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Leószilárdite

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Leo Szilard
Formula:
Na6Mg(UO2)2(CO3)6 · 6H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Leo Szilard (February 11, 1898 – May 30, 1964) was a Hungarian-born physicist.
New structure type. Unique combination of elements.


Classification of Leószilárdite

Approved, Pending publication
Notes:
Renamed by the IMA
Approval History:
Approved by IMA in 2015 with the name leoszilardite (IMA 2015-128). Renamed as leószilárdite by IMA in 2016.

Type Occurrence of Leószilárdite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical collections of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA (catalogue number 65645)

Crystallography of Leószilárdite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Space Group Setting:
C2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.609(2) Å, b = 6.784(1) Å, c = 15.106(3) Å
β = 91.378(3)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.711 : 1 : 2.227
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,189.34 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
7.59(36)
5.46(100)
4.64(28)
3.82(30)
3.383(33)
3.105(25)
2.864(31)
2.028(28)

Chemical Properties of Leószilárdite

Formula:
Na6Mg(UO2)2(CO3)6 · 6H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Leószilárdite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Leószilárdite

Reference List:
Olds, T.A., Sadergaski, L., Plášil, J., Kampf, A.R., Burns, P.C., Steele, I.M., Marty, J. (2016): Leoszilardite, IMA 2015-128. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 694; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 691–697

Internet Links for Leószilárdite

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Localities for Leószilárdite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
USA (TL)
 
  • Utah
    • San Juan Co.
      • White Canyon District
        • Red Canyon
Olds, T.A., Sadergaski, L., Plášil, J., Kampf, A.R., Burns, P.C., Steele, I.M., Marty, J. (2016): Leoszilardite, IMA 2015-128. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 694; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 691–697;
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