, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 539-543

Crystal structure of golyshevite

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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.

Translated from Kristallografiya, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2005, pp. 590–594.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Rozenberg, Rastsvetaeva, Chukanov, Verin.