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Victor Grigor'evich Grishin on pegmatite #71 on Malyi Punkaruaiv Mt.
Zn2Ti2-x[Ti2(Si2O7)2](OH,H2O,☐)8 (x < 1)
Crystal System:
Named for Victor. G. Grishin (31 October 1953 - ) - systematic collector from Revda city.
Heterophyllosilicate of the bafertisite meroplesiotype series

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Classification of VigrishiniteHide

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Chemical Properties of VigrishiniteHide

Zn2Ti2-x[Ti2(Si2O7)2](OH,H2O,☐)8 (x < 1)
IMA Formula:
Zn2Ti4-x(Si2O7)2O2(OH,F,O)2(H2O,OH,◻)4 (x<1)

Crystallography of VigrishiniteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.743(9) Å, b = 8.698(9) Å, c = 11.581(11) Å
α = 91.54(8)°, β = 98.29(8)°, γ = 105.65(8)°
a:b:c = 1.005 : 1 : 1.331
Unit Cell V:
837.18 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Type Occurrence of VigrishiniteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow,Russia, registration number 4156/1

Synonyms of VigrishiniteHide

Other Language Names for VigrishiniteHide

Relationship of Vigrishinite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
EpistoliteNa2(Nb,Ti)2(Si2O7)O2 · nH2OTric.
PolyphiteNa5(Na4Ca2)Ti2(Si2O7)(PO4)3O2F2Tric. 1 : P1
ShkatulkaliteNa10Mn2+Ti3Nb3(Si2O7)6(OH)2F · 12H2OMon.
SoboleviteNa13Ca2Mn2Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4)4O3F3Mon. m : Pb
YoshimuraiteBa2Mn2Ti(Si2O7)(PO4)O(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
ZvyaginiteNaZnNb2Ti[Si2O7]20(OH,F)3(H2O)4 + (x < 1)Tric. 1 : P1

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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 VigrishiniteHide

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Pekov, I.V., Britvin, S.N.,Zubkova, N.V., Chukanov, N.V., Bryzgalov, A.A., Lykova, I.S., Belakovskiy, D.I. and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2011): Vigrishinite, IMA 2011-073. CNMNC Newsletter No. 11, December 2011, page 2892; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 2887-2893

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Localities for VigrishiniteHide

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.
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Lovozero Massif
        • Alluaiv Mt
Inna Lykova analyses on material collected in 2015.
Pekov, I.V., Lykova, I.S., Chukanov, N.V., Yapaskurt, V.O., Belakovskiy, D.I., Zolotarev, A.A., Jr., Zubkova, N.V. (2014): Zvyaginite NaZnNb2Ti[Si2O7]2O(OH,F)3(H2O) 4+x(х<1) a new mineral of epistolite group from Lovozero alkaline massif (Kola Peninsula, Russia). Zapiski RMO, 143, 45-63.
Pekov, I.V., Britvin, S.N.,Zubkova, N.V., Chukanov, N.V., Bryzgalov, A.A., Lykova, I.S., Belakovskiy, D.I. and Pushcharovsky, D.Y. (2011): Vigrishinite, IMA 2011-073. CNMNC Newsletter No. 11, December 2011, page 2892; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 2887-2893
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