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Lithium-Calcium Amphibole Subgroup

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Formula:
{A}{LiCa}{Z
 
5
}{T
 
8
O
 
22
}(OH,F,Cl)
 
2
The lithium-calcium amphibole subgroup is one of the subgroups belonging to the W(OH,F,Cl) amphibole group. It is defined with Li and Ca as the dominant elements in the X position (= IMA B position).

The IMA-CNMNC definition is 0.75 >B(Ca + ΣM2+)/ΣB > 0.25, BΣCa/ΣB > BΣM2+/ΣB and
0.75 > B(Na + Li)/ΣB > 0.25, BLi/ΣB > BNa/ΣB.)

The lithium-calcium amphibole subgroup is further divided into root-name groups based on the valence distribution in the A, Z (IMA C position) and T positions.
Member of:w(OH, F, Cl)-dominant Amphibole Group > Amphibole Supergroup
Name:The lithium-(magnesium-iron-manganese) amphibole subgroup was defined in the 2012 amphibole nomenclature.
This page provides mineralogical data about Lithium-Calcium Amphibole Subgroup.

Classification of Lithium-Calcium Amphibole Subgroup

IMA status:Hypothetical Mineral 2012
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Chemical Properties of Lithium-Calcium Amphibole Subgroup

Formula:
{A}{LiCa}{Z
 
5
}{T
 
8
O
 
22
}(OH,F,Cl)
 
2


The lithium-calcium amphibole subgroup is one of the subgroups belonging to the W(OH,F,Cl) amphibole group. It is defined with Li and Ca as the dominant elements in the X position (= IMA B position).

The IMA-CNMNC definition is 0.75 >B(Ca + ΣM2+)/ΣB > 0.25, BΣCa/ΣB > BΣM2+/ΣB and
0.75 > B(Na + Li)/ΣB > 0.25, BLi/ΣB > BNa/ΣB.)

The lithium-calcium amphibole subgroup is further divided into root-name groups based on the valence distribution in the A, Z (IMA C position) and T positions.
Simplified for copy/paste:{A}{LiCa}{Z5}{T8O22}(OH,F,Cl)2
Essential elements:Ca, H, Li, O
All elements listed in formula:Ca, Cl, F, H, Li, O

Relationship of Lithium-Calcium Amphibole Subgroup to other Species

Member of:w(OH, F, Cl)-dominant Amphibole Group > Amphibole Supergroup
Other Members of Group:

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Calcium Amphibole Subgroup
A
 
n
(Ca
 
2
)(Z
2+
5-m
Z
3+
m
)(Si
 
8-(n+m)
Al
 
(n+m)
)(OH,F,Cl)
 
2
Lithium Amphibole Subgroup
A
 
n
(Li
 
2
)(Z
2+
3+n-2m
Z
3+
2-n+m
Li
 
m
)(Si
 
8
O
 
22
)(OH,F,Cl)
 
2
Lithium-(Magnesium-Iron-Manganese) Amphibole Subgroup
{A}{Li(Mg,Fe,Mn)}{Z
 
5
}{T
 
8
O
 
22
}(OH,F,Cl)
 
2
Magnesium-iron-manganese Amphibole Subgroup
A
 
n
(X
 
2
)(Z
2+
5-m
Z
3+
m
)(Si
 
8-(n+m
)Al
 
(n+m
)O
 
22
(OH)
 
2
Sodium Amphibole Subgroup
A
 
n
(Na
 
2
)(Z
 
5
)(Si
 
8-m
Al
 
m
O
 
22
)(OH,F,Cl)
 
2
Sodium-(Magnesium-Iron-Manganese) Amphibole Subgroup
{A}{Na(Mg,Fe,Mn)}{Z
 
5
}{T
 
8
O
 
22
}(OH,F,Cl)
 
2
Sodium-Calcium Amphibole Subgroup
A
 
n
(NaCa)(Z
2+
5-
mZ
3+
m
)(Si
 
8-(n+m+1)
Al
 
(n+m-1)
O
 
22
)(OH,F,Cl)
 
2

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 Lithium-Calcium Amphibole Subgroup

Reference List:

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Frank C. Hawthorne, Roberta Oberti, George E. Harlow, Walter V. Maresch, Robert F. Martin, John C. Schumacer, Mark D. Welch (2012): Nomenclature of the amphibole supergroup, American Mineralogist, Volume 97, pages 2031–2048

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