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(Mg,Mn)5(Ba,Sr,Ca)(PO4)4 · 8H2O
Yellow-brown to dirty pink
Crystal System:
Named after Ol'ga Mikhailovna Rimskaya -Korstakova, Professor of Mineralogy.
Structurally related to bakhchisaraitsevite and liversidgeite.

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Classification of RimkorolgiteHide


C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
H : With large and medium-sized cations, RO4:H2O < 1:1

Physical Properties of RimkorolgiteHide

Yellow-brown to dirty pink

Optical Data of RimkorolgiteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.552 nβ = 1.552 nγ = 1.558
Measured: 23°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.006
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
weak to distinct

Chemical Properties of RimkorolgiteHide

(Mg,Mn)5(Ba,Sr,Ca)(PO4)4 · 8H2O
IMA Formula:
BaMg5(PO4)4 · 8H2O

Crystallography of RimkorolgiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.83 Å, b = 8.33 Å, c = 18.31 Å
a:b:c = 1.54 : 1 : 2.198
Unit Cell V:
1,956.86 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of RimkorolgiteHide

Synonyms of RimkorolgiteHide

Other Language Names for RimkorolgiteHide

Simplified Chinese:磷钡镁石
Traditional Chinese:磷鋇鎂石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite1 photo of Rimkorolgite associated with Calcite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CH.05WalentaiteH(Ca,Mn2+,Fe2+)Fe3+3(AsO4,PO4)4 · 7H2OOrth.
8.CH.10AnapaiteCa2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CH.15PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CH.20Dittmarite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · H2OOrth.
8.CH.20Niahite(NH4)(Mn2+,Mg)(PO4) · H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.CH.25FrancoanelliteK3Al5(PO4)2(HPO4)3 · 12H2OTrig.
8.CH.25Taranakite(K,NH4)Al3(PO4)3(OH) · 9H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
8.CH.30Schertelite(NH4)2MgH2(PO4)2 · 4H2OOrth.
8.CH.35Hannayite(NH4)2Mg3H4(PO4)4 · 8H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CH.40Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2OOrth. mm2
8.CH.40Struvite-(K)KMg(PO4)·6H2OOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
8.CH.40HazeniteKNaMg2(PO4)2 · 14H2OOrth. mm2
8.CH.50BakhchisaraitseviteNa2Mg5(PO4)4 · 7H2OMon.
8.CH.55FahleiteCaZn5Fe3+2(AsO4)6 · 14H2OOrth.
8.CH.55SmolyaninoviteCo3Fe3+2(AsO4)4 · 11H2OOrth.
8.CH.60Barahonaite-(Al)(Ca,Cu,Na,Fe3+,Al)12Al2(AsO4)8(OH,Cl)x · nH2OMon. 2/m : P2/b
8.CH.60Barahonaite-(Fe)(Ca,Cu,Na,Fe3+,Al)12Fe3+2(AsO4)8(OH,Cl)x · nH2OMon. 2/m : P2/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 RimkorolgiteHide

Reference List:
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Zapiski Vsesoyuznyi Mineralogicheskoe Obshchestva: 124(1): 90-95.
Mineralogical Record: 27: 305.
European Journal of Mineralogy (2002): 14: 397-402.

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Localities for RimkorolgiteHide

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.
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
Subbotin, R. P. L. V. V., & Pakhomovsky, Y. A. (1998). A new type of scandium mineralization in phoscorites and carbonatites of the Kovdor massif, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist 36:971-980.
Mineralogical Record 27: 305.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2001) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 86: 197-200.; Yakovenchuk, V.N., Ivanyuk, G.Y., Mikhailova, Y.A., Selivanova, E.A., and Krivovichev, S.V. (2006) Pakhomovskyite, Co3(PO4)2·8H2O, a new mineral species from Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 117-123.
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