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Anatoly Vasil'evich Voloshin
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In honour of famous Russian mineralogist Anatoly Vasil'evich Voloshin (Kirovograd, Ukraine, 8 October 1937), who investigated mineralogy of Voron'i Tundry pegmatites during many years.
This page provides mineralogical data about Voloshinite.

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Classification of VoloshiniteHide

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Pronounciation of VoloshiniteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Chemical Properties of VoloshiniteHide

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Crystallography of VoloshiniteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.191 Å, b = 9.025 Å, c = 20.40 Å
β = 95.37°
a:b:c = 0.575 : 1 : 2.26
Unit Cell V:
951.52 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
10.1 (60)
5.08 (40)
4.55 (80)
3.98 (40)
3.49 (50)
3.35 (60)
2.575 (100)
2.017 (50)

Type Occurrence of VoloshiniteHide

Synonyms of VoloshiniteHide

Relationship of Voloshinite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Brittle MicaSynonymous with Sprödglimmer.
Dioctahedral micaA major subgroup of the micas, where there are two octahedral cations per formula unit.
LuanshiweiiteKLiAl1.50.5(Si3.5Al0.5)O10(OH,F)2 Mon. 2/m : B2/b
Trioctahedral micasA major subgroup of the micas, where there are three octahedral cations per formula unit.
YangzhumingiteKMg2.5(Si4O10)F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m

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 VoloshiniteHide

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I. V. Pekov, N. N. Kononkova, A. A. Agakhanov, D. I. Belakovsky, S. S. Kazantsev and N. V. Zubkova (2010): Voloshinite, a new rubidium mica from granitic pegmatite of Voron’i Tundras, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits 52, 591-598.

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Localities for VoloshiniteHide

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.
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Baie-James
Potter, E. G., Taylor, R. P., Jones, P. C., Lalonde, A. E., Pearse, G. H., & Rowe, R. (2009). Sokolovaite and evolved lithian micas from the eastern Moblan granitic pegmatite, Opatica subprovince, Quebec, Canada. The Canadian Mineralogist, 47(2), 337-349.
Russia (TL)
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Voron'i Tundry
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