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General Baghdadite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3(Zr,Ti)Si2O9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 400.79 gm
   Calcium    30.00 %  Ca   41.98 % CaO
   Zirconium  17.07 %  Zr   23.06 % ZrO2
   Titanium    2.99 %  Ti    4.98 % TiO2
   Silicon    14.02 %  Si   29.98 % SiO2
   Oxygen     35.93 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3Zr0.75Ti0.25Si2O9
Help on Environment: Environment: In a melilite skarn in contact with banded diorite, in roof pendant xenoliths of calc-silicate marbles and hornfels.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: In Dupezeh Mountain, near Hero Town, Qala-Diza region, northeastern Iraq. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Baghdadite + Pronunciation Say BAGHDADITE
 

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  Baghdadite

Comments: A small, 0.01 cm, grain of baghdadite identifyable in the inset SW-UV image.
Location: Fuka mine, Bitchu-cho, Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan. Scale: Picture Size 1 cm.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Baghdadite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.0255:1:0.7244
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.42, b = 10.16, c = 7.36, Z = 4; beta = 91.1° V = 779.04 Den(Calc)= 3.42
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/a
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.84(1), 2.98(0.85), 3.23(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Baghdadite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 3.48
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Baghdadite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.133 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.118 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.193,KPDmeas= 0.1897,KC= 0.2187
Ncalc = 1.75 - 1.76
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.652, b=1.658, g=1.67, bire=0.0180, 2V(Calc)=72, 2V(Meas)=72.
 

Calculated Properties of Baghdadite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.34 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Baghdadite =3.42 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBaghdadite = 27.28 barns/electron
U=PEBaghdadite x rElectron Density= 91.02 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Baghdadite is Not Radioactive
 

Baghdadite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 56.02.04.01 (56)Sorosilicate Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F. and H2O
  (56.02)with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
  (56.02.04)Cuspidine - Wohlerite group
 
56.02.04.01 Baghdadite Ca3(Zr,Ti)Si2O9 P 21/a 2/m
 
56.02.04.02 Burpalite Na2CaZrSi2O7F2 P 21/a 2/m
 
56.02.04.03 Cuspidine Ca4Si2O7(F,OH)2 P 21/c 2/m
 
56.02.04.04 Lavenite (Na,Ca)2(Mn,Fe)(Zr,Ti,Nb)Si2O7(O,OH,F) P 21/a 2/m
 
56.02.04.05 Wohlerite NaCa2(Zr,Nb)Si2O7(O,OH,F)2 P 21/m 2/m
 
56.02.04.06 Niocalite Ca14Nb2(Si2O7)4O6F2 Pa m
 
56.02.04.07 Hiortdahlite (Ca,Na,Y)3(Zr,Ti)Si2O7(F,O,OH)2 P1 1
 
56.02.04.08 Rosenbuschite (Ca,Na)3(Zr,Ti)Si2O8F P1 1
 
56.02.04.09 Hainite Na4Ca8(Ti,Zr,Mn,Fe)3Si8O28F8 P1 1
 
56.02.04.10 Janhaugite (Na,Ca)3(Mn,Fe)3(Ti,Zr,Nb)2Si4O15(OH,F,O)3 P 21/n 2/m
 
56.02.04.11 Jennite Ca9Si6O18(OH)6•8H2O P1 1
 
56.02.04.12 Komarovite (Ca,Mn)2(Nb,Ti)2Si2O7(O,F)2•3.5(H2O) Unk Ortho
 
56.02.04.13 Natrokomarovite* Na6CaNb6[Si4O12F2•4(H2O) C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
56.02.04.14 Suolunite Ca2Si2O5(OH)2•(H2O) F dd2 mm2
 
56.02.04.15 Mongolite Ca4Nb6Si5O24(OH)10•5(H2O) Unk Tetra
 
56.02.04.16 Kristiansenite! Ca2ScSn(Si2O7)(Si2O6OH) C1 1
 
56.02.04.17 Kochite! Na2(Na,Ca)4Ca4(Mn,Ca)2Zr2Ti2(Si2O7)4(O,F)4F4 P1 1
 
56.02.04.18 Marianoite! Na2Ca4(Nb,Zr)2(Si2O7)2(O,F)4 P 21 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.BE.17 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.B - Sorosilicates
  09.BE -Si2O7 groups with additional anions;
 
09.BE.17 Baghdadite Ca3(Zr,Ti)Si2O9 P 21/a 2/m
 
09.BE.17 Janhaugite (Na,Ca)3(Mn,Fe)3(Ti,Zr,Nb)2Si4O15(OH,F,O)3 P 21/n 2/m
 
09.BE.17 Burpalite Na2CaZrSi2O7F2 P 21/a 2/m
 
09.BE.17 Cuspidine Ca4Si2O7(F,OH)2 P 21/c 2/m
 
09.BE.17 Hiortdahlite (Ca,Na,Y)3(Zr,Ti)Si2O7(F,O,OH)2 P1 1
 
09.BE.17 Lavenite (Na,Ca)2(Mn,Fe)(Zr,Ti,Nb)Si2O7(O,OH,F) P 21/a 2/m
 
09.BE.17 Niocalite Ca14Nb2(Si2O7)4O6F2 Pa m
 
09.BE.17 Normandite! NaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)Si2O7(O,F)2 P 21/a 2/m
 
09.BE.17 Wohlerite NaCa2(Zr,Nb)Si2O7(O,OH,F)2 P 21/m 2/m
 
09.BE.17 Marianoite! Na2Ca4(Nb,Zr)2(Si2O7)2(O,F)4 P 21 2/m
 

Other Baghdadite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic2) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Baghdadite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Baghdadite

Ca3(Zr,Ti)Si2O9
Dana No: 56.02.04.01 Strunz No: 09.BE.17
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