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General Glaucophane Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: [ ]Na2(Mg3Al2)Si8O22(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 783.54 gm
   Sodium      5.87 %  Na    7.91 % Na2O
   Magnesium   9.31 %  Mg   15.43 % MgO
   Aluminum    6.89 %  Al   13.01 % Al2O3
   Silicon    28.68 %  Si   61.35 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.26 %  H     2.30 % H2O
   Oxygen     49.01 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Mg3Al2(Si8O22)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphic blue shists.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Common world wide. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek glaukos - "blue" and fanos - "appearing."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Glaucophane + Pronunciation Say GLAUCOPHANE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24433
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  Glaucophane

Comments: Pale violet to gray fibrous massive glaucophane.
Location: Lac Malartic, Quebec, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Glaucophane Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5378:1:0.2984
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.541, b = 17.74, c = 5.295, Z = 2; beta = 103.67° V = 870.83 Den(Calc)= 2.99
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): 2.714(1), 3.12(0.9), 2.502(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Glaucophane

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Good, {001} Good
Help on Color: Color: Gray, Bluish black, Lavender blue, Azure blue.
Help on Density: Density: 3 - 3.15, Average = 3.07
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Columnar - Forms columns
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Fibrous - Distinctly fibrous fine-grained forms.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-6.5 - Orthoclase-Pyrite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: grayish blue
 

Optical Properties of Glaucophane

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.014 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.014 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2113,KPDmeas= 0.2054,KC= 0.2082
Ncalc = 1.62 - 1.66
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.606-1.637, b=1.615-1.65, g=1.627-1.655, bire=0.0180-0.0210, 2V(Calc)=62-84, 2V(Meas)=10-80. Dispersion strong, r < v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): light yellowish violet, wine yellow, yellowish green, pale yellow, or colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): light violet, violet, brownish green, bluish green, or reddish violet.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): light prussian blue, dark blue, greenish blue, green deep bluish, or azure blue.
 

Calculated Properties of Glaucophane

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.98 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Glaucophane =2.99 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGlaucophane = 1.61 barns/electron
U=PEGlaucophane x rElectron Density= 4.78 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Glaucophane is Not Radioactive
 

Glaucophane Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 66.01.03c.01 (66)Inosilicate Double-Width Unbranched Chains, W=2
  (66.01)with P=2 amphibole configuration
  (66.01.03c)Group 4, the sodic amphiboles
 
66.01.03c.01 Glaucophane []Na2(Mg3Al2)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.02 Ferroglaucophane []Na2(Fe3Al2)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.03 Crossite? Na2(Mg,Fe)3(Al,Fe)2Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.04 Magnesioriebeckite []Na2[(Mg,Fe)3Fe2]Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.05 Riebeckite []Na2(Fe3Fe2)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.06 Eckermannite NaNa2(Mg4Al)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.07 Ferro-eckermannite NaNa2(Fe4Al)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.08 Magnesio-arfvedsonite NaNa2(Mg4Fe)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.09 Arfvedsonite NaNa2(Fe4Fe)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.09a Fluoro-magnesio-arfvedsonite! NaNa2(Mg,Fe)4Fe[Si8O22](F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.09b Potassicarfvedsonite! KNa2Fe4FeSi8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.10 Kozulite NaNa2Mn4(Fe,Al)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.11 Nyboite NaNa2(Mg3Al2)Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.11a Ferronyboite! NaNa2(Fe)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.11b Ferric-ferronyboite! NaNa2(Fe)3(Fe)2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.11c Fluoronyboite! NaNa2(Al2Mg3)(Si7Al)O22(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.12 Leakeite NaNa2(Mg2Fe2Li)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.12a Ferroleakeite! NaNa2(Fe)3(Fe)2Li(Si8O22)(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.12b Potassicleakeite! KNa2Mg2Fe2LiSi8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.13 Kornite Na(CaNa)Fe4(Al,Fe)Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.14 Ungarettiite NaNa2(Mn2Mn3)Si8O22O2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.15 Fluoro-ferroleakeite NaNa2(Fe2Fe2Li)Si8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.16 Obertiite! NaNa2(Mg3FeTi)Si8O22(O,F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03c.17 Dellaventuraite! NaNa2(Mg2,Mn,Li,Ti)Si8O22O2 C 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DE.25 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DE -Inosilicates with 2-periodic double chains, Si4O11; amphibole family
 
09.DE.25 Arfvedsonite NaNa2(Fe4Fe)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Ferroglaucophane []Na2(Fe3Al2)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Crossite? Na2(Mg,Fe)3(Al,Fe)2Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Eckermannite NaNa2(Mg4Al)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Glaucophane []Na2(Mg3Al2)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Fluoro-ferroleakeite NaNa2(Fe2Fe2Li)Si8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Ferro-eckermannite NaNa2(Fe4Al)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Ferroleakeite! NaNa2(Fe)3(Fe)2Li(Si8O22)(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Ferronyboite! NaNa2(Fe)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Ferric-ferronyboite! NaNa2(Fe)3(Fe)2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Obertiite! NaNa2(Mg3FeTi)Si8O22(O,F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Nyboite NaNa2(Mg3Al2)Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Magnesioriebeckite []Na2[(Mg,Fe)3Fe2]Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Kozulite NaNa2Mn4(Fe,Al)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Kornite Na(CaNa)Fe4(Al,Fe)Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Leakeite NaNa2(Mg2Fe2Li)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Magnesio-arfvedsonite NaNa2(Mg4Fe)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Ungarettiite NaNa2(Mn2Mn3)Si8O22O2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Riebeckite []Na2(Fe3Fe2)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Potassicleakeite! KNa2Mg2Fe2LiSi8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Fluoronyboite! NaNa2(Al2Mg3)(Si7Al)O22(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Fluoro-magnesio-arfvedsonite! NaNa2(Mg,Fe)4Fe[Si8O22](F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Potassicarfvedsonite! KNa2Fe4FeSi8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.25 Dellaventuraite! NaNa2(Mg2,Mn,Li,Ti)Si8O22O2 C 2/m 2/m
 

Other Glaucophane Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Heinrich65)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Glaucophane :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - HyperPhysics
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Minerals in Thin Section-University of North Carolina
15 - Minerals in Thin Sections-Humboldt State
16 - Online Mineral Museum
17 - QUT Mineral Atlas
18 - Ruff.Info
19 - UCLA - Petrography Thin-Sections
20 - WWW-MINCRYST

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