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About Batievaite-(Y)Hide

Pale cream
Greasy, Pearly, Dull
5 - 5½
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
in honour of the Russian geologist Iya Dmitrievna Batieva (1922–2007) and her remarkable contribution into geology and petrology of metamorphic and alkaline rocks of the Kola Peninsula
The element combination is unique. The Na-deficient Y analogue of hainite. You might also want to compare fogoite-(Y).

Classification of Batievaite-(Y)Hide

Approval Year:

Physical Properties of Batievaite-(Y)Hide

Greasy, Pearly, Dull
Pale cream
5 - 5½ on Mohs scale
None Observed
not observed
3.45(5) g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of Batievaite-(Y)Hide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.745(5) nβ = 1.747(5) nγ = 1.752(5)
Measured: 60° (5), Calculated: 65°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.007
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:

Chemical Properties of Batievaite-(Y)Hide

IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of Batievaite-(Y)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.4024(8) Å, b = 5.5623(5) Å, c = 7.3784(6) Å
α = 89.919(2)°, β = 101.408(2)°, γ = 96.621(2)°
a:b:c = 1.69 : 1 : 1.327
Unit Cell V:
375.65 ų

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of Batievaite-(Y)Hide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the Geological and the Mineralogical Museum of the Geological Institute of the Kola Science Centre, Apatity, Russia, No. GIM 7389
Geological Setting of Type Material:
late or hydrothermal mineral in nepheline syenite pegmatite composed of mainly albite, alkali pyroxenes, amphiboles, biotite, nepheline,and zeolites
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Batievaite-(Y)Hide

Relationship of Batievaite-(Y) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Fogoite-(Y)Na3Ca2Y2Ti(Si2O7)2OF3Tric. 1 : P1
GötzeniteNaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3Tric. 1 : P1
GrenmariteNa4MnZr3(Si2O7)2O2F2Mon. 2/m : P2/b
Hainite-(Y)Na2Ca4(Y,REE)Ti(Si2O7)2OF3Tric. 1 : P1
KochiteNa3Ca2MnZrTi(Si2O7)2OF3Tric. 1 : P1
Mosandrite-(Ce)(Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Nacareniobsite-(Ce)NbNa3Ca3(Ce,REE )(Si2O7)2OF3Mon.
Rinkite-(Y)Na2Ca4YTi(Si2O7)2OF3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6Tric. 1 : P1
Roumaite(Ca,Na,REE,◻)7(Nb,Ti)[Si2O7]2OF3Mon. m : Bb

Other InformationHide

IR Spectrum:
[cm-1]: 483, 584, 649, 800, 877, 985, 1630, 1646, 1732, 3426
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 Batievaite-(Y)Hide

Reference List:
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Lyalina, L.M., Zolotarev, A.A., Selivanova, E.A., Savchenko, Y.E., Krivovichev, S.V., Mikhailova, J.A., Kadyrova, G.I. and Zozulya, D.R. (2015) Batievaite-(Y), IMA 2015-016. CNMNC Newsletter No. 26, August 2015, page 942; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 941-947.
Lyalina, L.M., Zolotarev Jr., A.A., Selivanova, E.A., Savchenko, Ye.E., Krivovichev, S.V., Mikhailova, Yu.A., Kadyrova, G.I., Zozulya, D.R. (2016): Batievaite-(Y), Y2Ca2Ti[Si2O7]2(OH)2(H2O)4, a new mineral from nepheline syenite pegmatite in the Sakharjok massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Mineralogy and Petrology, 110: (in press); (2016)
Sokolova, E. & Camara, F. (2017): The seidozerite supergroup of TS-block minerals: nomenclature and classification, with change of the following names: rinkite to rinkite-(Ce), mosandrite to mosandrite-(Ce), hainite to hainite-(Y) and innelite-1T to innelite-1A. Mineralogical Magazine: 81 (in press)

Internet Links for Batievaite-(Y)Hide

Localities for Batievaite-(Y)Hide

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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.
Russia (TL)
  • Murmansk Oblast
Lyalina, L.M., Zolotarev, A.A., Selivanova, E.A., Savchenko, Y.E., Krivovichev, S.V., Mikhailova, J.A., Kadyrova, G.I. and Zozulya, D.R. (2015) Batievaite-(Y), IMA 2015-016. CNMNC Newsletter No. 26, August 2015, page 942; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 941-947.
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