Eudialyte


Hey, wouldn't it be appropriate to dedicate a page to the name giving mineral ? So here is the literature on eudialyte group minerals and a list (certainly incomplete) of the localities where it is known (to me) to occur. If it is known to you to occur somewhere else, hurry and let me know !
And you'll find the relatives, too.

I am most indebted to www.mindat.org - the best database on minerals I ever could find.

 

As of November 2004 there are definite and enormous changes with a final report on the nomenclature of eudialyte-group minerals by the Eudialyte Nomenclature Subcommittee established by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names of the International Mineral Association.Additional species have been constantly published - I am unsure, whether I found them all. Now we have the following "eudialytes" (in alphabetical order):

 

Alluaivite

Acqualite

Carbokentbrooksite

Eudialyte

Feklichevite

Ferrokentbrooksite

Georgbarsanovite

Golyshevite

Ikranite

Kentbrooksite

Khomyakovite

Labyrinthite

Manganokhomyakovite

Oneillite

Raslakite

Rastsvetaevite

Taseqite

Zirsilite-(Ce)

 

Localities:

Alluaivite

Russia:
- Khibiny, Kola
- Lovozero, Kola

Acqualite

Russia

- Kovdor, Kola

Carbokentbrooksite

Asia:
Tadzhikistan:
- Dara-i-Pioz

Norway
- Langesundsfjord and surrounding larvikite area, Telemark and Vestfold  - not confirmed

Eudialyte:
Europe:
Czech Republic:

- Hurky u Cista, velka Chmelistna, Rakovnik, Bohemia

Greenland:
- Ilimaussaq
- Kangerdlugssuaq
- Narssarssuk
- Qoroq

Hungary:

- Köves Hill, Hosszuheteny, Mecsek Mts., Baranya Co.

Ireland:
- Carlingford
Norway

- Nordholmern, More og Romsdal

- Langesundsfjord and surrounding larvikite area, Telemark and Vestfold

- Seiland, Alta, Finnmark
Portugal:
- Fogo, San Miguel, Azores Island
Russia:
- Khibiny, Kola
- Kovdor, Kola
- Lovozero, Kola
- Tury Mys, Kola
Sweden:
- Norra Kärr, Gränna, Lake Vättern, Östergötland 
- Almunge, Uppland

Ukraine:

- Oktyabr Massif, Doneck

Africa:
Guinea

- Roumea Is., Los Archipelago

Madagaskar

- Ampasibitika, Ambanja Dep., Antsiranana Province

Malawi

- Ilomba, Songwe Complex, Chilwa Alkaline Area

- Mt.Malosa, Zomba, Chilwa Alkaline Area

Morocco:
- Tamazeght, High Atlas
Namibia:
- Aris, Windhoek (very questionable !)

- Kalkfeld, Omaruru, Damaraland, Kunene
South Africa:
- Pilanesberg, Gauteng

- Lujavrite oputcrop, Pilanesberg, Rustenburg, Northwest Province
- Salpeterkop Carbonatite Complex, Western Cape Province
Tanzania:
-Taroseo volcano, Ngorongoro, Arusha
Zaire:
- Bingo, NE Zaire

Asia:
Russia:
- Ingalo, Aldan

- Konder, Aldan
- Murun, Aldan
- Strelka, Aldan
- Yllimakh, Aldan
- Burpala, Baikal
- Srednetataskii, Enisei
- Odikhuncha, Maimecha-Kotui
- Koksharovskii, Primorye
- Kyidinskii, Taimyr
- Korgeredaba, Tuva-East
Tadzhikistan:
- Dara-i-Pioz

Australia/Pacific:
Australia:
- Warrumbungle Volcano, New South Wales

- Mount Goonneringerringgi, Queensland (not kidding)

- Cygnet, Tasmania

Americas:
Canada:
- Kamloops, British Columbia
- Ice River, British Columbia
- Kipawa, Québec
- Mt.St.Hilaire, Québec
- St.Amable Sill, Varennes, Québec
- Mann 1, Labrador
- Red Wine, Labrador
- Seal Lake, Labrador

- Strange Lake, Labrador
USA:
- Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

