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Fluoro-edenite

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Formula:
{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
The minerals in the edenite group is defined with A(Na+K+2Ca)≥0,5 apfu) and C(Al+Fe3++2Ti)≤0,5 apfu and with (OH), F or Cl in the W position.

Fluoro-edenite is defined with
A position: Na dominant
C position: Mg dominant
W position: F dominant
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
light green to light ...
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
5 - 6
Name:
In allusion to its composition, with dominant fluorine and its relationship to Edenite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Fluoro-edenite.

Classification of Fluoro-edenite

Approved 2000
9.DE.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
E : Inosilicates with 2-periodic double chains, Si4O11; Clinoamphiboles
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Type Occurrence of Fluoro-edenite

Geological Setting of Type Material:
In autoclasts of altered benmoreitic lavas

Physical Properties of Fluoro-edenite

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
light green to light yellow, grey-black
Streak:
grey-white, yellowish white
Hardness (Mohs):
5 - 6
Hardness Data:
Measured
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Perfect
on {110}
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
3.09 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Fluoro-edenite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.847Å, b = 18.017Å, c = 5.268Å
β = 104.84°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.547 : 1 : 0.292
Unit Cell Volume:
V 903.45 ų
Z:
2
Twinning:
None mentioned
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.403 (57)
3.376 (13)
3.271 (48)
3.125 (100)
2.938 (17)
2.807 (33)
2.703 (25)
1.8939 (18)
1.6489 (14)
1.4384 (14)

Optical Data of Fluoro-edenite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.606 nβ = 1.670 nγ = 1.625
2V:
Calculated: 78°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.019
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Dispersion:
r < v
Pleochroism:
Not Visible

Chemical Properties of Fluoro-edenite

Formula:
{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2

The minerals in the edenite group is defined with A(Na+K+2Ca)≥0,5 apfu) and C(Al+Fe3++2Ti)≤0,5 apfu and with (OH), F or Cl in the W position.

Fluoro-edenite is defined with
A position: Na dominant
C position: Mg dominant
W position: F dominant
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Analytical Data:
Mean of three sets of electron microprobe data:
Na2O (3.20%)
K2O (0.84%)
MgO (22.65%)
CaO (10.83%)
MnO (0.46%)
FeO (1.60%)
Al2O3 (3.53%)
Fe2O3 (1.00%)
SiO2 (52.92%)
TiO2 (0.29%)
F (4.35%)
Cl (0.07%)

sum 101.74% 
less O = F + Cl 1.85% 
Total: 99.89 wt.%
Empirical Formula:
(Na0.61K0.15)Σ0.76(Na0.26Ca1.63Mg0.06Mn0.05)Σ2.00(Mg4.67Fe2+0.19Fe3+0.11Ti0.03)Σ5.00(Si7.41Al0.58)Σ7.99O22.00(F1.93O0.05Cl0.02)Σ2.00

