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Hsianghualite Mineral Data

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General Hsianghualite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3Li2Be3(SiO4)3F2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 475.40 gm
   Lithium     2.92 %  Li    6.29 % Li2O
   Calcium    25.29 %  Ca   35.39 % CaO
   Beryllium   5.69 %  Be   15.78 % BeO
   Silicon    17.72 %  Si   37.92 % SiO2
   Oxygen     40.39 %  O
   Fluorine    7.99 %  F     7.99 % F
                -   %   F    -3.37 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3Li2Be3(SiO4)3F2
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Type locality unclear, in metamorphosed Devonian limestone, Hunan Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name is from a Chinese word for fragrant flower.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hsianghualite + Pronunciation Say HSIANGHUALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39389
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Comments: White crystalline areas of hsianghualite in dark green chloritic schist(?).
Location: Xianghualing Mine, Hunan, Central South Region, China. Scale: Not Given.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

Hsianghualite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.864, Z = 8; V = 2,128.77 Den(Calc)= 2.97
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Tetartoidal H-M Symbol (2 3) Space Group: I 213
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.209(1), 2.746(1), 2.09(0.9),

Physical Properties of Hsianghualite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.97 - 3, Average = 2.98
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6.5 - Pyrite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Hsianghualite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.041 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.036 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2065,KPDmeas= 0.2054,KC= 0.2141
Ncalc = 1.64
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.6132.

Calculated Properties of Hsianghualite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.92 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Hsianghualite =2.97 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.06
Boson Index = 0.94
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEHsianghualite = 3.93 barns/electron
U=PEHsianghualite x rElectron Density= 11.50 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Hsianghualite is Not Radioactive

Hsianghualite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (77)Tectosilicate Zeolite group
  (77.01)true zeolites
  (77.01.01)Analcime and related species Analcime NaAlSi2O6•(H2O) P1 1 Pollucite (Cs,Na)2Al2Si4O12•(H2O) I a3d 4/m 3 2/m Wairakite CaAl2Si4O12•2(H2O) I2/a 2/m Laumontite CaAl2Si4O12•4(H2O) C 2/m 2/m Hsianghualite Ca3Li2Be3(SiO4)3F2 I 213 2 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.GB.05 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.G - Tektosilicates with Zeolitic H2O
  09.GB -Chains of single connected 4-membered rings
09.GB.05 Ammonioleucite (NH4,K)AlSi2O6 I 41/a 4/m
09.GB.05 Analcime NaAlSi2O6•(H2O) P1 1
09.GB.05 Hsianghualite Ca3Li2Be3(SiO4)3F2 I 213 2 3
09.GB.05 Lithosite K6Al4Si8O25•(H2O) P 21 (pseudo ORTH) 2
09.GB.05 Leucite KAlSi2O6 I 41/a 4/m
09.GB.05 Pollucite (Cs,Na)2Al2Si4O12•(H2O) I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
09.GB.05 Wairakite CaAl2Si4O12•2(H2O) I2/a 2/m

Other Hsianghualite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( CanMin, v 35, p 1585) 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 Hsianghualite :
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

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