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Lisitsynite

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Formula:
KBSi2O6
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
6
Specific Gravity:
2.74
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in honor of Apollon E.Lisitsyn (1928-1999), prominent Russian specialist in the mineral resources, geology and mineralogy of boron deposits.
This page provides mineralogical data about Lisitsynite.


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Classification of LisitsyniteHide

Approved
9.FA.25

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
F : Tektosilicates without zeolitic H2O
A : Tektosilicates without additional non-tetrahedral anions

Physical Properties of LisitsyniteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Colourless
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Fracture:
Sub-Conchoidal
Density:
2.74 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.75 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of LisitsyniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.561 nβ = 1.563 nγ = 1.564
2V:
Measured: 51° , Calculated: 70°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.003
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
strong
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of LisitsyniteHide

Formula:
KBSi2O6

Crystallography of LisitsyniteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
2 2 2 - Disphenoidal
Space Group:
P2 2 2
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.9630 Å, b = 10.4348 Å, c = 4.7444 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.955 : 1 : 0.455
Unit Cell V:
489.08 ų
Z:
4

Occurrences of LisitsyniteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of LisitsyniteHide

Synonyms of LisitsyniteHide

Other Language Names for LisitsyniteHide

German:Lisitsynit
Spanish:Lisitsynita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.FA.05KaliophiliteKAlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.05KalsiliteKAlSiO4Hex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
9.FA.05Nepheline(Na,K)AlSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Panunzite(K,Na)AlSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.05Trikalsilite(K,Na)AlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.05Yoshiokaite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)O4]Trig. 3 : P3
9.FA.05MegakalsiliteKAlSiO4Hex.
9.FA.10MalinkoiteNaBSiO4Hex. 6 : P63
9.FA.15VirgiliteLiAlSi2O6Hex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
9.FA.30AdulariaKAlSi3O8Mon.
9.FA.30Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8Tric.
9.FA.30Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8Mon. 2 : P21
9.FA.30CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon. 2/m
9.FA.30Hyalophane(K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Mon.
9.FA.30MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
9.FA.30OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.30SanidineK(AlSi3O8)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.30RubiclineRb(AlSi3O8)Tric.
9.FA.30MonalbiteNaAlSi3O8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.FA.35AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)Tric. 1
9.FA.35Andesine(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]Tric.
9.FA.35AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)Tric. 1 : P1
9.FA.35Bytownite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]Tric.
9.FA.35Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
9.FA.35Oligoclase(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
9.FA.35ReedmergneriteNaBSi3O8Tric.
9.FA.40ParacelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
9.FA.45SvyatoslaviteCa(Al2Si2O8)Orth.
9.FA.45KumdykoliteNa(AlSi3O8)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
9.FA.50SlawsoniteSr(Al2Si2O8)Mon.
9.FA.55LisetiteCaNa2Al4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.60BanalsiteNa2BaAl4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.60StronalsiteNa2SrAl4Si4O16Orth.
9.FA.65DanburiteCaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.FA.65MaleeviteBaB2Si2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
9.FA.65PekoviteSrB2Si2O8
9.FA.70Lingunite(Na,Ca)AlSi3O8Tet. 4/m : I4/m
9.FA.75KokchetaviteK(AlSi3O8)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm

Other InformationHide

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 LisitsyniteHide

Reference List:
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KHOMYAKOV, A.P., NECHELYUSTOV, G.N., SOKOLOVA, E.V. & HAWTHORNE, F.C. (2001): New borosilicates: malinkoite, NaBSiO4 & lisitsynite, KBSi2O6,from alkaline pegmatites of the Khibina-Lovozero complex, Kola Peninsula. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 130(1), 35-41 (in Russian with English abstract).
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).

Internet Links for LisitsyniteHide

Localities for LisitsyniteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
        • Koashva Mt
[AmMin 87:181]
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