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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:
5 photos of Kovalenkoite associated with MongoliteCa4Nb6Si5O24(OH)10 · nH2O
3 photos of Kovalenkoite associated with QuartzSiO2

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.
  • Ömnögovi Province
    • Khanbogd District
Kynicky, J., Chakhmouradian, A. R., Xu, C., Krmicek, L., & Galiova, M. (2011). Distribution and evolution of zirconium mineralization in peralkaline granites and associated pegmatites of the Khan Bogd complex, southern Mongolia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 49(4), 947-965. Vladykin, N.V. (ed.) Deep-Seated Magmatism, its Sources and Plumes. Proceedings of the VI International Workshop, Irkutsk. Glazkovskaya Printing House, Irkutsk, Russia, 17-45. Kovalenko, V. I., Yarmoluyk, V. V. et al. 2006. Geology and age of Khan-Bogdinsky massif of alkaline granitoids in southern Mongolia. Kovalenko, V. I., Yarmoluyk, V. V., Sal’nikova, E. B., Kozlovsky, A. M., Kotov, A. B., Kovach, V. P., ... & Ponomarchuk, V. A. (2006). Geology, geochronology, and geodynamics of the Khan Bogd alkali granite pluton in southern Mongolia. Geotectonics, 40(6), 450-466. Gerel, O., Oyungerel, S., & Minjin, C., 2005. Intrusive Magmatism of South Mongolia. Amar-Amgalan, S., Gerel, O., Shigeru, I. & Garamjav, D. 2003. Preliminary results on petrological and geochemical study of the Khanbogd alkaline granite complex, South Mongolia. Mongolian Geoscientist, 21, 53-56. Seltmann, R., Gerel, O., & Kirwin, D. Geodynamics and Metallogeny of Mongolia with a special emphasis on copper and gold deposits. IAGOD guidebook series, 11. CERCAMS/Natural History Museum, London, 131-148.
M.I. Novgorodova ( red.)(2006) Minerals of Mongolia, - Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, p. 352 (in Rus.)
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