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Ellestadite-(Cl)

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Formula:
Ca
 
10
(SiO
 
4
)
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
 
2
System:HexagonalColour:Pink
Hardness:


A mineral with this ideal end-member formula is assumed not to exist and therefore to be discredited (Pasero et al., 2010), although a synthetic equivalent has been synthesised.

Compare Ellestadite Group.


Classification of Ellestadite-(Cl)

IMA status:Discredited 2010
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/B.27-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.AH.25

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
A : Nesosilicates
H : Nesosilicates with CO3, SO4, PO4, etc.
Dana 8th edition ID:52.4.9.5

52 : NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
4 : Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Hey's CIM Ref.:17.10.20

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
10 : Silicates with sulphate, molybdate or tungstate
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Type Occurrence of Ellestadite-(Cl)

Type Locality:Crestmore quarries, Crestmore, Riverside Co., California, USA
Year of Discovery:1982

Physical Properties of Ellestadite-(Cl)

Colour:Pink
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Ellestadite-(Cl)

Crystal System:Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:a = 9.53Å, c = 6.91Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.725
Unit Cell Volume:V 543.49 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Ellestadite-(Cl)

Type:Uniaxial (-)
RI values: nω = 1.652 - 1.655 nε = 1.649 - 1.650
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.003 - 0.005

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate

Chemical Properties of Ellestadite-(Cl)

Formula:
Ca
 
10
(SiO
 
4
)
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
3
Cl
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:Ca10(SiO4)3(SO4)3Cl2
Essential elements:Ca, Cl, O, S, Si
All elements listed in formula:Ca, Cl, O, S, Si
Common Impurities:Al,Fe,Mn,Mg,C

Relationship of Ellestadite-(Cl) to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
9.AH.05Iimoriite-(Y)
Y
 
2
[SiO
 
4
][CO
 
3
]
9.AH.10Tundrite-(Ce)
Na
 
2
Ce
 
2
Ti(SiO
 
4
)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
O
 
2
9.AH.10Tundrite-(Nd)
Na
 
3
(Nd,La)
 
4
(Ti,Nb)
 
2
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
3
O
 
4
(OH) · 2H
 
2
O
9.AH.15Spurrite
Ca
 
5
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
9.AH.20Ternesite
Ca
 
5
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
9.AH.25Britholite-(Ce)
Ca
 
2
(Ce,Ca)
 
3
(SiO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH,F)
9.AH.25Britholite-(Y)
Ca
 
2
(Y,Ca)
 
3
(SiO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
 
3
(OH,F)
9.AH.25Fluorbritholite-(Ce)
Ca
 
2
(Ce,Ca)
 
3
(SiO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
 
3
(F,OH)
9.AH.25Fluorellestadite
Ca
 
5
(SiO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(SO
 
4
)
 
1.5
F
9.AH.25Hydroxylellestadite
Ca
 
5
(SiO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(SO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(OH)
9.AH.25Mattheddleite
Pb
 
5
(SiO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(SO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(Cl,OH)
9.AH.25Tritomite-(Ce)
(Ce,La,Y,Th)
 
5
(Si,B)
 
3
(O,OH,F)
 
13
9.AH.25Tritomite-(Y)
(Y,Ca,La,Fe)
 
5
(Si,B,Al)
 
3
(O,OH,F)
 
13
9.AH.25Fluorcalciobritholite
(Ca,Ce)
 
5
(SiO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
 
3
F
9.AH.25Fluorbritholite-(Y)
Ca
 
2
(Y,Ca,Ln)
 
3
(SiO
 
4
,PO
 
4
)
 
3
(F,OH)
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
17.10.1Nosean
Na
 
8
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)(SO
 
4
) · H
 
2
O
17.10.2Pitiglianoite
Na
 
6
K
 
2
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)(SO
 
4
) · 2H
 
2
O
17.10.3Vishnevite
(Na,K)
 
8
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)(SO
 
4
,CO
 
3
) · 2H
 
2
O
17.10.4Haüyne
(Na,Ca)
 
4-8
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)(SO
 
4
,S,Cl)
 
1-2
17.10.5Liottite
(Na,K)
 
16
Ca
 
8
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)
 
