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General Wonesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,K).5(Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH,F)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 403.47 gm
   Potassium   0.97 %  K     1.17 % K2O
   Sodium      2.28 %  Na    3.07 % Na2O
   Magnesium  13.25 %  Mg   21.98 % MgO
   Aluminum    7.36 %  Al   13.90 % Al2O3
   Iron        5.54 %  Fe    7.12 % FeO
   Silicon    22.27 %  Si   47.65 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.37 %  H     3.35 % H2O
   Oxygen     45.60 %  O
   Fluorine    2.35 %  F     2.35 % F
                -   %   F    -0.99 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.60 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na0.4K0.1Mg2.2Fe2+0.4Al1.1Si3.2O10(OH)1.5F0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: In metavolcanics with high Mg:Fe, moderate sodium, and very little calcium, metamorphosed at an estimated 535 deg. C.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: From Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont, and elsewhere in the Post Pond Volcanics, southwest corner of the Mt. Cube quadrangle, New Hampshire and Vermont, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for petrologist David R. Wones (1932-1984), Professor of Geology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wonesite Say WONESITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Natriumphlogopite

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Comments: Dark greenish black micaceous wonesite flake.
Location: Post Pond Volcanics, Wilmount Mountain, Mount Cube Quadrangle, Orange County, Vermont. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Wonesite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.5797:1:1.0722
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.312, b = 9.163, c = 9.825, Z = 2; beta = 103.18° V = 465.62 Den(Calc)= 2.88
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/m

Physical Properties of Wonesite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Yellow brown, Dark brown.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Micaceous - Fracture of flexable micaceous cleavage fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Flakes - Flat, thin crystals or aggregates.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Wonesite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI calc= 0.01 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2037,KC= 0.2059
Ncalc = 1.59
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.544, b=1.608, g=1.608, bire=0.0640, 2V(Calc)=0, 2V(Meas)=0-5.

Calculated Properties of Wonesite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.86 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Wonesite =2.88 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEWonesite = 3.14 barns/electron
U=PEWonesite x relectron= 8.98 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity:

GRapi = 13.89 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Concentration of Wonesite per GRapi unit = 7.20 (%)

Estimated Radioactivity from Wonesite - barely detectable


Wonesite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 71.02.02b.14 (71)Phyllosilicate Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
  (71.02)with 2:1 Layers
  (71.02.02b)Mica Group (Biotite subgroup)
71.02.02b.01 Phlogopite KMg3(Si3Al)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.01a Tetraferriphlogopite! KMg3FeSi3O10(OH)2 2/m
71.02.02b.01b Shirozulite! KMn3(AlSi3)O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.01c Fluorophlogopite! KMg3(AlSi3)O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.02 Biotite* K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.03 Annite KFe3AlSi3O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.03a Fluorannite! KFe3AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.04 Tetraferriannite K(Fe,Mg)3(Fe,Al)Si3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.05 Siderophyllite KFe2Al(Al2Si2)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.05a Eastonite! KMg2Al[Al2Si2O10](OH)2 2/m
71.02.02b.06 Hendricksite K(Zn,Mg,Mn)3Si3AlO10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.07 Lepidolite K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m,Cm Mono
71.02.02b.08 Polylithionite KLi2AlSi4O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.08a Trilithionite! KLi1.5Al1.5AlSi3O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.08b Sokolovaite! CsLi2AlSi4O10F2 C 2/m, C 2 or Cm Mono
71.02.02b.09 Tainiolite KLiMg2Si4O10F2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.10 Zinnwaldite KLiFeAl(AlSi3)O10(F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.11 Norrishite K(Mn2Li)Si4O10(O)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.12 Masutomilite K(Li,Al,Mn)3[(Si,Al)4O10](F,OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.13 Aspidolite NaMg3AlSi3O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.14 Wonesite (Na,K).5(Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH,F)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.15 Preiswerkite NaMg2Al3Si2O10(OH)2 C 2/m 2/m
71.02.02b.16 Ephesite NaLiAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2 C 2/c 2/m
71.02.02b.18 Suhailite! (NH4)Fe3(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 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 Wonesite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic2) PHYS. PROP.(AntBidBlaNic2) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Wonesite :
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: 71.02.02b.14 Strunz No: 09.EC.20





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