alsakharovite-Zn

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Etymology[edit]

Named after Aleksey S. Sakharov (1910-1996), Russian geologist, who worked on the Lovozero massif where the mineral was discovered.

Aleksey + Sakharov + -ite

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alsakharovite-Zn

  1. (mineralogy) An extremely rare alkaline strontium zinc titanium silicate mineral from the cyclosilicates class, with formula written as NaSrKZn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·7H2O, from alkaline pegmatites.

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