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Komarovite

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About KomaroviteHide

Vladimir M. Komarov
Formula:
(Ca,Mn)Nb2[O3|Si2O7] · 3.5H2O
Colour:
pale rose, white
Lustre:
Dull
Hardness:
1 - 2
Specific Gravity:
3
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in honor of Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (16 March 1927, Moscow, Russia - 24 April 1967), Soviet test pilot, engineer, and cosmonaut. He was the 14th person in space and the first cosmonaut to travel twice into space. He died on re-entry due to a failed parachute.
See also natrokomarovite.


Classification of KomaroviteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1971
First Published:
1971
9.CE.45

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
E : [Si4O12]8- 4-membered single rings (vierer-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions
56.2.4.12

56 : SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
2 : Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
17.8.15

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
8 : Silicates with niobate or tantalate

Physical Properties of KomaroviteHide

Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
pale rose, white
Streak:
white
Hardness:
1 - 2 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Imperfect/Fair
{001} fair-good
Fracture:
None observed
Density:
3 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.96 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of KomaroviteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.750 nβ = 1.766 nγ = 1.850
2V:
Measured: 48°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r < v marked

Chemical Properties of KomaroviteHide

Formula:
(Ca,Mn)Nb2[O3|Si2O7] · 3.5H2O
IMA Formula:
(Ca,Sr,Na)6-x(Nb,Ti)6(Si4O12)(O,OH,F)16 · nH2O
Common Impurities:
Ti,Al,Fe,Mn,Na,K

Crystallography of KomaroviteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 21.3 Å, b = 14 Å, c = 17.19 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.521 : 1 : 1.228
Unit Cell V:
5,126.06 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
18
Morphology:
Platy, foliated, massive.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
12.2 (70)
6.35 (30)
5.44 (30)
3.16 (100)
3.118 (40)
2.740 (40)
2.715 (30)
1.783 (50)

Type Occurrence of KomaroviteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum of the Academy of Sciences, USSR, Moscow.
Reference:
Portnov, A.M., Krivokoneva, G.K., Stolyarova, T.I. (1971) Komarovite, a new niobosilicate of calcium and manganese. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 100: 599-602.

Synonyms of KomaroviteHide

Other Language Names for KomaroviteHide

Simplified Chinese:硅铌钙石
Spanish:Komarovita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Rhabdophane-(Ce)2 photos of Komarovite associated with Rhabdophane-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Natrolite2 photos of Komarovite associated with Natrolite on mindat.org.
Microcline2 photos of Komarovite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Albite1 photo of Komarovite associated with Albite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.CE.05PapagoiteCaCu[H3AlSi2O9]Mon.
9.CE.10VerplanckiteBa2(Mn,Fe,Ti)Si2O6(O,OH,Cl,F)2 · 3H2O or nearHex.
9.CE.15BaotiteBa4Ti8Si4O28ClTet. 4/m : I41/a
9.CE.20NagashimaliteBa4(V,Ti)4B2Si8O27(O,OH)2ClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
9.CE.20TaramelliteBa4(Fe3+,Ti,Fe2+,Mg)4(B2Si8O27)O2ClxOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
9.CE.20TitantaramelliteBa4(Ti,Fe3+,Fe2+,Mg)4(B2Si8O27)O2ClxOrth.
9.CE.25Bario-orthojoaquinite(Ba,Sr)4Fe2Ti2[Si4O12]2O2 · H2OOrth.
9.CE.25Byelorussite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2MnTi2[Si4O12]2O2(F,OH) · H2O
9.CE.25Joaquinite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2FeTi2[Si4O12]2O2(OH,F) · H2OMon. 2 : B2
9.CE.25Orthojoaquinite-(Ce)NaBa2Ce2FeTi2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH) · H2O
9.CE.25StrontiojoaquiniteSr2Ba2(Na,Fe)2Ti2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH)2 · H2OMon.
9.CE.25Strontio-orthojoaquinite(Na,Fe)2Sr2Ba2Ti2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH)2 · H2OOrth.
9.CE.25Orthojoaquinite-(La)NaBa2La2Fe2+Ti2[Si4O12]2O2(O,OH) · H2OOrth.
9.CE.30eLabuntsovite-MnNa4K4(Ba,K)2Mn2+(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 10-12H2OMon.
9.CE.30aNenadkevichite(Na,◻)8Nb4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbam
9.CE.30dLemmleinite-KK2(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 4H2OOrth.
9.CE.30aKorobitsyniteNa2(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3-4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbam
9.CE.30cKuzmenkoite-MnK2Mn2+(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4 · 5-6H2OMon.
9.CE.30bVuoriyarvite-KK2(Nb,Ti)2(Si4O12)(O,OH)2 · 4H2OMon.
9.CE.30bTsepinite-NaNa2(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3H2OMon.
9.CE.30cKarupmøllerite-Ca(Na,Ca,K)2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2O
9.CE.30eLabuntsovite-MgNa4K4(Ba,K)2Mg(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 10H2OMon.
9.CE.30eLabuntsovite-FeNa4K4(Ba,K)2Fe2+(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 10H2OMon.
9.CE.30dLemmleinite-BaNa2K2Ba(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-FeK2Fe2+(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30hNeskevaaraite-FeK3Na2Fe2+(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 5-6 H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30bTsepinite-KK2(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30bParatsepinite-BaBa4(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(OH,O)8 · 8H2O
9.CE.30bTsepinite-CaCa(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30hAlsakharovite-ZnNaSrKZn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-MnK2Mn2+(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30cLepkhenelmite-Zn(Ba,K)2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30bTsepinite-SrSr(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)(OH,O)2 · 3H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30bParatsepinite-Na(Na,Sr,K,Ca)7(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8·nH2O n ~ 8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30fParalabuntsovite-MgNa8K8Mg4Ti16(Si4O12)8(OH,O)16 · 20-24H2OMon. 2/m
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-CaK2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30cGjerdingenite-NaK2Na(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30hGutkovaite-MnK2CaMn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 5H2OMon.
9.CE.30cKuzmenkoite-ZnK2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4·6-8H2OMon. m : Bm
9.CE.30gOrganovaite-MnK2Mn(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 5-7H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30gOrganovaite-ZnK2Zn(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2O
9.CE.30gParakuzmenkoite-Fe(K,Ba)4Fe(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 14H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.30cBurovaite-Ca(Na,K)4Ca2(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(OH,O)8 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.CE.45Natrokomarovite(Na,Ca,H)2Nb2Si2O10(OH,F)2 · H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