Relationship of Fluoro-edenite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ferro-fluoro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)F2
Potassic-ferro-chloro-edenite{K}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(Cl,OH)2
9.DE.05Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.05Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.05Clino-holmquistite Root Name☐{Li2}{Z32+Z23+}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
9.DE.05Grunerite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.05Manganocummingtonite☐{Mn22+}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.05Manganogrunerite☐{Mn22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.05Permanganogrunerite☐{Mn22+}{Mn52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.05Ferro-fluoro-pedrizite{Na}{Li2}{Fe2Al2Li}(Al2Si6O22)F2
9.DE.05Ferri-fluoro-leakeite{Na}{Na2}{Mg2Fe23+Li}(Si8O22)F2
9.DE.10Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Ferri-tschermakite☐{Ca2}{Mg3Fe23+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Ferro-actinolite☐{Ca2}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Ferro-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Ferro-tschermakite☐{Ca2}{Fe32+Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Joesmithite{Pb}{Ca2}{Mg3Fe23+}(Be2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10CannilloiteCa(Ca2)(Mg4Al)(Al3Si5O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Fluoro-cannilloite{Ca}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al3Si5O22)(F,OH)2
9.DE.10Parvo-manganotremolite☐{CaMn2+}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.10Fluoro-tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)F2
9.DE.10Potassic-fluoro-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)F2
9.DE.15Edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Ferro-kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe32+AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
9.DE.15Ferro-pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
9.DE.15Magnesio-hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Sadanagaite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3Al2}(Al3Si5O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Potassic-ferro-ferri-sadanagaite{K}{Ca2}{Fe32+Fe23+}(Al3Si5O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Potassic-sadanagaite{K}{Ca2}{Mg3Al2}(Al3Si5O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Potassic-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Potassic-ferro-sadanagaite{K}{Ca2}{Fe32+Al2}(Al3Si5O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Fluoro-magnesio-hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)F2
9.DE.15Potassic-fluoro-hastingsite{K}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(F,OH)2
9.DE.15Potassic-chloro-hastingsite{K}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(Cl,OH)2
9.DE.15Fluoro-pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(F,OH)2
9.DE.15Parvo-mangano-edenite{Na}{CaMn2+}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Potassic-chloro-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(Cl,OH)2
9.DE.15Potassic-ferro-chloro-edenite{K}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(Cl,OH)2
9.DE.15Potassic-magnesio-hastingsite{K}{Ca2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Potassic-ferro-pargasite{K}{Ca2}{Fe42+Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.15Chromio-pargasite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Cr3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferro-taramiteNa(CaNa)(Fe32+Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Barroisite☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferro-ferri-barroisite☐(CaNa)(Fe32+Fe23+)(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferro-ferri-winchite☐[CaNa][Fe42+(Fe3+,Al)]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferri-barroisite☐(CaNa)(Mg3Fe23+)(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferro-ferri-taramiteNa(CaNa)(Fe32+Fe23+)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferro-ferri-katophoriteNaCaNaFe42+(Fe3+)[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
9.DE.20Ferro-barroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe32+Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferro-richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferro-winchite ☐{CaNa}{Fe42+Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferro-katophorite{Na}{CaNa}{Fe42+Al}[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
9.DE.20Ferri-taramiteNa(CaNa)(Mg3Fe23+)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Magnesiotaramite{Na}{CaNa}{Mg3AlFe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Winchite☐{CaNa}{Mg4Al}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Taramite{Na}{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
9.DE.20Fluoro-richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(F,OH)2
9.DE.20Katophorite{Na}{CaNa}{Mg4Al}[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
9.DE.20Potassic-fluoro-richterite{K}{CaNa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(F,OH)2
9.DE.20Potassic-richteriteK[CaNa][Mg5]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferri-ghoseite☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.20Ferri-winchite☐[CaNa][Mg4(Fe3+,Al)]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.20Fluoro-taramite{Na}{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)F2
9.DE.25Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25EckermanniteNaNa2(Mg4Al}Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Ferro-eckermanniteNaNa2(Fe2+,4Al)Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Ferro-glaucophane◻[Na2][Fe32+Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Potassic-mangani-leakeite[(Na,K)][Na2][Mg2Mn23+Li]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Mangano-ferri-eckermannite[Na][Na2][Mn42+(Fe3+)]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Ferri-leakeite[Na][Na2][Mg2Fe23+Li]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Magnesio-riebeckite◻{Na2}{Mg3Fe23+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.25Magnesio-arfvedsonite{Na}{Na2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.25NybøiteNaNa2(Mg3Al2)(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.25Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteNaNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
9.DE.25Ferro-ferri-nybøiteNaNa2[(Fe32+,Mg)Fe23+](AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.25Clino-ferro-ferri-holmquistite◻{Li2}{Fe32+Fe23+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.25Ferri-nybøiteNaNa2(Mg3Fe23+](AlSi7O22)(OH)2
9.DE.25Ferro-ferri-leakeite[Na][Na2][Fe22+Fe23+Li]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeiteNa(Na2)(Fe22+Fe23+Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
9.DE.25Sodic-ferri-clinoferroholmquistiteNa0.5{Li2}{Fe32+Fe23+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.25Magnesio-fluoro-arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Mg4Fe3+][Si8O22](F,OH)2
9.DE.25Ferri-pedrizite[Na][Li2][Mg2Fe23+Li]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Potassic-ferri-leakeite[K][Na2][Mg2Fe23+Li]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Fluoro-nybøiteNaNa2(Mg3Al2)(AlSi7O22)(F,OH)2
9.DE.25Mangani-dellaventuraite{Na}{Na2}{MgMn23+LiTi4+}Si8O22O2
9.DE.25Fluoro-pedriziteNaLi2(Mg2Al2Li)(Si8O22)F2
9.DE.25Potassic-arfvedsonite[(K,Na)][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Mangani-obertiiteNa(Na2)(Mg3Mn3+Ti)(Si8O22)O2
9.DE.25Potassic-magnesio-fluoro-arfvedsonite[(K,Na)][Na2][Mg4Fe3+][Si8O22][(F,OH)2]
9.DE.25Ferro-ferri-pedrizite[Na][Li2][Fe22+Fe23+Li]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Potassic-magnesio-arfvedsonite[K][Na2][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25PedriziteNaLi2(LiMg2Al2)(Si8O22)(OH)2
9.DE.25Ferro-pedriziteNaLi2(Fe22+Al2Li)Si8O22(OH)2
9.DE.25Fluoro-leakeiteNaNa2(Mg2Al2Li)(Si8O22)F2
9.DE.25Ferro-ferri-obertiiteNaNa2(Fe32+Fe3+Ti)Si8O22O2

Other Names for Fluoro-edenite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:氟淡闪石

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 Fluoro-edenite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (2001): 86(6): 1489-1493.

Hawthorne, Frank C., and Roberta Oberti (2006), On the classification of amphiboles: Canadian Mineralogist:
44(1): 1-21.

