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Eveslogite

Inosilicate

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Eveslogite is a complex inosilicate mineral with a chemical formula (Ca,K,Na,Sr,Ba) 48[(Ti,Nb,Fe,Mn) 12(OH) 12Si 48O 144](F,OH,Cl) 14 found on Mt. Eveslogchorr in Khibiny Mountains , on the Kola peninsula. It was named after the place it was found. This silicate mineral occurs as an anchimonomineral veinlet that cross-cuts poikilitic nepheline syenite. This mineral appears to resemble yuksporite , as it forms similar placated fine fibrous of approximately 0.05 to 0.005mm that aggregates outwardly. The color of eveslogite is yellow or rather light brown. In addition, it is a semitransparent mineral that has a white streak and a vitreous luster. Its crystal system is monoclinic and possesses a hardness (Mohs) of 5. This newly discovered mineral belongs to the astrophyllite group of minerals and contains structures that are composed of titanosilicate layers (Krivovichev et al., 2004). Limited information about this mineral exists due to the few research studies carried out since its recent discovery.

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

5

The streak

Brown
Yellow
White

Luster ( interacts light )

Resinous
Silky
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic