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Brinrobertsite Mineral Data

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General Brinrobertsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,K,Ca)x(Al,Fe,Mg)4(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4•3.54(H2O) [x = 0.35, n = 3.54]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 957.70 gm
   Potassium   0.29 %  K     0.34 % K2O
   Sodium      0.53 %  Na    0.71 % Na2O
   Calcium     0.25 %  Ca    0.35 % CaO
   Magnesium   0.20 %  Mg    0.34 % MgO
   Aluminum   11.18 %  Al   21.13 % Al2O3
   Iron        0.47 %  Fe    0.60 % FeO
   Silicon    22.99 %  Si   49.19 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    3.06 %  H    27.34 % H2O
   Oxygen     61.03 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na0.22K0.07Ca0.06Al3.81Mg0.08Fe2+0.08Si7.84Al0.16O20(OH)43.54(H2O)3.54
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in an Ordovician soapy mudtone (metabentonite). Altered from ash (glass) with pyrophyllite as the precursor mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Bangor, North Wales, England, Great Britain Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Brin Roberts, specialist for British clay minerals in the University of London.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-040
 

Brinrobertsite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5714:1:2.6813
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.2, b = 9.1, c = 24.4, Z = 2; beta = 90° V = 1,154.61 Den(Calc)= 2.75
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: pseudo 2/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.99(1)(002), 22.29(0.48)(001), 3.17(0.33)(007),5.48(0.07)(004), 2.01(0.04)(0.0.11),
 

Physical Properties of Brinrobertsite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Gray, Yellowish gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Anhedral Grains - Granular minerals without the expression of crystal shapes
Help on Habit: Habit: Earthy - Dull, clay-like texture with no visible crystalline affinities, (e.g. howlite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Brinrobertsite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?)
  NCalc= 1.67 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2436) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
 

Calculated Properties of Brinrobertsite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.82 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Brinrobertsite =2.75 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEBrinrobertsite = 1.48 barns/electron
U=PEBrinrobertsite x relectron= 4.17 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 4.25 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Brinrobertsite per GRapi unit = 23.56 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Brinrobertsite - barely detectable

 

Brinrobertsite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 71.02.01.06 (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.02)with 2:1 Layers
  (71.02.01)Pyrophyllite-talc group
 
71.02.01.01 Pyrophyllite Al2Si4O10(OH)2 P1 1
 
71.02.01.02 Ferripyrophyllite Fe2Si4O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.01.03 Talc Mg3Si4O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.01.04 Willemseite (Ni,Mg)3Si4O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.01.05 Minnesotaite (Fe,Mg)3Si4O10(OH)2 C1 1
 
71.02.01.06 Brinrobertsite! (Na,K,Ca)x(Al,Fe,Mg)4(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4•3.54(H2O)[x=0.35,n=3.54] pseudo 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.EC.60 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.E - Phyllosilicates
  09.EC -Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
 
09.EC.60 Aliettite [Mg3Si4O10(OH)2](Ca0.5,Na)0.33(Al,Mg,Fe)2-3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2•n(H2O) Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Dozyite (Mg7Al2)(Si4Al2)O15(OH)12 Cm m
 
09.EC.60 Corrensite (Ca,Na,K)(Mg,Fe,Al)9(Si,Al)8O20(OH)10•n(H2O) Unk Ortho
 
09.EC.60 Kulkeite Na0.35Mg8AlSi7O20(OH)10 Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Karpinskite (Mg,Ni)2Si2O5(OH)2(?) Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Illite* (K,H3O)(Al,Mg,Fe)2(Si,Al)4O10[(OH)2,(H2O)] C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.60 Hydrobiotite [K(Mg,Fe)3(Al,Fe)Si3O10(OH,F)2]•[(Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2•4(H2O)] C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.60 Lunijianlaite LiAl6(Si7Al)O20(OH)10 Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Rectorite (Na,Ca)Al4(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4•2(H2O) Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Saliotite Na0.5Li0.5Al3AlSi3O10(OH)5 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.60 Tosudite Na0,5(Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)8O18(OH)12•5(H2O) Unk Ortho
 
09.EC.60 Brinrobertsite! (Na,K,Ca)x(Al,Fe,Mg)4(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4•3.54(H2O)[x=0.35,n=3.54] pseudo 2/m 2/m
 

Other Brinrobertsite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, v 88, p 931) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, v 88, p 931)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Brinrobertsite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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(Na,K,Ca)x(Al,Fe,Mg)4(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4•3.54(H2O) [x = 0.35, n = 3.54]
Dana No: 71.02.01.06 Strunz No: 09.EC.60
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