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General Tisinalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3H3(Mn++,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 669.67 gm
   Sodium     10.30 %  Na   13.88 % Na2O
   Calcium     1.80 %  Ca    2.51 % CaO
   Titanium    5.00 %  Ti    8.35 % TiO2
   Manganese   4.10 %  Mn    5.30 % MnO
   Iron        4.17 %  Fe    2.15 % FeO /  3.58 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    25.16 %  Si   53.83 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.20 %  H    10.76 % H2O
   Oxygen     48.26 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.36 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3H3Mn2+0.5Ca0.3Fe2+0.2Ti0.7Fe3+0.3Si6O17.4(OH)0.6�2.2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal alteration of lomonosovite and barytolamprophyllite in alkalic pegmatites in a differentiated alkalic massif.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Koashva, Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the chemical elements Ti, Si, and Na in the formula.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tisinalite + Pronunciation Say TISINALITE

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Comments: Yellow tisinalite in syenite pegmatite matrix.
Location: Mount Alluaiv, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Tisinalite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.28994
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.14, c = 13.08, Z = 3; V = 1,164.70 Den(Calc)= 2.86
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.6(1), 3.18(0.8), 5.19(0.7),

Physical Properties of Tisinalite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Yellow orange.
Help on Density: Density: 2.69
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Uneven - Uneven fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Subhedral Crystals - Occurs as crystals which tend to exhibit a recognizable crystal shape.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)

Optical Properties of Tisinalite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.054 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.11 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2124,KPDmeas= 0.2258,KC= 0.2388
Ncalc = 1.64 - 1.68
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Uniaxial (-), e=1.59-1.592, w=1.624, bire=0.0320-0.0340.

Calculated Properties of Tisinalite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.68 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tisinalite =2.69 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETisinalite = 4.42 barns/electron
U=PETisinalite x rElectron Density= 11.84 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tisinalite is Not Radioactive

Tisinalite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 61.01.02a.03 (61)Cyclosilicate Six-Membered Rings
  (61.01)with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
  (61.01.02a)Lovozerite group (HEX and HEX-R subgroup)
61.01.02a.01 Lovozerite H4Na2Ca(Zr,Ti)[Si6O18] R 3m 3 2/m
61.01.02a.02 Kazakovite Na6MnTiSi6O18 R 3m 3 2/m
61.01.02a.03 Tisinalite Na3H3(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18•2(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
61.01.02a.04 Zirsinalite Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe)Zr[Si6O18] R 3m 3 2/m
61.01.02a.05 Combeite Na2Ca2Si3O9 P 3221,P 3121 3 2
61.01.02a.06 Kapustinite! Na5.5Mn0.25ZrSi6O16(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.CJ.15 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.C - Cyclosilicates
  09.CJ -[Si6O18]12- 6-membered single rings (sechser-Einfachringe),
09.CJ.15 Combeite Na2Ca2Si3O9 P 3221,P 3121 3 2
09.CJ.15 Kazakovite Na6MnTiSi6O18 R 3m 3 2/m
09.CJ.15 Lovozerite H4Na2Ca(Zr,Ti)[Si6O18] R 3m 3 2/m
09.CJ.15 Zirsinalite Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe)Zr[Si6O18] R 3m 3 2/m
09.CJ.15 Kapustinite! Na5.5Mn0.25ZrSi6O16(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.CJ.15 Tisinalite Na3H3(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi6(O,OH)18•2(H2O) R 3m 3 2/m
09.CJ.15 Litvinskite! Na2([],Na,Mn)Zr[Si6O12(OH,O)6] Cm m

Other Tisinalite 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 Tisinalite :
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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Dana No: 61.01.02a.03 Strunz No: 09.CJ.15





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