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About Lavinskyite-1MHide

Crystal System:
A polytype of Lavinskyite

Originally approved as "liguriaite", but subsequently recognised as a monoclinic MDO polytype of "lavinskyite" (IMA proposal 16-E), the latter being redefined as the orthorhombic MDO polytype lavinskyite-2O.

Classification of Lavinskyite-1MHide

Renamed by the IMA
Approval Year:
Approval History:
Approved as a new species, liguriaite (IMA 2014-035), then redefined as a monoclinic polytype of lavinskyite and renamed lavinskyite-1M (IMA proposal 16-E).

Chemical Properties of Lavinskyite-1MHide


Crystallography of Lavinskyite-1MHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.224(2) Å, b = 19.085(4) Å, c = 5.252(1) Å
γ = 92.23(3)°
a:b:c = 0.536 : 1 : 0.275

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Unit Cell V:
0.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

First Recorded Occurrence of Lavinskyite-1MHide

Place of Conservation of First Recorded Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Ambiente e Vita (DISTAV), Universita` degli Studi di Genova, Italy, catalogue number MO741, and the Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria, catalogue number

Synonyms of Lavinskyite-1MHide

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 Lavinskyite-1MHide

Reference List:
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Kolitsch, U., Carbone, C., Belmonte, D., Cabella, R. and Ciriotti, M.E. (2014) Liguriaite, IMA 2014-035. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 803; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804.
CNMNC Newsletter No. 32, August 2016
Kolitsch, U., Merlino, S., Belmonte, D., Carbone, C., Cabella, R., Lucchetti, G. and Ciriotti, M. E. (2018): Lavinskyite-1M, K(LiCu)Cu6(Si4O11)2(OH)4, the monoclinic MDO equivalent of lavinskyite-2O (formerly lavinskyite), from the Cerchiara manganese mine, Liguria, Italy. Eur. J. Mineral. 30, 811-820.

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Localities for Lavinskyite-1MHide

ⓘ - 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.
Italy (FRL)
  • Liguria
    • La Spezia Province
      • Vara Valley
        • Borghetto Vara
Kolitsch, U., Carbone, C., Belmonte, D., Cabella, R. and Ciriotti, M.E. (2014) Liguriaite, IMA 2014-035. CNMNC Newsletter No. 21, August 2014, page 803; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 797-804.
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