Aqualite R070413

Name: Aqualite
RRUFF ID: R070413
Ideal Chemistry: (H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl
Locality: Kovdor Phlogopite mine (Mica mine; Slyuda mine; Kovdorslyuda Shaft), Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Source: Michael Scott S105760 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pink gemmy massive inclusions in matrix of fine-grained white undetermined zeolite
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ eudialyte (13) ]
RRUFF ID: R070413.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070413
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070413.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 14.231(4)Å    b: 14.231(4)Å    c: 30.84(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 5409(5)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal

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REFERENCES for Aqualite

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Grice J D, Ferraris G (2003) New minerals approved in 2002 and nomenclature modifications approved 1998-2002 by the commission on new minerals and mineral names, International Mineralogical Association, American Mineralogist, 88, 1620-1624   [view file]

Grice J D, Ferraris G (2003) New minerals approved in 2002 and nomenclature modifications approved in 1998-2002 by the Commission on the New Minerals and Mineral Names, International Mineralogical Association, The Canadian Mineralogist, 41, 795-802   [view file]

Johnsen O, Ferraris G, Gault R A, Grice J D, Kampf A R, Pekov I V (2003) The nomenclature of eudialyte-group minerals, The Canadian Mineralogist, 41, 785-794   [view file]

Khomyakov A P, Nechelyustov G N, Rastsvetaeva R K (2007) Aqualite, (H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl, a new eudialyte-group mineral from Inagli alkaline massif (Sakha-Yakutia, Russia), and the problem of oxonium in hydrated eudialytes, abstract only, Zapiski Rossiiskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchetstva, 136, issue 2 39-55   [view file]

Pekov I V (2007) New minerals from former Soviet Union countries, 1998-2006: new minerals approved by the IMA commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Almanac, 11, 9-51   [view file]

Ercit T S, Piilonen P C, Poirier G, Tait K T (2009) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 94, 1075-1083   [view file]

Rastsvetaeva R K, Chukanov N V (2012) Classification of eudialyte-group minerals, Geology of Ore Deposits, 54, 487-497   [view file]

Borst A M, Finch A A, Friis H, Horsburgh N J, Gamaletsos P N, Goettlicher J, Steininger R, Geraki K (2020) Structural state of rare earth elements in eudialyte-group minerals, Mineralogical Magazine, 84, 19-34