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Ternovite

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About TernoviteHide

Formula:
(Mg,Ca)Nb4O11 · nH2O
Colour:
White
Lustre:
Silky
Hardness:
3
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
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

Approved
First Published:
1997
4.FM.15

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

Silky
Transparency:
Translucent
Colour:
White
Hardness:

Optical Data of TernoviteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.725 nβ = 1.830 nγ = 1.845
2V:
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
Dispersion:
none

Chemical Properties of TernoviteHide

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

Crystallography of TernoviteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Type Occurrence of TernoviteHide

Reference:
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

German:Ternovit
Spanish:Ternovita

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

Reference List:
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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

ⓘ - 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
 
  • 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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