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Mineralogical Almanac  

 

New Data on Minerals, volume 38.

Ocean Pictures, 2003. 172 pages, 66 color photos, soft cover. price: $29

Articles of the volume are devoted to mineralogy, including descriptions of new mineral species (telyushenkoite – a new caesium mineral of the leifite group, neskevaaraite-Fe – a new mineral of the labuntsovite group) and new finds of minerals (pabstite  from the moraine of the Dara-i-Pioz glacier, Tadjikistan, germanocolusite from Kipushi, Katanga, minerals of the hilairite group from Khibiny and Lovozero massifs). Results of study of mineral associations in gold-sulfide-tellyride ore of the Kairagach deposit, Uzbekistan are presented. Features of rare germanite structure are revealed. The cavitation model is proposed for the formation of mineral microspherulas. Problems of isomorphism in the stannite family minerals and additivity of optical properties in minerals of the humite series are considered. The section Mineralogical Museums and Collections includes articles devoted to the description and history of Museum collections (article of the Kolyvan grinding factory, P.A.Kochubey's collection, new acquisitions) and the geographical location of mineral type localities is discussed in this section.  The section Mineralogical Notes includes the article about photographing minerals and Reminiscences of the veteran research worker of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Doctor in Science M.D. Dorfman about meetings with known mineralogists and geochemists – N.A. Smoltaninov, P.P. Pilipenko, Yu.A. Bilibin.

The volume is of interest for mineralogists, geochemists, geologists, and to museum curators, collectors and amateurs of minerals.

Editor-in-Chief: Margarita I .Novgorodova, Doctor in Science, Professor.

Contents

New Minerals and Their Varieties, New Finds of Rare Minerals, Mineral Paragenesis 

Atali A. Agakhanov, Leonid A. Pautov, Dmitriy I. Belakovskiy, Elena V. Sokolova, Frank C. Hawthorne. 
Telyushenkoite CsNa6[Be2(Si,Al,Zn)18O39F2] – a new cesium mineral of the leifite group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Nikita V. Chukanov, Viktor.V. Subbotin, Igor V. Pekov, Aleksandr E. Zadov, Anatoliy I. Tsepin, Kseniya A. Rozenberg, Ramiza K. Rastsvetaeva, Giovanni Ferraris. 
Neskevaaraite-Fe, – Fe, NaK3Fe(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4.6 H2O –a new labuntsovite group mineral. . . . . . . . .. . . . 9

Leonid A. Pautov. Pabstite from the Dara-i-Pioz moraine (Tadjikistan). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Igor V. Pekov, Nikita V. Chukanov, Natalia N. Kononkova, Dmitirii Yu Pushcharovsky. 
Rare-metal «zeolites» of the hilairite group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Svetlana N. Nenasheva. On the Chemical Composition of Germanite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Svetlana N. Nenasheva, Leonid A. Pautov. On Germanocolusite from Kipushi (Katanga). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Vladimir A. Kovalenker, Olga Yu. Plotinskaya, Rustam I. Koneev.  
Mineralogy of Epithermal Gold-Sulfide-Telluride Ores of   the Kairagach Gold Deposit, (Uzbekistan). . . . . . . . . . . .  . 45

Margarita I. Novgorodova, Stepan N. Andreev, Alexander A. Samokhin. 
Cavitation model of mineral microspherula formation in hydrothermal ores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 57

Crystal Chemistry, Minerals as Prototypes of New Materials, Physical and Chemical Properties of Minerals

Tat'yana L. Evstigneeva, Vyacheslav S.Rusakov, Yurii K. Kabalov. 
Isomorphism in the minerals of stannite-family.. . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . .65

Boris B. Shkursky. Additive models of optical properties in minerals of humite polysomatic series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Mineralogical Museums and Collections

Marianna B. Chistyakova, Nina R. Budanova. 
Articles of Kolyvan grinding factory in the Fersman Mineralogical museum of the Russian Academy of Science . . . . . .81

Marina L. Moisseeva. Petr A. Kochubei and His Mineral Collection  in A.E.Fersman Mineralogical Museum. . . . . . . . . . 89

Mikhail E. Generalov. Ten Taels More to the Fund of the Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .99

Dmitriy I. Belakovskiy. 
New acquisitions  of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum Russian Academy of Sciences (1997–2001). . . . . . . . . . . 101

Alexander A. Evseev. Geographical Location of Mineral Type Localities.. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..113

V. Bulgak. Archive of the Mineralogical Museum: replensishment of collection in 1909–1914. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . .125

Tat'yana M. Pavlova. The role of A.E. Fersman in the Mineralogical museum of the Russian Academy of Science. . .  129

Vyacheslav D.Dusmatov.  A.E. Fersman's contribution to the systematic 
collection of the mineralogical museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .135

Mineralogical Notes

Boris Z. Kantor. Photographing Minerals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..  . . . . . . . . . . . . ..  . . . . . . . . 143

Moisei D. Dorfman. Reminiscences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

Book reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

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