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From Chukanov et al. (2018)
Crystal System:
The name is derived from its zirconium content.
A polytype of Zirconolite

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Chemical Properties of Zirconolite-2MHide


From Chukanov et al. (2018)

Crystallography of Zirconolite-2MHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.444(2) Å, b = 7.266(1) Å, c = 11.341(2) Å
β = 100.59(1)°
a:b:c = 1.713 : 1 : 1.561
Unit Cell V:
1,007.97 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Other Language Names for Zirconolite-2MHide

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 Zirconolite-2MHide

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Gatehouse, B. M., Grey, I. E., Hill, R. J. and Rossell, H. J. (1981): Zirconolite, CaZrxTi3-xO7; structure refinements for near-end-member compositions with x = 0.85 and 1.30. Acta Crystallogr. B37, 306-312.
American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 262-276.
Cheary, R. W. (1992): Zirconolite CaZr0.92Ti2.08O7 from 294 to 1173 K. J. Solid State Chem. 98, 323-329.
Mineralogical Magazine (1994): 5: 259-269.
Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 110: 845-848.
Calos, N. J., Forrester, T. S., Kennard, C. H. L. and White, T. J. (1996): Crystal structure of calcium titanium ytterbium zirconium oxide (zirconolite-2M), Ca0.71Ti1.16Yb0.66Zr1.46O7. Z. Kristallogr. 211, 703-704.
Chukanov, N.V., Zubkova, N.V., Britvin, S.N., Pekov, I.V., Vigasina, M.F., Schäfer, C., Ternes, B., Schüller, W., Polekhovsky, Y.S., Ermolaeva, V.N., Pushcharovsky, D.Yu. (2018): Nöggerathite-(Ce), (Ce,Ca)2Zr2(Nb,Ti)(Ti,Nb)2Fe2+O14, a New Zirconolite-Related Mineral from the Eifel Volcanic Region, Germany. Minerals, 8, 449; https://doi.org/10.3390/min8100449.

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Localities for Zirconolite-2MHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Mayen-Koblenz
      • Mendig
        • Bell
Blaß, G. & Kruijen, F. (2013): Die Mineralogischen Neuigkeiten aus der Vulkaneifel. Mineralien-Welt 24 (3), 33-41.
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