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Vismirnovite

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Vladimir I. Smirnov
Formula:
ZnSn(OH)6
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Pale yellow
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named in 1980 by N.K. Marshukova, A.B. Palovskii, G.A. Sidorenko, and N.I. Chistyakova in honour of Academician Vladimir Ivanovich Smirnov (1910–1988), Institute of Mineral Resources, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia, an early investigator of tin deposits in Central Asia.

Classification of Vismirnovite

Approved
Approval Year:
1980
4.FC.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
C : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
6.3.6.4

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3
7.11.6

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
11 : Oxides of Sn and Pb

Physical Properties of Vismirnovite

Vitreous
Colour:
Pale yellow
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
4

Optical Data of Vismirnovite

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Vismirnovite

IMA Formula:
ZnSn(OH)6
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Vismirnovite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.72 Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 460.10 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Vismirnovite

Relationship of Vismirnovite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]
JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
Mushistonite(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]
NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]
WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]
4.FC.05BernaliteFe(OH)3
4.FC.05DzhalinditeIn(OH)3
4.FC.05SöhngeiteGa(OH)3
4.FC.10BurtiteCaSn4+(OH)6
4.FC.10MushistoniteCu2+Sn4+(OH)6
4.FC.10NataniteFe2+Sn4+(OH)6
4.FC.10SchoenfliesiteMgSn(OH)6
4.FC.10WickmaniteMn2+Sn4+(OH)6
4.FC.15Jeanbandyite(Fe3+,Mn2+)Sn4+(OH,O)6
4.FC.15MopungiteNaSb5+(OH)6
4.FC.15StottiteFe2+Ge4+(OH)6
4.FC.15TetrawickmaniteMn2+Sn4+(OH)6
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-6N6S(Mg,Al,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-2N1S(Mg,Al,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-6N6S(Al,Fe,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-2N1S(Zn,Al,Mg)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-6N6S(Zn,Mg,Al)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3SMg2BeAl6O12
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2SMg3BeAl8O16
7.11.1RomarchiteSnO
7.11.2CassiteriteSnO2
7.11.4SchoenfliesiteMgSn(OH)6
7.11.5BurtiteCaSn4+(OH)6
7.11.7WickmaniteMn2+Sn4+(OH)6
7.11.8TetrawickmaniteMn2+Sn4+(OH)6
7.11.9Jeanbandyite(Fe3+,Mn2+)Sn4+(OH,O)6
7.11.10NataniteFe2+Sn4+(OH)6
7.11.11MushistoniteCu2+Sn4+(OH)6
7.11.12Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
7.11.13Magnesionigerite
7.11.14ArgutiteGeO2
7.11.15BrunogeieriteFe22+Ge4+O4
7.11.16StottiteFe2+Ge4+(OH)6
7.11.17CarboiriteFe2+Al2GeO5(OH)2
7.11.18OtjisumeitePbGe4O9
7.11.19BartelkeitePbFeGe(Ge2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
7.11.20MassicotPbO
7.11.21LithargePbO
7.11.22MiniumPb22+Pb4+O4
7.11.23PlattneritePbO2
7.11.24ScrutinyitePbO2
7.11.25MurdochiteCu12Pb2O15Cl2
7.11.26MacedonitePbTiO3
7.11.27CesàrolitePbMn34+O6(OH)2
7.11.28CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
7.11.29QuenselitePbMn3+O2(OH)
7.11.30PlumboferritePb2(Fe3+,Mn2+,Mg)11O19
7.11.31MagnetoplumbitePbFe123+O19
7.11.32SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38

Other Names for Vismirnovite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:轻锡锌石
Spanish:Vismirnovita

Other Information

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 Vismirnovite

Reference List:
Cohen-Addad, C. (1967) Étude des hydroxystannates CaSn(OH)6 et ZnSn(OH)6 par diffraction des rayons X et résonance magnétique nucléaire. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 90: 32-35.

Cohen-Addad, C. (1968) Étude structurale des hydroxystannates CaSn(OH)6 et ZnSn(OH)6 par diffraction neutronique, absorption infrarouge et résonance magnétique nucléaire. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 91: 315-324.

Marshukova, N.K., Palovskii, A.B., Sidorenko, G.A., Chistyakova, N.I. (1981) Vismirnovite, ZnSn(OH)6, and natanite, FeSn(OH)6, new tin minerals. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 110: 492-500. (in Russian)

Fleischer, M., Cabri, L.J., Chao, G.Y., Mandarino, J.A., Pabst, A. (1982) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 67: 1074-1082.

Xu, Y., Hu, Z. (1985) Discovery and research of vismirnovite. Geology and Prospecting: 21(4): 25-27. (in Chinese)

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Localities for Vismirnovite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
China
 
  • Guangdong Province
    • Shaoguan Prefecture
      • Lechang Co.
Yile Xu and Zuoyou Hu (1985): Geology and Prospecting 21(4), 25-27
  • Sichuan Province
    • Mianyang Prefecture
      • Pingwu Co.
        • Mt Xuebaoding
          • Huya township
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2014), Jiangbin material
Kyrgyzstan (TL)
 
  • Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast
    • Inyl'chek Range
ZVMO,(1981) 110, 492-500; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Tajikistan (TL)
 
  • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
    • Zeravshan Range
      • Pendzhikent (Penjikent; Panjakent)
        • Kaznok Valley
ZVMO,(1981) 110, 492-500; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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