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General Nasinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2B5O8(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 281.06 gm
   Sodium    16.36 %  Na   22.05 % Na2O
   Boron     19.23 %  B    61.92 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   1.79 %  H    16.02 % H2O
   Oxygen    62.62 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2B5O8(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Scales on piping in a geothermal field.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1961
Help on Locality: Locality: Larderello, Val di Cecina, Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Rafaello Nasini (1854-1931), Italian chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nasinite Say NASINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 1973
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Nasinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.8376:1:1.7097
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.998, b = 6.529, c = 11.163, Z = 2; V = 874.45 Den(Calc)= 1.07
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: P na21
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 5.27(1), 5.99(0.95), 2.9(0.7),

Physical Properties of Nasinite

Help on Color: Color: White.

Optical Properties of Nasinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= -1.077 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.4766,KC= 0.2295
Ncalc = 1.25
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.494, b=1.512, g=1.524, bire=0.0300, 2V(Calc)=76, 2V(Meas)=66.8.

Calculated Properties of Nasinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=1.07 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nasinite =1.07 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENasinite = 0.52 barns/electron
U=PENasinite x rElectron Density= 0.55 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nasinite is Not Radioactive

Nasinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (26)Hydrated Borates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
  (26.05)Dana Type
  (26.05.06)Dana Group Nasinite Na2B5O8(OH)•2(H2O) P na21 mm2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 06.EC.05 06 - BORATES
  06.E - Pentaborates
  06.EC -Phyllo-pentaborates
06.EC.05 Biringuccite Na2B5O8(OH)•(H2O) P 21/c 2/m
06.EC.05 Nasinite Na2B5O8(OH)•2(H2O) P na21 mm2

Other Nasinite 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 Nasinite :
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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Dana No: Strunz No: 06.EC.05