- Granite Mt., Arkansas

- Magnet Cove, Arkansas
- Bearpaw Mts., Hill Co., Montana

- Gordon Butte, Meagher Co., Montana
- Pajarito Mt., New Mexico
- Point of Rocks, Springer, Colfax Co., New Mexico
- Wind Mt., Otero Co., New Mexico
Mexico:
- Sombreretillo, Nuevo Leon
- Sierra de Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas
Bolivia:
- Velasco Alkaline Province, Santa Cruz
Brazil:
- Arenopolis, Goias
- Pocos de Caldas, Minas Gerais
- Tingua, Rio de Janeiro
- Lages, Santa Catarina
- Itapirapua, Sao Paulo

Feklichevite

Russia:

- , Kovdor, Kola

Ferrokentbrooksite

Greenland

- Narssarssuk, Igaliko

Norway:

- Langesundsfjord and surrounding larvikite area, Telemark and Vestfold

Canada:

- Mt.St.Hilaire, Québec TL

Brazil

- Pocos de Caldas, Minas Gerais

Russia

- Burpala, Baikal

Georgbarsanovite

Russia

- Khibiny, Kola

Golyshevite

Russia

- Kovdor, Kola

Ikranite

Russia:

- Lovozero, Kola

Johnsenite-(Ce)

Canada:
- Mt.St.Hilaire, Québec

Kentbrooksite:
Greenland:
- Kangerdlugssuaq - TL

Norway
- Langesundsfjord and surrounding larvikite area, Telemark and Vestfold

Russia

- Khibiny, Kola

- Lovozero, Kola
Canada:
- Mt.St.Hilaire, Québec

USA

- Wind Mt., Otero Co., New Mexico

Brazil

- Pocos de Caldas, Minas Gerais

Tajikistan

- Dara-i-Pioz, Tienshan

Khomyakovite:
Canada:
- Mt.St.Hilaire, Québec

Labyrinthite

Russia

- Khibiny, Kola

Manganokhomyakovite:
Canada:
- Mt.St.Hilaire, Québec

Oneillite:
Canada:
 -Mt.St.Hilaire, Québec

Raslakite:

Russia:

- Lovozero, Kola

Rastsvetaevite

Russia

- Khibiny, Kola

Taseqite:

Greenland:

- Ilimaussaq

Zirsilite-Ce)

Norway:

- Langesundsfjord and surrounding larvikite area, Telemark and Vestfold

Canada:
 -Mt.St.Hilaire, Québec
Tadzhikistan:
- Dara-i-Pioz

 

And my eudialyte group literature (abstracts only) in chronological order:

Dorfman, MD et al.: Barsanovite, a new mineral. DOKL ACAD NAUK SSSR, 153(1963), 1164-1167

 

Dorfman, MD et al.: New data on barsanovite. FERMAN MINERALOGICAL MUSEUM TRUDY, 16(1965), 219-224

 

Giuseppetti, G et al.: The crystal structure of eudialyte. TSCHERMAKS MINERAL PETROGR MITT, 16(1971), 105-127

 

Golyshev, VM et al.: Crystal structure of eudialyte. KRISTALLOGRAFIYA, 16(1971), 93-98

 

Golyshev, VM et al.: Crystal structure of eudialyte. SOVIET-PHYSICS --CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, 17(1973), 993-996

 

Rastsvetaeva, RK et al.: New data on the crystal structure of eudialyte. SOVIET-PHYSICS --DOKLADY, 32(1987), 252-254

 

Rastsvetaeva, RK et al.: Crystal chemical features of eudialyte in the light of new structural data. MINERAL ZH, 10(1988), 48-57

 

Rastsvetaeva, RK et al.: Structural features of TR-Fe and TR-Mn eucolites. MINERAL ZH, 12(1988), 81-88

 

Rastsvetaeva, RK et al.: Crystal structure of eudialyte. SOVIET-PHYSICS --CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, 33(1988), 207-210

 

Khomyakov, AP et al.: Alluaivite, Na19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3Si26O74Cl*H2O, a new titanosilicate with a eudialyte-like structure. TAP VSES MINERAL OBSHCHEST, 119(1990), 117-120

 

Rastsvetaeva, RK et al.: Crystal structure of potassium oxonium eudialyte. SOVIET-PHYSICS --CRYSTALLOGRAPHY. 35(1990), 814-817

 

