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General Kittatinnyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Mn+++2Mn++Si2O8(OH)4•9(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 659.30 gm
   Calcium    12.16 %  Ca   17.01 % CaO
   Manganese  25.00 %  Mn   10.76 % MnO / 23.95 % Mn2O3
   Silicon     8.52 %  Si   18.23 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    3.36 %  H    30.06 % H2O
   Oxygen     50.96 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Mn3+2Mn2+Si2O8(OH)4•9(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed Mn-Zn deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Franklin mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Algonquin for "endless hills," in allusion to the topography of the Franklin, New Jersey, area.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kittatinnyite + Pronunciation Say KITTATINNYITE

Kittatinnyite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:3.50569
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.498, c = 22.78, Z = 2; V = 833.00 Den(Calc)= 2.63
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 63/mmc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 11.2(1), 2.733(0.6), 5.61(0.6),

Physical Properties of Kittatinnyite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Bright yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 2.61
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Platy - Sheet forms (e.g. micas).
Help on Habit: Habit: Thin - Flat dimensioned crystals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: light yellow

Optical Properties of Kittatinnyite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): moderate yellow.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): medium yellow.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.035 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.027 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2764,KPDmeas= 0.2785,KC= 0.2691
Ncalc = 1.7 - 1.71
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), w=1.727.

Calculated Properties of Kittatinnyite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.66 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kittatinnyite =2.63 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0043925106
Boson Index = 0.9956074894
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKittatinnyite = 8.02 barns/electron
U=PEKittatinnyite x rElectron Density= 21.32 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kittatinnyite is Not Radioactive

Kittatinnyite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (52)Nesosilicate Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O
  (52.04)with cations in [6] and/or > [6] coordination
  (52.04.01)Welinite group Orebroite-VIII Mn3(Sb,Fe)SiO4(O,OH)3 P 3 3 Welinite-VIII (Mn,Mg)3(W,Mn)1-x(SiO4)(O,OH)3(x=1/3) P 3 3 Kittatinnyite Ca2Mn2MnSi2O8(OH)4•9(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Franciscanite-VIII Mn3(V,[])1-x(SiO4)(O,OH)3(x=0.5) P 3 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.AG.35 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.A - Nesosilicates
  09.AG -Nesosilicates with additional anions; cations in > [6] � [6] coordination
09.AG.35 Kittatinnyite Ca2Mn2MnSi2O8(OH)4•9(H2O) P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m

Other Kittatinnyite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kittatinnyite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info

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