Crystallography Reports

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 47–64

Structural mineralogy of the eudialyte group: A review

  • R. K. Rastsvetaeva
Structure of Inorganic Compounds

DOI: 10.1134/S1063774507010063

Cite this article as:
Rastsvetaeva, R.K. Crystallogr. Rep. (2007) 52: 47. doi:10.1134/S1063774507010063


New data on the chemical composition and structure of minerals of the eudialyte group are reviewed with respect to their classification; structural prerequisites of their properties; and structural changes occurring upon isomorphous substitutions, decationization, hydration, and solid-phase transformations of eudialyte due to the processes of potassium metasomatism. The problems associated with the separation of mineral species are considered within the structural-chemical approach. The nomenclature of mineral species, their typomorphism, and a number of other problems important for modern mineralogy are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Rastsvetaeva
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  1. 1.Shubnikov Institute of CrystallographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia