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Kapustinite

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About KapustiniteHide

Formula:
Na5(Na,Mn2+)<1Zr(H2Si6O18)
Colour:
cherry red to purple
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
6
Specific Gravity:
2.78
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Honouring Yuri L. Kapustin (1933-2002), a russian mineralogist and petrologist
Lovozerite Group. Compare chemically similar UM1990-95-SiO:HNaZr.


Classification of KapustiniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
9.CJ.15a

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

Physical Properties of KapustiniteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
cherry red to purple
Streak:
pale violet
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
2.78 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Chemical Properties of KapustiniteHide

Formula:
Na5(Na,Mn2+)<1Zr(H2Si6O18)
IMA Formula:
Na6ZrSi6O16(OH)2

Crystallography of KapustiniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.69 Å, b = 10.3 Å, c = 7.373 Å
β = 91.91°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.038 : 1 : 0.716
Unit Cell V:
811.37 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.34 (85)
3.27 (90)
2.65 (100)
2.58 (90)

Type Occurrence of KapustiniteHide

Synonyms of KapustiniteHide

Other Language Names for KapustiniteHide

German:Kapustinit

Relationship of Kapustinite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CombeiteNa4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
KazakoviteNa6Mn2+Ti(Si6O18)Trig.
LitvinskiteNa2(◻,Na,Mn)ZrSi6O12(OH,O)6Mon. m : Bm
LovozeriteNa2Ca(Zr,Ti)(Si6O12)[(OH)4O2] · H2OMon.
TisinaliteNa3H3(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18 · 2H2OTrig.
ZirsinaliteNa6(Ca,Mn2+,Fe2+)Zr(Si6O18)Trig.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Microcline4 photos of Kapustinite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Eudialyte Group3 photos of Kapustinite associated with Eudialyte Group on mindat.org.
Manganoneptunite3 photos of Kapustinite associated with Manganoneptunite on mindat.org.
Ussingite3 photos of Kapustinite associated with Ussingite on mindat.org.
Aegirine2 photos of Kapustinite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Thermonatrite2 photos of Kapustinite associated with Thermonatrite on mindat.org.
Kazakovite1 photo of Kapustinite associated with Kazakovite on mindat.org.
Vuonnemite1 photo of Kapustinite associated with Vuonnemite on mindat.org.
Analcime1 photo of Kapustinite associated with Analcime on mindat.org.
Natrosilite1 photo of Kapustinite associated with Natrosilite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

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.15aLitvinskiteNa2(◻,Na,Mn)ZrSi6O12(OH,O)6Mon. m : Bm
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.
9.CJ.50OdintsoviteK2Na4Ca3Ti2Be4Si12O38Orth.
9.CJ.55MathewrogersitePb7FeAl3GeSi12O36(OH,H2O)6Trig.
9.CJ.60PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)Trig. 3 : R3

Fluorescence of KapustiniteHide

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 KapustiniteHide

Reference List:
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Pekov, I.V., et al. (2003): Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 132(6):1-14.
Lapis (2004): 29(5): 41.

Internet Links for KapustiniteHide

Localities for KapustiniteHide

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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
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Lovozero Massif
Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Ivanyuk, G. Y., & Yakovenchuk, V. N. (2014). Loparite-(Ce) in rocks of the Lovozero layered complex at Mt. Karnasurt and Mt. Kedykvyrpakhk. Geology of Ore Deposits, 56(8), 685-698.
        • Kedykverpakhk Mt
          • Karnasurt mine (Kedyk area)
PEKOV, I.V., CHUKANOV, N.V., YAMNOVA, N.A., EGOROV-TISMENKO, Yu.K. and ZADOV, A.E. (2003) Kapustinite, Na5.5Mn0.25ZrSi6O16(OH)2, a new mineral from the Lovozero massif (Kola Peninsula) and new data on the genetic crystallochemistry of the Lovozerite group. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 132(6), 1–14 (in Russian, English abs.). Abstracted in American Mineralogist 90, 271-272.
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