. Novgorodova that you can contact for any necessity (e-mail:
Ciao. Marco
Ernie Nickel December 22, 2003 11:49PM

Do you happen to know if "Novye Dannye o Mineralakh" and the
English translation "New Data on Minerals" publishes original descriptions of minerals or does it simply abstract data already published elsewhere?

Best wishes for a happy Christmas and a good New Year.
Peter Haas December 23, 2003 05:30AM

It recently added neskevaaraite-(fe) to the database. I took the data from an abstract given in the latest issue of Lapis magazine. The author (S. Weiss) gives "New Data on Minerals ..." as the original reference to this mineral species, so I assume they do not only publish abstracts of data already published elsewhere.

Hope this may help to clear things up a little.

Ernie Nickel December 23, 2003 06:04AM

Thanks for the information about the Russian publication "New Data on Minerals"

Regarding the email address of the editor-in-chief, Prof. Novgorodova, I think that the last two characters should be ru (not su).

Marco Ciriotti December 23, 2003 11:15AM
Dear Ernie,
yes, "New Data on Minerals" publishes original descriptions of minerals.

About Novgorodva e-mail certainly you are rigth, but on the periodic is:, surely a mistake!!

If you want a copy of the first two articles publishes by "New Data on Minerals" I can send them to you.
I can add also the two articles on mineral classification.

Jim Ferraiolo December 23, 2003 12:08PM

If you can, please send me copies also.

Happy Holidays!

Marco Ciriotti December 23, 2003 04:08PM
OK Jim,
I'll send you all papers (also classification)when I come back.
Happy Holidays.
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