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General Zorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na6Ti5[Si12O34](O,OH)5•11(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,538.53 gm
   Sodium     8.97 %  Na   12.09 % Na2O
   Titanium  15.56 %  Ti   25.96 % TiO2
   Silicon   21.91 %  Si   46.86 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.57 %  H    14.05 % H2O
   Oxygen    52.00 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       98.96 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na6Ti5Si12O37(OH)2•11(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Fractures and cavities in alkalic pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Jubilee pegmatite, Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Russian for "rosy tint of the dawn sky."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zorite Say ZORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200920
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Comments: Pale pink translucent spherical zorite crystal aggregate on dark green aegirine.
Location: Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Zorite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =3.2109:1:0.9609
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 23.241, b = 7.238, c = 6.955, Z = 1; V = 1,169.96 Den(Calc)= 2.18
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: C mmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 6.9(1), 3.38(0.8), 11.6(0.8),

Physical Properties of Zorite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Perfect, {001} Perfect, {110} Good
Help on Color: Color: Pink.
Help on Density: Density: 2.36
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-4 - Calcite-Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Zorite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (?)
  NCalc= 1.59 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2702) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 1.64 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.2702) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): rose.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): bluish.

Calculated Properties of Zorite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.18 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zorite =2.18 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZorite = 3.52 barns/electron
U=PEZorite x rElectron Density= 7.66 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zorite is Not Radioactive

Zorite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (66)Inosilicate Double-Width Unbranched Chains, W=2
  (66.03)with chains P>2
  (66.03.01)P=3 Xonotlite Ca6Si6O17(OH)2 P 2/a 2/m Zorite Na6Ti5[Si12O34](O,OH)5•11(H2O) C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m Eudidymite NaBeSi3O7(OH) C 2/c 2/m Epididymite NaBeSi3O7(OH) Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m Yuksporite (Sr,Ba)2K4(Ca,Na)14([],Mn,Fe){(Ti,Nb)4(O,OH)4[Si6O17]2[Si2O7]3}(H2O,OH)n,n~3 P 21/m 2/m Haineaultite! (Na,Ca)5Ca(Ti,Nb)5(Si,S)12O34(OH,F)8•5(H2O) C 222 2 2 2 Chivruaiite! Ca4(Ti,Nb)5[(Si6O17)2[(OH,O)5]•13-14H2O C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 09.DG.45 09 - SILICATES (Germanates)
  09.D - Inosilicates* Structural terminology according to Liebau (1985)
  09.DG -Inosilicates with 3-periodic single and multiple chains
09.DG.45 Zorite Na6Ti5[Si12O34](O,OH)5•11(H2O) C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
09.DG.45 Chivruaiite! Ca4(Ti,Nb)5[(Si6O17)2[(OH,O)5]•13-14H2O C mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Zorite 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 Zorite :
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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