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About ShkatulkaliteHide

Na5(Nb1−xTix)2(Ti1−yMn2+y)[Si2O7]2O2(OH)2·nH2O (x + y = 0.5; n ≤ 10)
new formula from a crystal structure study by Zolotarev et al. (2018)
Colourless to silver-white, yellow, light pink, creamy-white
Waxy, Pearly
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
For the Shkatulka pegmatite in which the mineral was found. Shkatulka, in Russian, denotes a small box for jewelry.
Murmanite Group

Classification of ShkatulkaliteHide

Approval Year:
First Published:

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
B : Sorosilicates
E : Si2O7 groups, with additional anions; cations in octahedral [6] and greater coordination

Physical Properties of ShkatulkaliteHide

Waxy, Pearly
Transparent, Translucent
Pearly on cleavage planes, waxy on fractured surfaces
Colourless to silver-white, yellow, light pink, creamy-white
Perfect {100} and perfect micaceous {001}
2.70 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of ShkatulkaliteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.608 nβ = 1.630 nγ = 1.660
Measured: 82° (1), Calculated: 84°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.052
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
r < v moderate

Chemical Properties of ShkatulkaliteHide

Na5(Nb1−xTix)2(Ti1−yMn2+y)[Si2O7]2O2(OH)2·nH2O (x + y = 0.5; n ≤ 10)

new formula from a crystal structure study by Zolotarev et al. (2018)
IMA Formula:
Na10MnTi3Nb3(Si2O7)6(OH)2F · 12H2O

Crystallography of ShkatulkaliteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.4638(19) Å, b = 7.161(3) Å, c = 15.573(6) Å
β = 95.750(9)°
a:b:c = 0.763 : 1 : 2.175
Unit Cell V:
606.3 ų

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
15.56 (90)
3.11 (100)
2.850 (70)
2.665 (70)
2.627 (70)

Type Occurrence of ShkatulkaliteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Rectangukar lamellae and tabular grains, as mica like aggregates
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum of the Saint Petersburg Mining Institute, Russia.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Ultra-agpaitic pegmatite
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Menchikov, Y.P., Khomyakov, A.P., Polezhaeva, L.I., Rastsvetaeva, R.K. (1996) Shkatulkalite Na10MnTi3Nb3(Si2O7)6(OH)2F·12H2O – a new mineral. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 125(1): 120-126.

Synonyms of ShkatulkaliteHide

Other Language Names for ShkatulkaliteHide

Relationship of Shkatulkalite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
EpistoliteNa2(Nb,Ti)2(Si2O7)O2 · nH2OTric.
PolyphiteNa5(Na4Ca2)Ti2(Si2O7)(PO4)3O2F2Tric. 1 : P1
SoboleviteNa13Ca2Mn2Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4)4O3F3Mon. m : Pb
VigrishiniteNaZnTi4(Si2O7)2O3(OH)(H2O)4Tric. 1 : P1
YoshimuraiteBa2Mn2Ti(Si2O7)(PO4)O(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
ZvyaginiteNaZnNb2Ti[Si2O7]20(OH,F)3(H2O)4 + (x < 1)Tric. 1 : P1

