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About VinogradoviteHide

Aleksander P. Vinogradov
Na4Ti4(Si2O6)2[(Si,Al)4O10]O4 · (H2O,Na,K)3
Previously given as (Na,Ca,K)4Ti4AlSi6O23(OH).2H2O.
Colourless, white, pink, pink-brown
Specific Gravity:
2.85 - 2.97
Crystal System:
Named by E.I. Semenov, E.M. Bohnshtedt-Kupletskaya, V.A. Moleva, and N.N. Sludskaya in 1956 in honor of Aleksander (Alexander) Pavlovich Vinogradov (Александра Павловича Виноградова) (21 August 1895, Petretsovo, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russian Empire – 16 November 1975, Moscow, USSR), professor of geochemistry, Moscow. He was Director of the Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, USSR Academy of Sciences. Founder and head of the first national department of geochemistry (at Moscow State University). Vice-president of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Mons Vinogradov, a mountain on the near side of the moon, is also named after him, as is a large crater on Mars.
This page provides mineralogical data about Vinogradovite.

Classification of VinogradoviteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
B : Inosilicates with 2-periodic single chains, Si2O6; Pyroxene-related minerals

68 : INOSILICATES Structures with Chains of More Than One Width
1 : Structures with Chains of More Than One Width

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
14 : Aluminosilicates of Ti, Zr, Sn and Pb

Physical Properties of VinogradoviteHide

Colourless, white, pink, pink-brown
2.85 - 2.97 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.88 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of VinogradoviteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.691 - 1.745 nβ = 1.769 - 1.773 nγ = 1.773 - 1.818
Measured: 41° to 82°, Calculated: 24° to 80°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.082
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
r > v strong
Sometimes weakly pleochroic from colorless on X to brownish on Z.

Chemical Properties of VinogradoviteHide

Na4Ti4(Si2O6)2[(Si,Al)4O10]O4 · (H2O,Na,K)3

Previously given as (Na,Ca,K)4Ti4AlSi6O23(OH).2H2O.
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of VinogradoviteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 24.50(1) Å, b = 8.662(2) Å, c = 5.211(20) Å
β = 100.13(3)°
a:b:c = 2.828 : 1 : 0.602
Unit Cell V:
1,088.63 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Prismatic crystals showing faces (010), (ll0), (410), (l0l), (-101)
Uncommonly on {010}.
Cell from Kalsbeek & Rønsbo (1992). Range observed: a = 24.38-25.01, b = 8.66-8.72, c = 5.21-5.23 Å, beta = 99.50-104.43°.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.21 Å(100)
3.07 Å(100)
1.614 Å(80)
2.72 Å(70)
1.558 Å(70)
1.494 Å(70)
1.434 Å(70)
2.48 Å(60)
2.56 Å(60)

Geological EnvironmentHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of VinogradoviteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Spherulites and in aggregates of fibrous crystals, less commonly in cavities as fine prismatic crystals.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Vernadsky Geological Museum, Moscow, 44801.
A.E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, Russia, 57962, vis4737, vis4739.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for VinogradoviteHide

Simplified Chinese:白钛硅钠石
Traditional Chinese:白鈦矽鈉石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
8 photos of Vinogradovite associated with NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
7 photos of Vinogradovite associated with EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
5 photos of Vinogradovite associated with CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
4 photos of Vinogradovite associated with AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
3 photos of Vinogradovite associated with LeucospheniteBaNa4Ti2B2Si10O30
2 photos of Vinogradovite associated with LorenzeniteNa2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
2 photos of Vinogradovite associated with Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DB.05Ferrocarpholite(Fe2+,Mg)Al2(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
9.DB.05Potassiccarpholite(K,☐)(Li,Mn2+)2Al4(Si2O6)2(OH,F)8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
9.DB.05VanadiocarpholiteMn2+V3+Al(Si2O6)(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ccca
9.DB.10LorenzeniteNa2Ti2(Si2O6)O3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
9.DB.15LintisiteLiNa3Ti2(Si2O6)2O2 · 2H2OMon.
9.DB.15PunkaruaiviteLiTi2(HSi4O12)(OH)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DB.17EliseeviteLiNa1.5Ti2(H1.5Si4O12)O2 · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DB.20KukisvumiteNa6ZnTi4(Si8O24)O4 · 4H2OOrth.
9.DB.20ManganokukisvumiteNa6MnTi4(Si8O24)O4 · 4H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pccn
9.DB.25ParavinogradoviteNa1-2(Ti,Fe3+)4(Si2O6)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)4 · H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.DB.30NchwaningiteMn2+2(SiO3)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
9.DB.35PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.DB.40ShattuckiteCu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.DB.40UM2005-31-SiO:CuHCu11(SiO4)(OH)18 · 9H2O ?
9.DB.50CapranicaiteKCaNaAl4B4Si2O18Mon. 2/m : P21/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

