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Ziminaite

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Zimina, Russia
Formula:
Fe3+ 6 (VO4)6
Colour:
Yellowish-brown
Lustre:
Adamantine
Specific Gravity:
3.45 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named after the Zimina volcano situated near the discovery locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Ziminaite.


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Classification of ZiminaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2014
First Published:
2018

Physical Properties of ZiminaiteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
Yellowish-brown
Density:
3.45 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of ZiminaiteHide

Formula:
Fe3+ 6 (VO4)6
IMA Formula:
Fe3+6(VO4)6

Crystallography of ZiminaiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.012(4) Å, b = 9.345(5) Å, c = 6.678(3) Å
α = 106.992(10)°, β = 101.547(8)°, γ = 96.594(11)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.857 : 1 : 0.715
Unit Cell V:
460.4 ų
Z:
6
Morphology:
Lamellar, tabular or flattened prismatic crystals, as aggregates

Epitaxial Relationships of ZiminaiteHide

Epitaxial Minerals:
KoksharoviteCaMg2Fe3+4(VO4)6
Epitaxy Comments:
Epitaxially overgrowing koksharovite

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.751(17)
3.539(86)
3.270(67)
3.209(100)
3.090(20)
3.041(18)
2.934(14)
1.665(24)

Occurrences of ZiminaiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):
•  Fumarolic

Type Occurrence of ZiminaiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Lamellar, tabular or flattened prismatic crystals up to 10 × 30 × 50 μm typically epitaxially overgrowing koksharovite, and as aggregates (up to 0.15 mm) associated with bannermanite.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
In the collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, registration number 4603/1.
Empirical Formula of Type Material:
(Fe3+3.29Al1.48Ti0.54Mg0.53) Σ5.84(V6.05Si0.04P0.01) Σ6.10O24
Chemical Analysis of Type Material:
MgO2.20 %
CaO0.01 %
Al2O37.81 %
TiO24.50 %
SiO20.26 %
P2O50.09 %
V2O557.01 %
Fe2O327.18 %
Total:99.06 %
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Pekov, I.V., Siidra, O.I., Yapaskurt, V.O., Polekhovsky, Yu.S., Kartashov, P.M. (2018) Ziminaite, Fe3+VO4, a new howardevansite-group mineral from the Bezymyannyi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. Mineralogy and Petrology: 112: 371–379.

Synonyms of ZiminaiteHide

Relationship of Ziminaite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
GrigorieviteCu3Fe3+2Al2(VO4)6Tric. 1 : P1
HowardevansiteNaCuFe2(VO4)3Tric. 1 : P1
KoksharoviteCaMg2Fe3+4(VO4)6Tric. 1 : P1

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 ZiminaiteHide

Reference List:
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Robertson, B. and Kostiner, E. (1972) Crystal structure and Moessbauer effect investigation of FeVO4. Journal of Solid State Chemistry: 4: 29-37.
Pekov, I.V., Siidra, O.I., Yapaskurt, V.O., Polekhovsky, Y.S. and Kartashov, P.M. (2015) Ziminaite, IMA 2014-062. CNMNCNewsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 52; Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 51-58.
Pekov, I.V., Siidra, O.I., Yapaskurt, V.O., Polekhovsky, Yu.S., Kartashov, P.M. (2018) Ziminaite, Fe3+VO4, a new howardevansite-group mineral from the Bezymyannyi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. Mineralogy and Petrology: 112: 371–379.

Internet Links for ZiminaiteHide

Localities for ZiminaiteHide

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.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
Pekov, I.V., Siidra, O.I., Yapaskurt, V.O., Polekhovsky, Y.S. and Kartashov, P.M. (2015) Ziminaite, IMA 2014-062. CNMNCNewsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 52; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51-58; Pekov, I.V., Siidra, O.I., Yapaskurt, V.O., Polekhovsky, Yu.S., Kartashov, P.M. (2018) Ziminaite, Fe3+VO4, a new howardevansite-group mineral from the Bezymyannyi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. Mineralogy and Petrology: 112: 371–379.
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