Mineral Information and Data:

Loveringite
(Ca,Ce,La)(Zr,Fe)(Mg,Fe)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,Al)18O38 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for John Francis Lovering (1930-), Australian geochemist, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australina, for his work on fission-track methods in geochemistry.

IMA status : Approved Species 1977 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
08.05.01.02  
  (08) Multiple Oxides with Nb, Ta, and Ti
  (08.05)
  (08.05.01) Crichtonite group (ABC18 T2 O38)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
04.CC.40
  (04) Oxides and Hydroxides
  (04.C) Metal:Oxygen = 2:3, 3:5, and Similar
  (04.CC) With large and medium-sized cations
  
Crystal system: Trigonal System
Point group (H-M): 3 — rhombohedral
  
  
  

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