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Kimzeyite Mineral Data

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General Kimzeyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3(Zr,Ti)2(Si,Al,Fe+++)3O12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 564.59 gm
   Calcium    21.30 %  Ca   29.80 % CaO
   Zirconium  24.24 %  Zr   32.74 % ZrO2
   Titanium    4.24 %  Ti    7.07 % TiO2
   Aluminum    4.30 %  Al    8.13 % Al2O3
   Iron        2.97 %  Fe    4.24 % Fe2O3
   Silicon     8.95 %  Si   19.16 % SiO2
   Oxygen     34.01 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      101.13 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3Zr1.5Ti0.5Si1.8Al0.9Fe3+0.3O12
Help on Environment: Environment: Ultra-mafic lamprphyre dikes and carbonatite intrusive rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1961
Help on Locality: Locality: Occurs in the carbonatite at the Kimzey family farm, Magnet Cove, Arkansas. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Kimzey family, long associated with the mineralogy at Magnet Cove, Arkansas.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kimzeyite + Pronunciation Say KIMZEYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100258
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  Kimzeyite

Comments: Black isometric crystal of kimzeyite garnet.
Location: Kimzey pit, Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA. Scale: Not Given.
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Kimzeyite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.46, Z = 8; V = 1,934.44 Den(Calc)= 3.88
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: I a3d
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.667(1), 2.539(0.9), 2.79(0.8),
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Physical Properties of Kimzeyite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Dark brown.
Help on Density: Density: 4
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Subopaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 7 - Quartz
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light brown
 

Optical Properties of Kimzeyite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.024 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.056 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2423,KPDmeas= 0.235,KC= 0.2295
Ncalc = 1.89 - 1.92
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.94.
 

Calculated Properties of Kimzeyite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.85 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kimzeyite =4.00 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKimzeyite = 37.14 barns/electron
U=PEKimzeyite x rElectron Density= 142.98 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kimzeyite is Not Radioactive
 

Kimzeyite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 51.04.03c.02 (51)Nesosilicate Insular SiO4 Groups Only
  (51.04)with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
  (51.04.03c)Garnet group (Schorlomite - Kimzeyite series)
 
51.04.03c.01 Schorlomite Ca3(Ti,Fe,Al)2[(Si,Fe,Fe)O4]3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
51.04.03c.02 Kimzeyite Ca3(Zr,Ti)2(Si,Al,Fe)3O12 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
51.04.03c.03 Morimotoite Ca3TiFeSi3O12 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.AD.25 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.A - Nesosilicates
  09.AD -Nesosilicates without additional anions;
 
09.AD.25 Almandine Fe3Al2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Calderite (Mn,Ca)3(Fe,Al)2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Andradite Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Goldmanite Ca3(V,Al,Fe)2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Hibschite Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x(x=0.2-1.5) I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Knorringite Mg3Cr2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Grossular Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Henritermierite Ca3(Mn,Al)2(SiO4)2(OH)4 I 41/acd 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Katoite Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4xx=1.5-3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Majorite Mg3(Fe,Al,Si)2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Kimzeyite Ca3(Zr,Ti)2(Si,Al,Fe)3O12 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Morimotoite Ca3TiFeSi3O12 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Pyrope Mg3Al2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Spessartine Mn3Al2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Schorlomite Ca3(Ti,Fe,Al)2[(Si,Fe,Fe)O4]3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Uvarovite Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
09.AD.25 Wadalite Ca6Al5Si2O16Cl3 I 43d 4 3m
 
09.AD.25 Holtstamite! Ca3(Al,Mn)2(SiO4)2(OH)4 I 41/acd 4/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Kimzeyite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) 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 Kimzeyite :
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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Kimzeyite

Ca3(Zr,Ti)2(Si,Al,Fe+++)3O12
Dana No: 51.04.03c.02 Strunz No: 09.AD.25
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