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Sekaninaite

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Formula:
(Fe,Mg)
 
2
Al
 
3
(AlSi
 
5
O
 
18
)
System:OrthorhombicColour:grayish-blue to ...
Hardness:
Name:Named after Josef Sekanina (1901-1986) Czech mineralogist.
Dimorph of:Ferroindialite

Classification of Sekaninaite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:8/E.12-50
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:9.CJ.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
J : [Si6O18]12- 6-membered single rings (sechser-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions
Dana 8th edition ID:61.2.1.2

61 : CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
2 : Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Hey's CIM Ref.:16.19.3

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
19 : Aluminosilicates of Fe and Mg
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Type Occurrence of Sekaninaite

Type Locality:Dolní Bory, Žďár nad Sázavou, Vysočina Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic
Year of Discovery:1968

Physical Properties of Sekaninaite

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent, Translucent
Colour:grayish-blue to bluish-violet
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Sekaninaite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 17.18Å, b = 9.82Å, c = 9.29Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 1.749 : 1 : 0.946
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,567.29 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Sekaninaite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.561 nβ = 1.572 nγ = 1.576
2V:Measured: 66° , Calculated: 60°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.015

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Low
Dispersion:weak

Chemical Properties of Sekaninaite

Formula:
(Fe,Mg)
 
2
Al
 
3
(AlSi
 
5
O
 
18
)
Simplified for copy/paste:(Fe,Mg)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Essential elements:Al, Fe, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:Al, Fe, Mg, O, Si
Common Impurities:Ti,Mn,Ca,Na,K,H2O

Relationship of Sekaninaite to other Species

Series:Forms a series with Cordierite (see here)
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
9.CJ.05Bazzite
Be
 
3
Sc
 
2
(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)
9.CJ.05Beryl
Be
 
3
Al
 
2
(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)
9.CJ.05Indialite
Mg
 
2
Al
 
3
(AlSi
 
5
O
 
18
)
9.CJ.05Stoppaniite
Be
 
3
Fe
3+
2
(Si
 
6
O
 
18
) · H
 
2
O
9.CJ.10Cordierite
(Mg,Fe)
 
2
Al
 
3
(AlSi
 
5
O
 
18
)
9.CJ.15aCombeite
Na
 
2
Ca
 
2
(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)
 
0.5
9.CJ.15bImandrite
Na
 
12
Ca
 
3
Fe
3+
2
(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)
 
2
9.CJ.15aKazakovite
Na
 
6
Mn
2+
 
Ti(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)
9.CJ.15cKoashvite
Na
 
6
(Ca,Mn)(Ti,Fe)Si
 
6
O
 
18
· H
 
2
O
9.CJ.15aLovozerite
Na
 
2
Ca(Zr,Ti)(Si
 
6
O
 
12
)[(OH)
 
4
O
 
2
] · H
 
2
O
9.CJ.15aTisinalite
Na
 
3
H
 
3
(Mn,Ca,Fe)TiSi
 
6
(O,OH)
 
18
· 2H
 
2
O
9.CJ.15aZirsinalite
Na
 
6
(Ca,Mn
2+
 
,Fe
2+
 
)Zr(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)
9.CJ.15aLitvinskite
Na
 
2
(◻,Na,Mn)ZrSi
 
6
O
 
12
(OH,O)
 
6
9.CJ.15aKapustinite
Na
 
5
(Na,Mn
2+
 
)
 
<1
Zr(H
 
2
Si
 
6
O
 
18
)
9.CJ.25Baratovite
KCa
 
7
(Ti,Zr)
 
2
Li
 
3
Si
 
12
O
 
36
F
 
2
9.CJ.25Katayamalite
KCa
 
7
Ti
 
2
Li
 
3
Si
 
12
O
 
36
(OH)
 
2
9.CJ.25Aleksandrovite
KCa
 
7
Sn
 
2
Li
 
3
Si
 
12
O
 
36
F
 
2
9.CJ.30Dioptase
CuSiO
 
3
· H
 
2
O
9.CJ.35Kostylevite
K
 
2
Zr(Si
 
3
O
 
9
) · H
 
2
O
9.CJ.40Petarasite
Na
 
5
Zr
 
2
(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)(Cl,OH) · 2H
 
2
O
9.CJ.45Gerenite-(Y)
(Ca,Na)
 
2
(Y,REE)
 
