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Malinkoite
NaBSiO4

     In a busy year for analysis at MSH in 2006, this a new species for the quarry. Malinkoite was originally designated as UK-53A at mont Saint-Hilaire. More information to follow.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is predominantly white, rosy cream or pale pink.
Luster is vitreous.
Diaphaneity is transparent.
Crystal System is hexagonal; p63.
Crystal Habits (??).
Cleavage: {001} is distinct.
Fracture is uneven.
Hardness is 5.
Specific Gravity is approximately 2.9 g/cm3.
Streak is white.
Associated Minerals include (??).
Distinguishing Features: Brittle.
Origin: Named for Svetlana V. Malinko (b. 1927), Russian mineralogist who specializes in B minerals. Described in 2000, IMA 2000-009.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana class # 76.4.2.1

Strunz class # VIII/J.02-70

REFERENCES:

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

MSH
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PE
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AP
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MX
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SS
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MC
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HF
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BR
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SX
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FR
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