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General Geikielite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgTiO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 120.18 gm
   Magnesium  20.22 %  Mg   33.54 % MgO
   Titanium   39.84 %  Ti   66.46 % TiO2
   Oxygen     39.94 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgTiO3
Help on Environment: Environment: Forms during contact metamorphism of impure magnesian limestones. Also in carbonatites, kimberlites, and serpentinized ultramafic rocks. Forms a series with ilmenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
Help on Locality: Locality: Gem gravels of the Rakwana and Balanoda districts, Sri Lanka. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Sir Archibald Geikie (1835-1924), Scottish geologist and Director-General of the Geological Survey of Great Brition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Geikielite + Pronunciation Say GEIKIELITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 65794
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Geikielite Image

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  Geikielite

Comments: Black, lustrous crystals of geikielite in matrix.
Location: Monte dei tre Abati, Coli, Piacenza Province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Scale: Picture size 2.2 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Geikielite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.77093
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.086, c = 14.093, Z = 6; V = 315.71 Den(Calc)= 3.79
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Rhombohedral H-M Symbol ( 3) Space Group: R 3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.722(1), 2.218(0.7), 2.527(0.55),
 

Physical Properties of Geikielite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {1011} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Bluish black, Brownish black.
Help on Density: Density: 4
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: purple brown
 

Optical Properties of Geikielite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): brownish red or purplish red.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): pinkish red or pinkish red.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.126 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.078 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.3028,KPDmeas= 0.2869,KC= 0.3283
Ncalc = 2.24 - 2.31
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.95-1.98, w=2.31-2.35, bire=0.3600-0.3700.
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Strong, purplish red.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray with red internal reflections.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Geikielite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   17.70   13.90 
   
 420 nm   17.20   13.50 
 440 nm   16.80   13.10 
 460 nm   16.40   12.80 
 480 nm   16.10   12.40 
 500 nm   15.80   12.20 
 520 nm   15.50   12.00 
 540 nm   15.40   11.80 
 560 nm   15.30   11.80 
 580 nm   15.20   11.80 
 600 nm   15.20   11.70 
 620 nm   15.20   11.80 
 640 nm   15.30   11.80 
 660 nm   15.30   11.80 
 680 nm   15.40   11.80 
 700 nm   15.40   11.80 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Geikielite in Air
Relative
Intensity
   0%   80% 100% 160% 240% 320% 400% 480% 560% 640% 720% 740%
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Calculated Properties of Geikielite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.66 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Geikielite =3.79 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGeikielite = 7.03 barns/electron
U=PEGeikielite x rElectron Density= 25.73 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Geikielite is Not Radioactive
 

Geikielite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 04.03.05.02 (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.03)with a cation charge of 3+ (A+++2 O3)
  (04.03.05)Ilmenite Group
 
04.03.05.01 Ilmenite FeTiO3 R 3 3
 
04.03.05.02 Geikielite MgTiO3 R 3 3
 
04.03.05.03 Pyrophanite MnTiO3 R 3 3
 
04.03.05.04 Ecandrewsite (Zn,Fe,Mn)TiO3 R 3 3
 
04.03.05.05 Melanostibite Mn(Sb,Fe)O3 R 3 3
 
04.03.05.06 Brizziite-III NaSbO3 R 3 3
 
04.03.05.07 Akimotoite! (Mg,Fe)SiO3 R 3 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.CB.05 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.C - Metal:Oxygen = 2:3, 3:5, and Similar
  04.CB -With medium-sized cations
 
04.CB.05 Auroantimonate* AuSbO3 Ortho ? Ortho
 
04.CB.05 Geikielite MgTiO3 R 3 3
 
04.CB.05 Brizziite-III NaSbO3 R 3 3
 
04.CB.05 Brizziite-VII NaSbO3 R 3 3
 
04.CB.05 Ecandrewsite (Zn,Fe,Mn)TiO3 R 3 3
 
04.CB.05 Corundum Al2O3 R 3c 3 2/m
 
04.CB.05 Eskolaite Cr2O3 R 3c 3 2/m
 
04.CB.05 Hematite Fe2O3 R 3c 3 2/m
 
04.CB.05 Karelianite V2O3 R 3c 3 2/m
 
04.CB.05 Ilmenite FeTiO3 R 3 3
 
04.CB.05 Melanostibite Mn(Sb,Fe)O3 R 3 3
 
04.CB.05 Pyrophanite MnTiO3 R 3 3
 
04.CB.05 Romanite* (Fe,U,Pb)2(Ti,Fe)O4 Trig ? Trig
 
04.CB.05 Tistarite! Ti2O3 R 3c 3 2/m
 

Other Geikielite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic3)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Geikielite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Geikielite

MgTiO3
Dana No: 04.03.05.02 Strunz No: 04.CB.05
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