The new mineral patynite was discovered at the massif of Patyn Mt. (Patynskiy massif), Tashtagolskiy District, Kemerovo (Kemerovskaya) Oblast’, Southern Siberia, Russia. Patynite forms lamellae up to 1 0.5 cm and is closely intergrown with charoite, tokkoite, diopside, and graphite. Other associated minerals include monticellite, wollastonite, pectolite, calcite, and orthoclase. Patynite is colorless in individual lamellae to white and white-brownish in aggregates. It has vitreous to silky luster, white streaks, brittle tenacity, and stepped fractures. Its density measured by flotation in Clerici solution is 2.70(2) g/cm3; density calculated from the empirical formula is 2.793 g/cm3. The Mohs’ hardness is 6. Optically, patynite is biaxial (–) with α = 1.568(2), β = 1.580(2), and γ = 1.582(2) (589 nm). The 2V (measured) = 40(10) and 2V (calculated) = 44.1. The Raman and IR spectra shows the absence in the mineral of H2O, OH–, and CO32– groups and B–O bonds. The chemical composition is (electron microprobe, wt.%): Na2O 3.68, K2O 5.62, CaO 26.82, SiO2 64.27, total 100.39. The empirical formula based on 23 O apfu is Na1.00K1.00Ca4.02Si8.99O23. Patynite is triclinic, space group P–1. The unit-cell parameters are: a = 7.27430(10), b = 10.5516(2), c = 13.9851(3) Å, α = 104.203(2)°, β = 104.302(2)°, γ = 92.0280(10)°, V = 1003.07(3) Å3, Z = 2. The crystal structure was solved by direct methods and refined to R1 = 0.032. Patynite is an inosilicate with a new type of sextuple branched tubular chain [(Si9O23)10–] with an internal channel and [(Si18O46)20–] as the repeat unit. The strongest lines of the powder X-ray diffraction pattern [dobs, Å (I, %) (hkl)] are: 3.454 (100) (2-1-1), 3.262 (66) (2-1-2), 3.103 (64) (02-4), 2.801 (21), 1.820 (28) (40-2). Type material is deposited in the collections of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia with the registration number 5369/1.
|Titolo:||Patynite, NaKCa4[Si9O23], a New Mineral from the Patynskiy Massif, Southern Siberia, Russia|
CAMARA ARTIGAS, FERNANDO (Secondo) [Writing – Review & Editing]
|Parole Chiave:||patynite; new mineral; Patynskiy massif; chemistry; new structure type; tubular silicate radical|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/06 - Mineralogia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||5-ott-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/min9100611|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|