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General Nasonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb6Ca4Si6O21Cl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,983.71 gm
   Calcium    8.89 %  Ca   12.44 % CaO
   Silicon    7.93 %  Si   16.96 % SiO2
   Lead      62.67 %  Pb   67.51 % PbO
   Chlorine   3.57 %  Cl    3.57 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -0.81 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    16.94 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.68 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb6Ca4.4Si5.6O21Cl2
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed Mn-Zn deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899
Help on Locality: Locality: Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersy, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Frank Lewis Nason (1856-1928), American geologist, Geological Survey of New Jersey.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nasonite Say NASONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34848
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  Nasonite   Epidote-(Pb)

Comments: Colorless, transparent hexagonal prism of nasonite on reddish brown hancockite (epidote-(Pb)).
Location: Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Nasonite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.31646
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.08, c = 13.27, Z = 2; V = 1,167.68 Den(Calc)= 5.64
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m) Space Group: P 63/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.81(1), 3.27(1), 3.16(0.9),

Physical Properties of Nasonite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Good, {h00} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 5.42 - 5.5, Average = 5.46
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Cleaveable - Easily cleaved into fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Adamantine
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Nasonite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.057 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.024 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1663,KPDmeas= 0.1718,KC= 0.1625
Ncalc = 1.88 - 1.92
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (+), w=1.913-1.945, e=1.923-1.971, bire=0.0100-0.0260.

Calculated Properties of Nasonite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.89 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nasonite =5.64 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.14
Boson Index = 0.86
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENasonite =1,110.90 barns/electron
U=PENasonite x rElectron Density=5,435.07 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nasonite is Not Radioactive

Nasonite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (56)Sorosilicate Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F. and H2O
  (56.02)with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
  (56.02.11)Dana Group Nasonite Pb6Ca4Si6O21Cl2 P 63/m 6/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.BE.77 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.B - Sorosilicates
  09.BE -Si2O7 groups with additional anions;
09.BE.77 Nasonite Pb6Ca4Si6O21Cl2 P 63/m 6/m

Other Nasonite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(AntBidBlaNic2) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Nasonite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
6 - Franklin Minerals(Palache)
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - MinDAT
13 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
14 - Online Mineral Museum
15 - QUT Mineral Atlas
16 - Ruff.Info

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