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Miserite

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Hugh D. Miser
Formula:
K(Ca,Ce)4Si5O13(OH)3
System:
Triclinic
Colour:
Pink
Hardness:
5½ - 6
Name:
After Dr. Hugh Dinsmore Miser (1884-1969), geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Structure was determined on Kipawa specimen.

Classification of Miserite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
9.DG.85

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
G : Inosilicates with 3-periodic single and multiple chains
70.2.1.1

70 : INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
2 : Column or Tube Structures with Si2O7 dimers
14.6.8

14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
6 : Silicates of Ca with alkali or Mg or both
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First Recorded Occurrence of Miserite

Year of Discovery:
1950

Physical Properties of Miserite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Translucent
Colour:
Pink
Hardness (Mohs):
5½ - 6

Crystallography of Miserite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.1Å, b = 16.01Å, c = 7.37Å
α = 96.42°, β = 111.15°, γ = 76.57°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.631 : 1 : 0.46

Optical Data of Miserite

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.587 nβ = 1.589 nγ = 1.594
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.007
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r > v

Chemical Properties of Miserite

Formula:
K(Ca,Ce)4Si5O13(OH)3
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Al,Y,TR,La,Pr,Nd,Eu,Dy,Er,Tm,Yb,Lu,Fe,Mn

Relationship of Miserite to other Species

9.DG.05BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)
9.DG.05FerrobustamiteCaFe2+(Si2O6)
9.DG.05PectoliteNaCa2(HSi3O9)
9.DG.05SéranditeNa(Mn2+,Ca)2(HSi3O9)
9.DG.05WollastoniteCaSiO3
9.DG.05Wollastonite-1ACaSiO3
9.DG.07CascanditeCa(Sc,Fe3+)(HSi3O9)
9.DG.08Plombièrite[Ca4Si6O16(OH)2 · 2H2O]·(Ca·5H2O)
9.DG.10Clinotobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
9.DG.10RiversideiteCa5(HSi3O9)2 · 2H2O
9.DG.10Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
9.DG.15FoshagiteCa4(Si3O9)(OH)2
9.DG.20JenniteCa9(Si3O9)2(OH)8 · 8H2O
9.DG.25ParaumbiteK3Zr2H(Si3O9)2 · nH2O
9.DG.25UmbiteK2(Zr,Ti)Si3O9 · H2O
9.DG.30SørenseniteNa4SnBe2Si6O16(OH)4
9.DG.35XonotliteCa6(Si6O17)(OH)2
9.DG.40HillebranditeCa2(SiO3)(OH)2
9.DG.45ZoriteNa8(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 14H2O
9.DG.45ChivruaiiteCa4(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 13-14H2O
9.DG.50Haineaultite(Na,Ca)5Ca(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,F)8 · 5H2O
9.DG.55EpididymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
9.DG.60EudidymiteNa2Be2Si6O15 · H2O
9.DG.65ElpiditeNa2ZrSi6O15 · 3H2O
9.DG.70Fenaksite(K,Na)4(Fe,Mn)2(Si4O10)2(OH,F)
9.DG.70LitidioniteCuNaKSi4O10
9.DG.70ManaksiteKNaMnSi4O10
9.DG.75TinaksiteK2Na(Ca,Mn2+)2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]
9.DG.75TokkoiteK2Ca4Si7O17(O,OH,F)4
9.DG.75SenkevichiteCsKNaCa2Ti[O|Si7O18(OH)]
9.DG.80CanasiteK2Na4Ca5(Si12O30(OH,F)4
9.DG.80FluorcanasiteK3Na3Ca5Si12O30F4 · H2O
9.DG.90FrankameniteK3Na3Ca5(Si12O30)(F,OH)4 · H2O
9.DG.92Charoite(K,Sr)15-16(Ca,Na)32[Si6O11(O,OH)6]2[Si12O18(O,OH)12]2[Si17O25(O,OH)18]2(OH,F)4 · ~3H2O
9.DG.95Yuksporite(K,Ba)NaCa2(Si,Ti)4O11(F,OH) · H2O
9.DG.97Eveslogite(Na,K,Ca,Sr,Ba)48 [(Ti,Nb,Mn,Fe2+)12Si48O144(OH)12](F,OH,Cl)14
14.6.1CombeiteNa2Ca2(Si6O18)0.5
14.6.2PectoliteNaCa2(HSi3O9)
14.6.3Pectolite-M2abcNaCa2[HSi3O9]
14.6.4DenisoviteCa2(K,Na)Si3O8(F,OH)2
14.6.5TokkoiteK2Ca4Si7O17(O,OH,F)4
14.6.6MountainiteKNa2Ca2[Si8O19(OH)] · 6H2O
14.6.7RhodesiteKHCa2Si8O19 · 5H2O
14.6.9ÅkermaniteCa2Mg(Si2O7)
14.6.10MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
14.6.11MerwiniteCa3Mg(SiO4)2
14.6.12DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
14.6.13Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

