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This page provides mineralogical data about Olshanskyite.

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Classification of OlshanskyiteHide

Approval Year:

C : Triborates
A : Neso-triborates

1 : Monoborates

9 : Borates
3 : Borates of Ca and Sr

Physical Properties of OlshanskyiteHide


Optical Data of OlshanskyiteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.557 nβ = 1.568 nγ = 1.570
Measured: 54° , Calculated: 44°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.013
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of OlshanskyiteHide

Ca2[B3O3(OH)6](OH) · 3H2O
IMA Formula:
Ca2[B3O3(OH)6]OH · 3H2O

Type Occurrence of OlshanskyiteHide

Synonyms of OlshanskyiteHide

Other Language Names for OlshanskyiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Henmilite18 photos of Olshanskyite associated with Henmilite on
Andradite11 photos of Olshanskyite associated with Andradite on
Galena11 photos of Olshanskyite associated with Galena on
Wurtzite11 photos of Olshanskyite associated with Wurtzite on
Sakhaite5 photos of Olshanskyite associated with Sakhaite on
Magnetite1 photo of Olshanskyite associated with Magnetite on
Quartz1 photo of Olshanskyite associated with Quartz on
Calcite1 photo of Olshanskyite associated with Calcite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

6.CA.15InderiteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
6.CA.20KurnakoviteMgB3O3(OH)5 · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
6.CA.25InderboriteCaMg(H3B3O7)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m
6.CA.30MeyerhofferiteCa2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
6.CA.35InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2OMon. 2/m
6.CA.45Peprossiite-(Ce)(Ce,La)(Al3O)2/3B4O10Hex. 6 m2 : P62m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

9.3.3FabianiteCaB3O5OHMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.3.4UralboriteCa2[B3O3(OH)5 · OB(OH)3]Mon.
9.3.8KorzhinskiteCa(B2O4) · H2O
9.3.9TyretskiteCa2B5O9OH · H2OTric.
9.3.12InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2OMon. 2/m
9.3.13GoweriteCa[B5O8(OH)][B(OH)3] · 3H2OMon.
9.3.14ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.3.15PentahydroboriteCaB2O(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
9.3.16HexahydroboriteCa[B(OH)4]2 · 2H2O or CaB2O4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.3.17MeyerhofferiteCa2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.3.18PriceiteCa2B5O7(OH)5 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.3.19GinoriteCa2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2OMon.
9.3.20ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2OMon. 2/m
9.3.21UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.3.22HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2OMon.
9.3.23InderboriteCaMg(H3B3O7)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m
9.3.24WardsmithiteCa5Mg[B4O7]6 · 30H2OHex.
9.3.27VeatchiteSr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2OMon. m : Bb
9.3.28Veatchite-ASr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2OTric.
9.3.29 P-VeatchiteSr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
9.3.30 BalavinskiteSr2B6O11 · 4H2O
9.3.31TunelliteSrB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.3.32StrontioginoriteCaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

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 OlshanskyiteHide

Reference List:
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Bogomolov, M.A., I.B. Nikitina, and N.N. Pertsev (1969) Olshanskyite, a new calcium borate. Doklady Acad. Nauk SSSR, 184, 1398–1401 (in Russian)
American Mineralogist (1969): 54: 1737.
Mineralogical Magazine (1994): 58: 279.
Canadian Mineralogist (2001): 39: 137-144.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).

Internet Links for OlshanskyiteHide

Localities for OlshanskyiteHide

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.
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture)
      • Linxi Co.
        • Linxi
Ottens, B. & Bin, J. (2014): Seltene Boratmineralien aus der Inneren Mongolei, China. Lapis, 39 (7/8), 66-68.
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Okayama Prefecture
        • Takahashi City
          • Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho)
            • Fuka
Mineralogical Record: 27: 306.; Mineralogical Journal Vol. 21 (1999) , No. 1 pp9-14; I. Kusachi, Y. Takechi, C. Henmi and S. Kobayashi (1998) Parasibirskite, a New Mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine 62:521-525.
Russia (TL)
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Polar Yakutia
        • Dogdo River Basin
          • Tas-Khayakhtakh Range
Bogomolov, M.A., I.B. Nikitina, and N.N. Pertsev (1969) Olshanskyite, a new calcium borate. Doklady Acad. Nauk SSSR, 184, 1398–1401 (in Russian);
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