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This page provides mineralogical data about Hsianghualite.
Classification of Hsianghualite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/J.16-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.GB.05|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
G : Tektosilicates with zeolitic H2O; zeolite family
B : Chains of single connected 4-membered rings
|Dana 8th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
77 : TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
1 : Zeolite group - True zeolites
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||17.1.7|
17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
1 : Silicates with fluoride (not containing Al)
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Type Occurrence of Hsianghualite
|Type Locality:||Xianghualing Mine (Hsianghualing Mine), Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China|
|Year of Discovery:||1958|
Physical Properties of Hsianghualite
Chemical Properties of Hsianghualite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Ca3Li2(Be3Si3O12)F2|
|Essential elements:||Be, Ca, F, Li, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Be, Ca, F, Li, O, Si|
Relationship of Hsianghualite to other Species
|Member of:||Zeolite Group|
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|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Hsianghualite
|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 Hsianghualite
Huang Yung-hwei, Tu Shaohua, Wang K'ung-hai, Chao Chun-Lin, and Yu Cheng-Chih (1958): Hsiang-hua-shih, a new beryllium mineral. Ti-chih-yueh-k'an 7, 35 (in Chinese). - American Mineralogist (1960) 44, 1327-1328 (abstract).
Section of Crystal Structure Analysis of the Academy of Geological Sciences (1973): The crystal structure of hsianghualite. Acta Geologica Sinica 47(2), 235-242.
Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 316, 624-628.
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Localities for Hsianghualite
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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.