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General Margarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 398.18 gm
   Calcium   10.07 %  Ca   14.08 % CaO
   Aluminum  27.10 %  Al   51.21 % Al2O3
   Silicon   14.11 %  Si   30.18 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.51 %  H     4.52 % H2O
   Oxygen    48.22 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaAl4Si2O10(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Commonly associated with corundum as an alteration product.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1823
Help on Locality: Locality: Corundum mines at Ekaterinurg Distict, Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek margaritos - "pearl."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Margarite Say MARGARITE
 

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  Margarite

Comments: Beige, massive, fibrous/foliated aggregate of margarite crystals.
Location: Long Hill/Old Tungsten Mine in Trumbull, Connecticut, USA. Scale: 10 x 5 cm.
© Walter Mroch / Gem and Mineral Exploration Company

Margarite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5816:1:2.1774
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.118, b = 8.799, c = 19.159, Z = 4; beta = 95.15° V = 859.31 Den(Calc)= 3.08
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/c
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.18(1), 1.908(0.35), 2.517(0.25),
 

Physical Properties of Margarite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Good
Help on Color: Color: White, Gray, Pinkish gray, Yellowish gray.
Help on Density: Density: 2.99 - 3.08, Average = 3.03
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to subtranslucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Lamellar - Thin laminae producing a lamellar structure.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Lamellar - Distinctly foliated fine-grained forms.
Help on Habit: Habit: Scaly - Morphology like fish scales.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=sky blue, Long UV=strong sky blue.
Help on Luster: Luster: Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Margarite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.028 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.042 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2047,KPDmeas= 0.2077,KC= 0.2137
Ncalc = 1.64 - 1.66
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.595-1.638, b=1.625-1.648, g=1.627-1.65, bire=0.0120-0.0320, 2V(Calc)=28-46, 2V(Meas)=26-67. Dispersion r < v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): colorless.
 

Calculated Properties of Margarite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.02 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Margarite =3.04 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0069559576
Boson Index = 0.9930440424
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMargarite = 2.58 barns/electron
U=PEMargarite x rElectron Density= 7.79 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Margarite is Not Radioactive
 

Margarite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 71.02.02c.01 (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.02)with 2:1 Layers
  (71.02.02c)Mica Group (Margarite subgroup)
 
71.02.02c.01 Margarite CaAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.02c.02 Clintonite Ca(Mg,Al)3(Al3Si)O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02c.03 Bityite CaLiAl2(AlBeSi2)O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.02c.04 Anandite (Ba,K)(Fe,Mg)3(Si,Al,Fe)4O10(S,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02c.05 Kinoshitalite (Ba,K)(Mg,Mn,Al)3Si2Al2O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02c.06 Ferrokinoshitalite! (Ba,K)(Fe,Mg)3(Si2Al2)O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02c.07 Ganterite! [Ba0.5(Na,K)0.5]Al2(Si2.5Al1.5O10)(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.02c.08 Oxykinoshitalite! (Ba,K)(Mg,Fe,Ti)3(Si,Al)4O10O2 C 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.EC.30 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.E - Phyllosilicates
  09.EC -Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
 
09.EC.30 Margarite CaAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 

Other Margarite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Collectors Book of Fluorescent Minerals) OPTIC PROP.(Heinrich65)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Margarite :
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 - HyperPhysics
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info
17 - Scandinavian mineral gallery
18 - WWW-MINCRYST

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CaAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2
Dana No: 71.02.02c.01 Strunz No: 09.EC.30
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