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Shirokshinite Mineral Data

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General Shirokshinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K(NaMg2)Si4O10F2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 421.03 gm
   Potassium   9.29 %  K    11.19 % K2O
   Sodium      5.46 %  Na    7.36 % Na2O
   Magnesium  11.55 %  Mg   19.15 % MgO
   Silicon    26.68 %  Si   57.08 % SiO2
   Oxygen     38.00 %  O
   Fluorine    9.02 %  F     9.02 % F
                -   %   F    -3.80 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KNaMg2Si4O10F2
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs on microcline and kupletskite in cavities within a hyperalkaline pegmatite. (mica group; structure)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Nikolay V. Shirokshin (1809-), Russian geologist who in 1835 published the first geological data for the Khibiny massif.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-063
 

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  Shirokshinite

Comments: Dark-brown columnar shirokshinite crystals with pinkish-brown fine-grained phillosilicate masses on greenish nathrolite.
Location: Kirovskii apatite mine (Kirovsky Mine; Kirov Mine), Kukisvumchorr Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia. Scale: FOV is 12x10 mm.
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Shirokshinite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5808:1:1.122
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.269, b = 9.071, c = 10.178, Z = 2; beta = 100.03° V = 479.02 Den(Calc)= 2.92
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): 1.522(1)(206,135,331,062.41(1)(201,132), 3.36(0.9)(022,003), 1.665(0.8)(204,135), 10(0.7)(001), 1359(0.6)(207,136,046), 2.14(0.6)(202,133)
 

Physical Properties of Shirokshinite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Pale gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Flexible - Flexible fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Hexagonal - Crystals show a hexagonal outline.
Help on Habit: Habit: Skeletal - Crystals form crude outlines with missing faces.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Shirokshinite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= 0.055 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1863,KC= 0.1972
Ncalc = 1.58
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.526, b=1.553, g=1.553, bire=0.0270
 

Calculated Properties of Shirokshinite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.89 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Shirokshinite =2.92 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEShirokshinite = 2.34 barns/electron
U=PEShirokshinite x relectron= 6.76 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 132.40 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Shirokshinite per GRapi unit = 0.76 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Shirokshinite - barely detectable

 

Shirokshinite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 71.02.02a.12 (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.02)with 2:1 Layers
  (71.02.02a)Mica Group (Muscovite subgroup)
 
71.02.02a.01 Muscovite KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02a.02 Paragonite NaAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 C 2/c,Cc Mono
 
71.02.02a.03 Chernykhite (Ba,Na)V,Al)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.02a.04 Roscoelite K(V,Al,Mg)2AlSi3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02a.05 Glauconite (K,Na)(Fe,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02a.06 Celadonite K(Mg,Fe)(Fe,Al)[Si4O10](OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02a.06b Ferroceladonite! K2FeFeSi8O20(OH)4 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02a.06c Ferroaluminoceladonite! K2Fe2Al2Si8O20(OH)4 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02a.06d Aluminoceladonite! KAl(Mg,Fe)[]Si4O10(OH)2 2/m
 
71.02.02a.06e Chromceladonite! KCrMg(Si4O10)(OH)2 C 2 2
 
71.02.02a.07 Tobelite (NH4,K)Al2(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02a.08 Nanpingite Cs(Al,Mg,Fe,Li)2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.02a.09 Boromuscovite KAl2(Si3B)O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
 
71.02.02a.10 Montdorite (K,Na)(Fe,Mn,Mg)2.5[Si4O10](F,OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
 
71.02.02a.11 Chromphyllite! (K,Ba)(Cr,Al)2[AlSi3O10](OH,F)2 C 2c 2/m
 
71.02.02a.12 Shirokshinite! K(NaMg2)Si4O10F2 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 Shirokshinite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, v 88, p 251) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, v 88, p 251) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, v 88, p 251)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Shirokshinite :
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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K(NaMg2)Si4O10F2
Dana No: 71.02.02a.12 Strunz No: 09.EC.20
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