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General Caryinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)(Ca,Mn++)(Mn++,Mg)2(AsO4)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 681.37 gm
   Sodium       3.37 %  Na    4.55 % Na2O
   Calcium      7.65 %  Ca   10.70 % CaO
   Magnesium    1.78 %  Mg    2.96 % MgO
   Manganese   14.51 %  Mn   18.74 % MnO
   Arsenic     31.89 %  As   48.91 % As2O5
   Phosphorus   0.45 %  P     1.04 % P2O5
   Lead        12.16 %  Pb   13.10 % PbO
   Oxygen      28.18 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na0.6Pb0.4Ca0.6Na0.4Ca0.7Mn2+1.8Mg0.5(AsO4)2.9(PO4)0.1
Help on Environment: Environment: In veinlets in skarn in a metamorphosed Fe-Mn orebody.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
Help on Locality: Locality: Langban, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Greek for "nut-brown", its common color.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 76609
  Karyinite
  PDF 12-295
 

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  Caryinite   Rhodonite

Comments: Yellow crystalline caryinite with pink rhodonite.
Location: Langban, Varmland, Sweden. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Caryinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5214:1:0.8731
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.855, b = 13.147, c = 11.479, Z = 4; beta = 98.97° V = 1,021.87 Den(Calc)= 4.43
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: I2/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.87(1), 2.686(0.5), 3.03(0.3),
 

Physical Properties of Caryinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Distinct, {010} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Brown, Yellow brown.
Help on Density: Density: 4.29
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Subtranslucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Cleaveable - Easily cleaved into fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Greasy (Oily)
Help on Streak: Streak: light brown
 

Optical Properties of Caryinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.063 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.03 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1777,KPDmeas= 0.1834,KC= 0.1725
Ncalc = 1.74 - 1.76
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.776, b=1.78, g=1.805, bire=0.0290, 2V(Calc)=46, 2V(Meas)=41. Dispersion r > v slight.
 

Calculated Properties of Caryinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.08 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Caryinite =4.43 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECaryinite = 230.01 barns/electron
U=PECaryinite x rElectron Density= 939.11 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Caryinite is Not Radioactive
 

Caryinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 38.02.02.01 (38)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc
  (38.02)(A+ B++)5 (XO4)3
  (38.02.02)Alluaudite-Wyllieite Group (Alluaudite Subgroup)
 
38.02.02.01 Caryinite (Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)(Ca,Mn)(Mn,Mg)2(AsO4)3 I2/c 2/m
 
38.02.02.02 Arseniopleite (Ca,Na)(Na,Pb)Mn(Mn,Mg,Fe)2(AsO4)3 I2/a 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.AC.10 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.A - Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
  08.AC -With medium-sized and large cations
 
08.AC.10 Alluaudite NaCaFe(Mn,Fe,Fe,Mg)2(PO4)3 C 2/c 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Arseniopleite (Ca,Na)(Na,Pb)Mn(Mn,Mg,Fe)2(AsO4)3 I2/a 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Ferrohagendorfite* (Na,Ca)2Fe(Fe,Fe)2(PO4)3 I 21/a 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Caryinite (Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)(Ca,Mn)(Mn,Mg)2(AsO4)3 I2/c 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Hagendorfite NaCaMn(Fe,Fe,Mg)2(PO4)3 I 21/a 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Johillerite Na(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3 I2/c 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Ferroalluaudite NaCaFe(Fe,Mn,Fe,Mg)2(PO4)3 C 2/a 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Odanielite Na(Zn,Mg)3H2(AsO4)3 C 2/c 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Maghagendorfite NaMgMn(Fe,Fe)2(PO4)3 I 21/a 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Nickenichite Na0,8Ca0,4(Mg,Fe,Al)3Cu0,4(AsO4)3 C 2/c 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Varulite NaCaMn(Mn,Fe,Fe)2(PO4)3 C 2/c 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Bradaczekite! NaCu4(AsO4)3 C 2/c 2/m
 
08.AC.10 Yazganite! NaFe2(Mg,Mn)(AsO4)3•H2O C 2/c 2/m
 
08.AC.10 IMA2008-054! NaCaMn2(PO4)[PO3(OH)]2 C 2/c 2/m
 

Other Caryinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic4) PHYS. PROP.(AntBidBlaNic4) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic4)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Caryinite :
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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Caryinite

(Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)(Ca,Mn++)(Mn++,Mg)2(AsO4)3
Dana No: 38.02.02.01 Strunz No: 08.AC.10
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