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Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev)

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About Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev)Hide

A variety of Fluorapatite

A Strontium- and REE-bearing fluorapatite from the Kola peninsula with contents SrO around 10 mas.% and LREE2O3 about 12 mas.%. Usual ore apatite of Khibina with SrO ~5 mas.% and REE2O3 ~2 mas.% don't considered as saamite.

Chemical Properties of Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev)Hide


Synonyms of Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev)Hide

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Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Tsepinite-Na3 photos of Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev) associated with Tsepinite-Na on mindat.org.
Lemmleinite-Ba3 photos of Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev) associated with Lemmleinite-Ba on mindat.org.
Aegirine2 photos of Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev) associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Kupletskite2 photos of Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev) associated with Kupletskite on mindat.org.
Magnesio-arfvedsonite2 photos of Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev) associated with Magnesio-arfvedsonite on mindat.org.
Carbonate-rich Apatite2 photos of Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev) associated with Carbonate-rich Apatite on mindat.org.

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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 Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev)Hide

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Volkova and Melentiev (1939) Comptes rendus de l’académie des sciences de l’U.R.S.S., n.s.: 25,120-122
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 879.

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Localities for Saamite (of Volkova & Melentiev)Hide

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- 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.
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
      • Yukspor Mt
        • Hackman Valley
    • Lovozero Massif
      • Seidozero Lake
        • Lepkhe-Nel'm Mt (Lepkhe-Nelm; Nepkha)
Semenov E.I. (1972) Mineralogy of Lovozero alkaline massif, - Moscow, Nauka, p. 308 (in Rus.)
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