Rastsvetaeva, RK et al.: Crystal structure of alluaivite. DOKL AKAD NAUK SSSR, 312(1990), 1379-1384

 

Johnsen O, Gault RA: Chemical variation in eudialyte. NEUES JAHRBUCH FUER MINERALOGIE - Abhandlungen 171(1997), 215-237

 

Johnsen O, Petersen OV, Gault RA: Optical data on minerals of the eudialyte group: Discussion of the eucolite-mesodialyte-eudialyte terminology. NEUES JAHRBUCH FUER MINERALOGIE - MONATSHEFTE 8(1997), 371-383

 

Johnsen O, Grice JD, Galut RA: Kentbrooksite from the Kangerdlugssuaq intrusion, east Greenland, a new Mn-REE-Nb-F end-member in a series within the eudialyte group: Description and crystal structure. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MINERALOGY 10(1998), 207-219

 

Rastasvetaeva RK, Khomyakov AP: Crystal structure of a low iron analogue of eudialyte. DOKLADY AKADEMII NAUK 362(1998), 784-788

 

Rastasvetaeva RK, Khomyakov AP, Chapuis G: Crystal structure and crystal-chemical features of a new Ti-rich member of the eudialyte family. ZEITSCHRIFT FUER KRISTALLOGRAPHIE 214(1999), 271-278

 

Olivo GR, Williams-Jones AE: Hydrothermal REE-rich eudialyte from the Pilanesberg Complex, South Africa, CANADIAN MINERALOGIST, 37(1999), 653-663

 

Rastsvetaeva RK, Khomyakov AP, Nekrasov YV: Crystal structure of a novel analogue of eudialyte with the R3 symmetry. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 44(1999), 765-769

 

Johnsen O, Grice JD: The crystal chemistry of the eudialyte group. CANADIAN MINERALOGIST 37(1999), 865-891

 

Johnsen O, Galut RA, Grice JD, Ercit TS: Khomyakovite and manganokhomyakovite, two new members of the eudialyte group from Mont Saint-Hilare, Quebec, Canada. CANADIAN MINERALOGIST 37(1999), 893-899

 

Johnsen,O, Grice JD, Gault, RA: Oneillite: A new Ca-deficient and REE-rich member of the eudialyte group from Mont Saint-Hilare, Quebec, Canada. CANADIAN MINERALOGIST 37(1999), 1295-1301

 

Rastsvetaeva, Rk et al.: Crystal structure of a new Ca-rich analogue of eudialyte. DOKLADY AKADEMII NAUK 368(1999), 636-638

 

Rastsvetaeva RK et al.: Crystal structure of a hyperzirconium analogue of eudialyte. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 45(2000), 219-221

 

Ekimenkova, IA et al.: Crystal structure of the Fe,Cl-analogue of kentbrooksite. DOKLADY AKADEMII NAUK, 370(2000), 477-480

 

Rastsvetaeva, RK Et al.: Crystal structure of a new Mn,Na-ordered analogue of eudialyte with the symmetry R3. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 45(2000), 591-594

 

Ekimenkova, IA et al.: Crystal structure of the oxonium-containing analogue of eudialyte, DOKLADY AKADEMII NAUK, 371(2000), 625-628

 

Ekimenkova, IA et al.: Refinement of the crystal structure of a Fe,Sr-analogue of kentbrooksite. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 45(2000), 930-933

 

Pekov, IV et al.: Feklichevite, Na11Ca9(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5, a new mineral of the eudialyte group from the Kovdor Massif, Kola Peninsula. ZAP VSES MINERAL OBSHCHEST, 130(2001), 55-65

 

Gula, A et al.: Crystal chemistry of some members of the eudialyte group. MITTEIL ÖSTERR MINERAL GES, 146(2001), 97-99

 

Gula, A et al.: Characterisation of a Ca-rich oneillite-like member of the eudialyte group. EUG XI (Strasbourg), J CONF ABSTR, 6(2001), 544

Rastsvetaeva,RK et al: Modular structure of a potassium-rich analogue of eudialyte with a doubled parameter c. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 46(2001), 647-653
Bright pink, anhedral grains of 1-2mm and aggregates to 2cm from Rasvumchorr, Khibiny.