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Manganoneptunite14 photos of Shkatulkalite associated with Manganoneptunite on mindat.org.
Ussingite8 photos of Shkatulkalite associated with Ussingite on mindat.org.
Umbozerite8 photos of Shkatulkalite associated with Umbozerite on mindat.org.
Serandite6 photos of Shkatulkalite associated with Serandite on mindat.org.
Aegirine5 photos of Shkatulkalite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Belovite-(Ce)5 photos of Shkatulkalite associated with Belovite-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Vuonnemite3 photos of Shkatulkalite associated with Vuonnemite on mindat.org.
Steenstrupine-(Ce)3 photos of Shkatulkalite associated with Steenstrupine-(Ce) on mindat.org.
Microcline2 photos of Shkatulkalite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.BE.05HennomartiniteSrMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
9.BE.05LawsoniteCaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
9.BE.05NoelbensoniteBaMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
9.BE.05ItoigawaiteSrAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2OOrth.
9.BE.07IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.BE.07ManganilvaiteCaFe2+Fe3+Mn2+(Si2O7)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.10SuoluniteCa2(H2Si2O7) · H2OOrth.
9.BE.12JaffeiteCa6(Si2O7)(OH)6Trig. 3 : P3
9.BE.17CuspidineCa4(Si2O7)(F,OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.17Hiortdahlite(Na,Ca)2Ca4Zr(Mn,Ti,Fe)(Si2O7)2(F,O)4 Tric.
9.BE.17Janhaugite(Na,Ca)3(Mn2+,Fe2+)3(Ti,Zr,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
9.BE.17Låvenite(Na,Ca)2(Mn2+,Fe2+)(Zr,Ti)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.17NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OFMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.17WöhleriteNaCa2(Zr,Nb)(Si2O7)(O,OH,F)2Mon. 2 : P21
9.BE.17Hiortdahlite INa4Ca8Zr2(Nb,Mn,Ti,Fe,Mg,Al)2(Si2O7)4O3F5
9.BE.17MarianoiteNa2Ca4(Nb,Zr)2(Si2O7)2(O,F)4Mon. 2 : P21
9.BE.20Mosandrite-(Ce)(Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.20Nacareniobsite-(Ce)NbNa3Ca3(Ce,REE )(Si2O7)2OF3Mon.
9.BE.22GötzeniteNaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3Tric. 1 : P1
9.BE.22Hainite-(Y)Na2Ca4(Y,REE)Ti(Si2O7)2OF3Tric. 1 : P1
9.BE.22RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6Tric. 1 : P1
9.BE.22KochiteNa3Ca2MnZrTi(Si2O7)2OF3Tric. 1 : P1
9.BE.23DovyreniteCa6Zr(Si2O7)2(OH)4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
9.BE.25EricssoniteBaMn2+2Fe3+(Si2O7)O(OH)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.BE.25NabalamprophylliteNa3(Ba,Na)2Ti3(Si2O7)2O2(OH,F)2Mon. 2/m
9.BE.25GrenmariteNa4MnZr3(Si2O7)2O2F2Mon. 2/m : P2/b
9.BE.25SchülleriteBa2Na(Mn,Ca)(Fe3+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2(O,F)4Tric. 1 : P1
9.BE.25LileyiteBa2(Na,Fe,Ca)3MgTi2(Si2O7)2O2F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.BE.25EmmerichiteBa2Na(Na,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Mg)Ti2(Si2O7)2O2F2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.BE.25Fluorbarytolamprophyllite(Ba,Sr)2[(Na,Fe2+)3(Ti,Mg)F2][Ti2(Si2O7)2O2]Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.BE.27MurmaniteNa2Ti2(Si2O7)O2 · 2H2OTric.
9.BE.30EpistoliteNa2(Nb,Ti)2(Si2O7)O2 · nH2OTric.
9.BE.37SoboleviteNa13Ca2Mn2Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4)4O3F3Mon. m : Pb
9.BE.40InneliteNa2CaBa4Ti3(Si2O7)2(SO4)2O4Tric. 1 : P1
9.BE.42YoshimuraiteBa2Mn2Ti(Si2O7)(PO4)O(OH)Tric. 1 : P1
9.BE.47PolyphiteNa5(Na4Ca2)Ti2(Si2O7)(PO4)3O2F2Tric. 1 : P1
9.BE.50BornemaniteNa6BaTi2Nb(Si2O7)2(PO4)O2(OH)F Tric. 1 : P1
9.BE.55HejtmaniteBa2(Mn2+,Fe2+)4Ti2(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2F2Tric. 1
9.BE.55Bykovaite(Ba,Na,K)2(Na,Ti,Mn)4(Ti,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O2(H2O,F,OH)2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m
9.BE.55Nechelyustovite(Ba,Sr,K)2(Na,Ti,Mn)4(Ti,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O2(O,H2O,F)2 · 4.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.BE.60Delindeite(Na,K)2(Ba,Ca)2(Ti,Fe,Al)3(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2 · 2H2OMon.
9.BE.65BusseniteNa2Ba2Fe2+Ti(Si2O7)(CO3)(OH)3FTric. 1 : P1
9.BE.67JinshajiangiteBaNaFe2+4Ti2(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2FTric. 1 : P1
9.BE.67PerraultiteBaNaMn2+4Ti2(Si2O7)2O2(OH)2FMon. 2/m : B2/m
9.BE.70Karnasurtite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Th)(Ti,Nb)(Al,Fe)(Si2O7)(OH)4 · 3H2O
9.BE.70Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.70Chevkinite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Ca,Th)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.70Polyakovite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)4(Mg,Fe2+)(Cr3+,Fe3+)2(Ti,Nb)2(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.BE.70RengeiteSr4ZrTi4(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.70MatsubaraiteSr4Ti5(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.70Dingdaohengite-(Ce)(Ce,La)4Fe2+(Ti,Fe2+,Mg,Fe2+)2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.70Maoniupingite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)4(Fe3+,Ti,Fe2+,◻)(Ti,Fe3+,Fe2+,Nb)4(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.BE.70Perrierite-(La)(La,Ce,Ca)4(Fe,Mn2+,Mg)Fe3+2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.70UKI-2008-(SiO:SrTiZr)Sr4ZrTi4(Si2O7)2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
9.BE.70Hezuolinite(Sr,REE)4Zr(Ti,Fe3+)4(Si2O7)2O8Mon. 2/m : B2/m
9.BE.80KentrolitePb2Mn3+2(Si2O7)O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcm
9.BE.87Stavelotite-(La)(La,Nd,Ca)3Mn2+3Cu(Mn3+,Fe3+,Mn4+)26(Si2O7)6O30Trig. 3 : P31
9.BE.90Biraite-(Ce)Ce2Fe2+(Si2O7)(CO3)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
9.BE.92Cervandonite-(Ce)(Ce,Nd,La)(Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti,Al)3O2(Si2O7)(As3+O3)(OH)Trig. 3m : R3m
9.BE.95BatisiviteBaV3+8Ti6(Si2O7)O22Tric. 1 : P1

