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Luan Shiwei
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Named in honor of Luan Shiwei (August 1928, Zizhou, Shaanxi Province, China - 13 September 2012, Chengdu, China), professor of geology in the Chengdu College of Science and Technology. A known Chinese pegmatitic petrologist.
Luanshiweiite is the potassium analog at the interstratified cations and OH-dominant analog at the attached anion site of voloshinite.
Polytype: 2M1.

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Classification of LuanshiweiiteHide

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Physical Properties of LuanshiweiiteHide

2.851 g/cm3 (Measured)    2.868 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of LuanshiweiiteHide

Biaxial (-)

Chemical Properties of LuanshiweiiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of LuanshiweiiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.1861(7) Å, b = 8.9857(13) Å, c = 19.970(3) Å
β = 95.42(3)°
a:b:c = 0.577 : 1 : 2.222
Unit Cell V:
0.9265 ų
Scaly aggregate, grains

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
9.891 (35)
4.451 (31)
3.468 (42)
3.314 (36)
2.973 (34)
2.565 (100)
2.378 (31)
1.986 (30)

Type Occurrence of LuanshiweiiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Scaly aggregates or in monomineralic veinlents. Most individual grains of luanshiweiite are less than 1 mm2.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Geological Museum of China, Beijing, China, registration number M11797
Geological Setting of Type Material:
REE granitic pegmatite dike
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Fan G., Li G., Shen G., Xu J., Dai J. (2013) Luanshiweiite: A New Member of Lepidolite Series. Acta Mineralogica Sinica: 33: 713-721.

Synonyms of LuanshiweiiteHide

Other Language Names for LuanshiweiiteHide

Simplified Chinese:栾锂云母

Relationship of Luanshiweiite to other SpeciesHide

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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.
Trioctahedral micasA major subgroup of the micas, where there are three octahedral cations per formula unit.
VoloshiniteRb(LiAl1.51.5)(Al0.5Si3.5)O10F2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
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 LuanshiweiiteHide

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Fan, G., Li, G., Shen, G., Xu, J., Dai, J. (2012) Luanshiweiite-2M1, IMA 2011-102. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 810. Mineralogical Magazine: 76: 807-817.
Fan G., Li G., Shen G., Xu J., Dai J. (2013) Luanshiweiite: A New Member of Lepidolite Series. Acta Mineralogica Sinica: 33: 713-721.

Internet Links for LuanshiweiiteHide

Localities for LuanshiweiiteHide

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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.
China (TL)
  • Henan
    • Sanmenxia
      • Lushi Co.
        • Guanpo
          • Guanpo pegmatite field
Fan, G., Li, G., Shen, G., Xu, J., Dai, J. (2012) Luanshiweiite-2M1, IMA 2011-102. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 810; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817; Fan G., Li G., Shen G., Xu J., Dai J. (2013): Luanshiweiite: A New Member of Lepidolite Series. Acta Mineralogica Sinica, 33, 713-721.
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