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About Zirconolite-3THide

Crystal System:
A polytype of Zirconolite

Crystallography of Zirconolite-3THide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3 2 - Trapezohedral
Space Group:
P31 2 1
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.279(2) Å, c = 16.89(2) Å
a:c = 1 : 2.32
Unit Cell V:
775.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Other Language Names for Zirconolite-3THide

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Spinel1 photo of Zirconolite-3T associated with Spinel on

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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 Zirconolite-3THide

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Mineralogical Magazine (1913): 16: 309.
Mazzi, F. and Munno, R. (1983): Calciobetafite (new mineral of the pyrochlore group) and related minerals from Campi Flegrei, Italy; crystal structures of polymignyte and zirkelite: comparison with pyrochlore and zirconolite. Am. Mineral. 68, 262-276.
Mineralogical Magazine (1994): 5: 259-269.
Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 110: 845-848.
Bellatreccia, F., Della Ventura, G., Williams, C. T., Lumpkin, G. R., Smith, K. L. and Colella, M. (2002): Non-metamict zirconolite polytypes from the feldspathoid-bearing alkali-syenitic ejecta of the Vico volcanic complex (Latium, Italy). Eur. J. Mineral. 14, 809-820.
Zubkova, N.V., Chukanov, N.V., Pekov, I.V., Ternes, B., Schüller, W., Ksenofontov, D.A., Pushcharovsky, D.Yu. (2018): The crystal structure of nonmetamict Nb-rich zirconolite-3T from the Eifel paleovolcanic region, Germany. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials, 233, 463–468.

Internet Links for Zirconolite-3THide

Localities for Zirconolite-3THide

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.

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- 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.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Kruft
Blass, G., Graf, H.W., Kolitsch,U., Zirkonolith (CaZrTi2O7) aus der Vulkaneifel: Nachweis drei verschiedener Polytypoide, Mineralien Welt 14/3, 352-35, 2003
    • Mendig
      • Niedermendig
Blass, G., Graf, H.W., Kolitsch,U., Zirkonolith (CaZrTi2O7) aus der Vulkaneifel: Nachweis drei verschiedener Polytypoide, Mineralien Welt 14/3, 352-35, 2003
        • Wingertsberg
Blass, G., Graf, H.W., Kolitsch,U., Zirkonolith (CaZrTi2O7) aus der Vulkaneifel: Nachweis drei verschiedener Polytypoide, Mineralien Welt 14/3, 352-35, 2003
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Pitigliano
Nasti, V., Benvegnù, N., Fiori, S., Fratangeli, G., Mussino, A., Signoretti, E. (2006): Segnalazioni in breve. Zirconolite di Poggio Bettinello. Stoppaniite (?) di Capranica. Il Cercapietre, 1-2/2006.
  • Mandalay Region (Mandalay Division)
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Mogok Township
        • Kyauk-Pyat-That
          • Thurein-taung
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data, Sieghard Ellenberger specimens
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