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|Name:||Named in 1984 by Pete J. Dunn, Donald R. Peacor, Peter B. Leavens, and Fred J. Wicks for the location, Mine Hill, where most of the zinc and iron mines in Franklin, New Jersey, USA are located.|
Classification of Minehillite
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/H.34-10|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.EE.75|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
E : Single tetrahedral nets of 6-membered rings connected by octahedral nets or octahedral bands
|Dana 8th edition ID:||73.2.2b.1|
73 : PHYLLOSILICATES Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets
2 : Condensed Tetrahedral Sheets with double and single layers
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||16.12.18|
16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
12 : Aluminosilicates of Sr, Ba and Zn
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Type Occurrence of Minehillite
|Type Locality:||Franklin Mine, Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA|
|Year of Discovery:||1984|
Physical Properties of Minehillite
Crystallography of Minehillite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 9.77Å, c = 33.29Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 3.407|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 2,751.91 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Minehillite
|RI values:||nω = 1.607 nε = 1.604|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.003|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Minehillite
|Essential elements:||Al, Ca, H, K, O, Si, Zn|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, Ca, H, K, Na, O, Si, Zn|
Relationship of Minehillite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Minehillite
|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 Minehillite
American Mineralogist (1984): 69: 1150-1155.
Dai, Y., Post, J. E. & Appleman, D. E. (1995): Crystal structure of minehillite: twinning and structural relationships to reyerite. American Mineralogist 80, 173-178.
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Localities for Minehillite
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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.
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