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Labyrinthite

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About LabyrinthiteHide

Formula:
(Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3
Colour:
Bright pink
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5 - 6
Specific Gravity:
2.88
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Member of:
Name:
Named for its unusually complex crystal structure, containing about 800 cations and anions distributed over more than 100 crystallographic sites.
Unique combination of elements. Crystallochemically related to rastsvetaevite.

Second bimodular member of the group after dualite. Third Ti-rich member after alluaivite and dualite.

Surface alteration produces lovozerite, thermonatrite, and zirsinalite.

24-layered structural framework; doubled c unit cell parameter when compared to ordinary members.

Compare 'Unnamed (Hydrated Hydrous Na-Ca-Mn-Fe-Zr-Ti Silicate Chloride)'.


Classification of LabyrinthiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2002
9.CO.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
O : [Si9O27]18- 9-membered rings
64.1b.1.3

64 : CYCLOSILICATES Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups
1b :

Physical Properties of LabyrinthiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Bright pink
Streak:
white
Hardness:
5 - 6 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
2.88(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    2.87 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of LabyrinthiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.597 nε = 1.601
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.004
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of LabyrinthiteHide

Formula:
(Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3
Common Impurities:
Mn,F,Ce

Crystallography of LabyrinthiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
R3
Setting:
R3
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.239 Å, c = 60.733 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 4.265
Unit Cell V:
10664 ų
Z:
3

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.977 (100)
2.853 (88)
4.324 (68)
3.230 (44)
3.550 (39)
2.685 (38)
3.049 (36)
2.605 (36)
5.70 (34)
3.173 (34)
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Type Occurrence of LabyrinthiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
anhedral rounded grains 0.5-1 cm in cross section.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, Russia
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of LabyrinthiteHide

