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Caryopilite Mineral Data

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General Caryopilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn++,Mg,Zn,Fe++)3(Si,As)2O510(OH,Cl)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 373.76 gm
   Magnesium   3.25 %  Mg    5.39 % MgO
   Manganese  29.40 %  Mn   37.96 % MnO
   Zinc        5.25 %  Zn    6.53 % ZnO
   Iron        2.99 %  Fe    3.84 % FeO
   Silicon    13.53 %  Si   28.94 % SiO2
   Arsenic     4.01 %  As    5.29 % As2O3
   Hydrogen    0.97 %  H     8.68 % H2O
   Chlorine    3.79 %  Cl    3.79 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -0.86 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     36.81 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.57 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+2Mg0.5Zn0.3Fe2+0.2Si1.8As0.2O5(OH)3.6Cl0.4
Help on Environment: Environment: Forms as an alteration product of primary manganese silicates such as rhodonite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
Help on Locality: Locality: Harstig mine, Pajsberg, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "nut" and "felt," in allusion to its brown color and felted structure.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Caryopilite + Pronunciation Say CARYOPILITE
 

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  Caryopilite

Comments: Small white balls of caryopilite next to larger barite crystals.
Location: Langban, Varmland, Sweden. Scale: Size Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Caryopilite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5777:1:0.7672
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.668, b = 9.811, c = 7.527, Z = 2; beta = 104.52° V = 405.20 Den(Calc)= 3.06
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: Cm or C 2/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 7.3(1), 2.51(0.9), 2.81(0.7),
 

Physical Properties of Caryopilite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Good
Help on Color: Color: Reddish brown, Yellow, Greenish brown, Orange brown.
Help on Density: Density: 2.87
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Subtransparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Hexagonal - Crystals show a hexagonal outline.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-3.5 - Calcite-Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light brown
 

Optical Properties of Caryopilite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.013 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.05 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2064,KPDmeas= 0.2201,KC= 0.2172
Ncalc = 1.62 - 1.66
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.606-1.62, b=1.632-1.65, g=1.632-1.65, bire=0.0260-0.0300, 2V(Calc)=0, 2V(Meas)=0. Dispersion weak.
 

Calculated Properties of Caryopilite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.78 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Caryopilite =2.87 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECaryopilite = 14.52 barns/electron
U=PECaryopilite x rElectron Density= 40.42 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Caryopilite is Not Radioactive
 

Caryopilite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 71.01.02b.01 (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.01)with 1:1 layers
  (71.01.02b)Serpentine group (Lizardite subgroup)
 
71.01.02b.01 Caryopilite (Mn,Mg,Zn,Fe)3(Si,As)2O510(OH,Cl)4 Cm or C 2/m Mono
 
71.01.02b.02 Lizardite Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 P1 1
 
71.01.02b.03 Nepouite Ni3Si2O5(OH)4 Ccm21 mm2
 
71.01.02b.04 Greenalite (Fe,Fe)2-3Si2O5(OH)4 Unk Mono
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.ED.15 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.E - Phyllosilicates
  09.ED -Phyllosilicates with kaolinite layers
 
09.ED.15 Clinochrysotile? Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 Cc, C 2/m Mono
 
09.ED.15 Berthierine (Fe,Fe,Al,Mg)2-3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4 Cm m
 
09.ED.15 Brindleyite (Ni,Mg,Fe)2Al(SiAl)O5(OH)4 C 2 2
 
09.ED.15 Amesite Mg2Al(SiAl)O5(OH)4 C1 1
 
09.ED.15 Antigorite (Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4 Cm m
 
09.ED.15 Caryopilite (Mn,Mg,Zn,Fe)3(Si,As)2O510(OH,Cl)4 Cm or C 2/m Mono
 
09.ED.15 Fraipontite (Zn,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4 Cm m
 
09.ED.15 Cronstedtite Fe2Fe(SiFe)O5(OH)4 P 31m 3m
 
09.ED.15 Chrysotile Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 A2/m 2/m
 
09.ED.15 Nepouite Ni3Si2O5(OH)4 Ccm21 mm2
 
09.ED.15 Greenalite (Fe,Fe)2-3Si2O5(OH)4 Unk Mono
 
09.ED.15 Kellyite (Mn,Mg,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4 P 63 6
 
09.ED.15 Maufite? (Mg,Ni)Al4Si3O13•4(H2O)(?) Mono ? Mono
 
09.ED.15 Lizardite Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 P1 1
 
09.ED.15 Orthochrysotile? Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 Unk Ortho
 
09.ED.15 Manandonite Li2Al4[(Si2AlB)O10](OH)8 C1 1
 
09.ED.15 Pecoraite Ni3Si2O5(OH)4 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.ED.15 Parachrysotile? Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 Unk Ortho
 

Other Caryopilite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Caryopilite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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(Mn++,Mg,Zn,Fe++)3(Si,As)2O510(OH,Cl)4
Dana No: 71.01.02b.01 Strunz No: 09.ED.15
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