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Kinichilite Mineral Data

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General Kinichilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg0.5[Mn++Fe+++(TeO3)3]•4.5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 730.80 gm
   Magnesium   1.66 %  Mg    2.76 % MgO
   Manganese   7.52 %  Mn    9.71 % MnO
   Iron        7.64 %  Fe   10.93 % Fe2O3
   Tellurium  52.38 %  Te   65.52 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    1.24 %  H    11.09 % H2O
   Oxygen     29.56 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg0.5Mn2+Fe3+(TeO3)3•4.5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Mn-dominant analog of zemannite and keystoneite. With other Te oxy-salts.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Kawazu mine, Shimada, Izu Peninsula, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Kin-Ichi Sakurai (1912-1993), Japanese amateur mineralogist and collector, coauthor of "Minerals of Japan" 1938.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kinichilite + Pronunciation Say KINICHILITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 79850
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Comments: Red masses of kinichilite in quartz.
Location: Bambolla Mine,Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Scale: See Specimen Tray.
© Sonke Stolze / Systematic Minerals

Kinichilite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.81378
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.419, c = 7.665, Z = 2; V = 588.91 Den(Calc)= 4.12
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m) Space Group: P 63/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.079(1), 8.15(0.9), 2.79(0.85),

Physical Properties of Kinichilite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Dark brown.
Help on Density: Density: 3.96
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Fine - Occurs as well-formed fine sized crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Hexagonal - Six-sided crystal shape in cross-section or habit.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2 - Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Subadamantine
Help on Streak: Streak: brown

Optical Properties of Kinichilite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): light brown.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): yellowish brown.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.116 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.15 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1942,KPDmeas= 0.202,KC= 0.2285
Ncalc = 1.9 - 1.94
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.8, e=1.8, bire=0.0000.

Calculated Properties of Kinichilite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.58 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kinichilite =3.96 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKinichilite = 182.56 barns/electron
U=PEKinichilite x rElectron Density= 652.91 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kinichilite is Not Radioactive

Kinichilite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (34)Selenites - Tellurites - Sulfites
  (34.03)Dana Type
  (34.03.02)Zemannite Group Zemannite Mg0.5[ZnFe(TeO3)3]•4.5(H2O) P 63/m 6/m Kinichilite Mg0.5[MnFe(TeO3)3]•4.5(H2O) P 63/m 6/m Keystoneite Mg0.5[NiFe(TeO3)3]•4.5(H2O) P 63/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.JM.05 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.J - Arsenites, Antimonites, Bismuthites, Sulfites,
  04.JM -Tellurites without additional anions, with H2O
04.JM.05 Keystoneite Mg0.5[NiFe(TeO3)3]•4.5(H2O) P 63/m 6/m
04.JM.05 Kinichilite Mg0.5[MnFe(TeO3)3]•4.5(H2O) P 63/m 6/m
04.JM.05 Zemannite Mg0.5[ZnFe(TeO3)3]•4.5(H2O) P 63/m 6/m

Other Kinichilite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kinichilite :
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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