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|Hardness:||4½ - 5|
|Name:||In allusion to its composition, with dominant calcium, and its relationship to Catapleiite.|
Classification of Calciocatapleiite
|IMA status:||Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||9.CA.15|
9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
A : [Si3O9]6- 3-membered single rings (dreier-Einfachringe), without insular complex anions
|Dana 8th edition ID:||220.127.116.11|
59 : CYCLOSILICATES Three-Membered Rings
2 : Three-Membered Rings, hydrated
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||14.10.20|
14 : Silicates not Containing Aluminum
10 : Silicates of Zr or Hf
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Type Occurrence of Calciocatapleiite
|Type Locality:||Burpala alkaline Massif, Maigunda River, Mama River Basin, Buriatia (Buryatia), Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia|
Physical Properties of Calciocatapleiite
|Hardness (Mohs):||4½ - 5|
Optical Data of Calciocatapleiite
|RI values:||nω = 1.603 nε = 1.639|
|Maximum Birefringence:||δ = 0.036|
Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Chemical Properties of Calciocatapleiite
|Simplified for copy/paste:||CaZr(Si3O9)·2H2O|
|Essential elements:||Ca, H, O, Si, Zr|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ca, H, O, Si, Zr|
Relationship of Calciocatapleiite to other Species
|Series:||Forms a series with Catapleiite (see here)|
|Structurally related to group(s):|
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Calciocatapleiite
|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 Calciocatapleiite
Merlino, Stefano , Marco Pasero, Marco Bellezza, Dmitry Yu. Pushcharovsky, Elena R. Gobetchia, Natalia V. Zubkova, and Igor V. Pekov (2004): The crystal structure of calcium catapleiite. Canadian Mineralogist, 42, 1037-1045.
American Mineralogist: 49: 1153.
Internet Links for Calciocatapleiite
Localities for Calciocatapleiite
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Locality Updated: Macibini meteorite, Uthungulu District, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South AfricaFrom Lon Clay Hill, 14th Sep 2014 23:37:36