16.14.1ZoriteNa8(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 14H2OOrth.
16.14.3RhöniteCa4[Mg8Fe3+2Ti2]O4[Si6Al6O36]Tric. 1 : P1
16.14.6JonesiteBa4(K,Na)2Ti4Al2(Si3O9)2(SiO4)4O2 · 6H2OOrth.
16.14.8Labuntsovite-MnNa4K4(Ba,K)2Mn2+(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 10-12H2OMon.
16.14.12EakeriteCa2SnAl2Si6O18(OH)2 · 2H2OMon.
16.14.14WickenburgiteCaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6Trig. 3m : P3 1c
16.14.15MaricopaitePb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100 · 32H2OOrth.
16.14.17BurckhardtitePb2(Fe3+Te6+)[AlSi3O8]O6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m

Fluorescence of VinogradoviteHide

White to green (UV)

Other InformationHide

Thermal Behaviour:
Most of the water is given of at 200-500 degrees.
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 VinogradoviteHide

Reference List:
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Semenov, E.I., Bohnshtedt-Kupletskaya, E.M., Moleva, V.A., Sludskaya, N.N. (1956) Vinogradovite - a new mineral. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 109: 617-620 (in Russian).
Fleischer, M. (1957) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 42: 307-308.
Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Simonov, V.I., Belov, N.V. (1968) Crystal structure of vinogradovite Na4Ti4[Si2O6]2[Si4O10]O4·nH2O. Soviet Physics - Doklady: 12: 1090-1092.
Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Andrianov, V.I. (1984) Refined crystal structure of vinogradovite. Soviet Physics, Crystallography: 29(4): 403-406.
Karup-Møller, S. (1988) American Mineralogist: 73: 445. [as "Mineral X"]
Rønsbo, J.G., Petersen, O.V., Leonardsen, E.S. (1990) Vinogradovite from the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, a beryllium bearing mineral. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1990: 481-492.
Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J. (1991) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 76: 1728-1735.
Kalsbeek, N., Rønsbo, J.G. (1992) Refinement of the vinogradovite structure, positioning of Be and excess Na. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 146: 237-245.

