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Lisitsynite Mineral Data

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General Lisitsynite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KBSi2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 202.08 gm
   Potassium  19.35 %  K    23.31 % K2O
   Silicon    27.80 %  Si   59.47 % SiO2
   Boron       5.35 %  B    17.23 % B2O3
   Oxygen     47.51 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KBSi2O6
Help on Environment: Environment: Central zone of an alkaline hyperagpaitic pegmatites. Similar to Li-A(BW) zeolite; structure.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Khibiny-Lovozero complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Apollon E. Lisitsyn (1928-1999), Russian specialist in B deposits.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2000-008

Lisitsynite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9547:1:0.4508
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.963, b = 10.4348, c = 4.7044, Z = 4; V = 489.08 Den(Calc)= 2.74
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Disphenoidal H-M Symbol (2 2 2) Space Group: P 212121
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.282(1)(121,130), 3.495(0.8)(021), 3.944(0.5)(111),2.293(0.4)(012,102), 2.704(0.4)(301,131), 3.149(0.4)(310),

Physical Properties of Lisitsynite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Good
Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 2.74
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Subconchoidal - Brittle frature with subconchoidal fragments
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-6 - Between Apatite and Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Lisitsynite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.005 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2054,KPDmeas= 0.2054,KC= 0.2064
Ncalc = 1.57
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.561, b=1.563, g=1.564, bire=0.0030, 2V(Calc)=70, 2V(Meas)=51. Dispersion strong, r > v.

Calculated Properties of Lisitsynite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.71 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Lisitsynite =2.74 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELisitsynite = 3.06 barns/electron
U=PELisitsynite x relectron= 8.30 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 276.32 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Lisitsynite per GRapi unit = 0.36 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Lisitsynite - barely detectable


Lisitsynite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (76)Tectosilicate Al-Si Framework
  (76.04)with B-Si frameworks
  (76.04.01)Dana Group Lisitsynite! KBSi2O6 P 212121 2 2 2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.FA.25 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.F - Tektosilicates without Zeolitic H2O
  09.FA -Tektosilicates without additional non-tetrahedral anions, (Al,B):Si = 1:1
09.FA.25 Lisitsynite! KBSi2O6 P 212121 2 2 2

Other Lisitsynite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, Vol 87, p 181) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, Vol 87, p 181) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, Vol 87, p 181)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Lisitsynite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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