Other Language Names for LabyrinthiteHide

Simplified Chinese:拉比异性石
Traditional Chinese:拉比異性石

Relationship of Labyrinthite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
AndrianoviteNa12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,H2O,OH)5Trig. 3m : R3m
Aqualite(H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9ClTrig. 3 : R3
CarbokentbrooksiteNa11-12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb[(OH)3|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
DavinciiteNa12K3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3(Si26O73OH)Cl2 Trig. 3m : R3m
DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9Trig. 3m : R3m
EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
FeklicheviteNa11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5Trig. 3m : R3m
FengchengiteNa123(Ca,Sr)6Fe3+3 Zr3Si(Si25O73)(H2O,OH)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
FerrokentbrooksiteNa15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
GeorgbarsanoviteNa12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
GolysheviteNa10Ca3Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2CO3(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Hydrorastsvetaevite(Na11(H3O)11K6(H2O)1.5Sr)Ca12Fe3Na2MnZr6Si52O144(OH)4.5Cl3.5Trig. 3m : R3m
Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe3+2Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Ilyukhinite(H3O,Na)14Ca6Mn2Zr3Si26O72(OH)2·3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Johnsenite-(Ce)Na12Ce3Ca6Mn3Zr3WSi25O73(CO3)(OH)2Trig. 3m : R3m
Kentbrooksite(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
KhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
ManganokhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
MogoviditeNa9(Ca,Na)12Fe2Zr3Si25O72(CO3) (OH)4Trig. 3m : R3m
OneilliteNa15Ca3Mn3Fe2+3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3 : R3
RaslakiteNa15Ca3Fe2+3(Na,Zr)3Zr3Nb<0.5[(Cl,OH)|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(OH,H2O)Trig. 3
RastsvetaeviteNa27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
SiudaiteNa8(Mn2+2Na)Ca6(Fe3+,Mn2+)3Zr3NbSi24(Si,◻,Ti)O74(OH)2Cl·5H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
TaseqiteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3Nb[Cl2|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(O,OH,H2O)Trig. 3m : R3m
UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZrNa12Ca5(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr3(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)3[Si9O24-26(OH)1-3]2[Si3O9]2ClTrig. 3m : R3m
UM1990-79-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbREEZrNa14Ca5(Mg,Ca,Mn)Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)2(Fe,Zr)3(Mn,Na,Ce,La,Y)(Na,H2O,K,Sr)(OH)4-5(OH,Cl)
UM1990-80-SiO:CaFeHMnNaNbREEZrNa14Ca4(Mn,Ca)2Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)2(Fe,Mn,Al,Ti)3(Na,Ce,La,Y,Mn)(Na,H2O,K,Sr)(OH)7-8
UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4Trig. 3m : R3m
UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZrNa17(Ca,Ce,Sr)2Mn3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O73(O,OH,F,Cl)5Trig. 3 : R3
UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZrNa12(Ca,Mn)6(Sr,Na,K)3(Fe,Mn)3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O66(OH,Cl)11Trig. 3m : R3m
UM2003-39-SiO:CaClFeHHfNaNbSrTaTiZrNa12(Na,K,Mn,Sr)2Ca5(Ca,Mn)(Zr,Hf)3(Fe,◻,Ta)3(Si,Nb,W)(Si,Al,Ti)Si24O72(OH,O)3.5Cl•1.2H2O
UM2004-51-SiO:CaClFFeHNaNbTiNa16Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3(Ti,Nb)Si26O72FCl0.5•nH2OTrig. 3m : R3m
UM2006-17-SiO:CaClFFeHMnNaZrNa15(Ca3Mn3)Zr3(Fe,Zr)3SiSi(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2O2(OH,F,Cl)3•2H2O
UM2006-18-SiO:CaClFFeHMnNaZrNa15Ca3(Mn,Fe)3Zr3(Zr,Na)3(Si,Nb)(S,Ti,Si)(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(O,OH)5(Cl,F,H2O)
UM2006-28-SiO:CaHMnNaZrNa33Ca12Zr6Mn3(Mn,Nb,Ti)2Si50O132(O,OH)12(OH,H2O,Cl)10
UM2010-06-SiO:CaFeHMnNaNbREETiZr[Na,(H3O)]15(Ca3Mn3)Na3Zr3(Si,Ti)[Si25O72OH](OH)2·2H2O
Unnamed (Eudialyte 3248)Na29Ca12Zr6[Si48O132(O,OH)12]{[Na]4[Si]2}{[Mn]3[Mn,Nb,Ti]2}(OH,H2O,Cl)10Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Unnamed (Hydrated Hydrous Na-Ca-Mn-Fe-Zr-Ti Silicate Chloride)Na37Ca10Mn2FeZr6Si50(Ti,Nb)2O144(OH)5Cl3·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
VoronkoviteNa15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl · H2OTrig. 3 : R3
Zirsilite-(Ce)Na11-12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si19O55)(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.CO.10AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.CO.10EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
9.CO.10FerrokentbrooksiteNa15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Kentbrooksite(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10KhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10ManganokhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10OneilliteNa15Ca3Mn3Fe2+3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10RaslakiteNa15Ca3Fe2+3(Na,Zr)3Zr3Nb<0.5[(Cl,OH)|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(OH,H2O)Trig. 3
9.CO.10FeklicheviteNa11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10CarbokentbrooksiteNa11-12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb[(OH)3|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Zirsilite-(Ce)Na11-12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si19O55)(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe3+2Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10TaseqiteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3Nb[Cl2|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(O,OH,H2O)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10RastsvetaeviteNa27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10GolysheviteNa10Ca3Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2CO3(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Johnsenite-(Ce)Na12Ce3Ca6Mn3Zr3WSi25O73(CO3)(OH)2Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10MogoviditeNa9(Ca,Na)12Fe2Zr3Si25O72(CO3) (OH)4Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10GeorgbarsanoviteNa12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10Aqualite(H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9ClTrig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10AndrianoviteNa12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,H2O,OH)5Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10VoronkoviteNa15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl · H2OTrig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZrNa17(Ca,Ce,Sr)2Mn3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O73(O,OH,F,Cl)5Trig. 3 : R3
9.CO.10UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZrNa12(Ca,Mn)6(Sr,Na,K)3(Fe,Mn)3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O66(OH,Cl)11Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10UM1990-78-SiO:CaClFeHKNaZr(H3O)7(Na,K)5(Ca,Sr,Mn)6Zr3[Si3O7(O,OH)2]2[Si9O23(O,OH)4]2[SiNaFe(Zr,Ti,Al,Nb)□]Cl1.5(O,OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10UM1990-79-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbREEZrNa14Ca5(Mg,Ca,Mn)Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)2(Fe,Zr)3(Mn,Na,Ce,La,Y)(Na,H2O,K,Sr)(OH)4-5(OH,Cl)
9.CO.10UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZrNa12Ca5(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr3(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)3[Si9O24-26(OH)1-3]2[Si3O9]2ClTrig. 3m : R3m
9.CO.10UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4Trig. 3m : R3m

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

64.1b.1.1AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
64.1b.1.2RastsvetaeviteNa27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
64.1b.1.4DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9Trig. 3m : R3m

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 LabyrinthiteHide

Reference List:
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Rastsvetaeva, R.K. and Khomyakov, A.P. (2001) Modular structure of a sodium-rich analogue of eudialyte with the doubled c-parameter and R3 symmetry. Crystallogr. Reports: 46: 752–757.
Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist 87, 765-768.
Khomyakov, A.P., Nechelyustov, G.N., Rastvetaeva, R.K. (2006): Labyrinthite (Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51·O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3, a new mineral with the modular eudialyte-like structure from Khibiny alkaline massif, Kola Peninsula. Zapiski Vserossiskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchetstva, 135(2),38-48.

Internet Links for LabyrinthiteHide

Localities for LabyrinthiteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2002) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 87: 765-768.
        • Koashva Mt
PEKOV, I.V. & NIKOLAEV, A.P. (2013) Minerals of the pegmatites and hydrothermal assemblages of the Koashva deposit (Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, Russia). Mineralogical Almanac 189(2), 7-65.
ZVMO 135(1),38-48(2006)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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