3
Si
 
6
O
 
18
· 2H
 
2
O
9.CJ.50Odintsovite
K
 
2
Na
 
4
Ca
 
3
Ti
 
2
Be
 
4
Si
 
12
O
 
38
9.CJ.55Mathewrogersite
Pb
 
7
FeAl
 
3
GeSi
 
12
O
 
36
(OH,H
 
2
O)
 
6
9.CJ.60Pezzottaite
Cs(Be
 
2
Li)Al
 
2
(Si
 
6
O
 
18
)
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
16.19.1Indialite
Mg
 
2
Al
 
3
(AlSi
 
5
O
 
18
)
16.19.2Cordierite
(Mg,Fe)
 
2
Al
 
3
(AlSi
 
5
O
 
18
)
16.19.4Ferro-gedrite
☐{Fe
2+
2
}{Fe
2+
3
Al
 
2
}(Al
 
2
Si
 
6
O
 
22
)(OH)
 
2
16.19.5Staurolite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg,Zn)
 
1.5-2
Al
 
9
(SiO
 
4
)
 
4
O
 
6
(OH,O)
 
2
16.19.6Chloritoid
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg,Mn
2+
 
)Al
 
2
(SiO
 
4
)O(OH)
 
2
16.19.7Amesite
Mg
 
2
Al(AlSiO
 
5
)(OH)
 
4
16.19.8Corundophilite
(Mg,Fe,Al)
 
6
(Si,Al)
 
4
O
 
10
(OH)
 
8
16.19.9Yoderite
Mg(Al,Fe
3+
 
)
 
3
(SiO
 
4
)
 
2
O(OH)
16.19.10Delessite
(Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)
 
4
O
 
10
(O,OH)
 
8
16.19.11Ferrocarpholite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg)Al
 
2
(Si
 
2
O
 
6
)(OH)
 
4
16.19.12Magnesiocarpholite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)Al
 
2
(Si
 
2
O
 
6
)(OH)
 
4
16.19.13Chamosite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg)
 
5
Al(AlSi
 
3
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
8
16.19.14Orthochamosite
(Fe
2+
 
,Mg,Fe
3+
 
)
 
5
Al(AlSi
 
3
O
 
10
)(OH,O)
 
8
16.19.15Berthierine
(Fe
2+
 
,Fe
3+
 
,AlMg)
 
2-3
((Si,Al)
 
2
O
 
5
)(OH)
 
4
16.19.16Odinite
(Fe,Mg,Al,Fe,Ti,Mn)
 
2.4
((Si,Al)
 
2
O
 
5
)(OH)
 
4
16.19.17Clinochlore
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
5
Al(AlSi
 
3
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
8
16.19.18Gedrite
☐{Mg
 
2
}{Mg
 
3
Al
 
2
}(Al
 
2
Si
 
6
O
 
22
)(OH)
 
2
16.19.19Magnesiogedrite
16.19.20Diabantite
(Mg,Fe,Al)
 
6
((Si,Al)
 
4
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
8
16.19.21Sudoite
(Mg,Fe
2+
 
)
 
2
Al
 
3
(AlSi
 
3
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
8
16.19.22Vermiculite
(Mg,Fe,Al)
 
3
((Al,Si)
 
4
O
 
10
)(OH)
 
2
· 4H
 
2
O
16.19.23Corrensite
(Mg,Fe)
 
9
((Si,Al)
 
8
O
 
20
)(OH)
 
10
· nH
 
2
O

Other Names for Sekaninaite

Synonyms:
Fe-cordieriteFerrocordieriteIMA1967-047Iron-Cordierite
Other Languages:
German:Eisencordierit
Ferrocordierit
Sekaninait
Russian:Секанинаит
Spanish:Ferrocordierita
Sekaninaita

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 Sekaninaite

Reference List:

- +
Stanek, J. and Miskovsky, J. (1975) Sekaninaite, a new mineral of the cordierite series, from Dolni Bory, Czechoslovakia. Scr. Fac. Sci. Nat. Ujep Brun., Geol. 1(5), 21-30.