Other Names for Miserite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Miserit
Spanish:Miserita

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 Miserite

Reference List:
SCHALLER, W.T. (1950) Miserite from Arkansas; a renaming of natroxonotlite. American Mineralogist, 35, 911 921.

SCOTT, J.D. (1976) Crystal structure of miserite, a Zoltai type 5 structure. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 515-528.

BERRY, I.G., LIN, HSI CHE, and DAVIS, G.C. (1972) A new occurrence of miserite from the Kipawa Lake area, Temiscamingue Co., Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 11, 569. (Abstract)

HORVÁTH, L., and GAULT, R.G. (1990) The mineralogy of Mont Saint Hilaire. Mineralogical Record, 21, 284 359.Canadian Mineralogist, 14, 515-528.

Internet Links for Miserite

Specimens:
The following Miserite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Miserite

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.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • Témiscamingue RCM
        • Les Lacs-du-Témiscamingue
BERRY, I.G., LIN, HSI CHE, and DAVIS, G.C. (1972) A new occurrence of miserite from the Kipawa Lake area, Temiscamingue Co., Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist, 11, 569. (Abstract) SCOTT, J.D. (1976) Crystal structure of miserite, a Zoltai type 5 structure. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 515-528.
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Horváth, L and Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record: 21: 284-359.
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Osh Oblast
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
      • Sokh Valley
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Aldan
          • Yakokut Massif
http://ruslova.ru/%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9.jsp?q=aHR0cDovL2dlby53ZWIucnUvZHJ1emEvbC1Lb25kZXIuaHRt
        • Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence
          • Murunskii Massif
            • Sirenevyi Kamen' Deposit
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Konev, A.A., Vorob'yev, E.I., and Lazebnik, K.A. (1996) The Mineralogy of the Murun Massif. Russian Academy of Science Press, Siberian Branch, Novosbirsk, Russia (in Rus.)
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Khabarovskiy Kray
      • Verkhnebureinsky District
        • Verkhnii Mel'gin River
          • Turana Range
            • Chekunda Town
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Tajikistan
 
  • Region of Republican Subordination
    • Tien Shan Mtn
      • Alai Range (Alayskiy)
http://www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/dara.htm
USA
 
  • Arkansas
    • Garland Co.
      • Wilson Springs (Potash Sulfur Springs)
        • Union Carbide Mine
Am Min 35 (1950), 911
  • New Mexico
    • Otero Co.
      • Cornudas Mts
  • Wisconsin
Falster, A. U., W.B. Simmons, K.L. Webberand T. Buchholz, 2000 , "Pegmatites and pegmatite minerals of the Wausau Complex, Marathon County, Wisconsin", Memorie della Societa di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia di Milano, vol. XXX p. 13-28
Rocks and Minerals, (1987) 62:188-195
Rocks & Min.: 62: 188.
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