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Olekminskite

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Formula:
Sr2(CO3)2
System:
Trigonal
Hardness:
3
Isostructural with:

Classification of Olekminskite

Approved
5.AB.40

5 : CARBONATES (NITRATES)
A : Carbonates without additional anions, without H2O
B : Alkali-earth (and other M2+) carbonates
14.2.2.3

14 : ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
2 : AB(XO3)2

Physical Properties of Olekminskite

Hardness (Mohs):
3

Optical Data of Olekminskite

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.670 nε = 1.527
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.143
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of Olekminskite

IMA Formula:
Sr2(CO3)2
Elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
TR,La,Ce

Crystallography of Olekminskite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.66 Å, c = 6.08 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.702
Unit Cell Volume:
V 394.88 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Olekminskite

Relationship of Olekminskite to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Paralstonite (see here)
5.AB.05CalciteCaCO3
5.AB.05GaspéiteNiCO3
5.AB.05MagnesiteMgCO3
5.AB.05OtaviteCdCO3
5.AB.05RhodochrositeMnCO3
5.AB.05SideriteFeCO3
5.AB.05SmithsoniteZnCO3
5.AB.05SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
5.AB.10AnkeriteCaFe2+(CO3)2
5.AB.10DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
5.AB.10KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
5.AB.10MinrecorditeCaZn(CO3)2
5.AB.15AragoniteCaCO3
5.AB.15CerussitePbCO3
5.AB.15StrontianiteSrCO3
5.AB.15WitheriteBaCO3
5.AB.20VateriteCaCO3
5.AB.25HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
5.AB.30NorsethiteBaMg(CO3)2
5.AB.35AlstoniteBaCa(CO3)2
5.AB.40ParalstoniteBaCa(CO3)2
5.AB.45BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2
5.AB.50Carbocernaite(Sr,Ce,La)(Ca,Na)(CO3)2
5.AB.55BenstoniteBa6Ca6Mg(CO3)13
5.AB.60JuangodoyiteNa2Cu(CO3)2

Other Names for Olekminskite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Olekminskite

Reference List:
Konyev, A.A., Vorobyev, E.I., Piskunova, L.F., Ushchalovskaya, Z.F., and Tokhonova, G.A. (1991) Olekminskite Sr(Sr,Ca,B)(CO3)2, a new mineral and the new isomorphous series olekminskite-paralstonite. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 120(3): 89-96.

American Mineralogist (1993): 78: 451.

New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

Internet Links for Olekminskite

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Localities for Olekminskite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Ayopaya Province
Laszlo Horvath
Greenland
 
  • Qeqqata
    • Isortoq Fjord (Søndre Isortoq)
      • Sarfartoq region
HUTCHINSON, M.T. & HEAMAN, L.M. (2008) Chemical and physical characteristics of diamond crystals from Garnet Lake, Sarfartoq, West Greenland: an association with carbonatitic magmatism. Canadian mineralogist 46, 1063-1078.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence
[Lapis 1993:4 p.13-20]
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
Sorokhtina, N.V., Chukanov, N.V., Voloshin, A.V., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Bogdanova, A.N., and Moiseev, M.M. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(7), 620-628.
      • Northern Karelia
New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
South Africa
 
  • North West Province
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Western Bushveld Complex
The Canadian Mineralogist, V 42, 2004, pp. 1169-1178.; R. Liferovich - L. Horváth p.c. (2004)
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