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General Tremolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: [ ]Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 812.37 gm
   Calcium     9.87 %  Ca   13.81 % CaO
   Magnesium  14.96 %  Mg   24.81 % MgO
   Silicon    27.66 %  Si   59.17 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.25 %  H     2.22 % H2O
   Oxygen     47.27 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Mg5(Si8O22)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Contact metamorphism of Ca rich rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1790
Help on Locality: Locality: Tremola Valley, Alps. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tremolite + Pronunciation Say TREMOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30126
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Comments: Dark green tremolite crystal cluster.
Location: Selleck Road Locality, West Pierrepont, St Lawrence Co., New York, USA. Scale: 4.5x2x1.5 cm.
© John Betts - Fine Minerals

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  Magnesiocoulsonite   Tremolite

Comments: Black grains of magnesiocoulsonite with green chromian tremolite. Metallic bronze grain of thiospinelid of kalininite-florensovite series is visible in the upper right corner of the image.
Location: Pereval Marble Quarry, Slyudyanka (Sludyanka), Lake Baikal area, Irkutskaya Oblast', Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. Scale: FOV is 3x2 mm.
© Pavel M. Kartashov

Tremolite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5449:1:0.2923
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.8385, b = 18.0554, c = 5.2778, Z = 2; beta = 104.751° V = 906.64 Den(Calc)= 2.98
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): 3.12(1), 8.38(1), 2.71(0.9),

Physical Properties of Tremolite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Perfect, {010} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Brown, Colorless, Gray, White, Light green.
Help on Density: Density: 2.9 - 3.2, Average = 3.05
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Sub Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by semi-curving surfaces.
Help on Habit: Habit: Columnar - Forms columns
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Fibrous - Distinctly fibrous fine-grained forms.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-6 - Between Apatite and Orthoclase
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Fluorescent, Short UV=yellow, Long UV=range pink.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Pearly
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Tremolite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.03 (Excellent) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= 0.008 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2076,KPDmeas= 0.2028,KC= 0.2092
Ncalc = 1.61 - 1.67
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.599-1.612, b=1.613-1.626, g=1.625-1.637, bire=0.0250-0.0260, 2V(Calc)=82-84, 2V(Meas)=88-80. Dispersion r < v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.

Calculated Properties of Tremolite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.98 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tremolite =2.98 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETremolite = 2.61 barns/electron
U=PETremolite x rElectron Density= 7.76 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tremolite is Not Radioactive