American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 395 (abstract).

Hochella, M.F., Jr., Brown, G.E., Jr.,
Ross, F.K., and Gibbs, G.V. (1979) High-temperature crystal chemistry of hydrous Mg- and Fe-cordierites. American Mineralogist: 64: 337-351.

Ryback, G., Nawaz, R., and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh supplementary list of British Isles minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine: 52: 267-274.

Canadian Mineralogist (1997): 35: 167.

Yakubovich, O. V., Massa, V., Pekov, I. V., Gavrilenko, P. G. & Chukanov, N. V. (2004): Crystal structure of the Na-, Ca-, Be-cordierite and crystallochemical regularities in the cordierite-sekaninaite series. Crystallography Reports 49, 953-963.

Haefeker, U.; Kaindl, R.; Tropper, P.; Krüger, H.; Kahlenberg, V.; Orlova, M. (2014): Structural investigations of the two polymorphs of synthetic Fe-cordierite and Raman spectroscopy of hexagonal Fe-cordierite. Mineralogy and Petrology 108, 469-478.

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  • Localities for Sekaninaite

    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.
    Australia
     
    • Tasmania
      • Scottsdale district
    Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
    Austria
     
    • Styria
      • Bad Radkersburg
        • Klöch
    Taucher, J. & Hollerer, C. E. (1998): Minerale eines Si- und Al-reichen Xenoliths aus dem Basaltsteinbruch von Klöch, Nördlicher Bruch, (Steiermark, Österreich). Mitt. naturwiss. Ver. Steiermark 128, 21-42.
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Revelstoke Mining Division
        • Revelstoke
    DIXON,A., CEMPIREK, J. & GROAT, L.A. (2014) Mineralogy and geochemistry of pegmatites on Mount Begbie, British Columbia. Canadian Mineralogist 52, 129-164.
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Ústí Region
        • Bílina (Bilin)
    Žáček V, Skála R., Dvořák Z.: Spinelidy v pyrometamorfovaných horninách Mostecké pánve. Minerál, 2010, 18, 1, 21-31.
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • South Moravia Region
        • Tišnov
          • Drahonín
    Škoda, R., Novák, M.: Akcesorické Nb-Ta-Ti minerály z pegmatitu v uranovém dole Drahonín, strážecké moldanubikum. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae geologicae, 2004, roč. 89, s. 55 - 66.
      • Vysočina Region
        • Žďár nad Sázavou
    Scr.Fac.Sci.Nat. Ujep Brun.,geol.I (1975) no. 5, 21-30
    Finland
     
    • Southern Finland Region
      • Lappeenranta
    Hytönen,K. (1999): Suomen Mineraalit. Geologian tutkimuskeskus. Erillisjulkaisu, Jyväskylä, 399 pp.
    • Southwestern Finland Region
      • Kemiö Island (Kimito Island)
    Ilkka Mikkola
    Germany
     
    • Bavaria
      • Upper Palatinate
        • Winklarn
    Keck, E., Mücke, A., Kronz, A. & Stanĕk, J. (2010): Sekaninait aus einem Pegmatitgang im Serpentinit von Galgenberg bei Winklarn in der Oberpfalz. Der Aufschluss 61, 1-16 (in German).
    Italy
     
