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Balipholite Mineral Data

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General Balipholite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaMg2LiAl3Si4O12(OH,F)8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 718.20 gm
   Barium     19.12 %  Ba   21.35 % BaO
   Lithium     0.97 %  Li    2.08 % Li2O
   Magnesium   6.77 %  Mg   11.22 % MgO
   Aluminum   11.27 %  Al   21.30 % Al2O3
   Silicon    15.64 %  Si   33.46 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.84 %  H     7.53 % H2O
   Oxygen     40.10 %  O
   Fluorine    5.29 %  F     5.29 % F
                -   %   F    -2.23 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaMg2LiAl3Si4O12(OH)6F2
Help on Environment: Environment: In a miarolitic cavity.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Hsianghualing area, Linwu, Hunan Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Barium and Lithium in the composition, and the Chinese for fibrous.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Balipholite + Pronunciation Say BALIPHOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68260
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Balipholite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6719:1:0.2549
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.6, b = 20.24, c = 5.16, Z = 4; V = 1,420.36 Den(Calc)= 3.36
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: C cca
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.12(1), 3.39(0.91), 4.05(0.78),
 

Physical Properties of Balipholite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Good
Help on Color: Color: White, Light yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 3.33 - 3.35, Average = 3.34
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-5.5 - Apatite-Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Silky
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Balipholite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.104 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.109 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1763,KPDmeas= 0.1774,KC= 0.1979
Ncalc = 1.66 - 1.67
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.581, b=1.5958, g=1.6008, bire=0.0198, 2V(Calc)=58, 2V(Meas)=68-72.
 

Calculated Properties of Balipholite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.22 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Balipholite =3.34 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBalipholite = 80.71 barns/electron
U=PEBalipholite x rElectron Density= 259.75 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Balipholite is Not Radioactive
 

Balipholite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 65.01.05.04 (65)Inosilicate Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1
  (65.01)with chains P=2
  (65.01.05)Carpholite group
 
65.01.05.01 Carpholite MnAl2Si2O6(OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
65.01.05.02 Ferrocarpholite (Fe,Mg)Al2Si2O6(OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
65.01.05.03 Magnesiocarpholite MgAl2Si2O6(OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
65.01.05.04 Balipholite BaMg2LiAl3Si4O12(OH,F)8 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
65.01.05.05 Potassiccarpholite! (K,Na,[])(Li,Mn)2Al)4Si4O12(OH)4(F,OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
65.01.05.06 Vanadiocarpholite! MnVAl(Si2O6)(OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DB.05 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DB -Inosilicates with 2-periodic single chains, Si2O6; Pyroxene-related minerals
 
09.DB.05 Carpholite MnAl2Si2O6(OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.DB.05 Balipholite BaMg2LiAl3Si4O12(OH,F)8 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.DB.05 Ferrocarpholite (Fe,Mg)Al2Si2O6(OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.DB.05 Magnesiocarpholite MgAl2Si2O6(OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.DB.05 Potassiccarpholite! (K,Na,[])(Li,Mn)2Al)4Si4O12(OH)4(F,OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.DB.05 Vanadiocarpholite! MnVAl(Si2O6)(OH)4 C cca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Balipholite 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 Balipholite :
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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Balipholite

BaMg2LiAl3Si4O12(OH,F)8
Dana No: 65.01.05.04 Strunz No: 09.DB.05
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