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Fluorannite Mineral Data

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General Fluorannite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KFe++3AlSi3O10F2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 473.80 gm
   Potassium   7.43 %  K     8.95 % K2O
   Lithium     0.29 %  Li    0.63 % Li2O
   Magnesium   1.03 %  Mg    1.70 % MgO
   Aluminum    7.97 %  Al   15.06 % Al2O3
   Iron       27.11 %  Fe   34.88 % FeO
   Silicon    16.60 %  Si   35.51 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.11 %  H     0.95 % H2O
   Oxygen     35.46 %  O
   Fluorine    4.01 %  F     4.01 % F
                -   %   F    -1.69 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K0.9Fe2+1.8Fe2+0.5Mg0.2Li0.2Al1.4SI2.8O10F(OH)0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Rock forming mineral in the upper part of an A-type granite (Huangshan granite).F-analogue of annite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Western suburb of Suzhou City, near Shanghai, eastern China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as fluorine-rich annite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1999-048
 

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  Fluorannite

Comments: Blue crystal of fluorannite on matrix.
Location: Katugin Ta-­Nb deposit (Katuginskoye deposit), Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. Scale: Crystal Size 4 mm.
© Sergey Vasiliev / Systematic Mineralogy

Fluorannite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5781:1:1.0931
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.37, b = 9.289, c = 10.154, Z = 2; beta = 100.49° V = 498.04 Den(Calc)= 3.16
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 10.09(1)(001), 3.336(0.56)(003), 5.02(0.13)(002),1.671(0.1), 2.004(0.1), 2.507(0.1)(131,004), 2.649(0.1), 2.933(0.1), 3.16(0.1),
 

Physical Properties of Fluorannite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Iron black.
Help on Density: Density: 3.15 - 3.2, Average = 3.17
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Sectile - Curved shavings or scrapings produced by a knife blade, (e.g. graphite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Fibrous - Crystals made up of fibers.
Help on Habit: Habit: Foliated - Two dimensional platy forms.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: gray
 

Optical Properties of Fluorannite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1996,KPDmeas= 0.1986,KC= 0.1986
Ncalc = 1.63 - 1.64
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.596, b=1.648, g=1.648, bire=0.0520
 

Calculated Properties of Fluorannite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.09 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Fluorannite =3.18 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEFluorannite = 9.76 barns/electron
U=PEFluorannite x relectron= 30.20 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 104.39 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Fluorannite per GRapi unit = 0.96 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Fluorannite - barely detectable

 

Fluorannite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 71.02.02b.03a (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.02)with 2:1 Layers
  (71.02.02b)Mica Group (Biotite subgroup)
 
71.02.02b.01 Phlogopite KMg3(Si3Al)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.01a Tetraferriphlogopite! KMg3FeSi3O10(OH)2 2/m
 
71.02.02b.01b Shirozulite! KMn3(AlSi3)O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.01c Fluorophlogopite! KMg3(AlSi3)O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.02 Biotite* K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.03 Annite KFe3AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.03a Fluorannite! KFe3AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.04 Tetraferriannite K(Fe,Mg)3(Fe,Al)Si3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.05 Siderophyllite KFe2Al(Al2Si2)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.05a Eastonite! KMg2Al[Al2Si2O10](OH)2 2/m
 
71.02.02b.06 Hendricksite K(Zn,Mg,Mn)3Si3AlO10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.07 Lepidolite K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m,Cm Mono
 
71.02.02b.08 Polylithionite KLi2AlSi4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.08a Trilithionite! KLi1.5Al1.5AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.08b Sokolovaite! CsLi2AlSi4O10F2 C 2/m, C 2 or Cm Mono
 
71.02.02b.09 Tainiolite KLiMg2Si4O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.10 Zinnwaldite KLiFeAl(AlSi3)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.11 Norrishite K(Mn2Li)Si4O10(O)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.12 Masutomilite K(Li,Al,Mn)3[(Si,Al)4O10](F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.13 Aspidolite NaMg3AlSi3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.14 Wonesite (Na,K).5(Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.15 Preiswerkite NaMg2Al3Si2O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.16 Ephesite NaLiAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.02b.18 Suhailite! (NH4)Fe3(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 C 2/m? 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.EC.20 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.E - Phyllosilicates
  09.EC -Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
 
09.EC.20 Annite KFe3AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Biotite* K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Hendricksite K(Zn,Mg,Mn)3Si3AlO10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Ephesite NaLiAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Aspidolite NaMg3AlSi3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Lepidolite K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m,Cm Mono
 
09.EC.20 Preiswerkite NaMg2Al3Si2O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Masutomilite K(Li,Al,Mn)3[(Si,Al)4O10](F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Wonesite (Na,K).5(Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Polylithionite KLi2AlSi4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Phlogopite KMg3(Si3Al)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Norrishite K(Mn2Li)Si4O10(O)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Siderophyllite KFe2Al(Al2Si2)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Fluorannite! KFe3AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Shirokshinite! K(NaMg2)Si4O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Zinnwaldite KLiFeAl(AlSi3)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Eastonite! KMg2Al[Al2Si2O10](OH)2 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Tetraferriannite K(Fe,Mg)3(Fe,Al)Si3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Tetraferriphlogopite! KMg3FeSi3O10(OH)2 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Trilithionite! KLi1.5Al1.5AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Sokolovaite! CsLi2AlSi4O10F2 C 2/m, C 2 or Cm Mono
 
09.EC.20 Shirozulite! KMn3(AlSi3)O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Suhailite! (NH4)Fe3(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 C 2/m? 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Fluorophlogopite! KMg3(AlSi3)O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 

Other Fluorannite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, Vol 86, p 1534) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, Vol 86, p 1534) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, Vol 86, p 1534)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Fluorannite :
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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Fluorannite

KFe++3AlSi3O10F2
Dana No: 71.02.02b.03a Strunz No: 09.EC.20
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