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General Richterite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na(CaNa)(Mg,Fe++)5[Si8O22](OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 881.35 gm
   Sodium      5.22 %  Na    7.03 % Na2O
   Calcium     4.55 %  Ca    6.36 % CaO
   Magnesium   8.27 %  Mg   13.72 % MgO
   Iron       12.67 %  Fe   16.30 % FeO
   Silicon    25.49 %  Si   54.54 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.23 %  H     2.04 % H2O
   Oxygen     43.57 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2CaMg3Fe2+2(Si8O22)(OH)2
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1865
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Richterite + Pronunciation Say RICHTERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 72080
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  Calzirtite   Augite   Richterite

Comments: Gray irregular grain of calzirtite (see arrow) in fibrous augite with dark red richterite.
Location: Jacupiranga Mine, Cajati, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

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  Richterite

Comments: Richterite crystal in tan calcite.
Location: Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Richterite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5446:1:0.2842
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.03, b = 18.415, c = 5.234, Z = 2; beta = 104.97° V = 933.92 Den(Calc)= 3.13
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): 3.186(1), 3.301(0.75), 8.56(0.75),
 

Physical Properties of Richterite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Perfect, {100} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Blue, Brown, Brown red, Gray violet, Yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 3.09
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Richterite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.012 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.024 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2002,KPDmeas= 0.2028,KC= 0.2052
Ncalc = 1.63 - 1.64
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.615, b=1.629, g=1.636, bire=0.0210, 2V(Calc)=70, 2V(Meas)=68.
 

Calculated Properties of Richterite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.06 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Richterite =3.09 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERichterite = 5.54 barns/electron
U=PERichterite x rElectron Density= 16.93 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Richterite is Not Radioactive
 

Richterite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 66.01.03b.09 (66)Inosilicate Double-Width Unbranched Chains, W=2
  (66.01)with P=2 amphibole configuration
  (66.01.03b)Group 3, the sodic-calcic amphiboles
 
66.01.03b.01 Winchite [](CaNa)Mg4(Al,Fe3)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.01a Parvowinchite Na(NaMn)(Mg4Fe)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.02 Ferrowinchite [](CaNa)Fe4(Al,Fe)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.03 Ferriwinchite ([],Na)(Na,Ca)2(Mg,Fe)4Fe[Si8O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.04 Ferroferriwinchite* CaNa(Fe,Mg)4Fe[Si8O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.05 Barroisite [](CaNa)Mg3AlFeSi7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.05a Aluminobarroisite! []CaNaMg3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.06 Ferrobarroisite [](CaNa)Fe3AlFeSi7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.06a Aluminoferrobarroisite! []CaNa(Fe2)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.07 Ferribarroisite CaNa(Fe,Mg)3Fe2[AlSi7O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.08 Ferroferribarroisite* CaNa(Fe,Mg)3Fe2[AlSi7O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.08a Ferri-ferrobarroisite! []CaNa(Fe)3(Fe)2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.09 Richterite Na(CaNa)(Mg,Fe)5[Si8O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.09a Fluororichterite! Na(CaNa)Mg5[Si8O22]F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.09b Potassic-fluororichterite! (K,Na)(CaNa)Mg5[Si8O22]F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.09c Potassicrichterite! (K,Na)(CaNa)2Mg5[Si8O22](OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.10 Ferrorichterite Na(CaNa)Fe5[Si8O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.11 Magnesiokatophorite Na(CaNa)Mg4AlSi7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.12 Katophorite Na(CaNa)Fe4(Al,Fe)Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.13 Magnesioferrikatophorite Na2Ca(Mg,Fe)4FeSi7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.14 Ferrikatophorite Na2Ca(Fe,Mg)4Fe(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.15 Magnesiotaramite Na(CaNa)Mg3ALFe[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.15a Aluminotaramite! Na(CaNa)(Fe3Al2)(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.15b Alumino-magnesiotaramite! Na(CaNa)(Mg3Al2)(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.15c Fluoro-alumino-magnesiotaramite! Na(CaNa)(Mg3Al2)(Si6Al2)O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.16 Taramite Na(CaNa)Fe3AlFe[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.17 Ferri-magnesiotaramite! NaCaNaMg3Fe2[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.18 Ferritaramite Na(CaNa)(Fe,Mg)3Fe2[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.19 Fluoropargasite! NaCa2(Mg3FeAl)5(Si6Al2O22)F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.20 Parvo-mangano-edenite! Na(CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
66.01.03b.21 Parvo-manganotremolite! [](CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DE.20 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.20 Winchite [](CaNa)Mg4(Al,Fe3)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Aluminobarroisite! []CaNaMg3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferriwinchite ([],Na)(Na,Ca)2(Mg,Fe)4Fe[Si8O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferroferriwinchite* CaNa(Fe,Mg)4Fe[Si8O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Aluminoferrobarroisite! []CaNa(Fe2)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferri-ferrobarroisite! []CaNa(Fe)3(Fe)2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferribarroisite CaNa(Fe,Mg)3Fe2[AlSi7O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Barroisite [](CaNa)Mg3AlFeSi7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Fluororichterite! Na(CaNa)Mg5[Si8O22]F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferrobarroisite [](CaNa)Fe3AlFeSi7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Magnesiotaramite Na(CaNa)Mg3ALFe[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferrikatophorite Na2Ca(Fe,Mg)4Fe(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferrorichterite Na(CaNa)Fe5[Si8O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferrowinchite [](CaNa)Fe4(Al,Fe)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferroferribarroisite* CaNa(Fe,Mg)3Fe2[AlSi7O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferritaramite Na(CaNa)(Fe,Mg)3Fe2[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Ferri-magnesiotaramite! NaCaNaMg3Fe2[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Magnesioferrikatophorite Na2Ca(Mg,Fe)4FeSi7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Katophorite Na(CaNa)Fe4(Al,Fe)Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Parvowinchite Na(NaMn)(Mg4Fe)Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Potassic-fluororichterite! (K,Na)(CaNa)Mg5[Si8O22]F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Richterite Na(CaNa)(Mg,Fe)5[Si8O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Taramite Na(CaNa)Fe3AlFe[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Magnesiokatophorite Na(CaNa)Mg4AlSi7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Potassicrichterite! (K,Na)(CaNa)2Mg5[Si8O22](OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Fluoro-alumino-magnesiotaramite! Na(CaNa)(Mg3Al2)(Si6Al2)O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Aluminotaramite! Na(CaNa)(Fe3Al2)(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.DE.20 Alumino-magnesiotaramite! Na(CaNa)(Mg3Al2)(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 

Other Richterite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Richterite :
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 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
9 - GeoScienceWorld
10 - Google Images
11 - Google Scholar
12 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
13 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
14 - MinDAT
15 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
16 - Online Mineral Museum
17 - QUT Mineral Atlas
18 - Ruff.Info
19 - Scandinavian mineral gallery
20 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Richterite

Na(CaNa)(Mg,Fe++)5[Si8O22](OH)2
Dana No: 66.01.03b.09 Strunz No: 09.DE.20
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