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Carlosturanite

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Formula:
(Mg,Fe,Ti)21(Si,Al)12O28(OH)34•H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Hardness:
Name:
Named in honor of Professor Carlo Sturani (1938-1976), University of Torino, Torino, Italy.

Classification of Carlosturanite

Approved
8/H.27-190
9.DJ.25

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
D : Inosilicates
J : Inosilicates with 4-periodic double and triple chains
67.1.2.1

67 : INOSILICATES Unbranched Chains with W > 2
1 : Unbranched Chains with W>2 with W=3
16.14.11

16 : Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals
14 : Aluminosilicates of Ti, Zr, Sn and Pb
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Type Occurrence of Carlosturanite

Year of Discovery:
1985

Physical Properties of Carlosturanite

Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Carlosturanite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 36.7Å, b = 9.41Å, c = 7.29Å
β = 101.1°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.9 : 1 : 0.775
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2,470.48 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Carlosturanite

Type:
Biaxial
Dispersion:
r > v

Chemical Properties of Carlosturanite

Formula:
(Mg,Fe,Ti)21(Si,Al)12O28(OH)34•H2O
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Mn,Cr

Relationship of Carlosturanite to other Species

9.DJ.05NarsarsukiteNa4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
9.DJ.10Laplandite-(Ce)Na4CeTiPO4Si7O18 · 5H2O
9.DJ.15Caysichite-(Y)Ca2Y2Si4O10(CO3)3 · 4H2O
9.DJ.20Seidite-(Ce)Na4(Ce,Sr)2Ti[(O,OH,F)5|Si8O18(OH)] · 5H2O
9.DJ.30JonesiteBa4(K,Na)2Ti4Al2(Si3O9)2(SiO4)4O2 · 6H2O
16.14.1ZoriteNa8(Ti,Nb)5(Si6O17)2(OH,O)5 · 14H2O
16.14.2Vinogradovite(Na,Ca,K)4Ti4AlSi6O23(OH) · 2H2O
16.14.3RhöniteCa2(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+,Ti)6[O2|(Si,Al)6O18]
16.14.4Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
16.14.5Ferro-kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe32+AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
16.14.6JonesiteBa4(K,Na)2Ti4Al2(Si3O9)2(SiO4)4O2 · 6H2O
16.14.7Lourenswalsite(K,Ba)2(Ti,Mg,Ca,Fe)4(Si,Al,Fe)6O14(OH)12
16.14.8Labuntsovite-MnNa4K4(Ba,K)2Mn2+(Ti,Nb)8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8 · 10-12H2O
16.14.9KimzeyiteCa3(Zr,Ti)2((Si,Al,Fe3+)O4)3
16.14.10EllenbergeriteMg6(Mg,Ti,Zr,◻)2(Al,Mg)6Si8O28(OH)10
16.14.12EakeriteCa2SnAl2Si6O18(OH)2 · 2H2O
16.14.13PlumalsitePb4Al2(SiO3)7
16.14.14WickenburgiteCaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6
16.14.15MaricopaitePb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100 · 32H2O
16.14.16Epidote-(Pb){CaPb}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
16.14.17BurckhardtitePb2(Fe3+Te6+)[AlSi3O8]O6
16.14.18MathewrogersitePb7FeAl3GeSi12O36(OH,H2O)6

Other Names for Carlosturanite

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 Carlosturanite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 70: 767-781.

Internet Links for Carlosturanite

Localities for Carlosturanite

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.
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Po Valley
        • Crissolo
          • Pian Melzé (Pian della Regina)
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
      • Varaita Valley
        • Sampeyre
Amer.Min.(1985) 70, 767-781
    • Torino Province
      • Lanzo Valleys
- Belluso, E., Compagnoni, R., Ferraris, G. (1995): Occurrence of asbestiform minerals in the serpentinites of the Piemonte zone, western Alps. “Giornata di studio in ricordo del Prof. Stefano Zucchetti”, Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento Georisorse e Territorio, 12 Maggio 1994. Contribution volume, Tipolitografia Edicta, Torino, 57-66.
        • Viù Valley
          • Viù
Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo) 607 pp.
- Belluso, E., Compagnoni, R., Ferraris, G. (1995): Occurrence of asbestiform minerals in the serpentinites of the Piemonte zone, western Alps. “Giornata di studio in ricordo del Prof. Stefano Zucchetti”, Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento Georisorse e Territorio, 12 Maggio 1994. Contribution volume, Tipolitografia Edicta, Torino, 57-66.
- Belluso, E., Compagnoni, R., Ferraris, G. (1995): Occurrence of asbestiform minerals in the serpentinites of the Piemonte zone, western Alps. “Giornata di studio in ricordo del Prof. Stefano Zucchetti”, Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento Georisorse e Territorio, 12 Maggio 1994. Contribution volume, Tipolitografia Edicta, Torino, 57-66.
Sweden
 
  • Småland
    • Jönköping
      • Månsarp
MinMag (1986) 50, 675-679
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