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Melanophlogite

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Formula:
46SiO
 
2
· 6(N
 
2
,CO
 
2
) · 2(CH
 
4
,N
 
2
)
System:TetragonalColour:Colorless, white, ...
Hardness:6½ - 7
This page provides mineralogical data about Melanophlogite.

Classification of Melanophlogite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:4/D.01-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:4.DA.25

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
A : With small cations: Silica family
Dana 8th edition ID:75.2.2.1

75 : TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
2 : Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
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Type Occurrence of Melanophlogite

Type Locality:Giona Mine, Milena, Caltanissetta Province, Sicily, Italy
Year of Discovery:1876

Physical Properties of Melanophlogite

Lustre:Vitreous
Colour:Colorless, white, water-clear (pale yellow to deep red brown with impurities)
Streak:White
Hardness (Mohs):6½ - 7

Crystallography of Melanophlogite

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:a = 26.82Å, c = 13.37Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.499
Unit Cell Volume:V 9,617.21 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Crystal Atlas:
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Melanophlogite no.2 - Goldschmidt (1913-1926)

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Chemical Properties of Melanophlogite

Formula:
46SiO
 
2
· 6(N
 
2
,CO
 
2
) · 2(CH
 
4
,N
 
2
)
Simplified for copy/paste:46SiO2·6(N2,CO2)·2(CH4,N2)
Essential elements:C, H, N, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:C, H, N, O, Si
Common Impurities:ORG,C,H,S

Relationship of Melanophlogite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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4.DA.05Quartz
SiO
 
2
4.DA.10Opal
SiO
 
2
· nH
 
2
O
4.DA.10Tridymite
SiO
 
2
4.DA.15Cristobalite
SiO
 
2
4.DA.20Mogánite
SiO
 
2
4.DA.30Lechatelierite
SiO
 
2
4.DA.35Coesite
SiO
 
2
4.DA.40Stishovite
SiO
 
2
4.DA.45Keatite
SiO
 
2
4.DA.50Seifertite
SiO
 
2

Other Names for Melanophlogite

Other Languages:
German:Melanophlogit
Russian:Меланофлогит
Spanish:Melanophlogita

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 Melanophlogite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 854-867.

American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 779-796.

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1983): 164: 247-257.

Mineralogical Record (2002): 33: 237-242.

Adorni, F., Tadeo, F., Adorni, B. 2004): La melanoflogite di Case Montanini. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2004, 126-136.

Tribaudino, M., Artoni, A., Mavris, Ch., Bersani, D., Lottici, P.P., Belletti, D. (2008): Single-crystal X-ray and Raman investigation on melanophlogite from Varano Marchesi (Parma, Italy). American Mineralogist, 93, 88-94.

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    Localities for Melanophlogite

    The 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. ? 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.
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Pardubice Region
    Žák L.: Find of pyrophanite and melanophlogite in Chvaletice (E. Bohemia). Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 1967, 12, 4, 451-452. Žák L.: A contribution to the crystal chemistry of melanophlogite. American Mineralogist, 1972, 57, 779-796
      • Ústí Region
        • Most
    Filippi, M.: Melanoflogit – vzácný polymorf hmoty SiO2 a jeho druhý výskyt v České republice. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2002, roč. 10, s. 120-130.
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Vysočina Region
        • Rožná deposit
    Petr Pauliš, Stanislav Kopecký, Pavel Černý: Uranové minerály České republiky a jejich lokality. (2007)
    Italy
     
    • Emilia-Romagna
      • Parma Province
        • Medesano
          • Sant'Andrea Bagni
    Adorni, F., Tateo, F., Adorni, B. (2004): La melanoflogite di Case Montanini (S. Andrea Bagni, Medesano, Appennino parmense). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 28, 126-136. Tribaudino, M., Artoni, A., Mavris, C., Bersani, D., Lottici, P.P., Belletti, D. (2008): Single-crystal X-ray and Raman investigation on melanophlogite from Varano Marchesi (Parma, Italy). American Mineralogist, 93, 88-94.
    Adorni, F., Tateo, F., Adorni, B. (2004): La melanoflogite di Case Montanini (S. Andrea Bagni, Medesano, Appennino parmense). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 28, 126-136.
    • Piedmont
      • Torino Province
        • Canavese District
          • Léssolo
            • Cálea
    http://www.webmineralshop.com/articoli/brosso_eng.htm
    • Sicily
      • Caltanissetta Province
        • Milena
    Am Min 57 (1972), 779
    • Tuscany
      • Livorno Province
        • Livorno
    http://www.flashnet.it/users/fn25936n/
        • Rosignano Marittimo
    Ref: Nannoni, R., & Sammartino, F. (1979). Guida ai minerali dei monti livornesi, Guide Calderini, Bologna.
    Grassellini Troysi, M. & Orlandi, P. (1972): Sulla melanoflogite del Fortullino (Livorno). Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A: Processi Verbali, 79, 245-250; Gallo, S. (1974): Melanophlogite, a new and interesting find. Mineralogical Record, 5(5), 207-208.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Kanto region
        • Chiba prefecture
          • Minamiboso city
    H. Imai collection
    Ukraine
     
    • Crimea Oblast'
    World of Stones v.9
        • Kerch peninsula (Kertch peninsula)
          • Opuk Mountain area
    - Dvoichenko P.A. The minerals of Crimea (1914) - Zapiski Krymskogo obshchestva estestvoispytatelei (Proceeding of the Crimea Society of Naturalistes), 1914, vol. 4, p. 1-208 (Rus.) - Popov S.P. Mineralogy of the Crimea (1938). - M.-L., AN SSSR, 1938, 352 p. (Rus.)
    USA
     
    • California
      • Los Angeles Co.
        • Encino
    Housley, Robert M. (2013), Eleven New Melanophlogite Pseudomorph Occurrences in Southern California, Mindat article 1772 (http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1772/).
        • Santa Monica Mts
          • Beverly Hills
            • Higgins Canyon
              • Head of Higgins Canyon
    Housley, Robert (2013), Eleven New Melanophlogite Pseudomorph Occurrences in Southern California, Mindat article 1772.
      • Napa Co.
        • Lombard
    Dunning, G.E. & Cooper, J.F. (2002): Pseudomorphic melanophlogites from California. Mineralogical Record 33: 237-242
      • San Benito Co.
        • Diablo Range
          • New Idria District
            • Picacho Peak
    Mineralogical Record: 36(4): 337-363.; Dunning, G.E. & Cooper, J.F. (2002): Pseudomorphic melanophlogites from California. Mineralogical Record 33: 237-242
    Dunning, G.E. & Cooper, J.F. (2002): Pseudomorphic melanophlogites from California. Mineralogical Record 33: 237-242
      • San Mateo Co.
        • Pescadero
    Dunning, G.E. & Cooper, J.F. (2002): Pseudomorphic melanophlogites from California. Mineralogical Record 33: 237-242
      • Santa Clara Co.
        • Diablo Range
          • Mount Hamilton
            • East Mount Hamilton area
    Cooper, J.F. & G.E. Dunning (1972), Melanophlogite from Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara County, California: American Mineralogist: 57: 1494, 1495; Cooper, J.F. & G.E. Dunning (1973), Melanophlogite from Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara County, California: Erratum: American Mineralogist: 58: 346; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 354, 357; Mineralogical Record (2002): 33: 239.
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