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About LipuiteHide

Li Pu
KNa8Mn3+5 Mg0.5[Si12O30(OH)4](PO4)O2(OH)2·4H2O
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Prof. Pu Li (李璞) (11 July 1911, Wendeng County, Shandong Province, China - 26 April 1968, Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China), geochemist and petrologist. Prof. Li received his B.S. degree in China in 1942 and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England 1950. He then became a professor at the Beijing Institute of Geology and later at the Guiyang Institute of Geochemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Li was the founder and pioneer of isotope geochemistry in China. He also made significant contributions to the development of Chinese geology in general and petrology in particular​.

New structure type.

Classification of LipuiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of LipuiteHide

KNa8Mn3+5 Mg0.5[Si12O30(OH)4](PO4)O2(OH)2·4H2O
IMA Formula:
KNa8Mn3+5Mg0.5[Si12O30(OH)4](PO4)O2(OH)2 · 4H2O

Crystallography of LipuiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.080(3) Å, b = 12.222(3) Å, c = 17.093(5) Å
a:b:c = 0.743 : 1 : 1.399
Unit Cell V:
1,896.91 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From type description.

Type Occurrence of LipuiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Cotype material is deposited in the collections of the Mineral Museum of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA, catalogue number 20010, and the RRUFF Project, deposition number R140496

Synonyms of LipuiteHide

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 LipuiteHide

Reference List:
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Yang, H., Gu, X., Xie, X., van Nieuwenhuizen, J.J., Evans, S.H. and Downs, R.T. (2015) Lipuite, IMA 2014-085. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 58. Mineralogical Magazine: 79: 51-58.

Internet Links for LipuiteHide

Localities for LipuiteHide

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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.
South Africa (TL)
  • Northern Cape
    • Kalahari manganese field
      • Kuruman
        • N'Chwaning Mines
Yang, H., Gu, X., Xie, X., van Nieuwenhuizen, J.J., Evans, S.H. and Downs, R.T. (2015) Lipuite, IMA 2014-085. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 58; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51-58.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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