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|System:||Hexagonal||Colour:||Red, brownish, orange-red|
|Name:||For Arthur Charles Davy Pain (d. 1971), British mineralogist and gemmologist.|
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Classification of Painite
|IMA status:||Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||5/G.05-40|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||6.AB.85|
6 : BORATES
A : Monoborates
B : BO3, with additional anions; 1(D) + OH, etc.
|Dana 8th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
7 : MULTIPLE OXIDES
5 : (AB)2X3
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||7.10.3|
7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
10 : Oxides of Zr and Th
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Type Occurrence of Painite
|Type Locality:||Ohngaing (Ohn Gaing; Ohn Kai), Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)|
|Year of Discovery:||1956|
Physical Properties of Painite
|Colour:||Red, brownish, orange-red|
Crystallography of Painite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 8.72Å, c = 8.46Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 0.97|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 557.10 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Optical Data of Painite
|RI values:||nω = 1.816 nε = 1.788|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.028|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
|Surface Relief:||Very High|
Chemical Properties of Painite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||CaZrAl9(BO3)O15|
|Essential elements:||Al, B, Ca, O, Zr|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, B, Ca, O, Zr|
Relationship of Painite to other Species
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Other Names for Painite
|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 Painite
American Mineralogist (1957): 42: 580.:
American Mineralogist (1976): 61: 88-94.
Mineralogical Magazine (1986): 50: 267-270.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).
Armbruster et al (2004), American Mineralogist: 89: 610-613.
Internet Links for Painite
|Specimens:||The following Painite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Painite
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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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Locality Updated: Deer Butte, Leucite Hills District, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USAFrom James Cheshire, 1st Oct 2014 04:10:05