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Davinciite

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About DavinciiteHide

Leonardo da Vinci
Formula:
Na12K3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3(Si26O73OH)Cl2
Colour:
Dark lavender
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
2.82
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Member of:
Name:
Named after the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519). Davinciite's geometry is pseudocentrosymmetrical, deviating from the perfect model of structure with symmetry centre. This was compared to untypical geometry of da Vinci art.
K,Na-ordered member. Chemically similar to rastsvetaevite - the second mineral with Na-K-Ca-Fe-Zr-Si-Cl combination, which is intimately associated with davinciite.


Classification of DavinciiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2011

Physical Properties of DavinciiteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Dark lavender
Streak:
White
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Parting:
None
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
2.82(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    2.848 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of DavinciiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.603() nε = 1.605(2)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.002
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of DavinciiteHide

Formula:
Na12K3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3(Si26O73OH)Cl2
IMA Formula:
Na12K3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3(Si26O73OH)Cl2
Common Impurities:
Sr,Mn,Ti,H2O,(Hf,Ba,Nb,Al)

Crystallography of DavinciiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.2956(2) Å, c = 30.0228(5) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.1
Unit Cell V:
5,313.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.415(54)
5.720(36)
4.309(66)
3.207(63)
3.162(43)
2.981(100)
2.860(96)
2.595(37)

Type Occurrence of DavinciiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
relic inclusions in rastsvetaevite, clearly discerning in colouration. grains (0.3–2 mm)
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, catalogue number 3846
Geological Setting of Type Material:
hyperagpaite pegmatite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of DavinciiteHide