Ilyushin,GD et al.: Crystal chemistry of zirconosilicates and their analogs: topological classification of MT Frameworks and suprapolyhedral invarinats. ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION B-STRUCTURAL SCIENCE. 58(2002), 198-218.

Rastsvetaeva, RK et al.: Structural characteristics of Na,Fe-decationated eudialyte with the symmetry R3. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 47(2002), 232-236

Agreeva,OA et al.: Eudialyte as a mineralogical and geochemical indicator of metasomatic processes in the formation of poikilitic nepheline syenites of the Khibina Massif. GEOCHEMISTRY INTERNATIONAL, 40(2002), 997-1003

 

Johnsen, O.: Ferrokentbrooksite, a new member of the eudialyte group from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. CANADIAN MINERALOGIST, 41(2003), 55-60

 

Rastsvetaeva, R.K. et al.: Characteristic structural features of a tantalum-rich eudialyte variety from Brazil.CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 48(2003), 216 ff.

 

Johnsen, O et al.: The nomenclature of eudialyte-group minerals. CANADIAN MINERALOGIST, 41(2003), 785-794

 

Khomyakov, A.P. at el.: Zirsilite-(Ce), (Na,#)12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO3)*H2O and carbokentbrooksite (Na,#)12(Na,Ce)3Ca6MnZr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO3)*H2O fromtghe Dara-i-Pioz alkaline massif, Tajikistan. ZAP VSER MINERAL ONSHCHEST, 132(2003), 40-51

 

Chukanov,NV et al.: Ikranite (Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn,REE)6Fe(3+)2Zr3(X,Zr)(X,Si)Si24O66(O,OH)6Cl*nH2O and raslakite, Na15Ca3Fe3(Na,Zr)3Zr3(Si,Nb)(Si25O73)(OH,H2O)3(Cl,OH) - new eudialyte-group minerals from the Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula. ZAP VSER MINERAL OBSHCHEST, 132 in press(7/03)

 

Rastsvetaeva, R.K. et al.: Ikranite: Composition and structure of a new mineral of the Eudialyte group. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 47(2003), 717ff.

 

Petersen, O.V. et al.: Taseqite, a new member of the eudialyte group from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. NEUES JAHRBUCH FUER MINERALOGIE - MONATSHEFTE, 2004, 83-96

 

Bulakh, A.G. et al.: Chemical variability of eudialyte-group minerals and their sorting. NEUES JAHRBUCH FUER MINERALOGIE - MONATSHEFTE, 2004, 127-144

Rastsvetaeva RK et al.: Crystal structure of a K analogue of kentbrooksite.DOKLADY CHEMISTRY, 403(2005), 148-151

Rozenberg, KA et al.: Crystal structure of the niobium-deficient carbonate analog of feklichevite. Dokl. Akad. Nauk, 400(2005), 640-644

Rozenberg, KA et al.: Decationized and hydrated eudialytes. Oxonium problem, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MINERALOGY, 17(2005); 875-882

Rozenberg, KA et al.: Crystal structure of golyshevite. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; 50(2005), 539-543.                                                                                                                                                                   l New mineral from the eudialyte group: (Na10Ca3)Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb[Si3O9]2[Si9O27]2(OH)3(CO3) · H2O.

Azarova YV:  Minerals of the eudialyte group and their alteration products as a geochemical indicator of postmagmatic processes during the formation of the lujavrite-malignite complex in the Khibiny massif. GEOCHEMISTRYA INTERNATIONAL, 43(2005), 715-720

 

Grice, JD et al: Johnsenite-(Ce): a new member of the eudialyte group from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada, CANADIAN MINERALOGIST, 44(2006), 105-115

 

Rastsvetaeva RK et al.: Crystal structures of two new low-symmetry calcium-deficient analogs of eudialyte. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 51(2006), 205-211

 

Rastsvetaeva RK: Structural mineralogy of the eudialyte group: a review: CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS, 52(2007), 47-64

 

Rastsvetaeva RK et al.: Crystal structure of hyperzirconium sulfate analogue of eudialyte. DOKLADY EARTH SCIENCES, 409(2006), 985-989

 

Rastsvetaeva RK: Modular structure of hypermanganese eudialyte. DOKLADY EARTH SCIENCES, 410(2006), 1075-1079

 

 

 


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