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Brokenhillite

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Formula:
Mn8Si6O15(OH)10
System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named for the type locality
Thought to be a new member of the pyrosmalite group, but this turned out to be erroneous.
Originally reported from Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.

Classification of Brokenhillite

Rejected 2001
9.EE.10

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
E : Phyllosilicates
E : Single tetrahedral nets of 6-membered rings connected by octahedral nets or octahedral bands
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Crystallography of Brokenhillite

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
P63mc
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.481Å, c = 14.084Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.045
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2,216.67 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Brokenhillite

Formula:
Mn8Si6O15(OH)10
Idealised Formula:
(Mn,Fe)32[Si24O60](OH)29Cl11
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Brokenhillite to other Species

9.EE.05BementiteMn7Si6O15(OH)8
9.EE.10Pyrosmalite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
9.EE.10Friedelite(Mn,Fe)8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
9.EE.10Pyrosmalite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10
9.EE.10Mcgillite(Mn,Fe)8Si6O15(OH)8Cl2
9.EE.15Nelenite(Mn,Fe)16(Si12O30)(OH)14[As33+O6(OH)3]
9.EE.15Schallerite(Mn,Fe)16Si12As3O36(OH)17
9.EE.20Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
9.EE.20TuperssuatsiaiteNa2Fe3Si8O20(OH)2 · 4H2O
9.EE.20YofortieriteMn5Si8O20(OH)2 · 8-9H2O
9.EE.20WindhoekiteCa2Fe3+2.67[Si8O20](OH)4 · 10H2O
9.EE.25Falcondoite(Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2 · 6H2O
9.EE.25LoughliniteNa2Mg3Si6O16 · 8H2O
9.EE.25SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
9.EE.25Kalifersite(K,Na)5Fe73+Si20O50(OH)6 · 12H2O
9.EE.30GyroliteNaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
9.EE.30OrlymaniteCa4Mn3Si8O20(OH)6 · 2H2O
9.EE.30TungusiteCa4Fe2Si6O15(OH)6
9.EE.35Reyerite(Na,K)2Ca14(Si,Al)24O58(OH)8 · 6H2O
9.EE.35Truscottite(Ca,Mn)14Si24O58(OH)8 · 2H2O
9.EE.40NatrosiliteNa2Si2O5
9.EE.45MakatiteNa2Si4O8(OH)2 · 4H2O
9.EE.50VarennesiteNa8Mn2Si10O25(OH,Cl)2 · 12H2O
9.EE.55RaiteNa4Mn32+Ti0.25Si8O20(OH)2 · 10H2O
9.EE.60IntersiliteNa6Mn2+Ti[Si10O24(OH)](OH)3 · 4H2O
9.EE.65Shafranovskite(Na,K)6(Mn,Fe)3Si9O24 · 6H2O
9.EE.65ZakharoviteNa4Mn5Si10O24(OH)6 · 6H2O
9.EE.70ZeophylliteCa13(Si10O28)F10 · 6H2O
9.EE.75Minehillite(K,Na)2-3Ca28Zn4Al4Si40O112(OH)16
9.EE.80Fedorite(Na,K)2-3(Ca4Na3)Si16O38(OH,F)2 · 3.5H2O
9.EE.80Martinite(Na,◻,Ca)12Ca4(Si,S,B)14B2O38(OH,Cl)2F2·4H2O
9.EE.85Lalondeite(Na,Ca)6(Ca,Na)3Si16O38(F,OH)2·3H2O

Other Names for Brokenhillite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Brokenhillite

Reference List:
Czank, M. (1987): Structure determination and HRTEM investigation of a new pyrosmalite group mineral. Collected Abstracts, 14th International Congress of Crystallogrpahy, C-155 (1987)[Am. Min. 74,1399(1989) abstract]

Internet Links for Brokenhillite

Localities for Brokenhillite

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
Am Min 74 (1989), 1399
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