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Belovite-(La)

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Nikolai V. Belov
Formula:
NaLaSr3(PO4)3F
Colour:
greenish yellow to bright yellow
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
4.19
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
It was described as a new species by Pekov et al.(1996) from Mounts Kukisvumchorr and Eveslogchorr, Khibiny, Russia. Named in honor of Nikolai Vasil'evich Belov and for lanthanum dominant over cerium.
A mineral in the Belovite Group of the Apatite Supergroup. The lanthanum analogue of belovite-(Ce). The NaSr3La analogue of fluorapatite.


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Classification of Belovite-(La)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
1995
First Published:
1996
7/B.39-115
8.BN.05

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
N : With only large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 0.33:1

Physical Properties of Belovite-(La)Hide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
greenish yellow to bright yellow
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN30=450 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Very brittle
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
4.19 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.05 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Belovite-(La)Hide

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nω = 1.653 nε = 1.635 - 1.636
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.018
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate

Chemical Properties of Belovite-(La)Hide

Formula:
NaLaSr3(PO4)3F
Common Impurities:
Ca,Ba,Pr,Nd,Sm,Gd,Y,Th,Si,P,S

Crystallography of Belovite-(La)Hide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Rhombohedral
Space Group:
P3
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.647 Å, c = 7.17 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.743
Unit Cell V:
577.88 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
prismatic crystals to 3cm; granular

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.897 (100)
2.884 (100)
3.59 (87)
3.30 (65)
2.790 (54)
1.910 (36)
1.796 (36)
Comments:
close to belovite-(Ce)

Type Occurrence of Belovite-(La)Hide

Synonyms of Belovite-(La)Hide

Other Language Names for Belovite-(La)Hide

Relationship of Belovite-(La) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)NaNdCa3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
Deloneite(Na0.5REE0.25Ca0.25)(Ca0.75REE0.25)Sr1.5(CaNa0.25REE0.25)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)0.5Trig.
FluorcaphiteSrCaCa3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
Kuannersuite-(Ce)NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5Trig. 3 : P3

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Natrolite1 photo of Belovite-(La) associated with Natrolite on mindat.org.
Aegirine1 photo of Belovite-(La) associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.BN.05AlforsiteBa5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Belovite-(Ce)NaCeSr3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)Hex.
8.BN.05Carbonate-rich HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)Hex.
8.BN.05ChlorapatiteCa5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Mimetite-MPb5(AsO4)3ClMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BN.05Johnbaumite-MCa5(AsO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/m
8.BN.05FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
8.BN.05HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)Hex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05JohnbaumiteCa5(AsO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05MimetitePb5(AsO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05MorelanditeCa2Ba3(AsO4)3Cl
8.BN.05PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05FluorstrophiteSrCaSr3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05SvabiteCa5(AsO4)3FHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
8.BN.05TurneaureiteCa5(AsO4)3ClHex.
8.BN.05VanadinitePb5(VO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Deloneite(Na0.5REE0.25Ca0.25)(Ca0.75REE0.25)Sr1.5(CaNa0.25REE0.25)(PO4)3F0.5(OH)0.5Trig.
8.BN.05FluorcaphiteSrCaCa3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Kuannersuite-(Ce)NaCeBa3(PO4)3F0.5Cl0.5Trig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Hydroxylapatite-MCa5(PO4)3OHMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.BN.05PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3ClHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05StronadelphiteSr5(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05FluorphosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3FHex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.05Carlgieseckeite-(Nd)NaNdCa3(PO4)3FTrig. 3 : P3
8.BN.05Miyahisaite(Sr,Ca)2Ba3(PO4)3F Hex. 6/m : P63/m
8.BN.10ArctiteNa2Ca4(PO4)3FTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

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 Belovite-(La)Hide

Reference List:
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Pekov, I. V., Kulikova, I. M., Kabalov, Y. K., Eletskaya, O. V., Chukanov, N. V., Menshikov, Y. P,. & Khomyakov, A. P. (1996) Belovite-(La) Sr3Na(La, Ce)[PO4]3(F, OH) – a new rare earth mineral in the apatite group. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva. 125 (3): 101-109
Jambor, J. L., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A. C. (1997) New mineral names. American Mineralogist. 82: 620-624 (abstract).
Mineralogical Record: 28: 219-220.

Internet Links for Belovite-(La)Hide

Localities for Belovite-(La)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)
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
Men'shikov, Y.P., et al (2006), American Mineralogist: 91: 922-928.; Yakovenchik, V.N., Ivaniuk, G.Yu., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Selivanova, E.A., Men'shikov, Yu.P., Korchak, J.A., Krivovichev, S.V., Spiridonova, D.V., Zalkind, O.A. (2010): Punkaruaivite, Li{Ti2(OH)2[Si4O11(OH)]}•H2O, a new mineral species from hydrothermalites of Khibiny and Lovozero alkaline massifs (Kola Peninsula, Russia). Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 41-50.
Men'shikov, Y.P., Krivovichev, S.V., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Ivanyuk, G.Y., Mikhailova, J.A., Armbruster, T., and Selivanova, E.A. (2006): Chivruaiite, Ca4(Ti,Nb)5[(Si6O17)2|(OH,O)5]·13-–14H2O, a new mineral from hydrothermal veins of Khibiny and Lovozero alkaline massifs. American Mineralogist 91, 922-928.
          • Kukisvumchorr Mt
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Cámara, F., Sokolova, E., Abdu, Y. A., & Hawthorne, F. C. (2014). Saamite, Ba□ Tinbna3ti (Si2o7) 2o2 (Oh) 2 (H2o) 2, a Group-iii Ti-disilicate Mineral from the Khibiny Alkaline Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia: Description and Crystal Structure. The Canadian Mineralogist, 52(4), 745-762.
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