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Hisingerite Mineral Data

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General Hisingerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++2Si2O5(OH)4•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 351.92 gm
   Iron      31.74 %  Fe   45.38 % Fe2O3
   Silicon   15.96 %  Si   34.15 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   2.29 %  H    20.48 % H2O
   Oxygen    50.01 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+2Si2O5(OH)4•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral formed from weathering or late-stage deuteric alteration of iron-bearing silicates or sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
Help on Locality: Locality: Riddarhyttan, Vastmanland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Wilhelm Hisinger (1766-1852), eminent Swedish chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hisingerite + Pronunciation Say HISINGERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Canbyite

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Comments: Resinous reddish brown coatings of hisingerite on rock.
Location: Agnew Nickel Deposit, near Leinster, Western Australia, Australia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Hisingerite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.598:1:1.66
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.4, b = 9.03, c = 14.99, Z = 4; beta = 98.32° V = 723.25 Den(Calc)= 3.23
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.72(1), 2.456(1), 4.23(1),

Physical Properties of Hisingerite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Brownish black, Black.
Help on Density: Density: 2.43 - 2.67, Average = 2.54
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Subtransparent to opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Compact - Occurs as a compact mass.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Greasy (Oily)
Help on Streak: Streak: yellowish brown

Optical Properties of Hisingerite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.001 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.211 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2237,KPDmeas= 0.2833,KC= 0.2836
Ncalc = 1.69 - 1.92
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.715, g=1.73, bire=0.0150

Calculated Properties of Hisingerite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.55 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Hisingerite =2.55 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHisingerite = 9.92 barns/electron
U=PEHisingerite x rElectron Density= 25.31 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Hisingerite is Not Radioactive

Hisingerite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.01)with 1:1 layers
  (71.01.04)Allophane group Allophane Al2O3•(SiO2)1.3-2•((H2O))2.5-3 None Hisingerite Fe2Si2O5(OH)4•2(H2O) Unk Mono Imogolite Al2SiO3(OH)4 ? Mono Neotocite (Mn,Fe)SiO3•(H2O)(?) None Zinalsite! Zn2AlSi2O5(OH)4•2(H2O)(?) Mono
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.ED.10 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.E - Phyllosilicates
  09.ED -Phyllosilicates with kaolinite layers
09.ED.10 Endellite! Al2Si2O5(OH)4•2(H2O) Cc m
09.ED.10 Hisingerite Fe2Si2O5(OH)4•2(H2O) Unk Mono
09.ED.10 Halloysite Al2Si2O5(OH)4 Cc m
09.ED.10 Sturtite? (Fe3)(Mn2,Ca,Mg)Si4O10(OH)3•10(H2O) None

Other Hisingerite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic2) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Hisingerite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
5 - EUROmin Project
6 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info

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