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Kentrolite Mineral Data

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General Kentrolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2Mn+++2Si2O9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 718.61 gm
   Magnesium   0.03 %  Mg    0.06 % MgO
   Titanium    0.27 %  Ti    0.44 % TiO2
   Manganese   9.79 %  Mn   14.06 % Mn2O3
   Aluminum    0.15 %  Al    0.28 % Al2O3
   Iron        4.74 %  Fe    6.78 % Fe2O3
   Silicon     7.89 %  Si   16.89 % SiO2
   Lead       57.09 %  Pb   61.50 % PbO
   Oxygen     20.04 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.01 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb1.98Mn3+1.28Fe3+0.61Al0.04Ti0.04Mg0.01Si2.02O9
Help on Environment: Environment: In a cavity in calcite in a metamorphosed stratiform zinc deposit. Forms a series with melanotekite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1880
Help on Locality: Locality: The unknown type locality is southern Chile. Vermland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for spike or thorn, for its prismatic habit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kentrolite + Pronunciation Say KENTROLITE
 

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  Kentrolite

Comments: Brownish red grains of kentrolite in matrix.
Location: Langban mine, Varmland, Sweden. Scale: Picture size 5 mm.
© Tom Loomis / Dakota Matrix

Kentrolite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6317:1:0.9043
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.961, b = 11.018, c = 9.964, Z = 4; V = 764.20 Den(Calc)= 6.25
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P bcn
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.74(1), 2.86(1), 2.9(1),
 

Physical Properties of Kentrolite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Dark reddish brown, Reddish black.
Help on Density: Density: 6.19
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to subtranslucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Fine - Occurs as well-formed fine sized crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Habit: Habit: Wheat Sheaf - Bundle shaped aggregates resembling wheat sheafs after hand reaping wheat.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: dark brown
 

Optical Properties of Kentrolite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.062 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.052 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1925,KPDmeas= 0.1944,KC= 0.183
Ncalc = 2.13 - 2.14
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=2.1, b=2.2, g=2.31, bire=0.2100, 2V(Calc)=88, 2V(Meas)=88. Dispersion strong, r < v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): bright yellowish pink.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): reddish brown.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): deep brownish red.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Kentrolite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   14.70   18.70 
   
 420 nm   14.40   18.10 
 440 nm   14.10   17.50 
 460 nm   13.90   16.90 
 480 nm   13.60   16.40 
 500 nm   13.40   16.00 
 520 nm   13.20   15.70 
 540 nm   13.00   15.40 
 560 nm   12.90   15.20 
 580 nm   12.80   15.00 
 600 nm   12.60   14.90 
 620 nm   12.50   14.80 
 640 nm   12.50   14.70 
 660 nm   12.40   14.50 
 680 nm   12.40   14.40 
 700 nm   12.30   14.30 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Kentrolite in Air
Relative
Intensity
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Calculated Properties of Kentrolite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.43 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kentrolite =6.25 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.13
Boson Index = 0.87
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKentrolite =1,013.97 barns/electron
U=PEKentrolite x rElectron Density=5,503.35 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kentrolite is Not Radioactive
 

Kentrolite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 56.02.10.02 (56)Sorosilicate Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F. and H2O
  (56.02)with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
  (56.02.10)Melanotekite group
 
56.02.10.01 Melanotekite Pb2Fe2Si2O9 C 2221 2 2 2
 
56.02.10.02 Kentrolite Pb2Mn2Si2O9 P bcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.BE.80 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.B - Sorosilicates
  09.BE -Si2O7 groups with additional anions;
 
09.BE.80 Kentrolite Pb2Mn2Si2O9 P bcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.BE.80 Melanotekite Pb2Fe2Si2O9 C 2221 2 2 2
 

Other Kentrolite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic2)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kentrolite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - Franklin Minerals(Palache)
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
17 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Kentrolite

Pb2Mn+++2Si2O9
Dana No: 56.02.10.02 Strunz No: 09.BE.80
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