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General Magnesiofoitite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: [ ](Mg2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 937.08 gm
   Magnesium   3.89 %  Mg    6.45 % MgO
   Aluminum   21.31 %  Al   40.26 % Al2O3
   Silicon    17.98 %  Si   38.47 % SiO2
   Boron       3.46 %  B    11.14 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    0.43 %  H     3.84 % H2O
   Oxygen     52.93 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.17 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg1.5Al7.4Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a hydrothermally altered quartz-phenocryst-bearing porphyry. The Mg analogue of foitite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Kyonosawa, Mitomi-mura, Higashi-Yamanashi-gun, Yamanashi-ken Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name recalls its composition and relationship to foitite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1998-037

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Comments: Aggregate of greenish-brown acicular crystals of magnesiofoitite.
Location: Kyonosawa, Mitomi-mura, Yamanashi prefecture, Chubu region, Honshu island, Japan. Scale: Picture size 5 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Magnesiofoitite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.4519
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 15.884, c = 7.178, Z = 3; V = 1,568.39 Den(Calc)= 2.98
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.567(1)(051), 3.969(1)(220), 4.211(0.9)(211),2.949(0.7)(122), 3.47(0.6)(012), 6.366(0.6)(101), 2.037(0.5)(152),

Physical Properties of Magnesiofoitite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Pale bluish gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Felted - Occurs as minute crystalling aggregates with the form of felt material.
Help on Habit: Habit: Radial - Crystals radiate from a center without producing stellar forms (e.g. stibnite)
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 7 - Quartz
Help on Luster: Luster: Earthy (Dull)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Magnesiofoitite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= -0.002 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2138,KC= 0.2133
Ncalc = 1.64
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.624, w=1.65, bire=0.0260.

Calculated Properties of Magnesiofoitite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.96 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Magnesiofoitite =2.98 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMagnesiofoitite = 1.45 barns/electron
U=PEMagnesiofoitite x rElectron Density= 4.28 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Magnesiofoitite is Not Radioactive

Magnesiofoitite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 61.03a.01.02 (61)Cyclosilicate Six-Membered Rings
  (61.03a)with borate groups (Alkali-Deficient Tourmaline Subgroup)
  (61.03a.01)Foitite Subgroup
61.03a.01.01 Foitite! []Na<0.5(Fe,Al)3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4 R 3m 3m
61.03a.01.02 Magnesiofoitite! [](Mg2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)4 R 3m 3m
61.03a.01.03 Rossmanite! []LiAl2Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)4 R 3m 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.CK.05 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.C - Cyclosilicates
  09.CK -[Si6O18]12- 6-membered single rings, with insular complex anions
09.CK.05 Chromdravite! NaMg3(Cr,Fe)6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Feruvite! (Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Ti)3(Al,Mg,Fe)6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Dravite NaMg3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Buergerite! NaFe3Al6(BO3)3Si6O21F R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Foitite! []Na<0.5(Fe,Al)3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Liddicoatite! Ca(Li,Al)3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(O,OH,F)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Elbaite Na(Li,Al)3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Rossmanite! []LiAl2Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Olenite! NaAl3Al6(BO3)3(Si6O18)(O,OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Povondraite! (Na,K)(Fe,Fe)3(Fe,Mg,Al)6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Schorl NaFe3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Uvite (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe)3Al5Mg(BO3)3Si6O18(OH,F)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Vanadiumdravite! NaMg3V6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Magnesiofoitite! [](Mg2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)4 R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Hydroxyuvite! CaMg3(Al5Mg)(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH) R 3m 3m
09.CK.05 Schorl-(F)! NaFe3Al6Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F,OH) R 3m 3m

Other Magnesiofoitite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( CanMin) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, Vol 85, p 1562) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, Vol 85, p 1562)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Magnesiofoitite :
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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Dana No: 61.03a.01.02 Strunz No: 09.CK.05





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