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About TernoviteHide

(Mg,Ca)Nb4O11 · nH2O
Crystal System:
Named after Vladimir Ivanovich Ternovoi (Владимире Ивановиче Терновом) (1928–1980), economic geologist, a pioneer in studies of the Kovdor phlogopite deposit.
This page provides mineralogical data about Ternovite.

Classification of TernoviteHide

First Published:

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
M : Hydroxides with H2O +- (OH); unclassified

Physical Properties of TernoviteHide


Optical Data of TernoviteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.725 nβ = 1.830 nγ = 1.845
Measured: 39° , Calculated: 38°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.120
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High

Chemical Properties of TernoviteHide

(Mg,Ca)Nb4O11 · nH2O
IMA Formula:
MgNb4O11 · 8-12H2O

Crystallography of TernoviteHide

Crystal System:

Type Occurrence of TernoviteHide

Subbotin, V.V., Voloshin, A.V., Pakhomozskii, Y.A., Men'shikov, Y.P., Subbotina, G.F. (1997) Ternovite, (Mg,Ca)Nb4O11·nH2O, a new mineral and other hydrous tetraniobates from carbonatites of the Vuoriyarvi massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1997: 49-60.

Synonyms of TernoviteHide

Other Language Names for TernoviteHide


Relationship of Ternovite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
FranconiteNa(Nb2O5)(OH) · 3H2OMon.
Hochelagaite(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)4O11 · 8H2OMon.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.FM.15FranconiteNa(Nb2O5)(OH) · 3H2OMon.
4.FM.15Hochelagaite(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)4O11 · 8H2OMon.
4.FM.25BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)Amor.
4.FM.25Gerasimovskite(Mn,Ca)(Nb,Ti)5O12 · 9H2O
4.FM.25Manganbelyankinite(Mn,Ca)(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O
4.FM.30Silhydrite3SiO2 · H2OOrth.
4.FM.35CuzticiteFe3+2(TeO6) · 3H2OHex.

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 TernoviteHide

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Subbotin, V.V., Voloshin, A.V., Pakhomozskii, Y.A., Men'shikov, Y.P., Subbotina, G.F. (1997) Ternovite, (Mg,Ca)Nb4O11·nH2O, a new mineral and other hydrous tetraniobates from carbonatites of the Vuoriyarvi massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1997: 49-60.
Mineralogical Record: 29: 237.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(3): 87-97.

Internet Links for TernoviteHide

Localities for TernoviteHide

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.
  • Murmansk Oblast
Subbotin, R. P. L. V. V., & Pakhomovsky, Y. A. (1998). A new type of scandium mineralization in phoscorites and carbonatites of the Kovdor massif, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist 36:971-980.
    • Northern Karelia
Neues Jahrb., Mh.(1997) 49-60; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Mineral and/or Locality  
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