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Vlasovite

Silicate mineral

Vlasovite is a rare inosilicate (chain silicate) mineral, with the chemical formula Na2ZrSi4O11. It was discovered in 1961 at Vavnbed Mountain in the Lovozero Massif , in the Northern Region of Russia. The researchers who first identified it, R P Tikhonenkova and M E Kazakova, named it for Kuzma Aleksevich Vlasov (1905–1964), a Russian mineralogist and geochemist who studied the Lovozero massif, and who was the founder of the Institute of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Crystal Chemistry of Rare Elements, Moscow, Russia.

Identification

Color of mineral

Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Luster ( interacts light )

Greasy
Pearly
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic