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Frankamenite

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Formula:
K3Na3Ca5(Si12O30)(F,OH)4 · H2O
Colour:
Grayish lilac, bluish gray, or light green
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named by L.V. Nikishova, K.A. Lazebnik, I.V. Rozhdestvenskaya, N.N. Emelyanova, and Y.D. Lazebnik in 1996 in honor of Victor Albertovitch Frank-Kamenetsky (28 February 1915, Vilnius, Lithuania – 12 May 1994), mineralogist-crystallographer.

The mineral was described previously as triclinic canasite.
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Frankamenite.


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Classification of FrankameniteHide

Approved
First Published:
1996
9.DG.90

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
G : Inosilicates with 3-periodic single and multiple chains

Physical Properties of FrankameniteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Grayish lilac, bluish gray, or light green
Streak:
White
Hardness:
5½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Perfect
perfect {010} and {100} cleavages

Optical Data of FrankameniteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.536 nβ = 1.539 nγ = 1.542
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.006
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
r < v strong

Chemical Properties of FrankameniteHide

Formula:
K3Na3Ca5(Si12O30)(F,OH)4 · H2O
IMA Formula:
K3Na3Ca5Si12O30(F,OH)4 · H2O

Crystallography of FrankameniteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Type Occurrence of FrankameniteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Museum of the Saint Petersburg Mining Institute, Russia.
Central Siberian Geological Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia.

Synonyms of FrankameniteHide

Other Language Names for FrankameniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Charoite16 photos of Frankamenite associated with Charoite on mindat.org.
Aegirine11 photos of Frankamenite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Tinaksite5 photos of Frankamenite associated with Tinaksite on mindat.org.
Steacyite4 photos of Frankamenite associated with Steacyite on mindat.org.
Copper2 photos of Frankamenite associated with Copper on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Frankamenite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Sphalerite2 photos of Frankamenite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Fluorapophyllite-(K)1 photo of Frankamenite associated with Fluorapophyllite-(K) on mindat.org.
Galena1 photo of Frankamenite associated with Galena on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.DG.05BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)Tric.
9.DG.05PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05SeranditeNaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05WollastoniteCaSiO3Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.05Wollastonite-1ACaSiO3Tric.
9.DG.07CascanditeCa(Sc,Fe3+)(HSi3O9)Tric.
9.DG.08Plombièrite[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)Orth.
9.DG.10Clinotobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)Mon.
9.DG.10RiversideiteCa5(HSi3O9)2 · 2H2OOrth.
9.DG.10Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)Orth.
9.DG.15FoshagiteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2Tric.
9.DG.20JenniteCa9(Si3O9)2(OH)8 · 8H2OTric.
9.DG.25ParaumbiteK3Zr2H(Si3O9)2 · nH2OOrth.
9.DG.25UmbiteK2(Zr,Ti)Si3O9 · H2OOrth.
9.DG.30SørenseniteNa4SnBe2Si6O16(OH)4Mon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DG.35XonotliteCa6(Si6O17)(OH)2Mon. 2/m
9.DG.40HillebranditeCa2(SiO3)(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
9.DG.45ZoriteNa8(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 14H2OOrth.
9.DG.45ChivruaiiteCa4(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 13-14H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
9.DG.50Haineaultite(Na,Ca)5Ca(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,F)8 · 5H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 2
9.DG.55EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
9.DG.60EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.DG.65ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2OOrth.
9.DG.70Fenaksite(K,Na)4(Fe,Mn)2(Si4O10)2(OH,F)Tric.
9.DG.70LitidioniteCuNaKSi4O10Tric.
9.DG.70ManaksiteKNaMnSi4O10Tric.
9.DG.75TinaksiteK2Na(Ca,Mn2+)2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]Tric.
9.DG.75TokkoiteK2Ca4[Si7O18(OH)](OH,F)Tric.
9.DG.75SenkevichiteCsKNaCa2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]Tric. 1 : P1
9.DG.80CanasiteK3Na3Ca5Si12O30(OH)4
9.DG.80FluorcanasiteK3Na3Ca5Si12O30F4 · H2OMon. m : Bm
9.DG.85MiseriteK1.5-x(Ca,Y,REE)5(Si6O15)(Si2O7)(OH,F)2 · yH2OTric.
9.DG.92Charoite(K,Sr)15-16(Ca,Na)32[Si6O11(O,OH)6]2[Si12O18(O,OH)12]2[Si17O25(O,OH)18]2(OH,F)4 · ~3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
9.DG.95YuksporiteK4(Ca,Na)14(Sr,Ba)2(◻,Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb)4(O,OH)4(Si6O17)2(Si2O7)3(H2O,OH)3Orth.
9.DG.97Eveslogite(Na,K,Ca,Sr,Ba)48 [(Ti,Nb,Mn,Fe2+)12Si48O144(OH)12](F,OH,Cl)14Mon. 2/m : P2/m

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 FrankameniteHide

Reference List:
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Rozhdestvenskaya et al., (1988) Mineral. Zhurnal: 10(4): 31–44. (triclinic canasite)
Nikishova et al. (1992) Mineral. Zhurnal: 14(1): 71–77. (triclinic canasite)
Evdokimov, Regir (1994) Zapiski Vserossijskogo (Vserossiyskogo) Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 123(1): 104–118 (triclinic canasite)
Nikishova, L.V., Lazebnik, K.A., Rozhdestvenskaya, I.V., Emelyanova, N.N., Lazebnik, Y.D. (1996) Frankamenite K3Na3Ca5(Si12O30)F3(OH)·H2O – a new mineral, triclinic vareity of canasite from charoitites. Zapiski Vserossijskogo (Vserossiyskogo) Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 125(2): 106-108.
Rozhdestvenskaya, I.V., Nikishova, L.V., Lazebnik, K.A. (1996) The crystal structure of frankamenite. Mineralogical Magazine: 60: 897-905.
Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., Roberts, A.C. (1997) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 82: 430-433.
Mandarino, J.A. (1997) Abstracts of New Minerals Descriptions. Mineralogical Record: 28: 401-405.

Internet Links for FrankameniteHide

Localities for FrankameniteHide

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.

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)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
            • Sirenevyi Kamen' Deposit
Konev, A.A., Vorob'yev, E.I., and Lazebnik, K.A. (1996) The Mineralogy of the Murun Massif. Russian Academy of Science Press, Siberian Branch, Novosbirsk, Russia (in Rus.)
Konev, A.A., Vorob'yev, E.I., and Lazebnik, K.A. (1996) The Mineralogy of the Murun Massif. Russian Academy of Science Press, Siberian Branch, Novosbirsk, Russia (in Rus.)
Konev, A.A., Vorob'yev, E.I., and Lazebnik, K.A. (1996) The Mineralogy of the Murun Massif. Russian Academy of Science Press, Siberian Branch, Novosbirsk, Russia (in Rus.)
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