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About KovalenkoiteHide

(K,Sr,Ba)2Ca5Nb12[Si8O52(O,OH)] · 15H2O
Crystal System:
In honour of academic Vyacheslav Ivanovich Kovalenko (1936-2011)ю
Fine-disperse mixture with quartz in pseudomorphoses after unknown protomineral.

Classification of KovalenkoiteHide

Unnamed (probably valid)
Approval History:
Unnamed, but probably valid.

Physical Properties of KovalenkoiteHide


Chemical Properties of KovalenkoiteHide

(K,Sr,Ba)2Ca5Nb12[Si8O52(O,OH)] · 15H2O

Crystallography of KovalenkoiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.684 Å, c = 6.012 Å
a:c = 1 : 1.632
Unit Cell V:
81.59 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

First Recorded Occurrence of KovalenkoiteHide

General Appearance of First Recorded Material:
Pseudomorphoses after unknown precursor
Geological Setting of First Recorded Material:
Pegmatites of alkaline granites.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Mongolite5 photos of Kovalenkoite associated with Mongolite on mindat.org.
Quartz3 photos of Kovalenkoite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

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 KovalenkoiteHide

Reference List:
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- M.I.Novgorodova (redactor) (2006) Minerals of Mongolia,- Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, 2006, pp. 279-284 (in Rus.)

Internet Links for KovalenkoiteHide

Localities for KovalenkoiteHide

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.
Mongolia (FRL)
  • Gobi Desert
    • Khan Bogdo Massif (Khan-Bogdinskii)
M.I. Novgorodova ( red.)(2006) Minerals of Mongolia, - Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, p. 352 (in Rus.)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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