Crystallographers and mineralogists from Saint Petersburg State University have discovered a new mineral in Kamchatka naming it glinkinite as a tribute to Arkady Glinkin, a renowned scientists who worked with the University.
The research group of the University made the discovery while in an expedition to Kamchatka where they have been studying volcanic minerals for six years already. They described the new mineral and published the results of their research in Mineralogical Magazine, a spokesperson for the University told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
Glinkinite was found in lava in one of the largest volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Previously, in 2018-2019, three other new minerals were discovered there.
Glinkinite has a composite structure with beautiful spear-ended crystals.
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