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General Milarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,980.55 gm
   Potassium   3.95 %  K     4.76 % K2O
   Calcium     8.09 %  Ca   11.33 % CaO
   Beryllium   1.82 %  Be    5.05 % BeO
   Aluminum    2.72 %  Al    5.15 % Al2O3
   Silicon    34.03 %  Si   72.81 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.10 %  H     0.91 % H2O
   Oxygen     49.28 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2Ca4Al2Be4(Si24O60)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Granitic pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
Help on Locality: Locality: Val Milar, Switzerland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Milarite Say MILARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 6260
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  Milarite

Comments: Single transparent crystal of yellow Milarite.
Location: Near Rossing, Namibia. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

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  Milarite

Comments: Blocky, barrel-shaped crystal of milarite on muscovite..
Location: Jagauaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Scale: Crystal size 2.5 x 1 x 1 cm.
© Rob Lavinsky

Milarite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.32997
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.41, c = 13.845, Z = 1; V = 1,299.35 Den(Calc)= 2.53
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 6/mcc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.307(1), 2.88(0.9), 4.16(0.65),
 

Physical Properties of Milarite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Imperfect, {1120} Imperfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, White, Greenish white, Yellowish white.
Help on Density: Density: 2.52
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Coarse - Occurs as well-formed coarse sized crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=bluish white.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Milarite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): colorless.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): colorless.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.013 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.009 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2124,KPDmeas= 0.2132,KC= 0.2104
Ncalc = 1.53
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.529-1.548, w=1.532-1.551, bire=0.0030-0.0160.
 

Calculated Properties of Milarite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.52 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Milarite =2.53 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMilarite = 2.79 barns/electron
U=PEMilarite x relectron= 7.04 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 56.71 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Milarite per GRapi unit = 1.76 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Milarite - barely detectable

 

Milarite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 63.02.01a.12 (63)Cyclosilicate Condensed Rings
  (63.02)6-membered rings
  (63.02.01a)Milarite - Osumilite group (Milarite - Osumilite subgroup)
 
63.02.01a.01 Brannockite KSn2Li3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.02 Chayesite K(Mg,Fe)4Fe(Si12O30) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.03 Darapiosite KNa2Zr[Li(Mn,Zr)2Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.04 Eifelite KNa3Mg4Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.05 Merrihueite (K,Na)2(Fe,Mg)5Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.06 Osumilite-(Fe) (K,Na)(Fe,Mg)2(Al,Fe)3(Si,Al)12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.07 Osumilite-(Mg) (K,Na)(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Fe)3(Si,Al)12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.08 Poudretteite KNa2B3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.09 Sugilite KNa2(Fe,Mn,Al)2Li3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.10 Yagiite (Na,K)3Mg4(Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)24O60 P 6/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.11 Dusmatovite K(K,Na,[])(Mn,Y,Zr)2(Zn,Li)3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.12 Milarite K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60•(H2O) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.13 Sogdianite (K,Na)2(Li,Fe,Al)3ZrSi12O30 P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.14 Roedderite (Na,K)2(Mg,Fe)5Si12O30 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.15 Berezanskite! KLi3Ti2Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.16 Shibkovite! K(Ca,Mn,Na)2(K2-x,[]x)2ZnSi12O30(x~0.8) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.17 Trattnerite! (Fe,Mg)2(Mg,Fe)3(Si12O30) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.18 Almarudite! K([],Na)2(Mn,Fe,Mg)2(Be,Al)3[Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.19 Oftedalite! (Sc,Ca)2KBe3Si12O30 P 6/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.20 Klochite ([]1Na1)KFe2Zn3[Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.21 Friedrichbeckeite! K([],Na)Mg2(Be2Mg)Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.CM.05 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.C - Cyclosilicates
  09.CM -[Si6O18]12- 6-membered double rings (sechser-Doppelringe)
 
09.CM.05 Brannockite KSn2Li3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Armenite BaCa2Al6Si9O30•2(H2O) Pnc2 mm2
 
09.CM.05 Berezanskite! KLi3Ti2Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Dusmatovite K(K,Na,[])(Mn,Y,Zr)2(Zn,Li)3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Chayesite K(Mg,Fe)4Fe(Si12O30) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Shibkovite! K(Ca,Mn,Na)2(K2-x,[]x)2ZnSi12O30(x~0.8) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Eifelite KNa3Mg4Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Darapiosite KNa2Zr[Li(Mn,Zr)2Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Merrihueite (K,Na)2(Fe,Mg)5Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Roedderite (Na,K)2(Mg,Fe)5Si12O30 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Milarite K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60•(H2O) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Osumilite-(Fe) (K,Na)(Fe,Mg)2(Al,Fe)3(Si,Al)12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Osumilite-(Mg) (K,Na)(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Fe)3(Si,Al)12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Poudretteite KNa2B3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Sugilite KNa2(Fe,Mn,Al)2Li3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Sogdianite (K,Na)2(Li,Fe,Al)3ZrSi12O30 P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Oftedalite! (Sc,Ca)2KBe3Si12O30 P 6/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Yagiite (Na,K)3Mg4(Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)24O60 P 6/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Trattnerite! (Fe,Mg)2(Mg,Fe)3(Si12O30) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Almarudite! K([],Na)2(Mn,Fe,Mg)2(Be,Al)3[Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Milarite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990;www.saint-hilaire.ca) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Milarite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
5 - Athena
6 - EUROmin Project
7 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
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
18 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Milarite

K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60•(H2O)
Dana No: 63.02.01a.12 Strunz No: 09.CM.05
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