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Litvinskite

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About LitvinskiteHide

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Galia P. Litvinskaya
Formula:
Na2(◻,Na,Mn)ZrSi6O12(OH,O)6
Colour:
dark cherry-red to reddish-brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
2.61
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Galia Petrovna Litvinskaya (Галины Петровны Литвинской) (21 September 1920, Vladimir, Russian Empire - 06 August 1994, Moscow, Russia), geologist-geochemist, crystallographer, and senior lecturer of the Department of Crystallography and Crystallochemistry at the Moscow State University.

Classification of LitvinskiteHide

Approved
Approval year:
1999
9.CJ.15a

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
J : [Si6O18]12- 6-membered single rings (sechser-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions

Physical Properties of LitvinskiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
dark cherry-red to reddish-brown
Streak:
white
Hardness:
Hardness Data:
Measured
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
2.61 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.63 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of LitvinskiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.546 nβ = 1.574 nγ = 1.575
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.029
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low

Chemical Properties of LitvinskiteHide

Formula:
Na2(◻,Na,Mn)ZrSi6O12(OH,O)6
IMA Formula:
Na3ZrSi6O13(OH)5
Common Impurities:
Mn

Crystallography of LitvinskiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
m - Domatic
Space Group:
Bm
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.589 Å, b = 10.217 Å, c = 7.355 Å
β = 92.91°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.036 : 1 : 0.72
Unit Cell V:
794.6 ų
Z:
2

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IDSpeciesReferenceLinkYearLocalityPressure (GPa)Temp (K)
0012370LitvinskiteYamnova N A, Egorov-Tismenko Y K, Pekov I V, Ekimenkova I A (2001) Crystal structure of litvinskite: A new natural member of the lovozerite group Crystallography Reports 46 190-1932001Alluaiv mountain, Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia0293
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X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
7.37 Å(44)
5.29 Å(100)
3.329 Å(74)
3.238 Å(100)
2.981 Å(39)
2.553 Å(37)

Type Occurrence of LitvinskiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
equant grains
Geological Setting of Type Material:
in a hyperagpaitic pegmatite

Synonyms of LitvinskiteHide

Other Language Names for LitvinskiteHide

Relationship of Litvinskite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CombeiteNa4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
KapustiniteNa6ZrSi6O16(OH)2Mon. 2/m
KazakoviteNa6Mn2+Ti(Si6O18)Trig.
LovozeriteNa2Ca(Zr,Ti)(Si6O12)[(OH)4O2] · H2OMon.
TisinaliteNa3H3(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18 · 2H2OTrig.
TownenditeNa8ZrSi6O18Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
ZirsinaliteNa6(Ca,Mn2+,Fe2+)Zr(Si6O18)Trig.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
7 photos of Litvinskite associated with TerskiteNa4ZrSi6O16 · 2H2O
5 photos of Litvinskite associated with AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
4 photos of Litvinskite associated with EudialyteNa15Ca6Fe3Zr3Si(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(Cl,OH)2
2 photos of Litvinskite associated with GaidonnayiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
1 photo of Litvinskite associated with Lamprophyllite(Na,Mn2+)3(Sr,Na)2(Ti,Fe3+)3(Si2O7)2O2(OH,O,F)2
1 photo of Litvinskite associated with HackmaniteNa8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.CJ.Avdeevite(Na,Cs)(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
9.CJ.05BazziteBe3Sc2(Si6O18)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
9.CJ.05BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
9.CJ.05IndialiteMg2Al3(AlSi5O18)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
9.CJ.05StoppaniiteBe3Fe3+2(Si6O18) · H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mcc
9.CJ.10Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cccm
9.CJ.10Sekaninaite(Fe,Mg)2Al3(AlSi5O18)Orth.
9.CJ.15aCombeiteNa4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.CJ.15bImandriteNa12Ca3Fe3+2(Si6O18)2Orth.
9.CJ.15aKazakoviteNa6Mn2+Ti(Si6O18)Trig.
9.CJ.15cKoashviteNa6(Ca,Mn)(Ti,Fe)Si6O18 · H2OOrth.
9.CJ.15aLovozeriteNa2Ca(Zr,Ti)(Si6O12)[(OH)4O2] · H2OMon.
9.CJ.15aTisinaliteNa3H3(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18 · 2H2OTrig.
9.CJ.15aZirsinaliteNa6(Ca,Mn2+,Fe2+)Zr(Si6O18)Trig.
9.CJ.15aKapustiniteNa6ZrSi6O16(OH)2Mon. 2/m
9.CJ.25BaratoviteKCa7(Ti,Zr)2Li3Si12O36F2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.CJ.25KatayamaliteKLi3Ca7Ti2(SiO3)12(OH)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.CJ.25AleksandroviteKCa7Sn2Li3Si12O36F2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.CJ.30DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2OTrig. 3 : R3
9.CJ.35KostyleviteK2Zr(Si3O9) · H2OMon.
9.CJ.40PetarasiteNa5Zr2(Si6O18)(Cl,OH) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.CJ.45Gerenite-(Y)(Ca,Na)2(Y,REE)3Si6O18 · 2H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.CJ.50OdintsoviteK2Na4Ca3Ti2Be4Si12O38Orth.
9.CJ.55MathewrogersitePb7FeAl3GeSi12O36(OH,H2O)6Trig.
9.CJ.60PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)Trig. 3 : R3

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 LitvinskiteHide

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Pekov, I.V., I.A. Ekimenkova, N.V. Chukanov, A.E. Zadov, N.A. Yamnova & Yu.K. Egorov-Tismenko (2000): Litvinskite Na2(◻,Na,Mn)Zr[Si6O12(OH,O)6] — a new mineral of the lovozerite group. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society): 129(1): 45-53.

Internet Links for LitvinskiteHide

Localities for LitvinskiteHide

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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
TARASSOFF, P. (2007) Cancrisilite, litvinskite and kapustinite from Mont Saint-Hilaire. MICRONEWS, 41(2), 3-4.
Russia
 
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
Pekov, I.V. & Podlesnyi, A.S. (2004): Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrotermalites. Mineralogical Almanac, vol. 7, 140 pages + xxiv photo's pages
    • Lovozersky District
      • Alluaiv Mountain
        • Umbozero mine (Umbozerskii mine; Umba Mine)
I.V. Pekov et al. (2000) Zap. Vser. Min. Ob. 129(1), 45-53
 
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