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The name is derived from its zirconium content.
A polytype of Zirconolite

Classification of Zirconolite-2M

Crystallography of Zirconolite-2M

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Space Group Setting:
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 Volume:
V 1,007.97 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Other Names for Zirconolite-2M

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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 Zirconolite-2M

Reference List:
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.

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Localities for Zirconolite-2M

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.
(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.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Mendig
        • Bell
Blaß, G. & Kruijen, F. (2013): Die Mineralogischen Neuigkeiten aus der Vulkaneifel. Mineralien-Welt 24 (3), 33-41.
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