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Burpalite & Loparite

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Burpalite & Loparite

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Description
Locality: 
Burpala Massif, Maigunda River, Mama River, Buryatia Republic, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 0.8 × 0.5 cm
Description

Brown crystals of the very rare mineral burpalite from the type locality in Burpala associated to cubic loparite.

Analyzed specimen, see copy enclosed

Only 4 localities known worldwide.

Burpalite si a zirconium mineral.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Burpalite

Formula: 
Na2CaZr(Si2O7)F2
Strunz: 
9.BE.17
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Burpala alkaline Massif, Maigunda River, Mama River Basin, Buriatia (Buryatia), Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia...

Loparite

Renamed To: 

Loparite-(Ce)

Formula: 
(Na,Ce,Ca,Sr,Th)(Ti,Nb,Fe)O3
Strunz: 
4.CC.35
Hardness: 
5.5

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