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Malinkoite

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Formula:
NaBSiO4
Colour:
Colorless to pale pink
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
2.90
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named by A.P. Khomyakov, G.N. Nechelyustov, E.V. Sokolova, and F.C. Hawthorne in 2000 in honor of Svetlana Vyacheslavovna Malinko (1927 - ), Russian mineralogist at the Institute of Mineral Resources, Moscow, Russia. She specializes in minerals containing boron and has discovered several new ones.
This page provides mineralogical data about Malinkoite.


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Classification of MalinkoiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2000
9.FA.10

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

Physical Properties of MalinkoiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colorless to pale pink
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Density:
2.90 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.92 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of MalinkoiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.591 nε = 1.582
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.009
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of MalinkoiteHide

Formula:
NaBSiO4

Crystallography of MalinkoiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
P63
Cell Parameters:
a = 13,8964 Å, c = 7.7001 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.592
Unit Cell V:
12.87 ų
Z:
18

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.86 (60)
3.61 (60)
2.780 (100)
2.320 (70)
2.216 (90)
1.928 (50)
1.721 (70)

Occurrences of MalinkoiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of MalinkoiteHide

Synonyms of MalinkoiteHide

Other Language Names for MalinkoiteHide

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.15VirgiliteLiAlSi2O6Hex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
9.FA.25LisitsyniteKBSi2O6Orth. 2 2 2 : P2 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 MalinkoiteHide

Reference List:
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Khomyakov, A.P., Nechelyustov, G.N., Sokolova, E.V., Hawthorne, F.C. (2000) New borosilicates: malinkoite, NaBSiO4, and lisitsynite, KBSi2O6, from alkaline pegmatites of the Khibiny-Lovozero complex, Kola Peninsula. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 129: 35-42. (in Russian with English abstract)
Sokolova, E.V., Hawthorne, F.C., Khomyakov, A.P. (2001) The crystal chemistry of malinkoite, NaBSiO4, and lisitsynite, KBSi2O6, from the Khibina-Lovozero complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist: 39: 159-169.
Mandarino, J.A. (2001) New minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist: 39: 1473-1502.
Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S., Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 87: 181-184.
Grew, E.S., Anovitz, L.M. (2002) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition.
Pekov, I.V. (2007) New minerals from former Soviet Union countries, 1998-2006: new minerals approved by the IMA commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Almanac: 11: 9-51.

Internet Links for MalinkoiteHide

Localities for MalinkoiteHide

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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.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
SOKOLOVA, E., HAWTHORNE, F.C., and KHOMYAKOV, A.P (2001) The crystal chemistry of malinkoite, NaBSiO4, and lisitsynite, KBSi2O6, from the Khibina-Lovozero complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist, 39, 159-169.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Lovozero Massif
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