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General Potassicpargasite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe++)5Si8O22(OH,F)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 906.89 gm
   Potassium   2.16 %  K     2.60 % K2O
   Sodium      1.27 %  Na    1.71 % Na2O
   Calcium     8.84 %  Ca   12.37 % CaO
   Magnesium   8.04 %  Mg   13.33 % MgO
   Iron       12.32 %  Fe   15.84 % FeO
   Silicon    24.78 %  Si   53.00 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.20 %  H     1.79 % H2O
   Oxygen     41.99 %  O
   Fluorine    0.42 %  F     0.42 % F
                -   %   F    -0.18 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.88 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K0.5Na0.5Ca2Mg3Fe2+2(Si8O22)(OH)1.8F0.2
Help on Environment: Environment: With calcite in a metasomatic or skarn-type deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Pargas, Turku-Pori, Finland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its containing potassium and the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Potassicpargasite Say POTASSICPARGASITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1994-046
  Pargasite-K
 

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  Potassicpargasite

Comments: Brownish-black potassicpargasite crystal in calcite (repaired).
Location: Simonby, Pargas, Turku ja Pori, Finland. Scale: See Photo.
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Potassicpargasite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5493:1:0.2944
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.9199, b = 18.0591, c = 5.318, Z = 2; beta = 105.36° V = 918.66 Den(Calc)= 3.28
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): 3.14(1), 8.45(0.95), 2.344(0.7),
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Physical Properties of Potassicpargasite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Black.
Help on Density: Density: 3.25
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Intergrown Crystals - Occurs as intergrown crystalline aggregates
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-6.5 - Orthoclase-Pyrite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: brownish green
 

Optical Properties of Potassicpargasite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.016 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.025 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.202,KPDmeas= 0.2039,KC= 0.2073
Ncalc = 1.67 - 1.68
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.654, b=1.664, g=1.67, bire=0.0160, 2V(Calc)=74, 2V(Meas)=79. Dispersion dispersion not observed.
 

Calculated Properties of Potassicpargasite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.22 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Potassicpargasite =3.25 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPotassicpargasite = 6.08 barns/electron
U=PEPotassicpargasite x relectron= 19.56 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 30.79 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Potassicpargasite per GRapi unit = 3.25 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Potassicpargasite - barely detectable

 

Potassicpargasite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 66.01.03a.12a (66)Inosilicate Double-Width Unbranched Chains, W=2
  (66.01)with P=2 amphibole configuration
  (66.01.03a)Group 2, the calcic amphiboles
 
66.01.03a.01 Tremolite []Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.02 Actinolite Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.03 Ferro-actinolite []Ca2Fe5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.04 Magnesiohornblende Ca2[Mg4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.05 Ferrohornblende []Ca2[Fe4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.06 Tschermakite []Ca2(Mg3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.06a Aluminoferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3Al2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.06b Ferri-ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3(Fe3)2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.06c Ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH) C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.07 Ferro-aluminotschermakite* Ca2Fe3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.08 Ferritschermakite Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.09 Ferroferritschermakite* Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Fe2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.10 Edenite NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.10a Fluoro-edenite! NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.11 Ferro-edenite NaCa2Fe5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.12 Pargasite NaCa2(Mg,Fe)4Al(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.12a Potassicpargasite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.13 Ferropargasite NaCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.13a Ferrochloropargasite! NaCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22Cl2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.13b Potassic-chloropargasite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe2)4Al(Si6Al2O22)(Cl,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.13c Potassic-ferropargasite KCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.14 Magnesiohastingsite NaCa2(Mg4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15 Hastingsite NaCa2(Fe4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15a Potassic-chlorohastingsite! (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg)4Fe[Si6Al2O22](Cl,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15b Fluoro-magnesiohastingsite! (Na,K)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Ti)5(Si,Al)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15c Potassic-magnesiohastingsite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)5(Si,Al)8O22(OH,Cl)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15d Chloro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe3MgFe)(Si6Al2)S8O22Cl2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.15e Fluoro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe2,Mg2,Fe)S5(Si6Al2)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.16 Potassic-magnesiosadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
66.01.03a.17 Sadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
66.01.03a.17a Potassicsadanagaite! (K,Na)Ca2[Fe3(Al,Fe)2][Si5Al3O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
66.01.03a.17b Potassicferrisadanagaite! (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg)2(Fe,Al)2[Si5Al3O22](OH,F,O)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.17c Magnesiosadanagaite! NaCa2[Mg3(Al,Fe)2]Si5AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.18 Kaersutite NaCa2(Mg4Ti)Si6Al2O23(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.19 Ferrokaersutite NaCa2(Fe4Ti)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.20 Fluorocannilloite! CaCa2(Mg4Al)Si5Al3O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03a.20a Cannilloite! CaCa2Mg4Al(Si5Al3)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DE.10 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DE -Inosilicates with 2-periodic double chains, Si4O11; amphibole family
 
09.DE.10 Ferritschermakite Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferro-actinolite []Ca2Fe5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Aluminoferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3Al2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Edenite NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferri-ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3(Fe3)2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Actinolite Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Cannilloite! CaCa2Mg4Al(Si5Al3)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Fluorocannilloite! CaCa2(Mg4Al)Si5Al3O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferrohornblende []Ca2[Fe4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferrokaersutite NaCa2(Fe4Ti)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferro-edenite NaCa2Fe5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferro-aluminotschermakite* Ca2Fe3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Potassic-magnesiosadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
09.DE.10 Fluoro-edenite! NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Hastingsite NaCa2(Fe4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH) C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferroferritschermakite* Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Fe2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Ferropargasite NaCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Joesmithite PbCa2(Mg,Fe,Fe)5Si6Be2O22(OH)2 P 2/a 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Kaersutite NaCa2(Mg4Ti)Si6Al2O23(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Magnesiohastingsite NaCa2(Mg4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Magnesiohornblende Ca2[Mg4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Pargasite NaCa2(Mg,Fe)4Al(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Potassicsadanagaite! (K,Na)Ca2[Fe3(Al,Fe)2][Si5Al3O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
09.DE.10 Potassicpargasite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Sadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
 
09.DE.10 Tschermakite []Ca2(Mg3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Tremolite []Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Fluoro-magnesiohastingsite! (Na,K)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Ti)5(Si,Al)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Parvo-manganotremolite! [](CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Fluoropargasite! NaCa2(Mg3FeAl)5(Si6Al2O22)F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Parvo-mangano-edenite! Na(CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Magnesiosadanagaite! NaCa2[Mg3(Al,Fe)2]Si5AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Fluoro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe2,Mg2,Fe)S5(Si6Al2)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Chloro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe3MgFe)(Si6Al2)S8O22Cl2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Potassic-magnesiohastingsite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)5(Si,Al)8O22(OH,Cl)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.10 Potassic-ferropargasite KCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 

Other Potassicpargasite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.84,p195,1999) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Potassicpargasite :
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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Potassicpargasite

(K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe++)5Si8O22(OH,F)2
Dana No: 66.01.03a.12a Strunz No: 09.DE.10
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