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Henmilite

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Henmis
Formula:
Ca2Cu[B(OH)4]2(OH)4
Hardness:
1½ - 2
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named for Professor Kitinosuke Henmi and his daughter Dr. Chiyoko Henmi,Department of Earth Science, Okayama University, in recognition of their work on skarn minerals from Fuka.
This page provides mineralogical data about Henmilite.


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Classification of HenmiliteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1981
6.AC.30

6 : BORATES
A : Monoborates
C : B(O,OH)4, without and with additional anions; 1(T), 1(T)+OH, etc
26.1.5.1

26 : HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
1 : Monoborates
9.3.25

9 : Borates
3 : Borates of Ca and Sr

Physical Properties of HenmiliteHide

Hardness:
1½ - 2 on Mohs scale

Optical Data of HenmiliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.585 nβ = 1.608 nγ = 1.615
2V:
Measured: 58° , Calculated: 56°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.030
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
small

Chemical Properties of HenmiliteHide

Formula:
Ca2Cu[B(OH)4]2(OH)4

Crystallography of HenmiliteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.76 Å, b = 7.97 Å, c = 5.64 Å
α = 109.61°, β = 91.47°, γ = 83.68°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.723 : 1 : 0.708
Unit Cell V:
242.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of HenmiliteHide

Synonyms of HenmiliteHide

Other Language Names for HenmiliteHide

German:Henmilit
Spanish:Henmilita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Olshanskyite18 photos of Henmilite associated with Olshanskyite on mindat.org.
Calcite11 photos of Henmilite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Pentahydroborite3 photos of Henmilite associated with Pentahydroborite on mindat.org.
Shimazakiite3 photos of Henmilite associated with Shimazakiite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Henmilite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Buryatite1 photo of Henmilite associated with Buryatite on mindat.org.
Charlesite1 photo of Henmilite associated with Charlesite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

6.AC.05SinhaliteMgAl(BO4)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
6.AC.10PseudosinhaliteMg2Al3(BO3)2(OH)O3Mon.
6.AC.15Béhierite(Ta5+,Nb5+)(BO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
6.AC.15Schiavinatoite(Nb,Ta)(BO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
6.AC.20FroloviteCa[B(OH)4]2Tric.
6.AC.25HexahydroboriteCa[B(OH)4]2 · 2H2O or CaB2O4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
6.AC.35BandyliteCu[B(OH)4]ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
6.AC.40TeepleiteNa2[B(OH)4]ClTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
6.AC.45Moydite-(Y)Y[B(OH)4](CO3)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
6.AC.50CarboboriteCa2Mg[B(OH)4]2(CO3)2 · 4H2OMon.
6.AC.55SulfoboriteMg3[B(OH)4]2(SO4)(OH,F)2Orth. mm2
6.AC.60LüneburgiteMg3[B2(OH)6](PO4)2 · 6H2OTric.
6.AC.65SeamaniteMn2+3[B(OH)4](PO4)(OH)2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
6.AC.70CahniteCa2[B(OH)4](AsO4)Tet. 4 : P4

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

9.3.1CalciboriteCa(B2O4)Orth.
9.3.2SibirskiteCa2(HB2O5)(OH)Mon.
9.3.3FabianiteCaB3O5OHMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.3.4UralboriteCa2[B3O3(OH)5 · OB(OH)3]Mon.
9.3.5VimsiteCaB2O2(OH)4Mon.
9.3.6OlshanskyiteCa2[B3O3(OH)6](OH) · 3H2O
9.3.7FroloviteCa[B(OH)4]2Tric.
9.3.8KorzhinskiteCa(B2O4) · H2O
9.3.9TyretskiteCa2B5O9OH · H2OTric.
9.3.10NifontoviteCa3B6O6(OH)12(H2O)2Mon.
9.3.12InyoiteCa(H4B3O7)(OH) · 4H2OMon. 2/m
9.3.13GoweriteCa[B5O8(OH)][B(OH)3] · 3H2OMon.
9.3.14ColemaniteCa[B3O4(OH)3] · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.3.15PentahydroboriteCaB2O(OH)6 · 2H2OTric.
9.3.16HexahydroboriteCa[B(OH)4]2 · 2H2O or CaB2O4 · 6H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
9.3.17MeyerhofferiteCa2(H3B3O7)2 · 4H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.3.18PriceiteCa2B5O7(OH)5 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.3.19GinoriteCa2B14O20(OH)6 · 5H2OMon.
9.3.20ProbertiteNaCaB5O7(OH)4 · 3H2OMon. 2/m
9.3.21UlexiteNaCa[B5O6(OH)6] · 5H2OTric. 1 : P1
9.3.22HydroboraciteCaMg[B3O4(OH)3]2 · 3H2OMon.
9.3.23InderboriteCaMg(H3B3O7)2 · 8H2OMon. 2/m
9.3.24WardsmithiteCa5Mg[B4O7]6 · 30H2OHex.
9.3.26StrontioboriteSrB8O11(OH)4Mon.
9.3.27VeatchiteSr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2OMon. m : Bb
9.3.28Veatchite-ASr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2OTric.
9.3.29 P-VeatchiteSr2B11O16(OH)5 · H2O
9.3.30 BalavinskiteSr2B6O11 · 4H2O
9.3.31TunelliteSrB6O9(OH)2 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
9.3.32StrontioginoriteCaSrB14O20(OH)6 · 5H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b

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 HenmiliteHide

Reference List:
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Nakai, I., Okada, H., Masutomi, K., Koyama, E. and Nagashima, K. (1986) Henmilite, Ca2Cu(OH)4[B(OH)4]2, a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. American Mineralogist, 71, 1234-1239.
Grew, E.S., and Anovitz, L.M. (1996) BORON: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, second edition, as revised (2002).

Internet Links for HenmiliteHide

Localities for HenmiliteHide

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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.
Japan (TL)
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Okayama Prefecture
        • Takahashi City
          • Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho)
            • Fuka
American Mineralogist (1986): 71: 1234-1239; Mineralogical Record (1996): 27: 303.; KUSACHI, I., & HENMI, C. (1991). Sillenite from Fuka, Okayama prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal, 15(8), 343-348.
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