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Kanoite Mineral Data

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General Kanoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn++,Mg)2Si2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 246.73 gm
   Magnesium   4.93 %  Mg    8.17 % MgO
   Manganese  33.40 %  Mn   43.13 % MnO
   Silicon    22.77 %  Si   48.71 % SiO2
   Oxygen     38.91 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+1.5Mg0.5Si2O6
Help on Environment: Environment: In a seam cutting a pyroxmangite-cummingtonite metamorphic rock.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: From near Tatehira, Oshima Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Hiroshi Kano, Professor of Petrology, Akita University, Akita, Japan.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kanoite Say KANOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100757
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  Kanoite

Comments: Brown, prismatic crystals of kanoite in matrix.
Location: Tatehira, Oshima Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Kanoite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.0894:1:0.5884
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.739, b = 8.939, c = 5.26, Z = 4; beta = 108.56° V = 434.10 Den(Calc)= 3.77
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.21(1), 2.91(0.9), 3.02(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Kanoite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Pink brown, Reddish brown.
Help on Density: Density: 3.66
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-7 - Orthoclase-Quartz
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light brown
 

Optical Properties of Kanoite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.03 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.058 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1908,KPDmeas= 0.1965,KC= 0.2026
Ncalc = 1.74 - 1.76
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.715, b=1.715, g=1.728, bire=0.0130, 2V(Calc)=0, 2V(Meas)=40-42.
 

Calculated Properties of Kanoite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.55 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kanoite =3.66 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKanoite = 9.51 barns/electron
U=PEKanoite x rElectron Density= 33.73 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kanoite is Not Radioactive
 

Kanoite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 65.01.01.03 (65)Inosilicate Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1
  (65.01)with chains P=2
  (65.01.01)P2/c clinopyroxenes
 
65.01.01.01 Clinoenstatite Mg2Si2O6 P 21/c 2/m
 
65.01.01.02 Clinoferrosilite (Fe,Mg)2Si2O6 P 21/c 2/m
 
65.01.01.03 Kanoite (Mn,Mg)2Si2O6 P 21/c 2/m
 
65.01.01.04 Pigeonite (Mg,Fe,Ca)(Mg,Fe)Si2O6 P 21/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DA.10 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DA -Inosilicates with 2-periodic single chains, Si2O6; pyroxene family
 
09.DA.10 Clinoenstatite Mg2Si2O6 P 21/c 2/m
 
09.DA.10 Clinoferrosilite (Fe,Mg)2Si2O6 P 21/c 2/m
 
09.DA.10 Kanoite (Mn,Mg)2Si2O6 P 21/c 2/m
 
09.DA.10 Pigeonite (Mg,Fe,Ca)(Mg,Fe)Si2O6 P 21/c 2/m
 

Other Kanoite 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 Kanoite :
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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Kanoite

(Mn++,Mg)2Si2O6
Dana No: 65.01.01.03 Strunz No: 09.DA.10
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