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Saliotite Mineral Data

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General Saliotite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na0.5Li0.5Al3AlSi3O10(OH)5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 452.18 gm
   Sodium     2.54 %  Na    3.43 % Na2O
   Lithium    0.77 %  Li    1.65 % Li2O
   Aluminum  23.87 %  Al   45.10 % Al2O3
   Silicon   18.63 %  Si   39.86 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.11 %  H     9.96 % H2O
   Oxygen    53.07 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na0.5Li0.5Al4Si3O10(OH)5
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994
Help on Locality: Locality: Andalusia, Spain Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Pierre Saliot, professor of geology in France.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Saliotite + Pronunciation Say SALIOTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1990-018
 

Saliotite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5786:1:2.6733
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.158, b = 8.914, c = 23.83, Z = 4; beta = 94.23° V = 1,092.68 Den(Calc)= 2.75
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): 2.547(1), 1.486(0.9), 4.456(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Saliotite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Pearl white.
Help on Density: Density: 2.75
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Saliotite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.035 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.035 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2139,KPDmeas= 0.2139,KC= 0.2217
Ncalc = 1.61
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.58-1.59, b=1.58-1.59, g=1.59-1.6, bire=0.0100, 2V(Calc)=0, 2V(Meas)=30-50.
 

Calculated Properties of Saliotite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.75 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Saliotite =2.75 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0095338796
Boson Index = 0.9904661204
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESaliotite = 1.48 barns/electron
U=PESaliotite x rElectron Density= 4.07 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Saliotite is Not Radioactive
 

Saliotite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 71.04.02.03 (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.04)interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
  (71.04.02)Interstratified Chlorite-Smectite group
 
71.04.02.01 Dozyite (Mg7Al2)(Si4Al2)O15(OH)12 Cm m
 
71.04.02.02 Lunijianlaite LiAl6(Si7Al)O20(OH)10 Unk Mono
 
71.04.02.03 Saliotite Na0.5Li0.5Al3AlSi3O10(OH)5 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.04.02.04 Tosudite Na0,5(Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)8O18(OH)12•5(H2O) Unk Ortho
 
71.04.02.05 Corrensite (Ca,Na,K)(Mg,Fe,Al)9(Si,Al)8O20(OH)10•n(H2O) Unk Ortho
 
71.04.02.06 Kulkeite Na0.35Mg8AlSi7O20(OH)10 Unk Mono
 
71.04.02.07 Rectorite (Na,Ca)Al4(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4•2(H2O) Unk Mono
 
71.04.02.08 Aliettite [Mg3Si4O10(OH)2](Ca0.5,Na)0.33(Al,Mg,Fe)2-3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2•n(H2O) Unk Mono
 
71.04.02.09 Glagolevite! NaMg6[Si3AlO10](OH,O)8•H2O C1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.EC.60 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.E - Phyllosilicates
  09.EC -Phyllosilicates with mica sheets, composed of tetrahedral and octahedral nets
 
09.EC.60 Aliettite [Mg3Si4O10(OH)2](Ca0.5,Na)0.33(Al,Mg,Fe)2-3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2•n(H2O) Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Dozyite (Mg7Al2)(Si4Al2)O15(OH)12 Cm m
 
09.EC.60 Corrensite (Ca,Na,K)(Mg,Fe,Al)9(Si,Al)8O20(OH)10•n(H2O) Unk Ortho
 
09.EC.60 Kulkeite Na0.35Mg8AlSi7O20(OH)10 Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Karpinskite (Mg,Ni)2Si2O5(OH)2(?) Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Illite* (K,H3O)(Al,Mg,Fe)2(Si,Al)4O10[(OH)2,(H2O)] C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.60 Hydrobiotite [K(Mg,Fe)3(Al,Fe)Si3O10(OH,F)2]•[(Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2•4(H2O)] C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.60 Lunijianlaite LiAl6(Si7Al)O20(OH)10 Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Rectorite (Na,Ca)Al4(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4•2(H2O) Unk Mono
 
09.EC.60 Saliotite Na0.5Li0.5Al3AlSi3O10(OH)5 C 2/m 2/m
 
09.EC.60 Tosudite Na0,5(Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)8O18(OH)12•5(H2O) Unk Ortho
 
09.EC.60 Brinrobertsite! (Na,K,Ca)x(Al,Fe,Mg)4(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4•3.54(H2O)[x=0.35,n=3.54] pseudo 2/m 2/m
 

Other Saliotite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.80,p846,1995) OPTIC PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.80,p846,1995)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Saliotite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - GeoScienceWorld
5 - Google Images
6 - Google Scholar
7 - MinDAT
8 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
9 - Online Mineral Museum
10 - QUT Mineral Atlas
11 - Ruff.Info

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Saliotite

Na0.5Li0.5Al3AlSi3O10(OH)5
Dana No: 71.04.02.03 Strunz No: 09.EC.60
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