Ivsite, Na3H(SO4)2, a new mineral from volcanic exhalations of fumaroles of the Fissure Tolbachik Eruption of the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences

Research paper by S. K. Filatov, G. A. Karpov, A. P. Shablinskii, S. V. Krivovichev, L. P. Vergasova, A. V. Antonov

Indexed on: 14 Jul '16Published on: 14 Jul '16Published in: Doklady Earth Sciences


Fine-granular (<0.1 mm) flattened colorless transparent crystals of ivsite form white aggregates. The empirical formula (Na2.793Cu0.056)2.849HS2.016O8 is close to the ideal Na3H(SO4)2. The structure was refined up to R = 0.040. Ivsite has a monoclinic symmetry, P21/c, a = 8.655(1) Å, b = 9.652(1) Å, c = 9.147(1) Å, β = 108.76(1)°, V = 723.61(1) Å3, Z = 4. Na atoms occur at six- and seven-fold sites (NaO6 and NaO7); S atoms, in isolated SO4 tetrahedrons; these polyhedrons form a three-dimensional framework. The diagnostic lines of powder diffraction patterns (d[Å]–I–hkl) are 4.010–53–12-1, 3.949–87–012, 3.768–100–210, 3.610–21–20-2, 3.022–22–031, 2.891–42–22-2, 2.764–49–31-1, and 2.732–70–13-1.