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General Suolunite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Si2O5(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 268.35 gm
   Calcium   29.87 %  Ca   41.79 % CaO
   Silicon   20.93 %  Si   44.78 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.50 %  H    13.43 % H2O
   Oxygen    47.70 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Si2O5(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In veins cutting harzburgites in an ultramafic intrusive.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: From Suolun, Inner Mongolia, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Suolunite + Pronunciation Say SUOLUNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 28308
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Comments: Translucent massive suolunite.
Location: Oman. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Suolunite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5668:1:0.3091
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.15, b = 19.67, c = 6.08, Z = 8; V = 1,333.47 Den(Calc)= 2.67
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: F dd2

Physical Properties of Suolunite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Colorless, Honey yellow, White.
Help on Density: Density: 2.683
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Resinous
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Suolunite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.016 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.021 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2313,KPDmeas= 0.2302,KC= 0.2266
Ncalc = 1.6 - 1.61
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.61, b=1.62, g=1.623, bire=0.0130, 2V(Calc)=56, 2V(Meas)=30-50.

Calculated Properties of Suolunite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.72 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Suolunite =2.68 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESuolunite = 4.45 barns/electron
U=PESuolunite x rElectron Density= 12.09 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Suolunite is Not Radioactive

Suolunite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (56)Sorosilicate Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F. and H2O
  (56.02)with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
  (56.02.04)Cuspidine - Wohlerite group Baghdadite Ca3(Zr,Ti)Si2O9 P 21/a 2/m Burpalite Na2CaZrSi2O7F2 P 21/a 2/m Cuspidine Ca4Si2O7(F,OH)2 P 21/c 2/m Lavenite (Na,Ca)2(Mn,Fe)(Zr,Ti,Nb)Si2O7(O,OH,F) P 21/a 2/m Wohlerite NaCa2(Zr,Nb)Si2O7(O,OH,F)2 P 21/m 2/m Niocalite Ca14Nb2(Si2O7)4O6F2 Pa m Hiortdahlite (Ca,Na,Y)3(Zr,Ti)Si2O7(F,O,OH)2 P1 1 Rosenbuschite (Ca,Na)3(Zr,Ti)Si2O8F P1 1 Hainite Na4Ca8(Ti,Zr,Mn,Fe)3Si8O28F8 P1 1 Janhaugite (Na,Ca)3(Mn,Fe)3(Ti,Zr,Nb)2Si4O15(OH,F,O)3 P 21/n 2/m Jennite Ca9Si6O18(OH)6•8H2O P1 1 Komarovite (Ca,Mn)2(Nb,Ti)2Si2O7(O,F)2•3.5(H2O) Unk Ortho Natrokomarovite* Na6CaNb6[Si4O12F2•4(H2O) C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m Suolunite Ca2Si2O5(OH)2•(H2O) F dd2 mm2 Mongolite Ca4Nb6Si5O24(OH)10•5(H2O) Unk Tetra Kristiansenite! Ca2ScSn(Si2O7)(Si2O6OH) C1 1 Kochite! Na2(Na,Ca)4Ca4(Mn,Ca)2Zr2Ti2(Si2O7)4(O,F)4F4 P1 1 Marianoite! Na2Ca4(Nb,Zr)2(Si2O7)2(O,F)4 P 21 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.BE.10 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.B - Sorosilicates
  09.BE -Si2O7 groups with additional anions;
09.BE.10 Suolunite Ca2Si2O5(OH)2•(H2O) F dd2 mm2

Other Suolunite Information

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

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