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Olekminskite

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About OlekminskiteHide

Formula:
Sr(Sr,Ca,Ba)(CO3)2
Colour:
white
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
3.650 - 3.682
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named for the city of Olekminsk, the administration center of the Murunskij alkaline complex.
Isostructural with:

Classification of OlekminskiteHide

Approved
First Published:
1991
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 OlekminskiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
white
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Density:
3.650 - 3.682 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.66(1) g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of OlekminskiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.670(2) nε = 1.527(2)
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 OlekminskiteHide

Formula:
Sr(Sr,Ca,Ba)(CO3)2
IMA Formula:
Sr2(CO3)2
Common Impurities:
TR,La,Ce

Crystallography of OlekminskiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 2 - Trapezohedral
Space Group:
P3 2 1
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.66(2) Å, c = 6.08(2) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.702
Unit Cell V:
394.88 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3
Comment:
Hexagonal symnrletry and space group P321 were assumed by analogy with paralstonite.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.50 Å(100)
2.49 Å(90)
2.03 Å(90)
1.305 Å(70)

Occurrences of OlekminskiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of OlekminskiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Needle-like crystals, 0.005-0.010 mm thick, occurring in spherulitic aggregates 0.10-0.15 mm in radius.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
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.

Synonyms of OlekminskiteHide

Other Language Names for OlekminskiteHide

Relationship of Olekminskite to other SpeciesHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

5.AB.05CalciteCaCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05GaspéiteNi(CO3)Hex.
5.AB.05MagnesiteMgCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05OtaviteCdCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
5.AB.05RhodochrositeMnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05SideriteFeCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05SmithsoniteZnCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.05SpherocobaltiteCoCO3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.AB.10AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.10DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.10KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.10MinrecorditeCaZn(CO3)2Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.15AragoniteCaCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.15CerussitePbCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.15StrontianiteSrCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.15WitheriteBaCO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.AB.20VateriteCaCO3Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
5.AB.25HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
5.AB.30NorsethiteBaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
5.AB.35AlstoniteBaCa(CO3)2Tric.
5.AB.40ParalstoniteBaCa(CO3)2Trig.
5.AB.45BarytocalciteBaCa(CO3)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.AB.50Carbocernaite(Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2Orth. mm2
5.AB.55BenstoniteBa6Ca6Mg(CO3)13Trig. 3 : R3
5.AB.60JuangodoyiteNa2Cu(CO3)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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

14.2.2.1NorsethiteBaMg(CO3)2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
14.2.2.2ParalstoniteBaCa(CO3)2Trig.

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 OlekminskiteHide

Reference List:
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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.
Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J. (1993) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 78: 450-455.
New Minerals (1997) New Minerals 1990-1994.

Internet Links for OlekminskiteHide

Localities for OlekminskiteHide

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.
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba
    • Ayopaya Province
Laszlo Horvath
Brazil
 
  • Goiás
Gomide, C. S. (2015). Geoquímica e química mineral de carbonatitos e isótopos estáveis em carbonatitos da província ígnea do alto Paranaíba. PhD thesis University of Brasilia
  • Minas Gerais
    • Araxá
      • Barreiro
Gomide, C. S. (2015). Geoquímica e química mineral de carbonatitos e isótopos estáveis em carbonatitos da província ígnea do alto Paranaíba. PhD thesis University of Brasilia
    • Serra do Salitre
Gomide, C. S. (2015). Geoquímica e química mineral de carbonatitos e isótopos estáveis em carbonatitos da província ígnea do alto Paranaíba. PhD thesis University of Brasilia
    • Tapira
Gomide, C. S. (2015). Geoquímica e química mineral de carbonatitos e isótopos estáveis em carbonatitos da província ígnea do alto Paranaíba. PhD thesis University of Brasilia
Denmark
 
  • 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
 
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
Doroshkevich, A. G., Chebotarev, D. A., Sharygin, V. V., Prokopyev, I. R., & Nikolenko, A. M. (2019). Petrology of alkaline silicate rocks and carbonatites of the Chuktukon massif, Chadobets upland, Russia: Sources, evolution and relation to the Triassic Siberian LIP. Lithos, 332, 245-260.
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Kolsky District
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.
    • Kovdor Massif
Mikhailova, J. A., Kalashnikov, A. O., Sokharev, V. A., Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Konopleva, N. G., Yakovenchuk, V. N., ... & Ivanyuk, G. Y. (2016). 3D mineralogical mapping of the Kovdor phoscorite–carbonatite complex (Russia). Mineralium Deposita, 51(1), 131-149.
    • Northern Karelia
New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 50-64
  • Sakha 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
    • Mirninsky District
      • Daldyn
Sharygin, V. V., Kamenetsky, V. S., & Kamenetsky, M. B. (2008). Potassium sulfides in kimberlite-hosted chloride–“nyerereite” and chloride clasts of Udachnaya-East pipe, Yakutia, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 46(4), 1079-1095.
  • Tuva
Sharygin, V. V. (2016) Secondary olivine-hosted inclusions in calcite-dolomite carbonatite of the Belaya Zima alkaline massif, Eastern Sayan, Russia: Evidence for Na-rich carbonatite composition. Asian Current Research On Fluid Inclusions (ACROFI-VI), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
South Africa
 
  • North West
    • Bojanala Platinum District
The Canadian Mineralogist, V 42, 2004, pp. 1169-1178.; R. Liferovich - L. Horváth p.c. (2004)
 
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