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Foshallasite

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Formula:
Ca
 
3
[Si
 
2
O
 
7
] · 3H
 
2
O(?)


Originally described from Hackman Valley, Yukspor Mt., Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia.

Classification of Foshallasite

IMA status:Discredited 2006
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/C.09-60
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.HA.55

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
H : Unclassified silicates
A : With Alkali and Alkali-earth Elements
Dana 8th edition ID:56.2.9.3

56 : SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
2 : Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Hey's CIM Ref.:14.5.22

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
5 : Silicates of Ca
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Optical Data of Foshallasite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.535 nβ = 1.542 nγ = 1.549
2V:Measured: 12° to 18°, Calculated: 88°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.014

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Low
Dispersion:r > v weak

Chemical Properties of Foshallasite

Formula:
Ca
 
3
[Si
 
2
O
 
7
] · 3H
 
2
O(?)
Simplified for copy/paste:Ca3[Si2O7]·3H2O(?)
Essential elements:Ca, H, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:Ca, H, O, Si
Common Impurities:TR,Na

Relationship of Foshallasite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
9.HA.05Ertixiite
Na
 
2
Si
 
4
O
 
9
9.HA.10Kenyaite
Na
 
2
Si
 
22
O
 
41
(OH)
 
8
· 6H
 
2
O
9.HA.20Wawayandaite
Ca
 
6
Mn
 
2
BBe
 
9
Si
 
6
O
 
23
(OH,Cl)
 
15
9.HA.25Magbasite
KBa(Al,Sc)(Mg,Fe)
 
6
Si
 
6
O
 
20
F
 
2
9.HA.30Afanasyevaite
Ca
 
8
[Si
 
2
O
 
7
]OCl
 
2
9.HA.40Igumnovite
Ca
 
3
Al
 
2
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
Cl
 
4
9.HA.50Rudenkoite
Sr
 
3
(Al
 
3.5
Si
 
3.5
)O
 
10
(OH,O)
 
8
Cl
 
2
· H
 
2
O
9.HA.60Nagelschmidtite
Ca
 
7
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
(PO
 
4
)
 
2
9.HA.65Caryochroite
(Na,Sr)
 
3
(Fe
3+
 
,Mg)
 
10
[(O,OH)
 
9
|Ti
 
2
Si
 
12
O
 
37
] · (H
 
2
O,O,OH)
 
17
9.HA.70Juanite
Ca
 
10
Mg
 
4
Al
 
2
Si
 
11
O
 
39
· 4H
 
2
O or near
9.HA.75Tacharanite
Ca
 
12
Al
 
2
Si
 
18
O
 
51
· 18H
 
2
O
9.HA.80Oyelite
Ca
 
10
Si
 
8
B
 
2
O
 
29
· 12.5H
 
2
O
9.HA.85Denisovite
Ca
 
2
(K,Na)Si
 
3
O
 
8
(F,OH)
 
2
9.HA.90Tiettaite
(Na,K)
 
17
FeTiSi
 
16
O
 
29
(OH)
 
30
· 2H
 
2
O
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
14.5.1Wollastonite
CaSiO
 
3
14.5.2Wollastonite-7T
14.5.3Wollastonite-2M
CaSiO
 
3
14.5.4Rankinite
Ca
 
3
Si
 
2
O
 
7
14.5.5Kilchoanite
Ca
 
6
(SiO
 
4
)(Si
 
3
O
 
10
)
14.5.6Larnite
Ca
 
2
SiO
 
4
14.5.7Bredigite
Ca
 
7
Mg(SiO
 
4
)
 
4
14.5.8Hatrurite
Ca
 
3
(SiO
 
4
)O
14.5.9Rosenhahnite
HCa
 
3
[Si
 
3
O
 
9
(OH)]
14.5.10Dellaite
Ca
 
6
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)(SiO
 
4
)(OH)
 
2
14.5.11Afwillite
Ca
 
3
(HSiO
 
4
)
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
14.5.12Xonotlite
Ca
 
6
(Si
 
6
O
 
17
)(OH)
 
2
14.5.13Foshagite
Ca
 
4
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)(OH)
 
2
14.5.14Hillebrandite
Ca
 
2
(SiO
 
3
)(OH)
 
2
14.5.15Jaffeite
Ca
 
6
(Si
 
2
O
 
7
)(OH)
 
6
14.5.16Suolunite
Ca
 
2
(H
 
2
Si
 
2
O
 
7
) · H
 
2
O
14.5.17Killalaite
Ca
 
6.4
(H
 
0.6
Si
 
2
O
 
7
)
 
2
(OH)
 
2
14.5.18Okenite
CaSi
 
2
O
 
5
· 2H
 
2
O
14.5.19Riversideite
Ca
 
5
(HSi
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
· 2H
 
2
O
14.5.20Trabzonite
Ca
 
4
(Si
 
3
O
 
10
) · 2H
 
2
O
14.5.21Gyrolite
NaCa
 
16
Si
 
23
AlO
 
60
(OH)
 
8
· 14H
 
2
O
14.5.23Tobermorite
Ca
 
4+x
(H
 
2-2x
Si
 
6
O
 
17
) · 5H
 
2
O
14.5.24Clinotobermorite
Ca
 
5
(Si
 
6
O
 
17
) · 5H
 
2
O
14.5.25Nekoite
Ca
 
3
Si
 
6
O
 
15
·7H
 
2
O
14.5.26Plombièrite
Ca
 
5
(HSi
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
· 7H
 
2
O
14.5.27Jennite
Ca
 
9
(Si
 
3
O
 
9
)
 
2
(OH)
 
8
· 8H
 
2
O

Other Names for Foshallasite

Other Languages:
German:Foshallasit
Spanish:Foshallasita

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.

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    (TL) indicates type locality. ? 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
            • Yukspor Mt
    [World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]
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