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Polylithionite Mineral Data

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General Polylithionite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KLi2AlSi4O10(F,OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 393.12 gm
   Potassium   9.95 %  K    11.98 % K2O
   Sodium      1.75 %  Na    2.36 % Na2O
   Lithium     3.00 %  Li    6.46 % Li2O
   Aluminum    6.86 %  Al   12.97 % Al2O3
   Silicon    28.58 %  Si   61.14 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.26 %  H     2.29 % H2O
   Oxygen     44.77 %  O
   Fluorine    4.83 %  F     4.83 % F
                -   %   F    -2.03 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KLi1.7Na0.3AlSi4O10F(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: In syenite pegmatites in differentiated alkalic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
Help on Locality: Locality: Ilimaussaq intrusion, southern Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek "ploy" for many or much, and in allusion to its high LITHIum content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Polylithionite + Pronunciation Say POLYLITHIONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34336 (with F)
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  Polylithionite

Comments: Rosette of polylithionite crystals.
Location: Mt. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Scale: 2.5 x 2.3 cm.
© John Veevaert

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  Shibkovite   Polylithionite

Comments: Clear crystalline shibkovite aggregates with peach colored translucent polylithionite.
Location: Dara-Pioz, Tien-Shan, Tadzhikistan. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Polylithionite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5782:1:1.1183
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.186, b = 8.968, c = 10.029, Z = 2; beta = 100.4° V = 458.77 Den(Calc)= 2.85
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.07(1), 3.31(1), 3.59(1),
 

Physical Properties of Polylithionite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Bluish, Colorless, Violet, Greenish, Pearl white.
Help on Density: Density: 2.58 - 2.82, Average = 2.7
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Hexagonal - Crystals show a hexagonal outline.
Help on Habit: Habit: Scaly - Morphology like fish scales.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=an yellow-lemon.
Help on Luster: Luster: Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Polylithionite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.044 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.094 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1919,KPDmeas= 0.2025,KC= 0.2119
Ncalc = 1.55 - 1.6
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.53, b=1.551-1.556, g=1.555-1.559, bire=0.0250-0.0290
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.
 

Calculated Properties of Polylithionite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.67 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Polylithionite =2.70 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPolylithionite = 2.37 barns/electron
U=PEPolylithionite x relectron= 6.33 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 141.95 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Polylithionite per GRapi unit = 0.70 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Polylithionite - barely detectable

 

Polylithionite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 71.02.02b.08 (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.02)with 2:1 Layers
  (71.02.02b)Mica Group (Biotite subgroup)
 
71.02.02b.01 Phlogopite KMg3(Si3Al)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.01a Tetraferriphlogopite! KMg3FeSi3O10(OH)2 2/m
 
71.02.02b.01b Shirozulite! KMn3(AlSi3)O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.01c Fluorophlogopite! KMg3(AlSi3)O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.02 Biotite* K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.03 Annite KFe3AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.03a Fluorannite! KFe3AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.04 Tetraferriannite K(Fe,Mg)3(Fe,Al)Si3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.05 Siderophyllite KFe2Al(Al2Si2)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.05a Eastonite! KMg2Al[Al2Si2O10](OH)2 2/m
 
71.02.02b.06 Hendricksite K(Zn,Mg,Mn)3Si3AlO10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.07 Lepidolite K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m,Cm Mono
 
71.02.02b.08 Polylithionite KLi2AlSi4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.08a Trilithionite! KLi1.5Al1.5AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.08b Sokolovaite! CsLi2AlSi4O10F2 C 2/m, C 2 or Cm Mono
 
71.02.02b.09 Tainiolite KLiMg2Si4O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.10 Zinnwaldite KLiFeAl(AlSi3)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.11 Norrishite K(Mn2Li)Si4O10(O)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.12 Masutomilite K(Li,Al,Mn)3[(Si,Al)4O10](F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.13 Aspidolite NaMg3AlSi3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.14 Wonesite (Na,K).5(Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.15 Preiswerkite NaMg2Al3Si2O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02b.16 Ephesite NaLiAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.02b.18 Suhailite! (NH4)Fe3(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 C 2/m? 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.EC.20 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.E - Phyllosilicates
  09.EC -Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
 
09.EC.20 Annite KFe3AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Biotite* K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Hendricksite K(Zn,Mg,Mn)3Si3AlO10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Ephesite NaLiAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Aspidolite NaMg3AlSi3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Lepidolite K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m,Cm Mono
 
09.EC.20 Preiswerkite NaMg2Al3Si2O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Masutomilite K(Li,Al,Mn)3[(Si,Al)4O10](F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Wonesite (Na,K).5(Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Polylithionite KLi2AlSi4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Phlogopite KMg3(Si3Al)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Norrishite K(Mn2Li)Si4O10(O)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Siderophyllite KFe2Al(Al2Si2)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Fluorannite! KFe3AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Shirokshinite! K(NaMg2)Si4O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Zinnwaldite KLiFeAl(AlSi3)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Eastonite! KMg2Al[Al2Si2O10](OH)2 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Tetraferriannite K(Fe,Mg)3(Fe,Al)Si3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Tetraferriphlogopite! KMg3FeSi3O10(OH)2 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Trilithionite! KLi1.5Al1.5AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Sokolovaite! CsLi2AlSi4O10F2 C 2/m, C 2 or Cm Mono
 
09.EC.20 Shirozulite! KMn3(AlSi3)O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Suhailite! (NH4)Fe3(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 C 2/m? 2/m
 
09.EC.20 Fluorophlogopite! KMg3(AlSi3)O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
 

Other Polylithionite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Polylithionite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
5 - Athena
6 - EUROmin Project
7 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
8 - GeoScienceWorld
9 - Google Images
10 - Google Scholar
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
12 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
13 - MinDAT
14 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
15 - Online Mineral Museum
16 - QUT Mineral Atlas
17 - Ruff.Info

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Polylithionite

KLi2AlSi4O10(F,OH)2
Dana No: 71.02.02b.08 Strunz No: 09.EC.20
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