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Clinophosinaite

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Formula:
Na12(Ca,Sr)4(Si4O12)(PO4)4
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Light violet
Hardness:
4
This page provides mineralogical data about Clinophosinaite.

Classification of Clinophosinaite

Approved
8/E.07-100
9.CF.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
F : [Si4O12]8- 4-membered single rings, with insular complex anions
17.6.5

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
6 : Silicates with phosphate
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First Recorded Occurrence of Clinophosinaite

Year of Discovery:
1981

Physical Properties of Clinophosinaite

Vitreous
Colour:
Light violet
Hardness (Mohs):
4

Crystallography of Clinophosinaite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.3Å, b = 12.2Å, c = 14.71Å
β = 91.93°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.598 : 1 : 1.206
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,309.33 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Clinophosinaite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.557 nβ = 1.561 nγ = 1.567
2V:
Measured: 80° , Calculated: 80°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of Clinophosinaite

Formula:
Na12(Ca,Sr)4(Si4O12)(PO4)4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Ce,Mn,Sr,K

Relationship of Clinophosinaite to other Species

9.CF.05AshburtonitePb4Cu4(Si4O12)(HCO3)4(OH)3Cl · H2O
9.CF.10Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2O
9.CF.15Phosinaite-(Ce)Na13Ca2(Ce,La,Th,Nd,Pr)(Si4O12)(PO4)4
9.CF.20StrakhoviteNaBa3(Mn,Mn)4Si6O19(OH)3
9.CF.25Cerchiaraite-(Mn)Ba4Mn4Si6(O,OH,Cl)26
17.6.1NagelschmidtiteCa7(SiO4)2(PO4)2
17.6.2PerhamiteCa3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)14.1 · 8H2O
17.6.3Viséite
17.6.4Phosinaite
17.6.6Karnasurtite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Th)(Ti,Nb)(Al,Fe)(Si2O7)(OH)4 · 3H2O
17.6.7LomonosoviteNa5Ti2(Si2O7)(PO4)O2
17.6.8BornemaniteNa6BaTi2Nb(Si2O7)2(PO4)O2(OH)F
17.6.9SoboleviteNa13Ca2Mn2Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4)4O3F3
17.6.10Laplandite-(Ce)Na4CeTiPO4Si7O18 · 5H2O
17.6.11 VunonnemiteNa5TiNb3Si6O25F2 · 2Na3PO4
17.6.12Saryarkite-(Y)Ca(Y,Th)Al5(SiO4)2(PO4,SO4)2(OH)7 · 6H2O
17.6.13Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
17.6.14WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
17.6.15Britholite-(Ce)Ca2(Ce,Ca)3(SiO4,PO4)3(OH,F)
17.6.16Britholite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ca)3(SiO4,PO4)3(OH,F)
17.6.17EylettersiteTh0.75Al3(PO4)2(OH)6

Other Names for Clinophosinaite

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Other Information

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

References for Clinophosinaite

Reference List:
Khomyakov, A. P., Pushcharovskii, D. Yu., Ronsbo, D. G. (1981): Clinophosinaite (Na3CaPSiO7), a new mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 110, 351-355.

American Mineralogist: 67: 414.

Internet Links for Clinophosinaite

Localities for Clinophosinaite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
          • Koashva Mt
ZVMO,(1981) 110, 351-355, [World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Roberto Bosi collection
Tony Nickischer
          • Yukspor Mt
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Khomyakov, A. P., Pushcharovskiy, D. Y., & Ronsbo, J. G. (1983). Clinophosinaite, Na3CaPSiO7, a new mineral. International Geology Review, 25(6), 731-734.
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