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General Blatterite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn++,Mg)35Sb3(Mn+++,Fe+++)9(BO3)16O32
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,807.71 gm
   Magnesium   8.94 %  Mg   14.82 % MgO
   Manganese  41.48 %  Mn   39.12 % MnO / 16.07 % Mn2O3
   Iron        1.83 %  Fe    2.62 % Fe2O3
   Boron       4.54 %  B    14.63 % B2O3
   Antimony    9.59 %  Sb   12.74 % Sb2O5
   Oxygen     33.61 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+21Mg14Sb3Mn3+7.75Fe3+1.25(BO3)16O32
Help on Environment: Environment: From metamorphosed Fe-Mn orebodies.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: Kittel mine, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Fritz Blatter (1943-), German mineral collector, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Blatterite + Pronunciation Say BLATTERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 76890
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  Blatterite

Comments: Small black blatterite crystals in hausmannite, some with manganosite.
Location: Kittelgruvan, Nordmark, Sweden. Scale: Box Size 1 x 1 cm.
© Sonke Stolze / Systematic Minerals

Blatterite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =2.9848:1:0.4952
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 37.654, b = 12.615, c = 6.2472, Z = 2; V = 2,967.45 Den(Calc)= 4.26
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pnnm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.6047(1), 5.243(0.45), 2.27206(0.4),
 

Physical Properties of Blatterite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Black.
Help on Density: Density: 4.7
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: brown
 

Optical Properties of Blatterite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.047 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.052 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2254,KPDmeas= 0.2043,KC= 0.2143
Ncalc = 1.91 - 2.01
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.91, b=1.97, g=2, bire=0.0900
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak to distinct, in shades of grayish brown.
Help on RL Bireflectance: RL Bireflectance: Buff, creamy buff, pale buff.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Exhibits red-orange internal reflections.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Blatterite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   11.10   12.40 
   
 420 nm   10.90   12.20 
 440 nm   10.70   12.00 
 460 nm   10.50   11.90 
 480 nm   10.40   11.80 
 500 nm   10.30   11.70 
 520 nm   10.20   11.60 
 540 nm   10.10   11.50 
 560 nm   10.00   11.40 
 580 nm    9.98   11.40 
 600 nm    9.97   11.30 
 620 nm    9.95   11.30 
 640 nm    9.93   11.20 
 660 nm    9.91   11.20 
 680 nm    9.88   11.10 
 700 nm    9.86   11.10 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Blatterite in Air
Relative
Intensity
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Calculated Properties of Blatterite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.42 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Blatterite =4.70 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBlatterite = 41.67 barns/electron
U=PEBlatterite x rElectron Density= 184.36 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Blatterite is Not Radioactive
 

Blatterite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 24.02.07.01 (24)Borates - Anhydrous
  (24.02)where (A)2 BO2 [XO3]
  (24.02.07)Dana Group
 
24.02.07.01 Blatterite (Mn,Mg)35Sb3(Mn,Fe)9(BO3)16O32 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 06.AB.40 06 - BORATES
  06.A - Monoborates
  06.AB -BO3, with additional anions; 1(D) + OH, etc.
 
06.AB.40 Blatterite (Mn,Mg)35Sb3(Mn,Fe)9(BO3)16O32 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
06.AB.40 Chestermanite Mg2(Fe,Mg,Al,Sb)BO3O2 Pbam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
06.AB.40 Orthopinakiolite (Mg,Mn)2MnBO5 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
06.AB.40 Takeuchiite Mg2MnO2(BO3) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Blatterite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, V84, p1467) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic5, Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Blatterite :
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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Blatterite

(Mn++,Mg)35Sb3(Mn+++,Fe+++)9(BO3)16O32
Dana No: 24.02.07.01 Strunz No: 06.AB.40
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