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Named for the type locality Nagolnaya Tarasovka, Donbas region, Ukraine (FSU)
Formerly referred to as a regular interstratification of mica layers and rectorite, and thus described as MMMS (i.e. three mica layers and one dioctahedral smectite layer). However, because the degree of regularity is insuffucient to warrant a species name, it is discredited "and can be reserved pending discovery of a more regular interstratification of the same type." (Brindley, 1981)

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Classification of TarasoviteHide


9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
C : Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets

Pronounciation of TarasoviteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
43.75 (100)
21.8 (70)
14.6 (22.5)
10.55 (93)
4.87 (31)
3.19 (41)

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 TarasoviteHide

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Lazarenko, E.K. & Yu. M. Korolev (1970): "Tarasovite, a new dioctahedral ordered interlayered mineral", Zapiski Vse. Mineral. Obschch. 99, 214-224. [Abstract in Am. Min. 56, 1123(1971)]
Bailey, S.W. (1981): "A system of nomenclature for regular interstratifications", Canadian Mineralogist 19,651-655.
Brindley, G.W. & T. Suzuki (1983): "Tarasovite, a mixed-layer illite-smectite which approaches an ordered 3:1 layer ratio", Clay Minerals 18, 89-94.
S. Guggenheim et al,(2006): "Summary of recommendations of nomenclature committees relevant to clay mineralogy: Report of the Association AIPEA Nomenclature Committee for 2006": Clays and Clay Minerals 54, 761-772(2006)

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