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General Saneroite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2(Mn++,Fe+++)10Si11V+++++O34(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,587.79 gm
   Sodium      3.47 %  Na    4.68 % Na2O
   Calcium     0.25 %  Ca    0.35 % CaO
   Manganese  32.18 %  Mn   46.23 % Mn2O3
   Vanadium    3.85 %  V     6.87 % V2O5
   Iron        0.35 %  Fe    0.50 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    19.10 %  Si   40.87 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.58 %  H     5.22 % H2O
   Oxygen     40.21 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      104.74 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2.4Mn3+9.3Fe3+0.1Ca0.1Si10.8V5+1.2O35.3�4.6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In veins in manganese ores associated with low-grade prehnite-pumpellyite facies metamorphism.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Gambatesa and Molinello manganese mines, near Chiavari, Val Graveglia, Liguria, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Edoardo Sanero, formerly professor of Mineralogy at the University of Genova, Italy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Saneroite + Pronunciation Say SANEROITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100478
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Comments: Reddish orange crystals of saneroite to 3 mm.
Location: Vrancice near Pribram, Czech Republic. Scale: Picture size 1 cm.
© John Veevaert

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  Scheuchzerite   Saneroite

Comments: BSE image of acicular scheuchzerite crystals (Sz) partially intergrown with platy saneroite (Snr) in a vug lined with minute quartz (Qtz) crystals. (AmMin v91:937).
Location: Metamorphosed synsedimentary exhalative Mn deposit of Fianel, Val Ferrera, Central Alps, Switzerland. Scale: See Image.
© American Mineralogist

Saneroite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.9766:1:0.9131
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.741, b = 9.974, c = 9.108, Z = 1; alpha = 92.7°, beta = 117.11°, gamma = 105.3° V = 758.92 Den(Calc)= 3.47
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Triclinic - Pinacoidal H-M Symbol ( 1) Space Group: P1
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.7(1), 2.83(1), 3.06(1),

Physical Properties of Saneroite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect, {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Light orange.
Help on Density: Density: 3.47
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-7 - Orthoclase-Quartz
Help on Luster: Luster: Resinous - Greasy
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Saneroite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.232 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.247 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2081,KPDmeas= 0.2123,KC= 0.2765
Ncalc = 1.96 - 1.98
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.715-1.725, b=1.74-1.745, g=1.745-1.75, bire=0.0250-0.0300, 2V(Calc)=46-52, 2V(Meas)=40-48.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): deep orange.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): lemon yellow.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): yellow orange.

Calculated Properties of Saneroite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.37 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Saneroite =3.47 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0092893939
Boson Index = 0.9907106061
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESaneroite = 9.87 barns/electron
U=PESaneroite x rElectron Density= 33.24 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Saneroite is Not Radioactive

Saneroite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (69)Inosilicate Chains with Side Branches or Loops
  (69.02)with P>2
  (69.02.02)Dana Group Saneroite Na2(Mn,Fe)10Si11VO34(OH)4 P1 1 Scheuchzerite! Na(Mn,Mg)9[VSi9O28(OH)](OH)3 P1 1
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DK.15 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DK -Inosilicates with 5-periodic single chains
09.DK.15 Saneroite Na2(Mn,Fe)10Si11VO34(OH)4 P1 1

Other Saneroite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic2) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic2)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Saneroite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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