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General Sugilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KNa2(Fe+++,Mn+++,Al)2Li3Si12O30
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,041.66 gm
   Potassium   3.04 %  K     3.66 % K2O
   Sodium      1.83 %  Na    2.47 % Na2O
   Lithium     1.41 %  Li    3.04 % Li2O
   Titanium    0.28 %  Ti    0.46 % TiO2
   Manganese   3.11 %  Mn    4.47 % Mn2O3
   Aluminum    1.53 %  Al    2.89 % Al2O3
   Iron        8.79 %  Fe   12.57 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    32.35 %  Si   69.22 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.18 %  H     1.57 % H2O
   Oxygen     47.48 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.35 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K0.81Na0.19(H2O)0.91Na0.64Fe3+1.32Mn3+0.59Ti0.06Fe3+0.03Li2.12Al0.59Fe3+0.29Si12O30
Help on Environment: Environment: Stratabound, metamorphosed manganese deposits and peralkaline ignous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Iwagi Islet, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ken-ichi Sugi (1901-1948), Japanese petrologist
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sugilite Say SUGILITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202624
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  Effenbergerite   Sugilite

Comments: Blue effenbergerite pods to across in massive purple sugilite.
Location: Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Scale: Crystal size 4 mm.
© John Veevaert

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  Sugilite   Pectolite

Comments: Sharp terminated purple crystals of sugilite to 5mm on white, acicular pectolite.
Location: Wessels Mine, Kalahari, South Africa. Scale: Picture size 1.5 cm.
© John Veevaert

Sugilite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.39934
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.009, c = 14.006, Z = 2; V = 1,215.14 Den(Calc)= 2.85
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 6/mcc
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.32(1), 3.19(0.81), 4.06(0.57),
 

Physical Properties of Sugilite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {0001} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Brownish yellow, Violet, Reddish violet, Pale pink.
Help on Density: Density: 2.74
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6-6.5 - Orthoclase-Pyrite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white
 

Optical Properties of Sugilite

Help on Dichroism (e): Dichroism (e): pink.
Help on Dichroism (w): Dichroism (w): pale pink.
Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.064 (Fair) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.1 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2082,KPDmeas= 0.2166,KC= 0.2314
Ncalc = 1.63 - 1.66
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.577-1.607, w=1.579-1.611, bire=0.0020-0.0040.
 

Calculated Properties of Sugilite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.71 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Sugilite =2.74 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESugilite = 5.06 barns/electron
U=PESugilite x relectron= 13.69 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 43.31 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Sugilite per GRapi unit = 2.31 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Sugilite - barely detectable

 

Sugilite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 63.02.01a.09 (63)Cyclosilicate Condensed Rings
  (63.02)6-membered rings
  (63.02.01a)Milarite - Osumilite group (Milarite - Osumilite subgroup)
 
63.02.01a.01 Brannockite KSn2Li3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.02 Chayesite K(Mg,Fe)4Fe(Si12O30) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.03 Darapiosite KNa2Zr[Li(Mn,Zr)2Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.04 Eifelite KNa3Mg4Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.05 Merrihueite (K,Na)2(Fe,Mg)5Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.06 Osumilite-(Fe) (K,Na)(Fe,Mg)2(Al,Fe)3(Si,Al)12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.07 Osumilite-(Mg) (K,Na)(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Fe)3(Si,Al)12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.08 Poudretteite KNa2B3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.09 Sugilite KNa2(Fe,Mn,Al)2Li3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.10 Yagiite (Na,K)3Mg4(Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)24O60 P 6/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.11 Dusmatovite K(K,Na,[])(Mn,Y,Zr)2(Zn,Li)3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.12 Milarite K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60•(H2O) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.13 Sogdianite (K,Na)2(Li,Fe,Al)3ZrSi12O30 P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.14 Roedderite (Na,K)2(Mg,Fe)5Si12O30 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.15 Berezanskite! KLi3Ti2Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.16 Shibkovite! K(Ca,Mn,Na)2(K2-x,[]x)2ZnSi12O30(x~0.8) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.17 Trattnerite! (Fe,Mg)2(Mg,Fe)3(Si12O30) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.18 Almarudite! K([],Na)2(Mn,Fe,Mg)2(Be,Al)3[Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.19 Oftedalite! (Sc,Ca)2KBe3Si12O30 P 6/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.20 Klochite ([]1Na1)KFe2Zn3[Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
63.02.01a.21 Friedrichbeckeite! K([],Na)Mg2(Be2Mg)Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.CM.05 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.C - Cyclosilicates
  09.CM -[Si6O18]12- 6-membered double rings (sechser-Doppelringe)
 
09.CM.05 Brannockite KSn2Li3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Armenite BaCa2Al6Si9O30•2(H2O) Pnc2 mm2
 
09.CM.05 Berezanskite! KLi3Ti2Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Dusmatovite K(K,Na,[])(Mn,Y,Zr)2(Zn,Li)3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Chayesite K(Mg,Fe)4Fe(Si12O30) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Shibkovite! K(Ca,Mn,Na)2(K2-x,[]x)2ZnSi12O30(x~0.8) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Eifelite KNa3Mg4Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Darapiosite KNa2Zr[Li(Mn,Zr)2Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Merrihueite (K,Na)2(Fe,Mg)5Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Roedderite (Na,K)2(Mg,Fe)5Si12O30 P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Milarite K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60•(H2O) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Osumilite-(Fe) (K,Na)(Fe,Mg)2(Al,Fe)3(Si,Al)12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Osumilite-(Mg) (K,Na)(Mg,Fe)2(Al,Fe)3(Si,Al)12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Poudretteite KNa2B3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Sugilite KNa2(Fe,Mn,Al)2Li3Si12O30 P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Sogdianite (K,Na)2(Li,Fe,Al)3ZrSi12O30 P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Oftedalite! (Sc,Ca)2KBe3Si12O30 P 6/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Yagiite (Na,K)3Mg4(Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)24O60 P 6/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Trattnerite! (Fe,Mg)2(Mg,Fe)3(Si12O30) P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
09.CM.05 Almarudite! K([],Na)2(Mn,Fe,Mg)2(Be,Al)3[Si12O30] P 6/mcc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Sugilite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Sugilite :
1 - Alkali-Nuts(English)
2 - Alkali-Nuts(Francais)
3 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
4 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
5 - Athena
6 - CalTech Mineral Spectroscopy
7 - EUROmin Project
8 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
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 - Tradeshop.com - The Rainbow of Gems
20 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Sugilite

KNa2(Fe+++,Mn+++,Al)2Li3Si12O30
Dana No: 63.02.01a.09 Strunz No: 09.CM.05
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