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Title: Dovyrenite Ca 6 Zr[Si 2 O 7 ] 2 (OH) 4 - A new mineral from skarned carbonate xenoliths in basic-ultrabasic rocks of the Ioko-Dovyren Massif, Northern Baikal Region, Russia
Authors: Galuskin, Evgeny
Pertsev, Nikolai N.
Armbruster, Thomas
Kadiyski, Milen
Zadov, Aleksander E.
Galuskina, Irina
Dzierżanowski, Piotr
Wrzalik, Roman
Kislov, Evgeny
Keywords: dovyrenite; new mineral; structure; FTIR; Raman; skarn; xenoliths; Ioko-Dovyren Massif; Buryatia; Russia
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Mineralogia Polonica, Vol. 38, iss. 1 (2007), s. 15-28
Abstract: Dovyrenite, simplified formula Ca 6 Zr[Si 2 O 7 ] 2 (OH) 4 , occurs as an accessory mineral in vein skarns developed in carbonate xenoliths in subvolcanic layered plagiodunite-troctolite series in the Ioko-Dovyren Massif of Proterozoic age, Northern Baikal Region, Buryatia, Russia. Dovyrenite is a late mineral of altered pyroxene and melilite-monticellite skarns. Associated minerals are Zr-bearing phases: fassaitic pyroxene, perovskite and hydrogarnets; and also monticellite, vesuvianite, diopside, foshagite, brucite, calzirtite, tazheranite, baghdadite, apatite, calcite, native bismuth, sphalerite, selenian galena, clausthalite, safflorite, rammelsbergite, pyrrhotite, pentlandite, valleriite, laitakarite, nickeline, nickel-skutterudite. The average structure of dovyrenite is orthorhombic, space group Pnnm, with subcell parameters A = 5.666(16) Å, B = 18.844(5) Å, C = 3.728(11) Å, V = 398.0(2) Å 3 and Z = 1. Dovyrenite shows a new type of modular structure with stacking of the tobermorite-like and the rosenbuschite-like layers parallel to (010). Single-crystal structural data point to an incompletely occupied Ca(2) site from the rosenbuschite module which is confirmed by microprobe analyses: ZrO 2 16.47, SiO 2 32.83, TiO 2 0.14, HfO 2 0.16, Cr 2 O 3 0.01, CaO 43.87, FeO 0.25, MgO 0.13, MnO 0.02, Nb 2 O 3 0.03; total 99.38 wt% with calculated H 2 O. The empirical formula is (Ca 5.73 Fe 0.03 Mg 0.02 ) σ5.78 (Zr 0.98 Hf 0.01 Ti 0.01 ) σ1 Si 4 (O 13.56 OH 0.44 ) σ14 (OH) 4 . The presence of two types of OH group in the dovyrenite structure is corroborated by FTIR and Raman spectroscopy. Dovyrenite is an optically positive biaxial mineral: α 1.659(2), β 1.660(2); γ 1.676(2); 2Vz 30(5)° (measured), 28° (calculated). The coexistence of monticellite, foshagite and dovyrenite points to a narrow interval of crystallization 560-630°C under subvolcanic conditions (P < 10 8 Pa).
DOI: 10.2478/v10002-007-0012-y
ISSN: 0032-6267
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