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|Name:||The name reflects its compositional and structural attributes as the rubidium analog of microcline.|
Classification of Rubicline
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||8/J.06-35|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.FA.30|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
F : Tektosilicates without zeolitic H2O
A : Tektosilicates without additional non-tetrahedral anions
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Type Occurrence of Rubicline
|Type Locality:||San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy|
Physical Properties of Rubicline
Crystallography of Rubicline
Optical Data of Rubicline
|RI values:||nα = 1.520 nβ = 1.524 nγ = 1.527|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.007|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Rubicline
|Essential elements:||Al, O, Rb, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||Al, K, O, Rb, Si|
Relationship of Rubicline to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Rubicline
|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 Rubicline
American Mineralogist (1998): 83: 1335-1339.
Internet Links for Rubicline
Localities for Rubicline
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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: Line pit (Lowe's Mine), State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USAFrom Bill Cordua, 9th Dec 2013 21:28:40