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Manganberzeliite Mineral Data

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General Manganberzeliite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Na)3(Mn,Mg)2(AsO4)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 618.74 gm
   Sodium      2.79 %  Na    3.76 % Na2O
   Calcium    14.57 %  Ca   20.39 % CaO
   Magnesium   1.96 %  Mg    3.26 % MgO
   Manganese  13.32 %  Mn   17.20 % MnO
   Arsenic    36.33 %  As   55.72 % As2O5
   Oxygen     31.03 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.32 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2.25Na0.75Mn2+1.5Mg0.5(AsO4)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed manganiferous skarns. Forms a series with berzeliite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
Help on Locality: Locality: Langban, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the manganese dominant analogue of berzeliite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Manganberzeliite + Pronunciation Say MANGANBERZELIITE
 

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  Manganberzeliite

Comments: Orange translucent crystalline manganberzeliite in clear calcite.
Location: Langban, Varmland, Sweden. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Manganberzeliite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 12.52, Z = 8; V = 1,962.52 Den(Calc)= 4.19
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: I a3d
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.8(1), 2.56(0.9), 1.67(0.8),
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Physical Properties of Manganberzeliite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Grayish yellow, Yellowish red, Honey yellow, Orange.
Help on Density: Density: 4.21 - 4.46, Average = 4.33
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Uneven - Uneven fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4.5-5 - Near Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Resinous
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Manganberzeliite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.003 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.037 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1874,KPDmeas= 0.1811,KC= 0.1806
Ncalc = 1.76 - 1.81
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.78-1.79.
 

Calculated Properties of Manganberzeliite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.09 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Manganberzeliite =4.34 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0023097828
Boson Index = 0.9976902172
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEManganberzeliite = 30.39 barns/electron
U=PEManganberzeliite x rElectron Density= 124.26 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Manganberzeliite is Not Radioactive
 

Manganberzeliite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 38.02.01.02 (38)Anhydrous Phosphates, etc
  (38.02)(A+ B++)5 (XO4)3
  (38.02.01)Berzeliite Group
 
38.02.01.01 Berzeliite (Ca,Na)3(Mg,Mn)2(AsO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
38.02.01.02 Manganberzeliite (Ca,Na)3(Mn,Mg)2(AsO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
38.02.01.03 Palenzonaite (Ca,Na)3Mn(V,As,Si)3O12 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
38.02.01.04 Schaferite! NaCa2Mg2(VO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 08.AC.25 08 - PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
  08.A - Phosphates, etc. without additional anions, without H2O
  08.AC -With medium-sized and large cations
 
08.AC.25 Berzeliite (Ca,Na)3(Mg,Mn)2(AsO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.AC.25 Palenzonaite (Ca,Na)3Mn(V,As,Si)3O12 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.AC.25 Manganberzeliite (Ca,Na)3(Mn,Mg)2(AsO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 
08.AC.25 Schaferite! NaCa2Mg2(VO4)3 I a3d 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Manganberzeliite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic5) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Manganberzeliite :
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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Manganberzeliite

(Ca,Na)3(Mn,Mg)2(AsO4)3
Dana No: 38.02.01.02 Strunz No: 08.AC.25
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