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Magnesiohornblende Mineral Data

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General Magnesiohornblende Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2[Mg4(Al,Fe+++)]Si7AlO22(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 821.16 gm
   Calcium     9.76 %  Ca   13.66 % CaO
   Magnesium  11.84 %  Mg   19.63 % MgO
   Aluminum    5.75 %  Al   10.86 % Al2O3
   Iron        1.70 %  Fe    2.43 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    23.94 %  Si   51.22 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.25 %  H     2.19 % H2O
   Oxygen     46.76 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Mg4Al0.75Fe3+0.25(Si7AlO22)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Probably common worldwide in "hornblende" granites and shists. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition and its relationship to hornblende.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Aluminomagnesiohornblende
  Hornblende
  ICSD 79834
  PDF 45-1371
 

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  Magnesiohornblende

Comments: Dark greenish-black massive magnesiohornblende.
Location: Willi Agatz Mine, Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Scale: Picture size 5.5 cm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Magnesiohornblende Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.544:1:0.292
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.887, b = 18.174, c = 5.308, Z = 2; beta = 105° V = 921.28 Den(Calc)= 2.96
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.14(1), 8.51(0.55), 2.72(0.35),
 

Physical Properties of Magnesiohornblende

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect, {???} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Brown, Green, Greenish brown, Greenish black, Dark green.
Help on Density: Density: 3 - 3.47, Average = 3.23
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Sub Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by semi-curving surfaces.
Help on Habit: Habit: Columnar - Forms columns
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Fibrous - Distinctly fibrous fine-grained forms.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-6 - Between Apatite and Orthoclase
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Magnesiohornblende

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.04 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.049 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2226,KPDmeas= 0.2037,KC= 0.2121
Ncalc = 1.63 - 1.74
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.616-1.68, b=1.626-1.695, g=1.636-1.7, bire=0.0200, 2V(Calc)=58-88, 2V(Meas)=66-85. Dispersion r > v or r < v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): light green, yellowish green, yellow, greenish brown, or yellow.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): dark green, dark yellowish green, brown. Pale, reddish brown, or greenish yellow.
 

Calculated Properties of Magnesiohornblende

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.22 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Magnesiohornblende =3.24 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMagnesiohornblende = 3.05 barns/electron
U=PEMagnesiohornblende x rElectron Density= 9.83 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Magnesiohornblende is Not Radioactive
 

Magnesiohornblende Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 66.01.03a.04 (66)Inosilicate Double-Width Unbranched Chains, W=2
  (66.01)with P=2 amphibole configuration
  (66.01.03a)Group 2, the calcic amphiboles
 
66.01.03a.01 Tremolite []Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.02 Actinolite Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.03 Ferro-actinolite []Ca2Fe5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.04 Magnesiohornblende Ca2[Mg4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.05 Ferrohornblende []Ca2[Fe4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.06 Tschermakite []Ca2(Mg3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.06a Aluminoferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3Al2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.06b Ferri-ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3(Fe3)2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.06c Ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH) C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.07 Ferro-aluminotschermakite* Ca2Fe3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.08 Ferritschermakite Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.09 Ferroferritschermakite* Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Fe2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.10 Edenite NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.10a Fluoro-edenite! NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.11 Ferro-edenite NaCa2Fe5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.12 Pargasite NaCa2(Mg,Fe)4Al(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.12a Potassicpargasite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.13 Ferropargasite NaCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.13a Ferrochloropargasite! NaCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22Cl2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.13b Potassic-chloropargasite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe2)4Al(Si6Al2O22)(Cl,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.13c Potassic-ferropargasite KCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.14 Magnesiohastingsite NaCa2(Mg4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15 Hastingsite NaCa2(Fe4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15a Potassic-chlorohastingsite! (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg)4Fe[Si6Al2O22](Cl,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15b Fluoro-magnesiohastingsite! (Na,K)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Ti)5(Si,Al)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15c Potassic-magnesiohastingsite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)5(Si,Al)8O22(OH,Cl)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15d Chloro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe3MgFe)(Si6Al2)S8O22Cl2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15e Fluoro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe2,Mg2,Fe)S5(Si6Al2)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.16 Potassic-magnesiosadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
66.01.03a.17 Sadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
66.01.03a.17a Potassicsadanagaite! (K,Na)Ca2[Fe3(Al,Fe)2][Si5Al3O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
66.01.03a.17b Potassicferrisadanagaite! (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg)2(Fe,Al)2[Si5Al3O22](OH,F,O)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.17c Magnesiosadanagaite! NaCa2[Mg3(Al,Fe)2]Si5AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.18 Kaersutite NaCa2(Mg4Ti)Si6Al2O23(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.19 Ferrokaersutite NaCa2(Fe4Ti)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.20 Fluorocannilloite! CaCa2(Mg4Al)Si5Al3O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.20a Cannilloite! CaCa2Mg4Al(Si5Al3)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DE.10 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DE -Inosilicates with 2-periodic double chains, Si4O11; amphibole family
 
09.DE.10 Ferritschermakite Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferro-actinolite []Ca2Fe5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Aluminoferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3Al2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Edenite NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferri-ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3(Fe3)2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Actinolite Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Cannilloite! CaCa2Mg4Al(Si5Al3)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Fluorocannilloite! CaCa2(Mg4Al)Si5Al3O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferrohornblende []Ca2[Fe4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferrokaersutite NaCa2(Fe4Ti)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferro-edenite NaCa2Fe5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferro-aluminotschermakite* Ca2Fe3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Potassic-magnesiosadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
09.DE.10 Fluoro-edenite! NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Hastingsite NaCa2(Fe4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH) C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferroferritschermakite* Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Fe2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferropargasite NaCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Joesmithite PbCa2(Mg,Fe,Fe)5Si6Be2O22(OH)2 P 2/a 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Kaersutite NaCa2(Mg4Ti)Si6Al2O23(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Magnesiohastingsite NaCa2(Mg4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Magnesiohornblende Ca2[Mg4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Pargasite NaCa2(Mg,Fe)4Al(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Potassicsadanagaite! (K,Na)Ca2[Fe3(Al,Fe)2][Si5Al3O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
09.DE.10 Potassicpargasite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Sadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
09.DE.10 Tschermakite []Ca2(Mg3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Tremolite []Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Fluoro-magnesiohastingsite! (Na,K)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Ti)5(Si,Al)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Parvo-manganotremolite! [](CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Fluoropargasite! NaCa2(Mg3FeAl)5(Si6Al2O22)F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Parvo-mangano-edenite! Na(CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Magnesiosadanagaite! NaCa2[Mg3(Al,Fe)2]Si5AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Fluoro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe2,Mg2,Fe)S5(Si6Al2)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Chloro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe3MgFe)(Si6Al2)S8O22Cl2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Potassic-magnesiohastingsite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)5(Si,Al)8O22(OH,Cl)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Potassic-ferropargasite KCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 

Other Magnesiohornblende Information

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

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Magnesiohornblende

Ca2[Mg4(Al,Fe+++)]Si7AlO22(OH)2
Dana No: 66.01.03a.04 Strunz No: 09.DE.10
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