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Rusinovite

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Formula:
Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after Vladimir Leonidovich Rusinov (1935-2007), a Russian petrologist and expert in the field of thermodynamics of non-equilibrium mineral systems.
Related to the anthropogenic phase "chesofiite".

A synthetic analogue is known.


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Classification of RusinoviteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2011

Chemical Properties of RusinoviteHide

Formula:
Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2
IMA Formula:
Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2

Crystallography of RusinoviteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cmcm
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.7617(2) Å, b = 16.9385(8) Å, c = 17.3196(9) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.222 : 1 : 1.022
Unit Cell V:
1,103.56 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Comment:
OD structure; only average structure determined.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.471 (39)
3.209 (33)
3.134 (25)
3.082 (100)

Type Occurrence of RusinoviteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, registration number 4022/1

Synonyms of RusinoviteHide

Other Language Names for RusinoviteHide

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 RusinoviteHide

Reference List:
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Galuskin, E.V., Galuskina, I.O., Lazic, B., Armbruster, T., Zadov, A.E., Krzykawski, T., Banasik, K., Gazeev, V.M. and Pertsev, N.N. (2011) Rusinovite, IMA 2010-072. CNMNC Newsletter No. 8, April 2011, page 292; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 289-294.
Evgeny V. Galuskin, Irina O. Galuskina, Biljana Lazic, Thomas Armbruster, Aleksandr E. Zadov, Tomasz Krzykawski, Kamila Banasik, Viktor M. Gazeev and Nikolai N. Pertsev (2011): Rusinovite, Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2: a new skarn mineral from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia. Eur. J. Mineral. 23, 837-844.

Internet Links for RusinoviteHide

Localities for RusinoviteHide

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.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Mayen
        • Ettringen
          • Bellerberg volcano
            • Caspar quarry
Galuskin, E.V., Krüger, B., Krüger, H., Blass, G., Widmer, R., Galuskina, I.O. (2016): Wernerkrauseite, CaFe3+2Mn4+O6 - the first non-stoichiometric post-spinel mineral, from Bellerberg volcano, Eifel, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy, 28, 485-493
Russia (TL)
 
  • Northern Caucasus Region
    • Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
      • Baksan Valley
        • Upper Chegem volcanic caldera (Verkhnechegemskaya caldera)
          • Lakargi Mt.
Galuskin, E.V., Galuskina, I.O., Lazic, B., Armbruster, T., Zadov, A.E., Krzykawski, T., Banasik, K., Gazeev, V.M. and Pertsev, N.N. (2011) Rusinovite, IMA 2010-072. CNMNC Newsletter No. 8, April 2011, page 292; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 289-294; Evgeny V. Galuskin, Irina O. Galuskina, Biljana Lazic, Thomas Armbruster, Aleksandr E. Zadov, Tomasz Krzykawski, Kamila Banasik, Viktor M. Gazeev and Nikolai N. Pertsev (2011): Rusinovite, Ca10(Si2O7)3Cl2: a new skarn mineral from the Upper Chegem caldera, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia. Eur. J. Mineral. 23, 837-844.
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