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Krivovichevite, Pb3[Al(OH)6](SO4)(OH), a new mineral named in honor of S.V.Krivovichev, Full member of RMS

Krivovichevite, Pb3[Al(OH)6](SO4)(OH), a new lead sulfate found in a natrolite – aegirine – orthoclase vein within lujavrite at Mt. Lepkhe–Nelm, Lovozero alkaline massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.

IMA approved in 2004 as IMA2004-053 mineral species, it was named in honor of Sergey Vladimirovich Krivovichev, Russian mineralogist and crystallographer, Full member of the Russian Mineralogical Society.

Reference:
Yakovenchuk, V.N., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Men’shikov, Yu.P., Mikhailova, J.A., Ivanyuk, G.Yu. (2007): Krivovichevite, Pb3[Al(OH)6](SO4)(OH), a new mineral from the Lovozero alkaline massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist, 45, 451-456.

Fulltext version of the paper with a color image of krivovichevite (PDF, 398k): open...

 
Venue, city: Apatity, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
Level:  World
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Responsible for informationMorozov, Mikhail

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