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General Mutinaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3Ca4Si85Al11O192•60(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 7,066.15 gm
   Sodium     0.98 %  Na    1.32 % Na2O
   Calcium    2.27 %  Ca    3.17 % CaO
   Aluminum   4.20 %  Al    7.94 % Al2O3
   Silicon   33.78 %  Si   72.28 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.71 %  H    15.30 % H2O
   Oxygen    57.06 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3Ca4Al11Si85O192•60(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In cavities in the Jurassic Ferrar dolerite. The natural counterpart of ZSM-5.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Adamson, Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Mutina, the ancient Latin name of Modena, Italy, a center of zeolite research.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mutinaite + Pronunciation Say MUTINAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 85446
  IMA1996-025
 

Mutinaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.0085:1:0.6728
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 20.223, b = 20.052, c = 13.491, Z = 1; V = 5,470.76 Den(Calc)= 2.14
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P nma
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.85(1), 3.75(0.98), 11.2(0.84),
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Physical Properties of Mutinaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Good
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Milky white.
Help on Density: Density: 2.14
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Spherical - Spherical, rounded aggregates.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Silky
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Mutinaite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.002 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.002 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2274,KPDmeas= 0.2274,KC= 0.2279
Ncalc = 1.49
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.485, b=1.487, g=1.488, bire=0.0030, 2V(Calc)=70, 2V(Meas)=70. Dispersion 2V could not be measured.
 

Calculated Properties of Mutinaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.17 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Mutinaite =2.14 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMutinaite = 1.75 barns/electron
U=PEMutinaite x rElectron Density= 3.79 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Mutinaite is Not Radioactive
 

Mutinaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 77.01.06.10 (77)Tectosilicate Zeolite group
  (77.01)true zeolites
  (77.01.06)Mordenite and related species
 
77.01.06.01 Mordenite (Ca,Na2,K2)Al2Si10O24•7(H2O) C mc21 mm2
 
77.01.06.02 Epistilbite CaAl2Si6O16•5(H2O) C1 1
 
77.01.06.03 Maricopaite Pb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100•32(H2O) Cm2m 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.06.04 Dachiardite-Ca (Ca,Na2,K2)5Al10Si38O96•25(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.06.05 Dachiardite-Na (Na2,Ca,K2)4Al4Si20O48•13(H2O) C 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.06.06 Ferrierite-Mg (Mg,Na,K)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36•9(H2O) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.06.06a Ferrierite-K! (K,Na)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36•9(H2O) Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.06.06b Ferrierite-Na! (Na,K)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36•9(H2O) P 21/n 2/m
 
77.01.06.07 Boggsite NaCa2(Al5Si19O48)•17(H2O) I mma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.06.08 Gottardiite! Na3Mg3Ca5Al19Si117O272•93(H2O) C mca 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.06.09 Terranovaite! (Na,Ca)8(Si68Al12)O160•29(H2O) C mcm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.06.10 Mutinaite! Na3Ca4Si85Al11O192•60(H2O) P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
77.01.06.12 Direnzoite! NaK6MgCa2(Al13Si47O120)•36H2O Pmmn 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.GF.35 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.G - Tektosilicates with Zeolitic H2O
  09.GF -Other Rare Zeolites
 
09.GF.35 Mutinaite! Na3Ca4Si85Al11O192•60(H2O) P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Mutinaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin) PHYS. PROP.(Min.Mag.,Vol.61,p733,1997) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Mutinaite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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Na3Ca4Si85Al11O192•60(H2O)
Dana No: 77.01.06.10 Strunz No: 09.GF.35
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