Nordite-(La) R140310

Name: Nordite-(La)
RRUFF ID: R140310
Ideal Chemistry: Na3SrLaZnSi6O17
Locality: Kukisvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Source: Rock Currier [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Colorless when thin, grey when thick, with good cleavage
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Nordite (5) ]
RRUFF ID: R140310.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Na3.11(Sr0.97Ca0.06Ba0.01)Σ1.04(La0.52Ce0.49Nd0.05Pr0.02)Σ1.08(Zn0.55Fe0.17Mn0.14Mg0.14)Σ1.00Si5.89O17
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R140310
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: none 532nm @ 100% of mW
RRUFF ID: R140310.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 14.4109(27)Å    b: 5.1794(9)Å    c: 19.7946(28)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1477.45(22)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic

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REFERENCES for Nordite-(La)

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Gerasimovsky V I (1941) Nordite, a new mineral of the Lovozero tundras, Comptes Rendus (Doklady) de l'Académie des Sciences de l'URSS, 32, 496-498   [view file]

Fleischer M (1943) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 28, 282-284   [view file]

Levinson A A (1966) A system of nomenclature for rare-earth minerals, American Mineralogist, 51, 152-158   [view file]

Bakakin V V, Belov N V, Borisov S V, Solovyeva L P (1970) The crystal structure of nordite and its relationship to melilite and datolite-gadolinite, American Mineralogist, 55, 1167-1181   [view file]

Nickel E H, Mandarino J A (1987) Procedures involving the IMA Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names and guidelines on mineral nomenclature, American Mineralogist, 72, 1031-1042   [view file]

Sokolova E V, Kabalov Y K, Khomyakov A P (1992) Isomorphism in the crystal structure of the Khibiny nordite, Na3SrTR{M2+[Si6O17]}, TR = La, Ce, Nd, Pr; M2+ = Zn, Mg, Fe, Mn (in Russian), Vestnik Moskovskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta, 4, 97-102   [view file]