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General Litvinskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2([ ],Na,Mn)Zr[Si6O12(OH,O)6]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 618.88 gm
   Sodium      9.29 %  Na   12.52 % Na2O
   Zirconium  14.74 %  Zr   19.91 % ZrO2
   Manganese   1.33 %  Mn    1.72 % MnO
   Silicon    27.23 %  Si   58.25 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.88 %  H     7.86 % H2O
   Oxygen     46.53 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.26 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Na0.5Mn2+0.15ZrSi6O12.6(OH)5.4
Help on Environment: Environment: Hyperagpaitic pegmatite. Lovozerite group
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Mount Alluaiv, Lovozero alkaline massif, Kola Penninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Galina P. Litvinskaya (1920-1994), former crystallographer of the Moscow State University.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1999-017

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Comments: Dark cherry-red litvinskite in matrix.
Location: Shkatulka pegmatite, Umbozero mine, Alluaiv Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia. Scale: Picture size 4 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Litvinskite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.0364:1:0.7198
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.589, b = 10.217, c = 7.355, Z = 2; beta = 92.91° V = 794.70 Den(Calc)= 2.59
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Domatic H-M Symbol (m) Space Group: Cm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.238(1)(130,221,112), 5.29(1)(111,200), 3.329(0.74)(112,310),7.37(0.44)(110,001), 2.981(0.39)(131,022,311)2.553(0.37)(040,222), 3.674(0.32),

Physical Properties of Litvinskite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Imperfect
Help on Color: Color: Dark cherry red, Dark reddish brown.
Help on Density: Density: 2.61
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Litvinskite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.003 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2181,KPDmeas= 0.2165,KC= 0.2171
Ncalc = 1.56 - 1.57
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.546, b=1.574, g=1.575, bire=0.0290

Calculated Properties of Litvinskite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.57 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Litvinskite =2.61 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELitvinskite = 20.80 barns/electron
U=PELitvinskite x rElectron Density= 53.46 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Litvinskite is Not Radioactive

Litvinskite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 61.01.02b.04 (61)Cyclosilicate Six-Membered Rings
  (61.01)with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
  (61.01.02b)Lovozerite group (Ortho and MON subgroup)
61.01.02b.01 Imandrite Na12Ca3Fe2Si12O36 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
61.01.02b.02 Koashvite Na6(Ca,Mn)(Ti,Fe)Si6O18•(H2O) Pmnb 2/m 2/m 2/m
61.01.02b.03 Petarasite Na5Zr2Si6O18(Cl,OH)•2(H2O) P 21/m 2/m
61.01.02b.04 Litvinskite! Na2([],Na,Mn)Zr[Si6O12(OH,O)6] Cm m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.CJ.15 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.C - Cyclosilicates
  09.CJ -[Si6O18]12- 6-membered single rings (sechser-Einfachringe),
09.CJ.15 Combeite Na2Ca2Si3O9 P 3221,P 3121 3 2
09.CJ.15 Kazakovite Na6MnTiSi6O18 R 3m 3 2/m
09.CJ.15 Lovozerite H4Na2Ca(Zr,Ti)[Si6O18] R 3m 3 2/m
09.CJ.15 Zirsinalite Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe)Zr[Si6O18] R 3m 3 2/m
09.CJ.15 Kapustinite! Na5.5Mn0.25ZrSi6O16(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.CJ.15 Tisinalite Na3H3(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18•2(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
09.CJ.15 Litvinskite! Na2([],Na,Mn)Zr[Si6O12(OH,O)6] Cm m

Other Litvinskite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, v 86, p 377) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, v 86, p 377) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, v 86, p 377)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Litvinskite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Na2([ ],Na,Mn)Zr[Si6O12(OH,O)6]
Dana No: 61.01.02b.04 Strunz No: 09.CJ.15





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