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General Mukhinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Al2V+++(SiO4)3(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 478.32 gm
   Calcium   16.76 %  Ca   23.45 % CaO
   Aluminum  11.28 %  Al   21.32 % Al2O3
   Vanadium  10.65 %  V    15.67 % V2O3
   Silicon   17.62 %  Si   37.68 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.21 %  H     1.88 % H2O
   Oxygen    43.48 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Al2V3+(SiO4)3(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphic limestone with goldmanite, muscovite, and common sulphides. V analogue of clinozoisite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969 - Dana number changed from 58.2.1a.10
Help on Locality: Locality: Tashelginsk iron deposit, Gornaya Shoriya, western Siberia, Russa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Alekseia Stepanovna Mukhin (1910-1973), Russian geologist, Western Siveria Geological Administration.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mukhinite + Pronunciation Say MUKHINITE
 

Mukhinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.5864:1:1.8092
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.9, b = 5.61, c = 10.15, Z = 2; beta = 115.5° V = 457.41 Den(Calc)= 3.47
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.892(1), 2.6(0.8), 2.682(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Mukhinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect, {100} Good
Help on Color: Color: Black.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 8 - Topaz
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: brownish gray
 

Optical Properties of Mukhinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= 0.043 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2124,KC= 0.2219
Ncalc = 1.77
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=1.723, b=1.733, g=1.755, bire=0.0320, 2V(Calc)=70, 2V(Meas)=88.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): pale olive green.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): pale reddish brown.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): reddish brown.
 

Calculated Properties of Mukhinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.42 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Mukhinite =3.47 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0089278206
Boson Index = 0.9910721794
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMukhinite = 5.06 barns/electron
U=PEMukhinite x rElectron Density= 17.34 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Mukhinite is Not Radioactive
 

Mukhinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 58.02.01a.04 (58)Sorosilicate Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
  (58.02)with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n=1,2)
  (58.02.01a)Epidote group (Clinozoisite subgroup)
 
58.02.01a.01 Clinozoisite! Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH)=Ca2AlAl2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
58.02.01a.02 Epidote! Ca2(Fe,Al)3(SiO4)3(OH)=Ca2(Fe,Al)Al2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
58.02.01a.03 Epidote-(Pb)! (Ca,Pb,Sr)2(Al,Fe)3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
58.02.01a.04 Mukhinite Ca2Al2V(SiO4)3(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
58.02.01a.05 Piemontite Ca2(Al,Mn,Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH)=Ca2(Mn,Fe)Al2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
58.02.01a.06 Piemontite-(Sr)! (Ca,Mn)(Sr,Ca)Mn(Al,Mn,Fe)2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
58.02.01a.07 Manganipiemontite-(Sr)! CaSr(Mn,Fe)2Al[Si3O12](OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
58.02.01a.08 Gatelite-(Ce)! (Ca,Ce,La,Nd)4(Al,Mg,Fe)4[Si2O7][SiO4]3(O,F,OH)3 P 21/a 2/m
 
58.02.01a.09 Clinozoisite-(Sr)! CaSrAl3(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
58.02.01a.10 Uedaite-(Ce)! MnCeAl2Fe(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
58.02.01a.11 Epidote-(Sr)! CaSrAl2Fe(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.BG.05a 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.B - Sorosilicates
  09.BG -Sorosilicates with mixed SiO4 and Si2O7 groups;
 
09.BG.05a Clinozoisite Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH)=Ca2AlAl2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
09.BG.05a Epidote Ca2(Fe,Al)3(SiO4)3(OH)=Ca2(Fe,Al)Al2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
09.BG.05a Epidote-(Pb) (Ca,Pb,Sr)2(Al,Fe)3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
09.BG.05a Mukhinite Ca2Al2V(SiO4)3(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
09.BG.05a Piemontite Ca2(Al,Mn,Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH)=Ca2(Mn,Fe)Al2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
09.BG.05a Piemontite-(Sr)! (Ca,Mn)(Sr,Ca)Mn(Al,Mn,Fe)2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
09.BG.05a Manganipiemontite-(Sr)! CaSr(Mn,Fe)2Al[Si3O12](OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
09.BG.05a Clinozoisite-(Sr)! CaSrAl3(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 
09.BG.05a Epidote-(Sr)! CaSrAl2Fe(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) P 21/m 2/m
 

Other Mukhinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Mukhinite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Mukhinite

Ca2Al2V+++(SiO4)3(OH)
Dana No: 58.02.01a.04 Strunz No: 09.BG.05a
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