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Lepkhenelmite-Zn

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About Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Formula:
(Ba,K)2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2O
Colour:
pale brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
2.96
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For the type locality and zinc being the prevalent element occupying the D sites.
The barium analogue of Kuzmenkoite-Zn.


Classification of Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2003
8/E.07-220
9.CE.30c

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

Physical Properties of Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
pale brown
Streak:
white
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Density:
2.96 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.683 nβ = 1.692 nγ = 1.795
2V:
Measured: 25°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.112
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Formula:
(Ba,K)2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2O
IMA Formula:
Ba2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2O
Common Impurities:
Al,Ca,Fe,K,Mg,Mn,Na,Sr

Crystallography of Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
m - Domatic
Space Group:
Bm
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.38 Å, b = 13.89 Å, c = 7.793 Å
β = 117.52°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.035 : 1 : 0.561
Unit Cell V:
1380.4 ų
Z:
2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.194 (100)
6.95 (37)
3.101 (22)
6.39 (10)
3.050 (8)

Type Occurrence of Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
coarse flattened-prismatic crystals up to 7 x 2.5 x 0.5 mm and crystal clusters up to 1 x 0.5 cm
Geological Setting of Type Material:
a hydrothermally formed mineral, occurring in cavities of an eudialyte-aegirine-feldspar pegmatite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Other Language Names for Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Simplified Chinese:水硅铌钛锌钡石
Traditional Chinese:水矽鈮鈦鋅鋇石

Relationship of Lepkhenelmite-Zn to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Burovaite-Ca(Na,K)4Ca2(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(OH,O)8 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Gjerdingenite-CaK2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Gjerdingenite-FeK2Fe2+(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Gjerdingenite-MnK2Mn2+(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Gjerdingenite-NaK2Na(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
Karupmøllerite-Ca(Na,Ca,K)2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4 · 7H2O
Kuzmenkoite-MnK2Mn2+(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4 · 5-6H2OMon.
Kuzmenkoite-ZnK2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4·6-8H2OMon. m : Bm

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.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.45Komarovite(Ca,Mn)Nb2[O3|Si2O7] · 3.5H2OOrth.
9.CE.45Natrokomarovite(Na,Ca,H)2Nb2Si2O10(OH,F)2 · H2OOrth.

Fluorescence of Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
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References for Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

Reference List:
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Pekov, I.V., N.V. Chukanov, G.V. Shilov, N.N. Kononkova, A.E. Zadov (2004): "Lepkhenelmite-Zn, Ba2Zn(Ti,Nb)4[Si4O12]2(O,OH)4 • 7H2O, a new mineral of the labuntsovite group and its crystal structure", Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society): 133(1): 49-59.

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Localities for Lepkhenelmite-ZnHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Lovozero Massif
        • Seidozero Lake
          • Lepkhe-Nel'm Mt (Lepkhe-Nelm; Nepkha)
I.V. Pekov et al.: Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 133(1):49-59 (2004)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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