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

Internet Links for Fluoro-edenite

Localities for Fluoro-edenite

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.
Austria
 
  • Burgenland
    • Oberpullendorf
      • Kobersdorf
        • Pauliberg
U. Kolitsch, W. Postl, H.-P. Bojar and W. Trattner (2009): Die Mineralvorkommen im Basalt des Pauliberges. In: Autorenkollektiv (Red. M. A. Götzinger und P. Huber) (2009): Die Mineralien des Burgenlandes - Geologie, Mineralogie und mineralische Rohstoffe. – Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten aus dem Burgenland, Band 126, Amt der Burgenländischen Landesregierung, Abteilung 7 - Landesmuseum, Eisenstadt, 83-99.
Burma (Myanmar)
 
  • Mandalay Division
    • Pyin-Oo-Lwin District
      • Mogok Township
        • Pein-Pyit (Painpyit; Pyan Pyit)
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data, Sieghard Ellenberger material
Finland
 
  • Southwestern Finland Region
    • Pargas (Parainen)
No reference listed
France
 
  • Auvergne
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
        • Murol
Médard P. et al. (2009) La pseudobrookite du Puy de Tunisset (Puy-de-Dôme). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 105: 3-11
      • Monts-Dore massif
        • Chastreix
Etienne Médard collection
      • Pontgibaud
        • Saint-Ours-les-Roches
Médard P. et al. (2009) La pseudobrookite du Puy de Tunisset (Puy-de-Dôme). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 105: 3-11.
      • Rochefort-Montagne
        • Le Mont-Dore
P & E Médard collection
P & E Médard collection
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Andernach
        • Nickenich
Analysed sample Collection of Bernd Ternes
Italy
 
  • Campania
    • Naples Province
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
        • Monte Somma
          • Ercolano
Russo, M., Della Ventura, G., Campostrini, I. & Preite, D. (2009). Nuove specie minerali al Monte Somma:I. Fluoro-edenite. MICRO (notizie mineralogiche), 2/2009, 173-174.
  • Sicily
    • Catania Province
      • Etna Volcanic Complex
        • Biancavilla
Gianfagna, A. & Oberti, R.(2001): Fluoro-edenite from Biancavilla (Catania, Sicily, Italy): crystal chemistry of a new amphibole end-member. American Mineralogist, 86, 1489-1493. - Sicurella, G., Ciriotti, M.E., Gianfagna, A., Mazziotti-Tagliani, S., Blass, G. (2010): Minerali di Monte Calvario, Biancavilla (Catania, Sicilia). Micro (località), 2/2010, 329-368.
Japan
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Kumamoto Prefecture
      • Kimpo volcano (Mt Kimpo; Kimpo-san)
Makino et al (1996) Ganseki-Koubutsu-Koshogaku Zasshi, 91, 419-423.; Tomita, K., Makino, K., Yamaguchi, Y. (1994) IMA, 16th meeting, Pisa, abstract 410
New Zealand
 
  • North Island
    • Bay of Plenty
      • Rotorua
        • Mt Ngongotaha
"Ian Graham" Collection
Romania
 
  • Hunedoara Co.
    • Simeria
Bojar, H.-P. & Walter, F. (2006): Fluoro-magnesiohastingsite from Dealul Uroi (Hunedoara county, Romania): Mineral data and crystal structrure of a new amphibole end-member. Eur.J.Mineral. 18, 503-508
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Khibiny Massif
Konopleva, N.G., Ivanyuk, G.Y., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Men’shikov, Y.P., and Korchak, Y.A. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(8), 720-731.
Konopleva, N.G., Ivanyuk, G.Y., Pakhomovsky, Y.A., Yakovenchuk, V.N., Men’shikov, Y.P., and Korchak, Y.A. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(8), 720-731.
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Hardyston Township
        • Rudeville
Volkert, R.A., Zartman, R.E., and Moore, P.B. (2005), U–Pb Geochronology of Mesoproterozoic Postorogenic Rocks and Implications for Posty-Ottawan Magmatism and Metallogenesis, New Jersey Highlands and Contiguous Areas, USA. Precambrian Research: 139: 1–19.
  • New York
    • Clinton Co.
      • Lyon Mt.
George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
Lupulescu, Marian: Rocks& Min. -- May/June 2008
    • Orange Co.
      • Town of Warwick
        • Amity
Glenn Rhein collection
New York State Museum exhibit
        • Pine Island
George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.; George Robinson & Steven Chamberlain (2007) Gazetteer of major New York State mineral localities. Rocks & Minerals, 82, #6, 472-483.
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • De Kalb Township
New York State Museum exhibit
R.W. Munschauer II and D.G. Bailey (2009) The 36th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 23-26, programme abstracts, 27-28.
  • Oregon
    • Douglas Co.
Micro Probe, Fall 2007, Volume X, Number 6
Douglas Merson collection
    • Klamath Co.
Micro Probe Fall 2007 Volume X Number 6
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