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Crystal System:
Named in honor of Dmitry Alexandrovich Ivanov (Дмитрия Александровича Иванова) (1962-1986), a geologist, mineralogist, and petrologist who died tragically on a field expedition to study igneous rocks in the Caucasus Mountains. He is the son of Andrey Ivanovite (andreyivanovite).
Dimorph of:
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Classification of DmitryivanoviteHide

Approval Year:

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
B : Metal: Oxygen = 3:4 and similar
C : With medium-sized and large cations

2 : AB2X4

Pronounciation of DmitryivanoviteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of DmitryivanoviteHide


Chemical Properties of DmitryivanoviteHide


Crystallography of DmitryivanoviteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.95 Å, b = 8.62 Å, c = 10.25 Å
β = 93.1°
a:b:c = 0.922 : 1 : 1.189
Unit Cell V:
701.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.018 (100)
2.920 (83)
2.882 (52)
2.559 (42)
2.505 (46)
2.371 (31)
1.888 (29)
1.467 (29)

Type Occurrence of DmitryivanoviteHide

Synonyms of DmitryivanoviteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.BC.AddibischoffiteCa2Al6Al6O20Tric. 1 : P1

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 DmitryivanoviteHide

Reference List:
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Dougill, M.W. (1957) Crystal structure of calcium monoaluminate. Nature: 180: 292-293.
Hörkner, W., Müller-Buschbaum, Hk. (1976) Zur kristallstruktur von CaAl2O4. Journal of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry: 38: 983-984.
Ito, S., Suzuki, K., Inagaki, M., Naka, S. (1980) High-pressure modifications of CaAl2O4 and CaGa2O4. Materials Research Bulletin: 15: 925-932.
Barbier, J., Neuhausen, J. (1990) Phase formation in the system (Ca,Sr)Al2O4. European Journal of Mineralogy: 2: 273-282.
Stebbins, J.F., Oglesby, J.V., Kroeker, S. (2001) Oxygen triclusters in crystalline CaAl4O7 (grossite) and in calcium aluminosilicate glasses: 17O NMR. American Mineralogist: 86: 1307-1311.
Ivanova, M.A., Petaev, M.I., MacPherson, G.J., Nazarov, M.A., Taylor, L.A., Wood, J.A. (2002) The first known occurrence of calcium monoaluminate, in a calcium aluminum-rich inclusion from the CH chondrite Northwest Africa 470. Meteoritics & Planetary Science: 37: 1337-1444.
Mikouchi, T., Zolensky, M., Tachikawa, O., Komatsu, M., Ivanova, M.A., Le, L., Gounelle, M. (2006) Electron back-scatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis of two unusual minerals in carbonaceous chondrites. Lunar and Planetary Science: 37: 1855-1855.
Lazic, B., Kahlenberg, V., Konzett, J. (2007) Structural studies on a stuffed framework high pressure polymorph of CaAl2O4. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 222: 690-695.
Mikouchi, T., Zolensky, M.E., Ivanova, M., Tachikawa, O., Komatsu, M., Le, L., Gounelles, M. (2009) Dmitryivanovite: A new high-pressure calcium aluminum oxide from the Northwest Africa 470 CH3 chondrite characterized using electron back-scatter diffraction analysis. American Mineralogist: 94: 746-750.

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Localities for DmitryivanoviteHide

ⓘ - 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.
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Ferrara Province
      • Vigarano Mainarda
        • Vigarano Pieve
Maruyama, S., Tomioka, N. (2011) Ca-Al-Fe-rich inclusion in the Vigarano CV3 chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 46, 5, 690–700.
Morocco (TL)
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Er Rachidia Province (Errachidia Province)
      • Er Rachidia (Errachidia)
Am. Min. 94,746-750(2009)
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