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Hanjiangite

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Formula:
Ba
 
2
CaV
3+
 
Al(H
 
2
AlSi
 
3
O
 
12
)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
System:MonoclinicColour:Yellow-green to dark ...
Hardness:4
Name:Named after the Han River (in Chinese: Hanjiang), the largest branch of the Yangtze River, China. The Han River flows through the type locality, the Shiti ore district.
This page provides mineralogical data about Hanjiangite.

Classification of Hanjiangite

IMA status:Approved 2009
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Type Occurrence of Hanjiangite

Type Locality:Shiti Mine, Hanbin District, Ankang Prefecture, Shaanxi Province, China

Physical Properties of Hanjiangite

Lustre:Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent, Translucent
Colour:Yellow-green to dark green
Streak:Greenish white
Hardness (Mohs):4
Hardness (Vickers):VHN25=191 - 215 kg/mm2
Tenacity:Brittle
Cleavage:Perfect
on {001}
Fracture:Splintery
Density (measured):3.69 g/cm3
Density (calculated):3.78 g/cm3

Crystallography of Hanjiangite

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Class (H-M):2 - Sphenoidal
Space Group:B2 {B1 1 2} {C2} {C1 2 1}
Space Group Setting:C2
Cell Parameters:a = 5.2050(12) Å, b = 9.033(2) Å, c = 32.077(8) Å
β = 93.49(8)°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.576 : 1 : 3.551
Unit Cell Volume:V 1505.4 ų
Z:4
Morphology:Thin, euhedral, pseudo-tetragonal, tabular crystals and anhedral grains.
Comment:1M, 2M and 3T polytypes exist.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
15.866 (7)
5.340 (91)
4.010 (10)
3.209 (23)
2.676 (100)
2.294 (29)
2.008 (11)

Optical Data of Hanjiangite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 1.615 nβ = 1.655 nγ = 1.700
2V:Measured: 114° to 115°, Calculated: 88.8°
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.085

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate
Dispersion:r > v, medium
Pleochroism:Strong
Comments:Pale yellow-green to deep green.

Chemical Properties of Hanjiangite

Formula:
Ba
 
2
CaV
3+
 
Al(H
 
2
AlSi
 
3
O
 
12
)(CO
 
3
)
 
2
F
Simplified for copy/paste:Ba2CaV3+Al(H2AlSi3O12)(CO3)2F
Essential elements:Al, Ba, C, Ca, F, H, O, Si, V
All elements listed in formula:Al, Ba, C, Ca, F, H, O, Si, V
Analytical Data:Average of 44 electron-microprobe analyses on 3 different samples from the type locality. Total C from HF combustion IR absorption; H2O from TGA.
SiO2 (19.64)
TiO2 (1.12)
Al2O3 (11.19)
MgO (0.54)
CaO (4.91)
BaO (34.89)
V2O3 (9.93)
Cr2O3 (1.75)
Na2O (0.20)
K2O (0.06)
MnO (0.01)
FeO (0.02)
NiO (0.01)
SrO (0.34)
Y2O3 (0.85)
La2O3 (0.14)
Nd2O3 (0.26)
F (1.80)
Cl (0.04)
CO2 (10.37)
H2O (1.30)
O=F (-0.76)
O=Cl (-0.01)
Total (98.60)
Empirical Formula:
(Ba
 
1.98
Na
 
0.06
K
 
0.01
)(Ca
 
0.76
Mg
 
0.12
Y
 
0.06
Sr
 
0.03
La
 
0.01
Nd
 
0.01
)(V
 
1.15
Al
 
0.75
Cr
 
0.20
Ti
 
0.12
)(Si
 
2.84
Al
 
1.16
)O
 
10
[(OH)
 
1.25
O
 
0.77
](F
 
0.82
Cl
 
0.01
)(CO
 
3
)
 
2.05

Other Names for Hanjiangite

Synonyms:
IMA2009-082
Other Languages:

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 Hanjiangite

Reference List:

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Liu, J., Li, G., Mao, Q., Wu, S., Liu, Z., Su, S., Xiong, M. & Yu, X. (2012): Hanjiangite, a new barium-vanadium phyllosilicate carbonate mineral from the Shiti barium deposit in the Dabashan region, China. American Mineralogist, 97, 281-290.

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    • Shaanxi Province
      • Ankang Prefecture
        • Hanbin District
    Liu, J., Li, G., Mao, Q., Wu, S., Liu, Z., Su, S., Xiong, M. & Yu, X. (2012): Hanjiangite, a new barium-vanadium phyllosilicate carbonate mineral from the Shiti barium deposit in the Dabashan region, China. American Mineralogist, 97, 281-290.
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