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|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
|IMA status:||Rejected 2001|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||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
|Class (H-M):||6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal|
|Cell Parameters:||a = 13.481Å, c = 14.084Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 1.045|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 2,216.67 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Chemical Properties of Brokenhillite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||Mn8Si6O15(OH)10|
|Essential elements:||H, Mn, O, Si|
|All elements listed in formula:||H, Mn, O, Si|
Relationship of Brokenhillite to other Species
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Brokenhillite
|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 Brokenhillite
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]
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Localities for Brokenhillite
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Locality Updated: Fonte Figueira Mine, Santa Vitória do Ameixial, Estremoz, Évora District, PortugalFrom Rui Nunes, 27th Nov 2014 22:59:03