Internet Links for VinogradoviteHide

Localities for VinogradoviteHide

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.
  • Minas Gerais
Andrezza Azzi, Daniel Atencio, Marcelo Andrade, Reynaldo Contreira (2018) Crystal-chemistry of Y-poor hainite-(Y) from Poços de Caldas alkaline complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 226
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Labrador
Curtis, L.W. & Currie, K.L. (1977) Geology and petrology of the Red Wine complex, Central Labrador. GSC Bulletin 287, 61p. + maps
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
GRICE, J.D. (1989) Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec: Canada's Most Diverse Mineral Locality. In: Famous mineral localities of Canada. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited & the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 190 pages: 100-108; 166-175.; HORVÁTH, L., GAULT, R.A. (1990) The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire. Mineralogical Record, 21, 281-359.
  • Greenland
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
Soerensen, H. (2001): The Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland: status of mineralogical research with new results, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 190, GEUS; Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
  • Béni Mellal-Khénifra Region
    • Khénifra Province
      • Tamazeght Mountain Range
Khadem Allah, B. (1993)
  • Khomas Region
    • Windhoek Rural
      • Aris
Blaß, G., Kolitsch, U., Tremmel, G., Esche, J. (2016): Neue Mineralienfunde aus den Phonolithbrüchen von Aris in Namibia. Mineralien-Welt 27 (4), 48-60 (in German); Kolitsch, U., Blaß, G., Jahn, S., Cámara, F., von Bezing, L., Wartha, R. R., Tremmel, G., Sturla, M., Cerea, P., Skebo, M. and Ciriotti, M. E. (2016): Aris - mineralogy of the famous alkaline phonolite. AMI - Associazione Micromineralogica Italiana, Cremona, Italy, 95 pp.
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
      • Eveslogchorr Mt
        • Astrophyllite Stream
Pekov et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp11-16
Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
      • Koashva Mt
Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Kononkova, N.N., Zubkova, N.V., Rabadanov, M.K., and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(8), 749-754.; American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 1450–1458, 2009
      • Kukisvumchorr Mt
World of Stones 95:5-6, p64; Tschernich R. (1992), Zeolites of the World, p.42; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
        • Marchenko Peak
Arzamastsev, A., Yakovenchuk, V., Pakhomovsky, Y., & Ivanyuk, G. (2008). The Khibina and Lovozero alkaline massifs: Geology and unique mineralization. In Guidbook for 33rd International Geological Congress Excursion (No. 47, p. 58).
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Yukspor Mt
P.M. Kartashov data; Jaszczak, J. A., Dimovski, S., Hackney, S. A., Robinson, G. W., Bosio, P., & Gogotsi, Y. (2007). Micro-and nanoscale graphite cones and tubes from Hackman Valley, Kola Peninsula, Russia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 45(2), 379-389.
P.M. Kartashov data
Mikhailova, J. A., Kalashnikov, A. O., Sokharev, V. A., Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Konopleva, N. G., Yakovenchuk, V. N., ... & Ivanyuk, G. Y. (2016). 3D mineralogical mapping of the Kovdor phoscorite–carbonatite complex (Russia). Mineralium Deposita, 51(1), 131-149.
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]
    • Lovozersky District
Yakovenchik, V.N., Ivaniuk, G.Yu., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Selivanova, E.A., Men'shikov, Yu.P., Korchak, J.A., Krivovichev, S.V., Spiridonova, D.V., Zalkind, O.A. (2010): Punkaruaivite, Li{Ti2(OH)2[Si4O11(OH)]}•H2O, a new mineral species from hydrothermalites of Khibiny and Lovozero alkaline massifs (Kola Peninsula, Russia). Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 41-50.
        • Umbozero mine (Umbozerskii mine; Umba Mine)
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Pekov, I.V. (2000): Lovozero Massif. Moscow, Ocean Pictures Ltd, 480 pp.
Sorokhtina N.V., Voloshin A.V., Pakhomovskii Ya.A., Selivanova E.A. (2004) The first find of daqingshanite-(Ce) on Kola peninsula, - Trudy 1 Fersmanovskoi Nauchnoi Sessii Kolskogo Otdeleniya VMO, Apatity,pt.1, pp. 34-36 (in Russ.)
      • Engporr Mountain
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013)
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Pakhomovsky, Y. A., Ivanyuk, G. Y., & Yakovenchuk, V. N. (2014). Loparite-(Ce) in rocks of the Lovozero layered complex at Mt. Karnasurt and Mt. Kedykvyrpakhk. Geology of Ore Deposits, 56(8), 685-698.
        • Second Eastern Stream (Kromka Stream)
Pekov, I. V. (2000) Lovozero Massif - History, Pegmatites, Minerals. Ocean Pictures LTD: Moscow 2000.
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Seidozero Lake
Pekov, I. et al (2003): New Data on Minerals: 38: 20-33.
I.V. Pekov et al.: Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obshch. 133(1):49-59 (2004); Semenov E.I. (1972) Mineralogy of Lovozero alkaline massif, - Moscow, Nauka, p. 308 (in Rus.)
[AmMin 85:1562]
      • Suoluaiv Mt
[MinRec 32:416]; American Mineralogist, Volume 86, pages 939–942, 2000
Arzamastseva, L.V., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A. [Арзамасцева, Л.В., Пахомовский Я.А.] (1999): Mineral associations in rocks of Niva agpaitic intrusion (Kola Peninsula) as indicators of its forming conditions [Минеральные ассоциации пород агпаитовой интрузии Нива (Кольский Полуостров) как индикаторы условий ее образования]. Zap. VMO [Зап. ВМО], 128, 6, 1-16 (in Russian); Arzamastsev, A.A., Belyatsky, B.V., Arzamastseva, L.V. (2000): Agpaitic magmatism in the northeastern Baltic Shield: a study of the Niva intrusion, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Lithos, 51, 1, 27-46.
[World of Stones 12:49]
    • Aldan
      • Inagli Massif
MILTON, C. (1977): Mineralogy of the Green River Formation. Mineralogical Record 8, 368-379.
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