Tremolite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 66.01.03a.01 (66)Inosilicate Double-Width Unbranched Chains, W=2
  (66.01)with P=2 amphibole configuration
  (66.01.03a)Group 2, the calcic amphiboles
66.01.03a.01 Tremolite []Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.02 Actinolite Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.03 Ferro-actinolite []Ca2Fe5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.04 Magnesiohornblende Ca2[Mg4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.05 Ferrohornblende []Ca2[Fe4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.06 Tschermakite []Ca2(Mg3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.06a Aluminoferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3Al2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.06b Ferri-ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3(Fe3)2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.06c Ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH) C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.07 Ferro-aluminotschermakite* Ca2Fe3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.08 Ferritschermakite Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.09 Ferroferritschermakite* Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Fe2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.10 Edenite NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.10a Fluoro-edenite! NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.11 Ferro-edenite NaCa2Fe5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.12 Pargasite NaCa2(Mg,Fe)4Al(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.12a Potassicpargasite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.13 Ferropargasite NaCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.13a Ferrochloropargasite! NaCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22Cl2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.13b Potassic-chloropargasite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe2)4Al(Si6Al2O22)(Cl,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.13c Potassic-ferropargasite KCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.14 Magnesiohastingsite NaCa2(Mg4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.15 Hastingsite NaCa2(Fe4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.15a Potassic-chlorohastingsite! (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg)4Fe[Si6Al2O22](Cl,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.15b Fluoro-magnesiohastingsite! (Na,K)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Ti)5(Si,Al)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.15c Potassic-magnesiohastingsite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)5(Si,Al)8O22(OH,Cl)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.15d Chloro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe3MgFe)(Si6Al2)S8O22Cl2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.15e Fluoro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe2,Mg2,Fe)S5(Si6Al2)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.16 Potassic-magnesiosadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
66.01.03a.17 Sadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
66.01.03a.17a Potassicsadanagaite! (K,Na)Ca2[Fe3(Al,Fe)2][Si5Al3O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
66.01.03a.17b Potassicferrisadanagaite! (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg)2(Fe,Al)2[Si5Al3O22](OH,F,O)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.17c Magnesiosadanagaite! NaCa2[Mg3(Al,Fe)2]Si5AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.18 Kaersutite NaCa2(Mg4Ti)Si6Al2O23(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.19 Ferrokaersutite NaCa2(Fe4Ti)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.20 Fluorocannilloite! CaCa2(Mg4Al)Si5Al3O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
66.01.03a.20a Cannilloite! CaCa2Mg4Al(Si5Al3)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DE.10 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DE -Inosilicates with 2-periodic double chains, Si4O11; amphibole family
09.DE.10 Ferritschermakite Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Ferro-actinolite []Ca2Fe5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Aluminoferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3Al2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Edenite NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Ferri-ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe2)3(Fe3)2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Actinolite Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Cannilloite! CaCa2Mg4Al(Si5Al3)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Fluorocannilloite! CaCa2(Mg4Al)Si5Al3O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Ferrohornblende []Ca2[Fe4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Ferrokaersutite NaCa2(Fe4Ti)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Ferro-edenite NaCa2Fe5Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Ferro-aluminotschermakite* Ca2Fe3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Potassic-magnesiosadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
09.DE.10 Fluoro-edenite! NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Hastingsite NaCa2(Fe4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Ferrotschermakite! []Ca2(Fe3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH) C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Ferroferritschermakite* Ca2(Fe,Mg)3Fe2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Ferropargasite NaCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Joesmithite PbCa2(Mg,Fe,Fe)5Si6Be2O22(OH)2 P 2/a 2/m
09.DE.10 Kaersutite NaCa2(Mg4Ti)Si6Al2O23(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Magnesiohastingsite NaCa2(Mg4Fe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Magnesiohornblende Ca2[Mg4(Al,Fe)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Pargasite NaCa2(Mg,Fe)4Al(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Potassicsadanagaite! (K,Na)Ca2[Fe3(Al,Fe)2][Si5Al3O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
09.DE.10 Potassicpargasite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe)5Si8O22(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Sadanagaite (K,Na)Ca2(Fe,Mg,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 C 2,Cm,C 2/m Mono
09.DE.10 Tschermakite []Ca2(Mg3AlFe)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Tremolite []Ca2Mg5Si8O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Fluoro-magnesiohastingsite! (Na,K)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Ti)5(Si,Al)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Parvo-manganotremolite! [](CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Fluoropargasite! NaCa2(Mg3FeAl)5(Si6Al2O22)F2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Parvo-mangano-edenite! Na(CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Magnesiosadanagaite! NaCa2[Mg3(Al,Fe)2]Si5AlO22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Fluoro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe2,Mg2,Fe)S5(Si6Al2)8O22F2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Chloro-potassichastingsite! KCa2(Fe3MgFe)(Si6Al2)S8O22Cl2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Potassic-magnesiohastingsite! (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)5(Si,Al)8O22(OH,Cl)2 C 2/m 2/m
09.DE.10 Potassic-ferropargasite KCa2(Fe4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m

Other Tremolite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Tremolite :
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 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
10 - GeoScienceWorld
11 - Google Images
12 - Google Scholar
13 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
14 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
15 - HyperPhysics
16 - MinDAT
17 - Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
18 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
19 - Minerals in Thin Section-University of North Carolina
20 - Minerals in Thin Sections-Humboldt State
21 - Online Mineral Museum
22 - QUT Mineral Atlas
23 - Ruff.Info
24 - Scandinavian mineral gallery
26 - YupRocks

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