    • Piedmont
      • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
        • Baveno
          • Oltrefiume
            • Mount Camoscio
    Grill, E. (1935): I minerali del granito di Baveno, la fayalite. Periodico di Mineralogia, 129-133. - Gallitelli, P. (1936): Le miche del granito di Baveno. . Periodico di Mineralogia, 61-76 - Pagliani, G. (1948): Le Zeoliti del granito di Baveno. Periodico di Mineralogia, 175-188. - Ravagnani, D. (1974): I giacimenti uraniferi italiani - Gruppo Mineralogico Lombardo - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, Ed., Milano, 188 pp. - min. Rec. 14 (3), 157-168 - Am. Min. 83, 1330-1334 (1998) - Am. Min. 84, 782-789 (1999). - Guastoni, A. & Pezzotta, F. (2004): Kristiansenite a Baveno, second ritrovamento Mondiale della specie. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 4/2004, 247-251. - Guastoni, A., Demartin, F., Pezzotta, F. (2004): Sekaninaite delle pegmatiti granitiche di Feriolo e Baveno (VB). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano, 145, 59-68. - Mineralogist americano (2005) 90, 1442-1452.
    Guastoni, A., Demartin, F., Pezzotta, F. (2004): Sekaninaite delle pegmatiti granitiche di Feriolo e Baveno (VB). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milano, 145, 59-68.
    • Tuscany
      • Livorno Province
        • Elba Island
          • Campo nell'Elba
    Orlandi P., Pezzotta F.(1994): La sekaninaite dei filoni pegmatitici elbani. Atti Soc. Tosc. Sc. Nat,. Mem., 100, 85-91. and CanMin 38:1399-1408 (2000)
    Orlandi, P., & Pezzotta, F. (1997). Minerali dell'Isola d'Elba. Edizioni Novecento Grafico, Bergamo, 249 pp.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Kinki Region
        • Nara Prefecture
          • Yoshino-gun
            • Tenkawa village
              • Omine Mts
    American Mineralogist 87: 160-170 (2002)
      • Tohoku Region
        • Fukushima Prefecture
    Introduction to Japanese Minerals (Geological Survey of Japan, 1970)
    • Kyushu Region
      • Fukuoka prefecture
        • Tagawa-gun
          • Kawasaki
    Masutomi Museum specimens (Kyoto); Uehara, S., et al. (2014) Minerals from Kyushu and Yamaguchi. (Fukuoka Mineral Club, 355 pages)
    Poland
     
    • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
      • Strzegom-Sobótka Massif
        • Jawor District
    Körber, T. & Szuzkiewicz, A. (2010): Striegau/Strzegom - eine Weltklasse-Fundstelle für Pegmatitmineralien. Lapis 35 (7-8), 35-56; 86.
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Magadanskaya Oblast'
        • Kolyma River Basin
          • Ducat District
            • Omsukchan
    Filimonova, L.G., and Trubkin, N.V. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(2), 135-144.
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Khibiny Massif
    Ivanyuk, G.Y., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Konopleva, N.G., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Men’shikov, Y.P., and Mikhailova, Y.A. (2007): Geology of Ore Deposits 49(7), 599-606.
    Yakovenchuk, V.N., Ivanyuk, G.Y., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Men’shikov, Y.P., Konopleva, N.G., and Korchak, Y.A. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(8), 732-745.
    • Urals Region
      • Southern Urals
        • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
    Cesnokov, B., Kotrly, M. and Nisanbajev, T. (1998): Brennende Abraumhalden und Aufschlüsse im Tscheljabinsker Kohlenbecken - eine reiche Mineralienküche. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (3), 54-63 (in German).
    Slovakia
     
    • Prešov Region
      • Prešov Co.
    Košuth M., 2006: New type of cordierite assemblages from the Slanske vrchy Mts., Eastern Slovakia. Acta Miner.-Petrograph.,Abstract Series 5, Szeged, p.59
      • Vranov nad Topľou Co.
    Ďuďa,R., et al., 1981: Mineralógia severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Min.Slovaca, Monografia 2, 98s
    Sweden
     
    • Värmland
      • Filipstad
    Damman, A.H.(1989): Hydrothermal orthoamphibole-bearing assemblages from the Gåsborn area, West Bergslagen, central Sweden. American Mineralogist. 74, 573-585
    Tajikistan
     
    • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
      • Zeravshan Range
        • Yagnob River
    Sharygin, V.V., Sokol, E.V. and Belakovskii, D.I. (2009): Fayalite-sekaninaite paralava from the Ravat coal fire (central Tajikistan). Russian Geology and Geophysics 50, 703-721.
    USA
     
    • Maine
      • Oxford Co.
        • Upper Cupsuptic
    Anderson, 1991. Maine Mineral Localities, 2nd ed.
    • New Hampshire
      • Merrimack Co.
    Harvard Mineralogical Museum, no. 118875
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