Relationship of Davinciite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AlluaiviteNa19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl · 2H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
AndrianoviteNa12(K,Sr,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,H2O,OH)5Trig. 3m : R3m
Aqualite(H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9ClTrig. 3 : R3
CarbokentbrooksiteNa11-12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb[(OH)3|CO3|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
DualiteNa30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3Mn[Si51O144](OH,H2O,Cl)9Trig. 3m : R3m
EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
FeklicheviteNa11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5Trig. 3m : R3m
FengchengiteNa123(Ca,Sr)6Fe3+3 Zr3Si(Si25O73)(H2O,OH)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
FerrokentbrooksiteNa15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
GeorgbarsanoviteNa12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
GolysheviteNa10Ca3Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2CO3(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Hydrorastsvetaevite(Na11(H3O)11K6(H2O)1.5Sr)Ca12Fe3Na2MnZr6Si52O144(OH)4.5Cl3.5Trig. 3m : R3m
Ikranite(Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn2+)6Fe3+2Zr3-4[Cl|(H0-3Si3O9)2|{(Si9O27)2,(Si9O27)2SiO}] · 2-3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Ilyukhinite(H3O,Na)14Ca6Mn2Zr3Si26O72(OH)2·3H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
Johnsenite-(Ce)Na12Ce3Ca6Mn3Zr3WSi25O73(CO3)(OH)2Trig. 3m : R3m
Kentbrooksite(Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6(Mn2+,Fe2+)3Zr3Nb[Si25O74]F2 · 2H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
KhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
Labyrinthite(Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3Trig. 3 : R3
ManganoeudialyteNa14Ca6Mn3Zr3[Si26O72(OH)2](H2O,Cl,O,OH)6Trig. 3m : R3m
ManganokhomyakoviteNa12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3m : R3m
MogoviditeNa9(Ca,Na)12Fe2Zr3Si25O72(CO3) (OH)4Trig. 3m : R3m
OneilliteNa15Ca3Mn3Fe2+3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2Trig. 3 : R3
RaslakiteNa15Ca3Fe2+3(Na,Zr)3Zr3Nb<0.5[(Cl,OH)|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(OH,H2O)Trig. 3
RastsvetaeviteNa27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2Trig. 3m : R3m
SiudaiteNa8(Mn2+2Na)Ca6(Fe3+,Mn2+)3Zr3NbSi24(Si,◻,Ti)O74(OH)2Cl·5H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
TaseqiteNa12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3Nb[Cl2|(Si3O9)2|(Si9O27)2SiO] · 3(O,OH,H2O)Trig. 3m : R3m
UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZrNa12Ca5(Ce,La,Y,Ca)Zr3(Zr,Nb)(Fe,Mn)3[Si9O24-26(OH)1-3]2[Si3O9]2ClTrig. 3m : R3m
UM1990-79-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbREEZrNa14Ca5(Mg,Ca,Mn)Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)2(Fe,Zr)3(Mn,Na,Ce,La,Y)(Na,H2O,K,Sr)(OH)4-5(OH,Cl)
UM1990-80-SiO:CaFeHMnNaNbREEZrNa14Ca4(Mn,Ca)2Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(Si,Nb,Al,Zr)2(Fe,Mn,Al,Ti)3(Na,Ce,La,Y,Mn)(Na,H2O,K,Sr)(OH)7-8
UM1998-21-SiO:CaCeClHMnNaZrNa16Ca6(Mn,Ce)3Zr3(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(OH,Cl)4Trig. 3m : R3m
UM1999-36-SiO:CaCeHMnNaNbSrZrNa17(Ca,Ce,Sr)2Mn3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O73(O,OH,F,Cl)5Trig. 3 : R3
UM2000-66-SiO:CaClFeHMnNaNbSrZrNa12(Ca,Mn)6(Sr,Na,K)3(Fe,Mn)3(Zr,Nb)4Si25O66(OH,Cl)11Trig. 3m : R3m
UM2003-39-SiO:CaClFeHHfNaNbSrTaTiZrNa12(Na,K,Mn,Sr)2Ca5(Ca,Mn)(Zr,Hf)3(Fe,◻,Ta)3(Si,Nb,W)(Si,Al,Ti)Si24O72(OH,O)3.5Cl•1.2H2O
UM2004-51-SiO:CaClFFeHNaNbTiNa16Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3(Ti,Nb)Si26O72FCl0.5•nH2OTrig. 3m : R3m
UM2006-17-SiO:CaClFFeHMnNaZrNa15(Ca3Mn3)Zr3(Fe,Zr)3SiSi(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2O2(OH,F,Cl)3•2H2O
UM2006-18-SiO:CaClFFeHMnNaZrNa15Ca3(Mn,Fe)3Zr3(Zr,Na)3(Si,Nb)(S,Ti,Si)(Si3O9)2(Si9O27)2(O,OH)5(Cl,F,H2O)
UM2006-28-SiO:CaHMnNaZrNa33Ca12Zr6Mn3(Mn,Nb,Ti)2Si50O132(O,OH)12(OH,H2O,Cl)10
UM2010-06-SiO:CaFeHMnNaNbREETiZr[Na,(H3O)]15(Ca3Mn3)Na3Zr3(Si,Ti)[Si25O72OH](OH)2·2H2O
Unnamed (Eudialyte 3248)Na29Ca12Zr6[Si48O132(O,OH)12]{[Na]4[Si]2}{[Mn]3[Mn,Nb,Ti]2}(OH,H2O,Cl)10Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Unnamed (Hydrated Hydrous Na-Ca-Mn-Fe-Zr-Ti Silicate Chloride)Na37Ca10Mn2FeZr6Si50(Ti,Nb)2O144(OH)5Cl3·H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
VoronkoviteNa15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl · H2OTrig. 3 : R3
Zirsilite-(Ce)Na11-12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si19O55)(Si3O9)2(CO3)(OH)3 · H2OTrig. 3m : R3m

Fluorescence of DavinciiteHide

Other InformationHide

Notes:
slowly dissolves and gelatinizes in the 50% solutions of HCl and HNO3
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 DavinciiteHide

Reference List:
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Khomyakov, A.P., Nechelyustov, G.N., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Rozenberg, K.A. (2011) Davinciite, IMA 2011-019. CNMNC Newsletter No. 10, October 2011, page 2552.
Khomyakov, A.P., Nechelyustov, G.N., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Rozenberg, K.A. (2013) Davinciite, Na12K3Ca6Fe32+ Zr3(Si26O73OH)Cl2, a new K,Na-Ordered mineral of the eudialyte group from the Khibiny Alkaline Pluton, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits: 55(7): 532-540.

Internet Links for DavinciiteHide

Localities for DavinciiteHide

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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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
Belakovskiy D, Smith D G W, Welch M (2013) New mineral names. American Mineralogist 98, 811-815
Mineral and/or Locality  
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