56.2.4.1BaghdaditeCa3(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)O2Mon.
56.2.4.2BurpaliteNa2CaZr(Si2O7)F2Mon.
56.2.4.3CuspidineCa4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
56.2.4.4Låvenite(Na,Ca)2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
56.2.4.5WöhleriteNaCa2(Zr,Nb)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2 : P21
56.2.4.6Niocalite(Ca,Nb)4(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2Mon.
56.2.4.7Hiortdahlite(Na,Ca)2Ca4Zr(Mn,Ti,Fe)(Si2O7)2(F,O)4 Tric.
56.2.4.8RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6Tric. 1 : P1
56.2.4.9Hainite-(Y)Na2Ca4(Y,REE)Ti(Si2O7)2OF3Tric. 1 : P1
56.2.4.10Janhaugite(Na,Ca)3(Mn2+,Fe2+)3(Ti,Zr,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
56.2.4.11JenniteCa9(Si3O9)2(OH)8 · 8H2OTric.
56.2.4.13Natrokomarovite(Na,Ca,H)2Nb2Si2O10(OH,F)2 · H2OOrth.
56.2.4.14SuoluniteCa2(H2Si2O7) · H2OOrth.
56.2.4.15MongoliteCa4Nb6Si5O24(OH)10 · nH2OTet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

17.8.1EpistoliteNa2(Nb,Ti)2(Si2O7)O2 · nH2OTric.
17.8.2MurmaniteNa2Ti2(Si2O7)O2 · 2H2OTric.
17.8.3PerraultiteBaNaMn2+4Ti2(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2FMon. 2/m : B2/m
17.8.4Niocalite(Ca,Nb)4(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2Mon.
17.8.5MongoliteCa4Nb6Si5O24(OH)10 · nH2OTet.
17.8.6FersmaniteCa4(Na,Ca)4(Ti,Nb)4(Si2O7)2O8F3Tric.
17.8.7Nacareniobsite-(Ce)NbNa3Ca3(Ce,REE )(Si2O7)2OF3Mon.
17.8.8Nenadkevichite(Na,◻)8Nb4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbam
17.8.9Natrokomarovite(Na,Ca,H)2Nb2Si2O10(OH,F)2 · H2OOrth.
17.8.10WöhleriteNaCa2(Zr,Nb)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2 : P21
17.8.11BelkoviteBa3(Nb,Ti)6(Si2O7)2O12Hex.
17.8.12BaotiteBa4Ti8Si4O28ClTet. 4/m : I41/a
17.8.13Shcherbakovite(K,Ba)KNa(Ti,Nb)2(Si4O12)O2Orth.
17.8.14Ilímaussite-(Ce)(Na,K)7-8(Ba,K)10Ce5(Nb,Ti)6(Si3O9)4(Si9O18)O6(O,OH)24Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
17.8.16Manganbelyankinite(Mn,Ca)(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O
17.8.17Niobophyllite(K,Na)3(Fe,Mn)6(Nb,Ti)2Si8(O,OH,F)31Tric.
17.8.18Caesium-Kupletskite(Cs,K,Na)3(Mn,Fe2+)7(Ti,Nb)2Si8O24(O,OH,F)7

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Health Risks:
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References for KomaroviteHide

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Portnov, A.M., Krivokoneva, G.K., Stolyarova, T.I. (1971) Komarovite, a new niobosilicate of calcium and manganese. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 100: 599-602.
Fleischer, M. (1972) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 57: 1311-1317.
Krivokoneva, G.K., Portnov, A.M., Semenov, E.I., Dubakina, L.S. (1979) Komarovite: silicified pyrochlore. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 248: 443-444.
Balić-Žunić, T., Petersen, O.V., Bernhardt, H.J., Micheelsen, H.I. (2002) The crystal structure and mineralogical description of a Na-dominant komarovite from Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 2002: 497-514.
Pekov, I.V., Azarova, Y.V., Chukanov, N.V. (2004) New data on komarovite series minerals. New Data on Minerals. Moscow: 39: 5-13.

Internet Links for KomaroviteHide

Localities for KomaroviteHide

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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.
Denmark
 
  • Greenland
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
Sørensen, H. (2001): The Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland: status of mineralogical research with new results, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 190, GEUS;Balić-Žunić T, Petersen O V, Bernhardt H J, Micheelsen H I (2002) The crystal structure and mineralogical description of a Na-dominant komarovite from Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 2002, 497-514.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya 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
Mineral News, 27 (2011), #8, 12.
      • Lovozero Massif
Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
I. Pekov (1998) Minerals First Discovered on the Territory of the former Soviet Union; New Data on Minerals M., 2004 Vol 39 pp 5-13
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