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General Oneillite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na15Ca3Mn3Fe++3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,128.56 gm
   Sodium     11.02 %  Na   14.86 % Na2O
   Calcium     3.84 %  Ca    5.38 % CaO
   Zirconium   8.75 %  Zr   11.82 % ZrO2
   Manganese   5.27 %  Mn    6.80 % MnO
   Niobium     2.97 %  Nb    4.25 % Nb2O5
   Iron        5.36 %  Fe    6.89 % FeO
   Silicon    22.44 %  Si   48.01 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.10 %  H     0.89 % H2O
   Chlorine    0.57 %  Cl    0.57 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -0.13 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     39.68 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.34 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na15Ca3Mn2+3Fe2+3Zr3NbSi25O74.8(OH)2.5(H2O)0.3Cl0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in nepheline syenite at the contact between a vein of fine-grained albite and the host rock. A member of the Eudialyte group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville County, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after John Johnston O�Neill (1886-1966), geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, and later, Professor of geology, Dean of Science and Dean of Engineering at Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1998-064
 

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  Oneillite

Comments: Brownish-yellow grains of oneillite in white K-feldspar from the type locality.
Location: Poudrette quarry (Demix quarry; Uni-Mix quarry; Desourdy quarry), Mont Saint-Hilaire, Rouville, Montérégie, Québec, Canada. Scale: FOV is 6x5 mm.
© Pavel M. Kartashov

Oneillite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.11266
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 14.192, c = 29.983, Z = 3; V = 5,229.90 Den(Calc)= 2.98
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3) Space Group: R 3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.964(1), 2.844(0.891), 11.348(0.442),4.291(0.365), 6.021(0.361), 3.15(0.349), 7.1(0.33), 3.199(0.308), 5.683(0.308),
 

Physical Properties of Oneillite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Yellowish brown.
Help on Density: Density: 3.2
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Anhedral Grains - Granular minerals without the expression of crystal shapes
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-6 - Between Apatite and Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Oneillite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.029 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.043 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2157,KPDmeas= 0.2009,KC= 0.2069
Ncalc = 1.62 - 1.66
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.6406, w=1.645, bire=0.0044.
 

Calculated Properties of Oneillite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.11 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Oneillite =3.20 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEOneillite = 20.39 barns/electron
U=PEOneillite x rElectron Density= 63.45 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Oneillite is Not Radioactive
 

Oneillite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 64.01.01.06 (64)Cyclosilicates
  (64.01)Cyclosilicate Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups with mixed ring types
  (64.01.01)Eudialyte Group
 
64.01.01.01 Eudialyte Na4(Ca,Ce)2(Fe,Mn,Y)ZrSi8O22(OH,Cl)2(?) R 3m 3 2/m
 
64.01.01.02 Alluaivite Na19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3(Si3O9)2(Si10O28)2Cl•2(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
64.01.01.03 Kentbrooksite! (Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6MnZr3NbSi25O74F2•2(H2O) R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.04 Khomyakovite! Na12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.05 Manganokhomyakovite! Na12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.06 Oneillite! Na15Ca3Mn3Fe3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2 R 3 3
 
64.01.01.07 Ferrokentbrooksite! Na15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3(Cl,F,OH)2 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.08 Ikranite! (Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn,REE)6Fe2Zr3([],Zr)([],Si)Si24O66(O,OH)6Cl•2-3H2O R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.09 Feklichevite! Na11Ca9(Fe,Fe)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.10 Rastsvetaevite! Na27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.11 Taseqite! Na12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.12 Carbokentbrooksite! (Na,[])12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO3)•H2O R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.13 Zirsilite-(Ce)! (Na,[])12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO3)•H2O R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.14 Labyrinthite! (Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.15 Aqualite! (H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.16 Raslakite! Na15Ca3Fe3(Na,Zr)3Zr3(Si,Nb)(Si25O73)(OH,H2O)3(Cl,OH) R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.17 Georgbarsanovite! Na12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2•H2O R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.18 Johnsenite-(Ce)! Na12(Ce,REE,Sr)3Ca6Mn3Zr3W(Si25O73)(CO3)(OH,Cl)2 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.19 Golyshevite! (Na,Ca)10Ca9(Fe,Fe)2Zr3NbSi25O72(CO3)(OH)3•H2O R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.20 Mogovidite! Na9(Ca,Na)6Ca6Fe2Zr3[]Si25O72(CO3)(OH)4 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.21 Dualite! Na30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3MnSi51O144(OH,H2O,Cl)9 R 3m 3m
 
64.01.01.22 Voronkovite! Na15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl•H2O R 3 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.CO.10 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.C - Cyclosilicates
  09.CO -[Si9O27]18- 9-membered rings
 
09.CO.10 Alluaivite Na19(Ca,Mn)6(Ti,Nb)3(Si3O9)2(Si10O28)2Cl•2(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
 
09.CO.10 Eudialyte Na4(Ca,Ce)2(Fe,Mn,Y)ZrSi8O22(OH,Cl)2(?) R 3m 3 2/m
 
09.CO.10 Kentbrooksite! (Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6MnZr3NbSi25O74F2•2(H2O) R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Labyrinthite! (Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3 R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Carbokentbrooksite! (Na,[])12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO3)•H2O R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Zirsilite-(Ce)! (Na,[])12(Ce,Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO3)•H2O R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Mogovidite! Na9(Ca,Na)6Ca6Fe2Zr3[]Si25O72(CO3)(OH)4 R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Voronkovite! Na15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl•H2O R 3 3
 
09.CO.10 Taseqite! Na12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2 R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Aqualite! (H3O)8(Na,K,Sr)5Ca6Zr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Raslakite! Na15Ca3Fe3(Na,Zr)3Zr3(Si,Nb)(Si25O73)(OH,H2O)3(Cl,OH) R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Feklichevite! Na11Ca9(Fe,Fe)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5 R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Ikranite! (Na,H3O)15(Ca,Mn,REE)6Fe2Zr3([],Zr)([],Si)Si24O66(O,OH)6Cl•2-3H2O R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Khomyakovite! Na12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2 R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Manganokhomyakovite! Na12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2 R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Oneillite! Na15Ca3Mn3Fe3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2 R 3 3
 
09.CO.10 Ferrokentbrooksite! Na15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3(Cl,F,OH)2 R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Rastsvetaevite! Na27K8Ca12Fe3Zr6Si52O144(O,OH,H2O)6Cl2 R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Johnsenite-(Ce)! Na12(Ce,REE,Sr)3Ca6Mn3Zr3W(Si25O73)(CO3)(OH,Cl)2 R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Georgbarsanovite! Na12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2•H2O R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Golyshevite! (Na,Ca)10Ca9(Fe,Fe)2Zr3NbSi25O72(CO3)(OH)3•H2O R 3m 3m
 
09.CO.10 Dualite! Na30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3MnSi51O144(OH,H2O,Cl)9 R 3m 3m
 

Other Oneillite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( CanMin, 8/99) PHYS. PROP.(CanMin, 10/99) OPTIC PROP.(CanMin, 10/99)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Oneillite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Athena
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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Oneillite

Na15Ca3Mn3Fe++3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Dana No: 64.01.01.06 Strunz No: 09.CO.10
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