Crystal structure of golyshevite
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- Rozenberg, K.A., Rastsvetaeva, R.K., Chukanov, N.V. et al. Crystallogr. Rep. (2005) 50: 539. doi:10.1134/1.1996727
The crystal structure of golyshevite, a new calcium-and carbon-rich representative of the eudialyte group, was established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis (sp. gr. R3m, a = 14.231(3) Å, c = 29.984(8) Å, R = 0.062, 1643 reflections with F > 3σ(F)). The idealized formula of golyshevite is (Na10Ca3)Ca6Zr3Fe2SiNb[Si3O9]2[Si9O27]2(OH)3(CO3) · H2O. This mineral is characterized by the presence of calcium atoms both in the octahedral positions of six-membered rings and in extraframework positions, where calcium prevails. CO3 groups are present as the major additional anions. Carbon atoms randomly occupy two positions on the threefold z axis at a distance of 0.75 Å from each other and are coordinated by oxygen atoms arranged around the z axis.