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Lovozerite Mineral Data

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General Lovozerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: H4Na2Ca(Zr,Ti)[Si6O18]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 626.98 gm
   Sodium      7.33 %  Na    9.89 % Na2O
   Calcium     6.39 %  Ca    8.94 % CaO
   Zirconium  10.91 %  Zr   14.74 % ZrO2
   Titanium    1.91 %  Ti    3.19 % TiO2
   Silicon    26.88 %  Si   57.50 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.64 %  H     5.75 % H2O
   Oxygen     45.93 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: H4Na2Zr0.75CaTi0.25Si6O18
Help on Environment: Environment: Sodalite xenoliths. Sometimes pseudomorphous after eudialyte.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
Help on Locality: Locality: Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lovozerite + Pronunciation Say LOVOZERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20595
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  Lovozerite

Comments: Pinkish lovozerite with red crystalline eudialyte.
Location: Mount Rasvumchorr, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Lovozerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.28297
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.174, c = 13.053, Z = 3; V = 1,170.10 Den(Calc)= 2.67
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.9(1), 4.36(0.5), 5.22(0.2),
 

Physical Properties of Lovozerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Indistinct, {???} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Dark brown, Reddish brown, Black.
Help on Density: Density: 2.3 - 2.7, Average = 2.5
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Cubic - Crystals show a cubic outline.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Resinous
 

Optical Properties of Lovozerite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.008 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.057 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2079,KPDmeas= 0.222,KC= 0.2203
Ncalc = 1.51 - 1.59
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.549, w=1.561, bire=0.0120.
 

Calculated Properties of Lovozerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.47 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Lovozerite =2.50 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELovozerite = 16.48 barns/electron
U=PELovozerite x rElectron Density= 40.68 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Lovozerite is Not Radioactive
 

Lovozerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 61.01.02a.01 (61)Cyclosilicate Six-Membered Rings
  (61.01)with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
  (61.01.02a)Lovozerite group (HEX and HEX-R subgroup)
 
61.01.02a.01 Lovozerite H4Na2Ca(Zr,Ti)[Si6O18] R 3m 3 2/m
 
61.01.02a.02 Kazakovite Na6MnTiSi6O18 R 3m 3 2/m
 
61.01.02a.03 Tisinalite Na3H3(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18•2(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
61.01.02a.04 Zirsinalite Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe)Zr[Si6O18] R 3m 3 2/m
 
61.01.02a.05 Combeite Na2Ca2Si3O9 P 3221,P 3121 3 2
 
61.01.02a.06 Kapustinite! Na5.5Mn0.25ZrSi6O16(OH)2 C 2/m 2/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 Lovozerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Lovozerite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
5 - EUROmin Project
6 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info
17 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Lovozerite

H4Na2Ca(Zr,Ti)[Si6O18]
Dana No: 61.01.02a.01 Strunz No: 09.CJ.15
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