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Rossovskyite

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About RossovskyiteHide

Russian geologist Lev Nikolaevich Rossovskii
Formula:
(Fe3+,Ta)(Nb,Ti)O4
Colour:
Black
Lustre:
Sub-Metallic, Dull
Hardness:
6
Specific Gravity:
6.06
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after Lev Nikolaevich Rossovskii (1933-2009) - Russian geologist, specialist in geochemistry and mineralogy of granitic pegmatites.
Related to ixiolite and wodginite.


Classification of RossovskyiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2014

Physical Properties of RossovskyiteHide

Sub-Metallic, Dull
Colour:
Black
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
6.06 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.302 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of RossovskyiteHide

Type:
Biaxial
Colour in reflected light:
Gray to dark gray

Chemical Properties of RossovskyiteHide

Formula:
(Fe3+,Ta)(Nb,Ti)O4

Crystallography of RossovskyiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P2/b
Setting:
P2/c
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.668(1) Å, b = 5.659(1) Å, c = 5.061(1) Å
β = 90.21(1)°, γ = °
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.825 : 1 : 0.894
Unit Cell V:
133.7 ų
Z:
2
Morphology:
Flattened anhedral grains.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.604(49)
2.938(100)
2.534(23)
2.476(29)
2.336(27)
1.718(26)
1.698(31)
1.440(21)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of RossovskyiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Flattened anhedral grains up to 6 × 6 × 2 cm
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Mineralogical Museum of the Tomsk State University, Tomsk, 634050 Russia, inventory number 20927
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Granite pegmatite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of RossovskyiteHide

Relationship of Rossovskyite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
FerberiteFeWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
HeftetjerniteScTaO4Mon. 2/m
HuanzalaiteMgWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
HübneriteMnWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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 RossovskyiteHide

Reference List:
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Konovalenko, S.I., Ananyev, S.A., Chukanov, N.V., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Aksenov, S.M., Baeva, A.A., Gainov, R., Lopatin, O.N. and Nebera, T.S. (2014) Rossovskyite, IMA 2014-056. CNMNC Newsletter No. 22, October 2014, page 1246; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1241-1248.
Konovalenko, S.I., Ananyev, S.A., Chukanov, N.V., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Aksenov, S.M., Baeva, A.A., Gainov, R.R., Vagizov, F.G., Lopatin, O.N., Nebera, T.S. (2015): A new mineral species rossovskyite, (Fe3+,Ta)(Nb,Ti)O4: crystal chemistry and physical properties. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 42, 825-833

Internet Links for RossovskyiteHide

Localities for RossovskyiteHide

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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.
Mongolia (TL)
 
  • Hovd Aimag (Khovd Aimag)
    • Altai Mts
Konovalenko, S.I., Ananyev, S.A., Chukanov, N.V., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Aksenov, S.M., Baeva, A.A., Gainov, R., Lopatin, O.N. and Nebera, T.S. (2014) Rossovskyite, IMA 2014-056. CNMNC Newsletter No. 22, October 2014, page 1246; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1241-1248. ; Konovalenko, S.I., Ananyev, S.A., Chukanov, N.V., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Aksenov, S.M., Baeva, A.A., Gainov, R.R., Vagizov, F.G., Lopatin, O.N., Nebera, T.S. (2015): A new mineral species rossovskyite, (Fe3+,Ta)(Nb,Ti)O4: crystal chemistry and physical properties. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 42, 825-833
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