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Zakharovite

Mineral

Zakharovite is a mineral, a silicate of sodium and manganese; formula Na 24(OH. It has a yellow colour with a pearly lustre. Discovered in 1982 in the Kola peninsula of Northern Russia, it is named after Evgeny Evgenevich Zakharov (1902–1980), the director of the Moscow Institute of Geological Exploration.

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