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Clinophosinaite

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Formula:
Na12(Ca,Sr)4(Si4O12)(PO4)4
Colour:
Light violet
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
A monoclinic polymorph of phosinaite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Clinophosinaite.


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Classification of ClinophosinaiteHide

Approved
8/E.07-100
9.CF.15

9 : SILICATES (Germanates)
C : Cyclosilicates
F : [Si4O12]8- 4-membered single rings, with insular complex anions
17.6.5

17 : Silicates Containing other Anions
6 : Silicates with phosphate

Physical Properties of ClinophosinaiteHide

Vitreous
Colour:
Light violet
Hardness:

Optical Data of ClinophosinaiteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.557 nβ = 1.561 nγ = 1.567
2V:
Measured: 80° , Calculated: 80°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of ClinophosinaiteHide

Formula:
Na12(Ca,Sr)4(Si4O12)(PO4)4
IMA Formula:
Na3Ca(SiO3)(PO4)
Common Impurities:
Ce,Mn,Sr,K

Crystallography of ClinophosinaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.3 Å, b = 12.2 Å, c = 14.71 Å
β = 91.93°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.598 : 1 : 1.206
Unit Cell V:
1,309.33 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ClinophosinaiteHide

Synonyms of ClinophosinaiteHide

Other Language Names for ClinophosinaiteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

9.CF.05AshburtonitePb4Cu4(Si4O12)(HCO3)4(OH)3Cl · H2OTet.
9.CF.10Kainosite-(Y)Ca2(Y,Ce)2(Si4O12)(CO3) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
9.CF.15Phosinaite-(Ce)Na13Ca2(Ce,La,Th,Nd,Pr)(Si4O12)(PO4)4Orth.
9.CF.20StrakhoviteNaBa3Mn2+2Mn3+2Si6O19(OH)3Orth.
9.CF.25Cerchiaraite-(Mn)Ba4Mn4Si6(O,OH,Cl)26Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

17.6.1NagelschmidtiteCa7(SiO4)2(PO4)2Hex. 6 : P61
17.6.2PerhamiteCa3Al7.7Si3P4O23.5(OH)14.1 · 8H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
17.6.3Viséite
17.6.4PhosinaiteNa13Ca2(Ce,La,Th,Nd,Pr)(Si4O12)(PO4)4
17.6.6Karnasurtite-(Ce)(Ce,La,Th)(Ti,Nb)(Al,Fe)(Si2O7)(OH)4 · 3H2O
17.6.7LomonosoviteNa5Ti2(Si2O7)(PO4)O2Tric.
17.6.8BornemaniteNa6BaTi2Nb(Si2O7)2(PO4)O2(OH)F Tric. 1 : P1
17.6.9SoboleviteNa13Ca2Mn2Ti3(Si2O7)2(PO4)4O3F3Mon. m : Pb
17.6.10Laplandite-(Ce)Na4CeTiPO4Si7O18 · 5H2O
17.6.11 VunonnemiteNa5TiNb3Si6O25F2 · 2Na3PO4
17.6.12Saryarkite-(Y)Ca(Y,Th)Al5(SiO4)2(PO4,SO4)2(OH)7 · 6H2OTet. 4 2 2
17.6.13Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn2+2(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2OTrig.
17.6.14WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
17.6.15Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m
17.6.16Britholite-(Y)(Y,Ca)5(SiO4)3OHHex. 6/m : P63/m
17.6.17EylettersiteTh0.75Al3(PO4)2(OH)6Trig.

Other InformationHide

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 ClinophosinaiteHide

Reference List:
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Khomyakov, A. P., Pushcharovskii, D. Yu., Ronsbo, D. G. (1981): Clinophosinaite (Na3CaPSiO7), a new mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 110, 351-355.
American Mineralogist: 67: 414.

Internet Links for ClinophosinaiteHide

Localities for ClinophosinaiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
        • Koashva Mt
ZVMO,(1981) 110, 351-355, [World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Roberto Bosi collection
          • Rasvumchorr Mine
Tony Nickischer; Pekov I.V., Zubkova N.V., Filinchuk Ya.E., Chukanov N.V., Zadov A.E., Pushcharovsky D.Yu., Gobechiya E.R. (2010): Shlykovite, KCa[Si4O9(OH)]·3H2O, and cryptophyllite, K2Ca[Si4O10]·5H2O, two new mineral species from the Khibiny alkaline complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Zapiski RMO, 139(1), 37-50.
        • Yukspor Mt
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Khomyakov, A. P., Pushcharovskiy, D. Y., & Ronsbo, J. G. (1983). Clinophosinaite, Na3CaPSiO7, a new mineral. International Geology Review, 25(6), 731-734.
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