3
(SO
 
4
)
 
5
Cl
 
4
17.10.6Latiumite
(Ca,K)
 
4
(Si,Al)
 
5
O
 
11
(SO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
17.10.7Tuscanite
(K(Ca,Na)
 
6
(Si,Al)
 
10
O
 
22
[SO
 
4
,CO
 
3
,(OH)
 
2
] · H
 
2
O
17.10.8Microsommite
Na
 
4
K
 
2
Ca
 
2
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)(SO
 
4
)Cl
 
2
17.10.9Delhayelite
(Na,K)
 
10
Ca
 
5
Al
 
6
Si
 
32
O
 
80
(Cl
 
2
,F
 
2
,SO
 
4
)
 
3
· 18H
 
2
O
17.10.10Hydrodelhayelite
KCa
 
2
AlSi
 
7
O
 
17
(OH)
 
2
· 6H
 
2
O
17.10.11Davyne
(Na,K)
 
6
Ca
 
2
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)(Cl
 
2
,SO
 
4
)
 
2
17.10.12Afghanite
(Na,Ca,K)
 
8
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)(Cl
 
2
,SO
 
4
,CO
 
3
)
 
3
· 0.5H
 
2
O
17.10.13Franzinite
(Na,K)
 
6
Ca
 
2
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)(SO
 
4
)
 
2
· 0.5H
 
2
O
17.10.14Giuseppettite
(Na,K,Ca)
 
7-8
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)(SO
 
4
,Cl)
 
1-2
17.10.15Sacrofanite
(Na,K)
 
98
Ca
 
20
(Al
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
24
)
 
14
(SO
 
4
)
 
26
Cl
 
2
· 8H
 
2
O
17.10.16Chessexite
(Na,K)
 
4
Ca
 
2
(Mg,Zn)
 
3
Al
 
8
(SO
 
4
)
 
10
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
· 40H
 
2
O
17.10.17Innelite
Na
 
2
CaBa
 
4
Ti
 
3
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
O
 
4
17.10.18Thaumasite
Ca
 
3
(SO
 
4
)[Si(OH)
 
6
](CO
 
3
) · 12H
 
2
O
17.10.19Ellestadite
17.10.21Hydroxylellestadite
Ca
 
5
(SiO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(SO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(OH)
17.10.22Fluorellestadite
Ca
 
5
(SiO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(SO
 
4
)
 
1.5
F
17.10.23Mattheddleite
Pb
 
5
(SiO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(SO
 
4
)
 
1.5
(Cl,OH)
17.10.24Queitite
Pb
 
4
Zn
 
2
(SO
 
4
)(SiO
 
4
)(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
17.10.25Roeblingite
Pb
 
2
Ca
 
6
Mn
2+
 
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
17.10.26Yoshimuraite
Ba
 
2
Mn
 
2
Ti(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)(PO
 
4
)O(OH)
17.10.27Kegelite
Pb
 
8
Al
 
4
(Si
 
8
O
 
20
)(SO
 
4
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)
 
4
(OH)
 
8
17.10.28Wenkite
(Ba,K)
 
4
(Ca,Na)
 
6
[(SO
 
4
)
 
3
|(Si,Al)
 
20
O
 
39
(OH)
 
2
] · 0.5H
 
2
O
17.10.29Macquartite
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
7
(CrO
 
4
)
 
4
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
17.10.30Welinite
Mn
2+
6
(W
6+
 
,Mg)
 
2
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
(O,OH)
 
6

Other Names for Ellestadite-(Cl)

Synonyms:
Chlorellestadite
Other Languages:
German:Chlorellestadit
Russian:Зллестадит-(Cl)
Spanish:Chlorellestadita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Ellestadite-(Cl)

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist (1982): 67: 90-96.

Jegou Saint-Jean, Simon; Hansen, Staffan (2005): Nonstoichiometry in chlorellestadite. Solid State Sciences 7, 97-102.

Pasero, M., Kampf, A. R., Ferraris, C., Pekov, I. V., Rakovan, J. and White, T. J. (2010): Nomenclature of the apatite supergroup minerals. European Journal of Mineralogy 22, 163-179.

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