Other InformationHide

IR Spectrum:
Absorption bands at 3435, 1650, 1050, 970, 890, 555, and 450 cm-1.
Thermal Behaviour:
Endothermic effects at 190 C (dehydration) and 710 C (melting).
Unreactive with 10% HCl or HNO3.
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 ShkatulkaliteHide

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Menchikov, Y.P., Khomyakov, A.P., Polezhaeva, L.I., Rastsvetaeva, R.K. (1996) Shkatulkalite Na10MnTi3Nb3(Si2O7)6(OH)2F·12H2O – a new mineral. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 125(1): 120-126.
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 Mineral Descriptions. Mineralogical Record: 28: 223.
Németh, P., Ferraris, G., Radnóczi, G., Ageeva, O. A. (2005) TEM and X-ray study of syntactic intergrowths of epistolite, murmanite and shkatulkalite. Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 973-987.
Locock, A.J., Piilonen, P.C., Ercit, T.S., Rowe, R. (2006) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 91: 216-224.
Zolotarev, A.A. Jr., Selivanova, E.A., Krivovichev, S.V., Savchenko, Y.E., Panikorovskii, T.L., Lyalina, L.M., Pautov, L.A., Yakovenchuk, V.N. (2018) Shkatulkalite, a Rare Mineral from the Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula: A Re-Investigation. Minerals: 8: 303; doi.org/10.3390/min8070303.

Internet Links for ShkatulkaliteHide

Localities for ShkatulkaliteHide

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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.
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • Lajemmerais RCM
        • Varennes & St-Amable
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER HORVÁTH, E., GAULT, R.A., and TARASSOFF, P. (1998) Mineralogy of the Saint Amable sill, Varennes and Saint Amable, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 29, 83 118.
Horváth, L., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., Gault, R. A., & Tarassoff, P. (1998): Mineralogy of the Saint-Amable Sill, Varennes and Saint-Amable, Québec. Mineralogical Record, 29: 83-118.
Russia (TL)
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Lovozero Massif
      • Alluaiv Mt
        • Umbozero mine (Umbozerskii mine; Umba Mine)
Menchikov Y P, Khomyakov A P, Polezhaeva L I, Rastsvetaeva R K (1996): Shkatulkalite Na10MnTi3Nb3(Si2O7)6 (OH)2F·12H2O – a new mineral. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva. 125 (1), 120-126 . ; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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